The hydrogen and
fuel cell center
ZBT GmbH

Your Contact

Dr.-Ing. Peter Beckhaus

head of Department Fuel Cells and Systems

phone: +49-203-7598-3020
p.beckhaus(at)zbt-duisburg.de

Fuel cell systems for small propulsion

ZBT’s hydrogen fuel cell stacks are being used as energy supply for various small electro-mobile applications. E-scooter and other transportation platforms have been engineered either direct powered (only by fuel cell) or based on a hybrid concept using batteries or capacitors.

Already since the year 2005 ZBT is working together with different student teams for their engagement at the annual Shell Eco Marathon. The stepwise system development since 2005 for this very special application has now resulted in system efficiencies well above 60 %. The special demands regarding compact system architectures, mobile application and high efficiency have to be fulfilled with respect to the competitions rules and regulations.  In 2013 a team using ZBT fuel cell systems won the european Eco-Marathon.Since our different partner teams were successfull in both the prototype and the urban concept competition.

2012 fuel cell system is compact and highly efficient
2012 fuel cell system is compact and highly efficient
Team H2A won Eco-Marathon 2013 with ZBT fuel cells
Team H2A won Eco-Marathon 2013 with ZBT fuel cells
Fuel cell system for the urban concept competition of the shell eco marathon
Fuel cell system for the urban concept competition of the shell eco marathon

Cooperation

The research institute ZBT offers the construction of prototype systems and the joint development of products in the field of fuel cell systems. For eco marathon teams ZBT is delivering fuel cell stacks and completely adapted fuel cell systems for the individual car concept, please contact us.

Last update:  01.08.2016