Green hydrogen is an important and above all clean raw material of the future. Hydrogen plays out its advantages when batteries do not meet the technical requirements, for example because they are too heavy. Industrial applications, processes for the production of synthetic fuels and drive systems for heavy vehicles as well as aircraft will be dependent on hydrogen in the future. Develop and research the practical and economic production and use of hydrogen. We help you to implement your ideas quickly and easily.




Study programmesFaculty of Engineering
Head of Hydrogen TechnologyProf. Dr. Jörg Kapischke
Laboratory ManagerDieter Jarosch


Team Hydrogen

Energy technology
Prof. Dr. Jörg Kapischke
Laboratory management


Machine Learning
M.Sc. Johannes Fichtner
Research assistant


Artificial Intelligence
M.Sc., Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Nicola Kimiaie
Research assistant


Green gases
B.Eng. Jan Ninow
Research Assistant


Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Dieter Jarosch
Laboratory engineer


Arbeitsbereich Grüne Wasserstofferzeugung

1. Demonstration of an alkaline water electrolyser with anion exchange membrane

Anion exchange membranes make it possible to use much cheaper materials in electrolysers. Inexpensive hydrogen production solutions can be realised on the basis of this technology. With the help of electrochemical measuring cells, characterisations of innovative membrane-electrode units are carried out.


  • AEM test electrolyser (200 W)
  • Electrochemical 3-electrode measuring cell
  • 3-electrode potentiostat for measuring catalyst activity by means of quasistatic and cyclovoltametric current-voltage characteristics.

2. Photovoltaic hydrogen island grid system

The autonomous, frequency-controlled power supply system based on solar hydrogen is used to test, analyse and demonstrate the operating characteristics of the latest hydrogen systems and the interaction of different system components.

System modules:

  • PV system with inverter for grid feeding: 30 kW
  • Switching station to island grid operation
  • Stand-alone grid inverter: 5 kW Battery storage: 8 kWh
  • PEM electrolyser: 5 kW
  • PEM fuel cell: 1 kW
  • Compressed gas storage station: 87 l, 30 bar Compressed gas storage: 50 l, 200 bar
  • Hydrogen compressor: 200 bar

Work area hydrogen application in gas engines

1. Combined heat and power plants with innovative gas control modules in power-to-gas technology

The research project involves the development of an innovative gas control valve. The device is to automatically determine the fuel gas quality and, based on this, optimise the engine control with regard to efficiency and emissions.


2. Use of hydrogen in gas engines to reduce emissions

The research project focuses on the behaviour of mixed gases from hydrogen and methane or biogas with regard to their combustion properties. Modifications are carried out in the gas engine plant to achieve high efficiencies and low emissions.


Work area PEM fuel cell propulsion for unmanned aerial vehicles as a range extender

1. Hexacopter with PEM fuel cell propulsion system

This project demonstrates the increase in flight duration of small unmanned aerial vehicles with battery hybridised fuel cell propulsion.