NEMEZU - Neue edelmetallfreie Membran-Elektroden-Einheiten für Brennstoffzellen der Zukunft“

Duration 2015 - 2018

Fuel cells and electrolysers are considered as key technologies in future energy supply. Alkaline fuel cells have the great advantage that non-noble metals like Co, Ni or Mn can be used as catalytic materials, and therefore allow a sustainable and economic use of fuel cells. The project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research aims to develop new catalyst systems for alkaline fuel cell on the basis of nanoparticles. Scientists at CES will evaluate the electrocatalytic performance of these systems with high-throughput methods.


Marie Curie Initial Training Network "BIOENERGY"

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Duration 2013 - 2017

Can we imagine a miniaturized submarine actively moving through blood vessels and having integrated sensors and tools, or that can release a drug stored in a polymer structure exactly at a predefined release site that is otherwise inaccessible?
Small parts for such sensors already exist. What is missing is a self-sustaining power supply. Thus, the main objective of BIOENERGY is to develop efficient and stable biofuel cells. In the frame work of a Marie-Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN) the EU is supporting the project „BIOENERGY“ for four years.


Helmholtz Alliance "Stationary electrochemical
storage and conversion systems"

Duration 2012 - 2016

Helmholtz Alliance "Stationary electrochemical storage and conversion systems" deals with the developemnt of new systems for storage of energy from renewable sources. Electrochemical storage systems like metal/air batteries or electrolysis systems are potential candidates. However, for an economic use of such systems efficient and cheap electro-catalysts are necessary. In the framework of this project we will develop such catalytic systems on the basis of carbon and non-noble metals. The best identified systems will be tested in oxygen evolution reactions and optimised for an application in stationary storage systems.


Steigerung der Kompetenz in der Elektrochemie für die Elektromobilität - Kompetenzverbund Nord

Duration 2009-1012

Understanding of fundamental electrochemical processes is the key in the developement of future energy sources. The Kompetenzverbund Nord is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The project is aimed at the developement of battery materials with improved energy output and power density. In addition, joint education programs will be launched to ensure sustainable competitive research in electrochemistry.

The Kompetenzverbund Nord is a joint project of Universität Münster, Universität Hannover, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung Düsseldorf, RWTH Aachen and the Research Center Jülich, which is coordinating the project. The speaker is Prof. Dr. M. Winter of the Universität Münster.

CES and its members RUB-ELAN and MPIE will study the nature of possible candidates for new electrode materials for Li-Ion-Batteries. To obtain spatially resolved information different scanning methodes are used to study the structure of the interface, mechanism for Li-transport as well as the electromica activity.