The Electrosynthesis department focuses on the production of hydrogen and the question of how CO2 can be electrochemically converted into valuable starting materials for industries.
The path to electrosynthesis leads via electrocatalysis: The scientists of Fraunhofer UMSICHT develop both catalysts and innovative approaches to the design of the entire power-to-X process – from the laboratory bench to the pilot plant in industrial application. In addition, interdisciplinary concepts are developed for overarching scientific issues.
In electrolysis technology, the developed catalysts and processes are implemented in the form of electrodes and reactors. The focus is on the establishment of electrodes and prototype reactors.