The hydrogen and
fuel cell center


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:  21.10.2022