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Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy

The Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy (HI ERN) investigates and develops material- and process-based solutions for a climate-neutral, sustainable, and cost-effective utilization of renewable energies. The institute works on the structural and functional characterization, modelling and processing of materials relevant to hydrogen and solar technology. The common goal is the understanding of structure-performance-process relationship on the mesoscale.

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Recent News

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Nominated Team for the German Future Prize 2018
Tamed Hydrogen
Researchers from Jülich and Erlangen nominated for German Future Prize 2018 („Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2018“).
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Participants of Stadtradeln 2018
City Cycling 2018 in Erlangen
The Helmholtz Institute for Renewable Energies joined the City Cycling Event - working together to promote cycling, climate protection and quality of life!
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Prof. Dr. Christoph Brabec
New Director at the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg
Prof. Dr. Christoph Brabec - New Director at the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg
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"What about stability?"
Latest findings published in Nature Catalysis by HI ERN and Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH (MPIE) in June 2018.
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Rail tracks
From the lab to the rail
Scientists from the HI ERN are planning hydrogen trains powered by the LOHC-technology.
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Groundbreaking ceremony
Construction diary
Construction diary of the planned institutional building in Erlangen
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Upcoming Events

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Neubau HI ERN
Dec
12
"Richtfest" Topping-out Ceremony
The topping-out ceremony (Richtfest) for HI ERN's new research centre building.
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