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  • Fraunhofer Institutes Establish New Branch for Aviation Research in Cottbus / 2023

    Thrust for Hybrid Electric Flying

    Dresden / December 07, 2023

    Modell eines hybridelektrischen Flugzeugs
    © Rolls-Royce Deutschland

    Several Fraunhofer Institutes and the Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg, under the leadership of Rolls-Royce Germany and other partners such as the research institution ACCESS, are collaborating on the future of hybrid electric flying. Supported by the state of Brandenburg and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection, the partners are researching an entirely new propulsion system for medium-range aircraft with up to 35 passengers.

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  • Clemens Kubeil prepares a membrane for coating at Fraunhofer IFAM’s electrolysis laboratory
    © Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden

    Research and industry have recognized the potential of alkaline AEM electrolysis and expect a fast technology development during the next decade. Fraunhofer IFAM and sunfire, together with Canadian materials partner Ionomr Innovations, are now launching the "Integrate" research project to apply the promising technology on an industrial scale.

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  • © Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden

    Large quantities of hydrogen will be needed to ensure a successful energy transition. As part of the HighHy project, an international team of researchers from Germany and New Zealand is working on improving the efficiency of the emerging AEM electrolysis technology to produce green hydrogen. To make this possible, scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Dresden have turned to the readily available and resource-saving metals manganese and nickel in a bid to introduce this promising electrolysis process to large-scale industry. The new tech-nology offers a number of other advantages in addition to reduced costs when compared to the existing processes.

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