Hydrogen Systems Lab

Thanks to high energy efficiency, simple composition and minimal environmental impact, hydrogen systems will play an important role in the energy systems of the future. Equipped with a state-of-the-art infrastructure, we are a competent player in the research and development of this promising technology.

Our Laboratory

In order to make hydrogen systems attractive for the market, mass production and cost-effective production of fuel cells, hydrogen and its storage systems are required. In addition, the use of fuel cells in hybrid systems depends on reliable management and optimal hybridisation with power storage devices, adapted to the energy requirements of the application and the environmental conditions.
It is precisely in these areas that we see our focus and continuously develop our high level of expertise in industrial projects.

Services

  • Development of fuel cell systems
  • Consulting 
  • Test of hydrogen systems

Expertise

Our laboratory works on the production, storage and transport of hydrogen from renewable energies and develops fuel cell systems according to its own (award-winning) fuel cell concept (IHPoS concept).

  • Development of air and water cooled PEM (Proton-Exchange-Membrane) fuel cells up to 10 kW with H2/air or H2/O2 use. 
  • Development of PEM fuel cells/batteries/supercapacitors in hybrid systems
  • Development of management systems for hybrid systems
  • Performance and service life tests of PEM fuel cell systems in dynamic test stands
  • Behaviour of PEM fuel cells at low temperatures (-15 °C to 0 °C)
  • Further development of a commercially used stack and system concept

The Hydrogen Systems Laboratory is one of the key laboratories for research at the BFH Energy Storage Centre.

Facilities

We have an excellent infrastructure for the development and testing of PEM fuel cell systems in the power range of some W up to several kW. Such systems are ideally suited for portable or mobile power generation.

Contact

Contact us or meet our technical experts at various events in a direct conversation. Collaboration results in a win-win situation for everyone involved: your company, society and the university of applied sciences.