Projects by sector

Projects by sector


With a large number of renowned universities and institutes, the Hamburg metropolitan region is an important research hub – for climate research, among other things. This is complemented by the research and development work in its companies. The hydrogen economy is also an area of research with growing importance. Research is being conducted on storage systems, drive systems for forms of mobility on water, land and in the air, the implementation of hydrogen in gas grids and supplying heat, and further developing production possibilities.

In the Cluster Agency, we network numerous experts with an R&D background and are happy to establish links to companies, universities and research or funding institutions. Bringing these experts together serves to create and promote innovative projects.


Projectpartner: Technologiezentrum Energie-Campus (Energy Campus Technology Centre)

Projectpartner: Helmut Schmidt University, Altran, Stromnetz Hamburg, Gasnetz Hamburg, Hochbahn

Hydrogen-based emergency power supply with integrated regulating power plant via flexible sector coupling and metal hydride storage systems

Projectpartner: Helmut-Schmidt University, TU Hamburg, TH Lübeck, Gasnetz Hamburg GmbH, Wärme Hamburg GmbH, Stromnetz Hamburg GmbH

Development of a method for integrated grid planning taking into account a growing demand for green hydrogen

Projectpartner: Helmut Schmidt University, University of Hamburg, University of Bochum, University of Stuttgart, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin

Projectpartner: Hamburg Institut, GreenGasAdvisor

Research project on the prospects of using guarantees of origin (HKN) in industry

Projectpartner: Helmholtz-Zentrum hereon GmbH

Development of a prototype tank for at least 50 kilograms of hydrogen in a very small space


Projectpartner: ZAL GmbH

Achieving emission-free flights: The ZAL Fuel Cell Lab aims to accelerate the technological maturity of fuel-cell systems. The focus is on research possibilities for the safe civilian use of hydrogen.

Projectpartner: German Aerospace Center (DLR), Lufthansa Technik, ZAL and Hamburg Airport

Testing of possible fields of application for liquid hydrogen in future aircraft as well as at the airport and its periphery using a decommissioned Airbus A 320 as a stationary laboratory.

Projectpartner: Helmholtz-Zentrum hereon GmbH

Maritime sector

Projectpartner: Helmholtz-Zentrum hereon GmbH

Research vessel with laboratories for coastal research, hydrogen technology (fuel cells and metal hydride storage tanks), materials research and membrane modules for polymer research for processing cargo air to minimise pollutant emissions

Projectpartner: Fraunhofer-Center für Maritime Logistik und Dienstleistungen CML, Fraunhofer-Institut für Großstrukturen in der Produktionstechnik IGP

Development of realistic transport options using different modes of transport for hydrogen with subsequent simulation experiments