- Published: 14 January 2022 14 January 2022
The hydrogen area of research at Fraunhofer IMWS will be integrated into Fraunhofer IWES. Besides its test centre in Bremerhaven, Fraunhofer IWES will maintain additional locations in Leuna and Görlitz, which are geared towards different focal points of the hydrogen value chain.
The three facilities complement each other, which generates synergies: the test center in Bremerhaven is directly coupled with an 8 MW wind turbine and employs a virtual grid to test the electrical properties of electrolysers; in Leuna, the facility has a direct connection to the chemical industry and there will be capacities for power-to-X processes available; and in Görlitz, the automated production of electrolysers, among other things, will be investigated and optimised in collaboration with Fraunhofer IWU. Dr.-Ing. Sylvia Schattauer of Fraunhofer IMWS will take up the role of Acting Director of Fraunhofer IWES at the beginning of the year and will then constitute the dual leadership of the institute together with Prof. Andreas Reuter.