The hydrogen and
fuel cell center


organisational chart of ZBT

The hydrogen and fuel cell center ZBT

ZBT is one of the leading research institutes in Europe for fuel cell and hydrogen technologies and a sought-after R&D partner in both European and national cutting-edge research as well as in industrial projects focusing on automotive applications and stationary power generation.

ZBT GmbH is a non-profit limited company (GmbH), the sole shareholder is the University of Duisburg-Essen. Dr Peter Beckhaus is CEO and Professor Dr Harry Hoster is Scientific Head. ZBT, as a member of the Johannes Rau Research Foundation, receives support from the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia.

For the approx. 150 employees at ZBT an outstanding technical infrastructure is available, which includes production facilities, test facilities, chemical laboratories and high-tech analytics. State-of-the-art IT and software tools complete the portfolio. The initial installation of ZBT's infrastructure was supported by the European Regional Development Fund and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

ZBT's initial infrastructure was supported by means of EFRE fund by NRW and EU
ZBT is member of Johannes-Rau-Forschungsgemeinschaft
NRW's ministry of science is supporting ZBT
Last update:  31.01.2023