Zentrum für BrennstoffzellenTechnik ZBT GmbH

Carl-Benz-Str. 201, 47057 Duisburg
Telephone +49 203 7598-0
Fax +49 203 75982222

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Energy Storage Europe 2018 hall map (Hall 8b): stand B31

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  Chemical Energy Storage / Power-to-Gas
  • 03.01  Hydrogen Storage
  • 03.01.01  Hydrogen Production, Electrolyser

Hydrogen Production, Electrolyser

Our products

Product category: Hydrogen Production, Electrolyser


For the generation of hydrogen by electrolysis of water ZBT develops and operates laboratory test cells in order to characterise cell components like membranes, catalysts and electrodes. Materials which can be used at PEM-Electrolysis or at alkaline membrane electrolysis (AEM-Electrolysis: Anion Exchange Membrane Electrolysis) are under investigation.

Materials can be supplied by project partners or customers. Catalytic coating of electrode substrates can be also done at ZBT by means of spray or doctor blade coating processes.

For operation and characterisation of single cells or small stacks different test rigs and cell concepts are available. Current-voltage response curves and electrochemical impedance spectra can be measured and analysed.

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Product category: Hydrogen Production, Electrolyser

Decentralized production of hydrogen

Whether power supply for households or mobile power supply generators: a completely developed hydrogen infrastructure is the necessary basis for a successful market introduction of fuel cell technology. Sources of energy with outstanding infrastructure are hydrocarbons: Liquid fuels such as diesel and gasoline as well as natural gas and liquid gas (LPG). All of these energy carriers contain hydrocarbons. The principle of hydrogen production from hydrocarbons is a well-known technology and is industrially accomplished for more than one hundred years. Today’s challenge is in the miniaturization for decentralized solutions.

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About us

Company details

The hydrogen and fuel cell center "Zentrum für BrennstoffzellenTechnik" (ZBT GmbH) since founded in 2001 is supporting industry to speed up the market introduction of fuel cells and hydrogen technologies.

ZBT employees an interdisciplinary team of almost 100 qualified personnel, most having many years of experience in the field of research and development. Their extensive expertise and the outstanding infrastructure are incorporated in numerous co-operative ventures with industrial companies and research partners. Projects and services of ZBT cover a wide range from the development of reformers, fuel cell stacks and completely serviceable systems, the testing of production and manufacturing technologies for cell components and whole fuel cell stacks through to the testing of market-based developments with a view to licensing. The portfolio of the development service provider ZBT is geared consistently to the needs of the industrial partners.

ZBT is a non profit limited company (GmbH), CEO is Prof. Dr. Angelika Heinzel. Share holder ist University Duisburg-Essen. The start of ZBT and the main infrastructure was supported by the European Funds for Regional Development and the Region of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Today ZBT as member of Johannes-Rau-Forschungsgemeinschaft receives a limited base funding by the ministry of innovation of the state of North-Rhine-Westfalia.

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