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HIAT conducts research on cost-effective coating methods for fuel cells-
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Where and when does it make sense
to use a fuel cell?
The HIAT prepares feasibility studies for technical and business
economic implementation of hydrogen technologies. More Details
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The HIAT develops efficient platinum-free catalysts. More Details
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News

 

Federal Government grants new research project: „Redevelopment of a low-cost phosphoric acid dosing system to extend the lifetime of HT-PEM MEAs at the system level“ - September 2018

On May 1, 2018, HIAT launched another two-year research project to develop an electronic control system for phosphoric acid replenishment of the MEAs (membrane-electrode assemblies) of an HT (high-temperature) PEM fuel cell stack. Phosphoric acid serves as a stored electrolyte in the membrane and electrode material and has a low vapor pressure in conjunction with a high electrolyte conductivity. This favors the characteristically high performance of HT-PEM technology. In practical application, it becomes clear that the operational discharge of phosphoric acid causes a significant degradation of the HT-PEM fuel cell. The goal of the cooperation project "PAAS" (Phosphoric Acid Addition System) is accordingly the redevelopment and integration of a phosphoric acid addition system into a fuel cell system of the specialized company Siqens from Munich. The compensation of the degradation is focused by the targeted automatic tracking of the discharged acid fraction from a reservoir in order to increase the maximum system operating time.
 
 

Federal Government grants new research project: „Hydrogen Production for Laboratory Applications“ - June 2018

Since the 1st of March 2018, HIAT has started to work on another two-year research project to develop a performance optimized PEM Electrolysis System for laboratory applications. Therefore, the aim of the project “HyProLAp” is to design a PEM Elektrolyzer with cost-efficient core components, which has state-of-the-art electrical characteristics and operating parameters, but in comparison to the specific production costs, significantly less impact. In cooperation with Denkendorf (Bavaria) based company CGS Wartungsservice a more effective electronic control system, tailored to the needs of water electrolysis, is developed. Furthermore, the development of a cost-reduced laboratory gas system for the quality of hydrogen 6.0 is the distinction from the prior art. With this system, the time until the regular maintenance of the device compared to commercially available providers to be significantly maximized. The expansion of the market for hydrogen gas generators for laboratory applications is to be regarded as global and considering the great potential, with the project partners initially focusing on entering the European market.
 
 

Presentation of new Product Line „PEM Electrolyzer by HIAT“ - January 2018

Since the 2nd of January 2018 the HIAT (Hydrogen and Informatics Institute of Applied Technologies) promotes the new product line „PEM Electrolyzer by HIAT“, using an independent logo to provide his specially developed and manufactured PEM Electrolysis Stacks. In cooperation with Paperheroes Kommunikationsdesign und Fotografie (TGZ Wismar), Daniela Malchow and Christoph Meyer guided the HIAT from the design concept all the way to the print. The skills to develop logotypes and signets and to design printed media were combined in the new Roll-Up.
More Information regarding PEM Elektrolysis Stacks under Products
 
 

Federal Government grants new research project: „Development of a combined Flowfield Gas Diffusion Layer for use in PEM-Electrolyzers - November 2017

Already on the 1st of July 2017 a new two year lasting research project launched at the research institute HIAT (Hydrogen and Informatics Institute of Applied Technologies) around the development of an innovative core component for PEM Electrolyzers. Therefore the aim of the project „ELY-GDF“ is to design a combined Electrolysis Gas Diffusion Flowfield. As a new and cost-efficent part of the anode-side of the Water Electrolysis the actual Flowfield Structures and Gas Diffusion Layers get combined to a single component. In cooperation with Schmalkalden (Thuringia) based company MIMtechnik a new process gets developed to produce this component. The applied focus is especially aligned for use in Power-to-Gas applications. The result of the project intends to inject Hydrogen Gas into existing gas grids, produced by PEM Electrolyzers, in a cost optimized way with pressures up to 100 bar (1450 psi).
 
 

Federal Government grants new research project: „Development of an innovative Electrochemical Hydrogen Compressor which can be directly coupled with Water-Electrolyzers“ - June 2017

Already on the 1st of April 2017 a new two year lasting research project launched at the research institute HIAT (Hydrogen and Informatics Institute of Applied Technologies) to develop an innovative electrochemical Hydrogen Compressor. The purpose of the project „HYPER“ is to develop a new kind of an Electrochemical Hydrogen Compressor (EHC) concerning innovative design technologies implemented as a double-stage differential pressure concept. Initially the humid hydrogen, preferentially produced by a PEM Electrolyzer, gets into the first anode spaces of the first compression stage. In the cathodes spaces of this stage hydrogen pressure gets build up to 200 bar (2900 psi). The 200 bar compressed hydrogen of the first stage reaches the anode spaces of the second compression stage by interacted closing an opening of the media supplying structures. The aim is to realize hydrogen pressure up to 400 bar (5800 psi) as the output of the EHC. Therefore the future EHC has the ability to step up an input hydrogen pressure of at least 40 bar (580 psi) to 400 bar output pressure with a production rate of 1 Nm³/h. The focus of this project is to substitute mechanical hydrogen compressors with the EHC for use in the hydrogen refueling technology.
 
