MAT4HY gets Funding
Cooperation Platform "Materials for Future Hydrogen Technologies" funded by NRW
Researchers led by Materials Chain members Prof. Dr. Ulf-Peter Apfel from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Prof. Dr. Doris Segets from the University of Duisburg-Essen, as well as employees of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Center ZBT, the IUTA and the Westfälische Hochschule are part of the cooperation platform "Materials for Future Hydrogen Technologies" (MAT4HY.NRW). The aim is to make hydrogen production by electrolysis, which is needed for the energy transition, scalable for large dimensions. To replace expensive precious metal-based catalysts, electrochemically active materials are to be developed that are suitable for large-scale industrial use due to their good availability.
The "Cooperation Platforms" funded by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia are intended to strengthen and expand existing, thematically focused cross-location networks of universities, universities of applied sciences and non-university research institutions in NRW with external cooperation partners. Materials Chain members Prof. Dr. Corina Andronescu, Prof. Dr. Stephan Barcikowski, Prof. Dr. Harry Hoster and Prof. Dr. Christof Schulz are also involved in the cooperation platform.