The motto of this year’s elmug4future technology conference is “Energy supply – complex growth market in transition”. The conference will cover everything from the scientific and technical prerequisites to the social and legal framework conditions and ideas for a future energy-efficient neighborhood supply. Over the course of two days, the event at the H+H Hotel Friedrichroda will also provide a platform for society, business and science to engage in intensive discussions and win new partners for cooperation.
In the session “Data and Evaluation” on September 28, Dr. Heike Wünscher from the MEMS department at the CiS Research Institute will present the topic “Energy Storage by Water Electrolysis – Sensor Application to Increase Efficiency and Lifetime of PEM Electrolysers”. PEM electrolysers can be used very advantageously to store electrical energy from renewable energy sources. In order to identify unfavorable operating conditions, spatially resolved sensor technology is used within the stack. Based on the sensory data, the operation of the electrolyzer can be optimized to achieve high energy efficiency and avoid premature wear of the parts.
In addition, the CiS Research Institute is in charge of the booth of the growth core HIPS (High Performance Sensors) in the accompanying exhibition. In the growth core HIPS, 12 Thuringian industrial companies and 7 research institutions are working together to bring the already patented SiCer technology, a unique combination of silicon technology (Si) with ceramic multilayer technology (Cer), to application maturity.