Fraunhofer Center for Energy Innovation CEI established in the US

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The mission of the Fraunhofer Center for Energy Innovation CEI at the University of Connecticut is to develop advanced technologies related to energy storage, fuel cells, in-stream hydro, power management and distribution through contract research.

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The mission of the Fraunhofer Center for Energy Innovation CEI at the University of Connecticut is to develop advanced technologies
Fraunhofer and the University of Connecticut UConn signed the contract for the establishment of the new research facility on 25 July. The mission of the Fraunhofer Center for Energy Innovation CEI at the University of Connecticut is to develop advanced technologies related to energy storage, fuel cells, in-stream hydro, power management and distribution through contract research.
"The sustainable, efficient and environmentally friendly use of energy is one of the major global challenges of the future," says Fraunhofer President Professor Reimund Neugebauer. "Consequently we combine our advanced energy competencies in the USA with an excellent research partner, the University of Connecticut. The Fraunhofer Center for Energy Innovation CEI adds to Fraunhofer USA’s portfolio of energy related technologies and will closely cooperate with the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems CSE in Boston."
Fraunhofer and UConn will cooperate in several areas. In order to develop highly efficient and cost-effective energy conversion and storage systems, the research will concentrate on modern functional materials such as metals, ceramics, micro- and nanostructures, as components for fuel cells and electrolyzers. On the UConn campus, components and subsystems are validated and integrated into flexible microgrid architectures. New methods of membrane and catalyst preparation will be developed, particularly for energy-efficient biofuel production.
To realize common goals, the F...


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