FC EXPO 2016

Date&Time: March 2-4, 2016, 10:00-18:00 (-17:00 on March 4th)
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight
Participation Fee: free (registration needed)

Fraunhofer ICT, ICT-IMM and IKTS are going to have their booth within German Pavilion (booth No. E35-10).

About Fraunhofer ICT

The Fraunhofer ICT conducts applied research in the business areas energy and environment, defense, safety, security, air and space technology, chemistry and process engineering and automotive and transport industry. As part of the department Applied Electrochemistry the fuel cell group works on the development of innovative fuel cell components and fuel cell systems for special appliactions.


Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT
Dept. Applied Electrochemistry

Joseph-von-Fraunhofer-Str. 7
76327 Phinztal, Germany

Dr. Carsten Cremers
TEL: +49-721-4640-665


  • PEMFC fuel cell range extender
    Easily scalable from 5 to about 20 kW

Based on the proven FC-Velocity 9SSL stack technology the system design was developed to be scaled between 5 kW and about 21 kW. Scalabilty was explicitly validated. As part of the development also a chemical protection of the cathode against carbon corrosion was developed which can be implemented in the system.

  • Reformed Methanol Fuel Cell Range Extender
    Long driving range for compact class battery electric cars

Methanol is emerging as sustainable fuel for future mobilty needs. In combination with a battery electric drive train for daily commuting a fuel cell based range extenders using renewable methanol allows for emission free extension of the driving range when needed at reasonable fuel costs. The demonstration system is based on the Sernergy HT-PEMFC module technolhy and housed for car integration.

  • Anion Exchange Membranen Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells
    Reduced use of PGM catalysts

AEM-DAFC have the same advantages as DMFC but can reduce the cost for PGM catalyst. Fraunhofer ICT has developed superior catalyst for the oxidation of methanol as well as ethanol and demonstrated the performance on single cell and stack level.

  • Fuel cell catalyst and MEA testing services
    Deeper insight into degradation mechanisms and conditions

Fraunhofer ICT has long term expertise and using electroanalytical techniques like DEMS to study electro catalytic processes in fuel cells. Fraunhofer ICT offers tests services combining standard or user specified AST testing with electroanalytical techniques which gives the custumor a deeper insight into the failure mechanisms of the investigate catalysts or MEAs.


Customized SOFC systems in the power range from 100 W to 100 kW

The latest system generation of the mobile eneramic® fuel cell system is going to be presented on the IKTS booth. eneramic®, operated with commercially available liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), is the most prominent example of R&D activities at Fraunhofer IKTS in the field of SOFC system engineering. At present, the technology transfer is carried out to launch a local device production and commercialization in India by h2e Power Systems Inc. towards the joint aim of a cost-efficient, environmentally friendly, reliable and decentralized energy solution in rural areas and emerging nations.

The key enabling this fuel cell technology lies in the CFY stack, which is co-developed by Fraunhofer IKTS and Plansee SE. To provide clean and green energy at an affordable cost, MPower GmbH will commercialize the CFY stack technology under technical license from Fraunhofer IKTS.  

About Fraunhofer IKTS

In the “Energy” business division, Fraunhofer IKTS offers innovative components, modules, and complete energy systems that are engineered, built and tested on a ceramic materials and technologies platform. The applications range from energy storage and fuel cell systems to solar cells, energy harvesting modules and thermal energy systems to solutions for bioenergetic and chemical energy sources.


Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS
Winterbergstraße 28, 01277 Dresden, Germany

Phone: +49 351 2553 7331


  • Heat exchanger - water gas shift - preferential oxidation tower

For our customer Diehl Aerosystems, a German aircraft interior supplier, we developed a reformer system that converts propylene glycol into hydrogen for a mobile fuel cell system which provides additional electrical energy for the aircraft kitchen.





  • Complete fuel processor systems

Processed fuels: Methanol, (Bio)-Ethanol, Natural Gas, LPG, Gasoline, Kerosene, Diesel, Propylene Glycol





  • Catalyst development and durability testing
Our catalyst formulations for reforming, catalytic combustion and CO clean-up, have successfully passed 1,000 hours durability tests.

About Fraunhofer ICT-IMM

Fraunhofer ICT-IMMs Decentralized and Mobile Energy Technology division focuses on the development of single components and complete fuel processing systems for conventional and regenerative fuels. Our expertise also covers catalyst development, process simulation, system design, development of cheaper fabrication techniques, reactor construction and complete system integration and testing.


Prof. Dr. Gunther Kolb

Fraunhofer ICT-IMM
Carl-Zeiss-Str. 18-20, 55129 Mainz, Germany

phone: +49-6131-9900