 

State Government approves new research project: „Development of an power and cost efficient high pressure electrolyser for generating of hydrogen up to 200 bar“ - December 2015

On 1st June 2015 a new three year longing research project started in the research institute HIAT (Hydrogen and Informatics Institut of Applied Technology) about the development of a new type of PEM water electrolysis system. It is a cooperation project between the HIAT gGmbH and the innovative industrial company Hydyne GmbH. The State Government Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the Eropean Fund for Regional Development support this project. More information
 
 

Federal Government granted HIAT new research project: „Development of a novel MEA for the High Temperature Fuel Cell and its Process Engineering for Assembling“ (eco HT-PEM) - September 2015

On the 1st of June, 2015 a new two year longing research project started in the research institute H.I.A.T. gGmbH located in Schwerin for the development of an innovative core component for high temperature fuel cells. The project was laid out as a cooperation research project between the H.I.A.T. gGmbH and another company which will use the new core component for economic fuel cell systems in the lower KW power range. The main focus of the project work exists in the clear reduction of the costs for the MEA (Membrane Electrode Assembly) as well as increase of the efficiency. More information
 
 

Representatives from politics and business attended as part of the Innovation Tour of the metropolitan-industry and chambers of commerce the HIAT - 16.06.2015

On June 16, 2015 innovative entrepreneurs come in the hydrogen Institute Schwerin, to learn about application-oriented, economic research and development in the sectors of hydrogen and fuel cell technology and the distributed energy storage technology. The tour participants were particularly impressed about the business-oriented, product-oriented development of the Institute. More information
 
 

The Minister of Energy, Infrastructure and Regional Development Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Christian Pegel visited the Research Institute HIAT gGmbH - 16.12.2014

On December 16, 2014, Energy Minister Pegel visited the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research Institute HIAT (Hydrogen and Informatics Institute of Applied Technologies) located at the technological and industrial center eV Schwerin / Wismar (TGZ eV) to get information’s about the current and future research activities in the field of energy storage. More information
 
 

Federation approved new research project: „novel composite bipolar plates for use in hydrogen generating“ (NeoHyGen) - July 2014

On May 1, 2014 HIAT gGmbH (Hydrogen and Informatics Institute of Applied Technology gGmbH) started with the participation of Eisenhuth GmbH & Co.KG a new research project on the development of novel mono- and bipolar plates. The focus of the project is to reduce significantly the high production and processing costs of the currently used titanium based mono- and bipolar plates for PEM water electrolysis (polymer electrolyte membrane water electrolysis). More information
 
 

Federation approved a new research project on the subject of cost-effective hydrogen production from renewable energy sources (power to gas) in Schwerin - 31.05.2013

On April 2013, a new research project started at the Institute HIAT in the field of recycling platinum and iridium and the reuse in water electrolysers for hydrogen production. The project is designed as a cooperation research project between the HIAT and three innovative partners. The Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) via the Central Innovation Programme fund it for SMEs (ZIM-KOOP). More information
 
 

participation at the work group "Forschung, Entwicklung und Lehre" of the Landesenergierat M-V - 23.11.2012

In the beginning of November 2012 Energy Minister Schlotmann called the Landesenergierat to life. The task of the National Energy Council is to advise the Department of Energy in developing the country's energy strategy and to submit proposals for action. Therefore the five working groups of the Landesenergierat were set aside. The HIAT engages in the working group regularly and tackles together with specialists and stakeholders from the energy sector current issues. More information
 
 

grant for new research project APES - 31.07.2012

The project APES (Advanced PEM Electrolysis System) aims to develop and optimize the structure of a PEM electrolyser. Specifically the development of a novel and efficient 5-layer MEA (Membrane Electrode Assembly) for PEM electrolysers is a concise project goal. The basis for this project is already set by a platinum-free CCM (Catalyst Coated Membrane) for PEM electrolysis stacks developed by HIAT.
 
 

Municipal Utilitiy Schwerin participates in HIAT gGmbH - 24.07.2012

More research in green energy storage. Read the full Press article (german only).
 
 

HIAT at the "Hannover Messe 2012" - April 2012

The HIAT research institute is presenting April 23rd- 27th, 2010 at the Hannover Fair. We'll showcase our latest activities in research & development as well as our network HyPort@Müritz.
We invite you to visit us!
 
 

grant for technology-oriented network - 11.2011

Already on 01.07.2011 the HIAT launched together with its partners the network project HyPort@Müritz. The main objective of the network is to establish a "hydrogen region Mecklenburg-Vorpommern". The HIAT gGmbH takes on the project management as a network manager.
 
 

fusion of IFM gGmbH and HIAT gGmbH - 30.10.2010

The Research and Development Institutes for hydrogen technology and multimedia technology go together since 09/01/2010.
 
 

HIAT at the "Hannover Messe 2010" - April 2010

The HIAT research institute is presenting April 19th- 23rd, 2010 at the Hannover Fair. We'll showcase our latest activities in research & development. Just as a young team of students, that started a spin-off company based on a HIAT patent, will introduce its new range of products and service.
 
 

grant for new research project reACT - 01.10.2009

On 01/10/2009 the joint project, funded by the BMBF (PTJ) under the KMU Innovativ, "reACT" - recovery and re-use of precious metals from fuel cells - launched at HIAT. Main objective of the project is the production of electrocatalysts and membrane electrode assemblies based on recycled precious metals.
 
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