Development of Fuel Cell Materials and Processes The ENERMAT laboratory has been created in 2014 in the framework of a collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and EIFER. It is located at the Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry (ITCP) at KIT Campus South.
Promotion of EIFER’s expertise in materials science and processes for energy, using conventional and less costly techniques such as screen-printing, and tape casting.
Development of EDF patents linked to materials and processes before their exploitation phase.
Evaluation of advanced materials for energy in strategic applications such as electricity production in fuel cell, electrochemical hydrogen production in electrolyzer and hydrogen separation membrane.
From Powder to Power
Manufacturing of innovative powder-metallurgical processed materials, covering the whole production process, from the raw material to the finished product in 3 steps.
Screen-printing (5 to 40 µm)
Tape-casting (20 to 2000 µm)
Sintering under air (1600°C)
Sintering under atmosphere (1000°C)
Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS)
Application profiles: power, temperature and reversibility
Cell area from 3 to 50 cm², pO2 pH2 PH2O
Examples of Current Projects
OxiGEN(EU 2018 – 2020) Next-generation Solid Oxide Fuel Cell stack and hot box solution for small stationary applications.
MethQUEST (BMWi 2018 – 2021) Production and use of methane from renewable sources in mobile and stationary applications.
ARCADE (BMBF 2019 – 2022) Advanced and Robust metal supported Cell with proton conducting ceramic for electrolysis Applications in Defossilized Energy systems.