DTU Energy Conversion

Technical University of Denmark, Department of Energy Conversion and Storage



The research at DTU Energy Conversion focuses on energy technologies for conversion and storage of energy. It spans from fundamental materials investigations at the nanoscale to manufacture and test of components pro- duced by industrially relevant processes. The research builds on strong competences within materials science, synthesis and electrochemistry. Selected technologies are fuel cells (SOFC, PEMFC), electrolyzers (SOEC, PEMFC, AEC), batteries and polymer solar cells,

Section for Proton Conductors

The PEMFC research is carried out at Section for Proton Conductors. The main activity is high temperature PEMFC (HT-PEMFC), i.e. cells operating at temperatures above 140°C. The high temperature provides several advanta- ges including easy integration with a fuel processor. All components includ- ing polymer membranes, catalysts and whole cells are being developed in house. The work on HT-PEMFC has led to the development of equivalent PEM steam electrolyzers for operation at elevated temperature. A significant effort is also devoted to alkaline electrolyzers with the aim of reducing cost.

ENRGK-fig1 Finally, on a more fundamental level novel inorganic proton conducting materials for temperatures above 200°C and non-noble metal based catalysts are studied.
A test cell with novel proton conducting electrolyte.

The 2x12 channel
fuel cells durability rig

An open test cell with a
HT-PEM fuel cell.


DTU Energy Conversion
Kemitorvet, Building 207
DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby

Phone: (+45) 4525 2419
E-mail: jojen@dtu.dk (Head of Section, Jens Oluf Jensen)
Web: www.pro.ecs.dtu.dk