FC EXPO 2015

Date&Time: February 25-27, 2015, 10:00-18:00 (10:00-17:00 on Feb.27)
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight


Fraunhofer ICT, Fraunhofer ICT-IMM, Fraunhofer IKTS and Fraunhofer ISE will have booths at FC EXPO 2015. 

About Fraunhofer ICT

The department for applied electrochemistry at the Fraunhofer ICT supports its customers by performing applied research on batteries, fuel cells, flow-batteries and electrochemical sensors. 
Fuel cell activities cover material development and characterisation for all kind of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells as well as system development with focus on range-extender and APU solutions.


Mr. Manuel Hitscherich

Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT
Joseph-von-Fraunhofer-Str. 7, 76327 Phinztal, Germany

phone: +49-721-4640-552


  • Online monitoring of transient corrosion processes

Test procedure using online mass spectrometry to monitor carbon support and ionomer corrosion processes in-operando on single cell level even if under transient conditions.

  • Fuel cell based range extenders development

Conception of fuel cell based range extenders or APU for customer purpose. 
Selection of themost adequate fuel cell type and fuel. 
Design of the system and selection of balance of plant components. 
Realisation of demonstration units.ble sources (ethanol, glycerol) or fossil waste materials (ethylene glycol)

  • Alkaline direct alcohol fuel cells

Low PGM solutions for portable or back-up power offering high energy density because of liquid fuels

  • Catalyst evaluation services

Support in the selection of the wright fuel cell catalysts and MEAs for your application by thorough electrochemical testing including accelerated stress test for PEMFC, HT-PEMFC, AEMFC and PEMEL

  • Sulphur tolerant HT-PEMFC anode catalysts

Modified platinum catalyst increasing the sulphur tolernace of HT-PEMFC to >= 40 ppm in presence of >= 2 vol.-% CO.
Active conversion into SO2 avoiding electrode degrdation by sulphur deposition.


  • 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

About Fraunhofer IKTS

As R&D service provider, Fraunhofer IKTS develops ultramodern high-performance ceramic materials, industrially relevant manufacturing processes, prototype components and systems in complete production lines, through to pilot-scale production. The research portfolio is expanded with expertise in materials diagnostics and testing to assure the quality of customer's products and systems.


Mr. Thomas Pfeifer

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

Phone: +49 351 2553-7822


eneramic: 100W LPG-fueld portable power generator

  • Remote power SOFC system for very long runtime using commercial logistic fuel
  • Fully integrated SOFC system, planar stack packaged with reformer, burner and heat exchanger manufactured in innovative multilayer design
  • System completed with BoP, isolation, controls and battery pack
  • Water-free operation


Hydrogen and fuel cell technology

Spatially resolved Characterization of Automotive Fuel Cells, Autonomous Fuel Cell System for Telecommunications, New Evaporation Process - Clean Future for Oil Heating, Electrical Storage and Battery System Technology, Comprehensive Expertise on Redox Flow Batteries, Membrane Electrolyzers and Hydrogen Storage Systems.

About Fraunhofer ISE

The Fraunhofer ISE creates technological foundations for supplying energy efficiently .The ISE developsmaterials, components, systems and processes . SKILLS: development of production technology & prototypes, construction of demonstration systems , operation of testing centers, fundamental scientific research .The ISE plans, advises, tests and provides know-how and technical facilities as services.