In the course of global undertakings to achieve a CO2-neutral energy economy, the German-Spanish-Czech consortium of the project named IMMENSE targets the UN sustainable development goals (SDG) 7 and 9. In detail, it plans to make impact on the current fuel cell technology by tailoring the catalytic ink and processing it using digital inkjet-printing technology supplementing the currently used analogous processes. The consortium represents experts for material development focussing on tuning interfacial properties. In focus are a flexible design of CCMs, reducing manufacturing costs, experimental characterization and advanced mathematical modelling. A short stack fuel cell demonstrator will validate the new manufacturing technology based on an optimized material system that shows similar performance as conventionally produced fuel cells used for mobile applications, i.e. in a car. To reflect all developments according to market needs, an industrial partner is part of the consortium.

Project meeting in San Sebastián

Starting from 06th of March until 07th of March 2023 all project partners from Immense met in San Sebastián at Polymat institute which belongs to EHU (Universidad del País Vasco). New results from all partners were presented and further steps were discussed. Afterwards, we had a look inside the laboratories of EHU where the cross-linked ionomers for our project are synthesized and characterized. Also a dinner was organized by EHU and we enjoined typical food of Spain and the Basque region.

European Framework of the IMMENSE Project

The project IMMENSE has been positively evaluated by the M-ERA.NET framework 2021. The duration is July 2022 until June 2025. Each partner is supported by national funding.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 958174.

National Funding of the IMMENSE Project

Czech Republic

Technology Agency of the Czech Republic - TA CR

This project is co-financed from the state budget by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic under the EPSILON Programme within the M.ERA-NET 3 Cofund Call.

Germany (Free State of Saxony)

Sächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst - SMWK

DE: Diese Maßnahme wird mitfinanziert mit Steuermitteln auf Grundlage des vom Sächsischen Landtag beschlossenen Haushaltes.

EN: This project is co-financed with tax funds on the basis of the budget passed by the Saxon state parliament.


Agencia Estatal de Investigación