DLR is the Federal Republic of Germany’s research centre for aeronautics and space. We conduct research and development activities in the fields of aeronautics, space, energy, transport, security and digitalisation. The German Space Agency at DLR plans and implements the national space programme on behalf of the federal government. Two DLR project management agencies oversee funding programmes and support knowledge transfer.
Climate, mobility and technology are changing globally. DLR uses the expertise of its 54 research institutes and facilities to develop solutions to these challenges. Our 10,000 employees share a mission – to explore Earth and space and develop technologies for a sustainable future. By transferring technology, DLR contributes to strengthening Germany’s position as a prime location for research and industry.
DLR and PEACE
The DLR Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics (Department Energy System Integration) holds the coordinator position within the PEACE project. It has a track record of innovation in AEL electrode development, cell and stack component design and qualification, and possesses an in-house production facility and partnerships for large surface electrode packages. The PEACE project coordinator is Fatemeh Razmjooei, Ph.D. (Fatemeh.Razmjooei@dlr.de).
In addition to project management, DLR guides project research activities based on the simulation framework for processes within electrochemical reactors (WP5). DLR provides expertise in modelling and validation of simulations, process system modelling capabilities for steady-state and dynamic modelling. The in-house modelling library for dynamic modelling of electrolyser stacks and systems, known as the Transient Electrochemical reactor Model for Process and Energy SysTems (TEMPEST), contributes to installations, operations, and monitoring of electrolyser demonstrator systems. Moreover, DLR´s expertise contributes to the manufacturing of the required high-performance electrodes, qualification (cell and short stack testing), BOP reviewing and discussion. DLR´s role in active results dissemination (e.g., PEACE workshops organisation, publication of peer-reviewed articles) is of utmost importance.