Together with our partners, we want to make a decisive contribution to the transformation of the energy sector. HI ERN is the centerpiece of the cooperation between Forschungszentrum Jülich, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB), in which the three partners will combine their expertise in the field of renewable energy.
The Helmholtz centers in Jülich and Berlin provide expertise in the areas of materials research for solar technologies and the generation of hydrogen from renewable energy. Another priority is systems technologies related to hydrogen. FAU contributes its internationally recognized materials and process research from the Cluster of Excellence Engineering of Advanced Materials (EAM) for the investigation and development of renewable energy systems.
„The scientists at the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg (HI ERN) are significantly contributing to energy transition with their cutting-edge, use-inspired basic research in hydrogen and solar technologies. By means of the successful cooperation between the Forschungszentrum Jülich, the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg and the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, HI ERN offers a synergistic innovation-ecosystem, facilitating the expeditious development of new renewable energy technologies towards the application stage.”
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Marquardt
Chair of the Board of Directors of Forschungszentrum Jülich
"With its input to materials analysis and research on nanostructured thin-film materials, HZB would like to contribute to the success of HI ERN. We are convinced that our dedicated experts will grant significant impulses. Experiments at our light source BESSY II will support the development of new technologies for the energy transition."
Prof. Dr. Bernd Rech
Scientific Director of Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
"HI ERN perfectly combines the strengths of its three partners in the field of renewable energy: FAU, Forschungszentrum Jülich and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin unite their outstanding experties in the areas of materials research for solar technologies and the generation of hydrogen from renewable energy."
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Hornegger
President of FAU