BTUBrandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus Senftenberg

About BTU

Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus SenftenbergBTU belongs to the most dynamic scientific communities in Germany, with close collaborative connections in science and industry within its region. The university comprises six faculties and caters about 7,000 students across nearly 60 study programmes. The research focus of BTU revolves around four major themes: energy reform and decarbonization, health and life sciences, global change and transformation processes, and a cross-cutting theme of artificial intelligence and sensorics.


BTU has over 15 years of experience in operating and optimizing AEL plants for hydrogen production. Their AEL-related laboratories comprise a 100-kW prototype of an alkaline pressure electrolyser, an alkaline pressure electrolyser test bench, an atmospheric AEM electrolyser test bench, a chemical lab, and an energy technology lab. Additionally, BTU has actively participated in numerous collaborative R&D projects focused on AEL and AEM technologies. BTU team is led by Lars Röntzsch.



As the leader of WP4, BTU will undertake the reconstruction and operation of the dual-stage high-pressure AEL device. Furthermore, BTU will make contributions to stack components design (WP3) as well as modelling efforts (WP5). BTU team will also play a significant role in the high-profile dissemination of the project´s outcomes.


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