Bavarian Hydrogen Center

Generation – Storage – Use
of Renewable Hydrogen!

The strategic goal of the Bavarian Hydrogen Center (BHC) is the development of technologies required for the implementation of a sustainable hydrogen economy based on renewable energy. The nuclear energy phase out, the move away from fossil fuels and the steady growth of renewable energy production render innovative approaches towards generation, safe storage, transport and use of hydrogen absolutely necessary.

The BHC facilitates an intensive cooperation between the leading institutes and scientific groups for energy research in Bavaria. In this manner the BHC serves as a cross-institutional research platform. The BHC, founded in 2012, is financially supported by the state government.

The partners involved in the BHC include:

  • Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Universität Bayreuth
  • Technische Universität München
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT, Institute Branch Sulzbach-Rosenberg
  • Amberg-Weiden University of Applied Sciences
  • Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion

The scope of the research activities includes:

  • Hydrogen generation from renewable sources
  • Efficient energy storage and safe transport
  • Hydrogen utilization
  • General aspects and system analysis
  • Development of a novel energy storage facility (Demonstrator)

Prof. Eberhard Schlücker, Chair of Process Machinery and Systems Engineering at the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, is the Spokesperson for the Bavarian Hydrogen Center.

Dr. Nollaig Ní Bhriain is the Managing Director of the Bavarian Hydrogen Center.