Within the Institute of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology (CEET), the Working Group for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Systems is at the forefront of innovative process and material development for fuel cells, hydrogen production and purification, life time optimization for fuel cells, catalyst characterization and manufacturing.
The team of young and open-minded scientists under the guidance of Prof. Viktor Hacker consists of several PhD-students, master students and student employees. The ecologic, economic and social relevance of the conducted research is supported and backed by third-party funding via the European Commission, the Austrian Research Promotion Agency and supported by various industrial and academic partners. The working group received the State Prize 2017 of the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit) for the project H2 mobility.
Numerous research project in the fields of:
• Material development and testing for fuel cells
• Long-term testing of fuel cell systems
• Evaluation of degradation mechanisms for fuel cells
• Material development and testing for chemical looping
• Pre-pressurised hydrogen production via chemical looping processes
• Generation and purification of hydrogen via the reformer steam iron cycle
• Characterisation of the degradation of LI-ion cells at high temperatures
• Development of catalysts and electrodes for Zn-Air flow batteries
• Investigation of storage mechanisms of hydrogen in ionic liquids
• Annual summer-school on PEM fuel cells (cooperation with Yokohama National University)
• Periodic workshops
• Austrian representative in the International Energy Agency
MILES: Mid and long term storage technologies on the way to 100 % renewable energy in Austria
ACCEPTOR: Advanced ceramic supported oxygen carriers
HyTechonomy: Hydrogen Technologies for Sustainable Economies
B.GASUS: Fuel cell gas test system - Influence of pollutant gases in real driving operation
FC-Core - Fuel cell production - development of core competences
IEA Task 35 - 2 - IEA Advanced Fuel Cells Annex 35: Fuel Cells for Portable Applications
IEA Task 31 - 2 - IEA Advanced Fuel Cells Annex 31: Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells
Bio-Loop - Chemical Looping for efficient biomass utilisation
HICAR - (Hydrogen-Iron-Carrier)
Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Merit Bodner, BSc.
Dipl.-Ing. Mathias Heidinger, BSc.
Dipl.-Ing. Evelin Kuhnert, BSc.