Hydrogen plays a central role in the energy system of the future. We provide knowledge and solutions to enable the gas to be produced and used sustainably, efficiently and cost-effectively.
Hydrogen technologies are indispensable for the success of the energy transition: They guarantee a reliable power supply for phases when the sun and wind do not provide enough energy. In industry, hydrogen can also replace fossil fuels, and in transportation it is considered a promising fuel.
For the gas to be used, however, the production processes must become more efficient, sustainable and cost-effective. We are driving this process forward in a targeted manner: With our unique research infrastructures, we develop and test hydrogen technologies and ensure that they become marketable. The spectrum ranges from basic research to application and covers the entire value chain.
Hydrogen Competence Atlas
Around 600 employees at ten Helmholtz centers are researching hydrogen technologies of the future.Brochure (information in German)
Handout (2 pages)
National hydrogen strategy
With its National Hydrogen Strategy the German government aims to make Germany the world's leading supplier of hydrogen technologies.National hydrogen strategy
Federal government adopts hydrogen strategy
Research Field Coordinator Energy
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Head of Department Research
Chief Research Manager Energy