At DTU Energy, Department of Energy Conversion and Storage, a staff of a total of 220 people researches and teaches, among other things, hydrogen, fuel cells and electrolysis processes for use in the moblity sector and industrial processes. DTU often seeks collaboration with industry in the projects the university participates in, as the research results in this way benefit the industry.
DTU Energy is divided into sections that both work independently with projects, and collaborate across the board in the so-called technology tracks, where the sections benefit from each other’s expertise and can participate in larger projects.
DTU Energy works for developing as well as improving fuel cells and electrolysis cells. Fuel cells convert hydrogen into electricity, and electrolytic cells convert electricity into hydrogen. Both types of cells are available in high- and low-temperature variants, and even as ‘hybrid’, where DTU e.g. researches how low-temperature fuel cells can perform at higher temperatures.
In the vast majority of their projects, DTU Energy seeks collaboration with Danish hydrogen companies, and offers continuing education courses in the field to companies and other interested parties. The research contributes to the development of products that consist of both robust but affordable materials, with high performance and long service life. Thus, DTU actively supports the positive developments in the Danish Hydrogen Market.