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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, modeling, 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

Dr. Preuster im Live-Stream auf die Hannover Messe 2021
Live Stream Video: Efficient Hydrogen Transport in the P2X Project
In a live event at Hannover Messe 2021, Dr. Patrick Preuster, team leader at HI ERN, spoke about the hydrogen economy of tomorrow. Here is the full video on demand.
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Julius Knöppel, PhD Student at HI ERN and member of the team Electrochemical Energy Conversion.
“Water electrolysis plays a crucial role in the transition to a sustainable energy system”
Three questions to… Julius Knöppel about his research on the subject of catalyst development, recently published in Nature Communications.
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Publications
New Publication in Nature Communications
The research results of the scientists around doctoral researcher Julius Knöppel and team leader Dr. Serhiy Cherevko could lead to more stable water splitting devices.
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Ana de Oliveira got awarded at the annual German Catalysis Society Meeting in March.
Poster prize: HI ERN scientist awarded
Ana de Oliveira has been doing her PhD at HI ERN since October 2020. She received the award at the annual German Catalysis Society Meeting in March. 
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HI ERN - A portrait of Jülich’s largest research branch office
Impressions from HI ERN, where more than 140 colleagues from different countries research innovative materials (Article originally published in "Inside", Jülich's staff magazine).
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Teaser Bautagebuch 12/2020
Construction diary
Construction diary of the planned institutional building Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy (HI ERN) in Erlangen, Cauerstraße 1.
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Upcoming Events

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Jun
22
Science Online: Chemical Hydrogen Storage
Title: „Chemical Hydrogen Storage“; Speaker: Dr. Patrick Preuster (HI ERN); Tuesday, June 22nd 2021, 15:00, via BigBlueButton
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Digitale Einweihungsfeier des HI ERN-Forschungsbaus
Jul
14
Digital inauguration of the new HI ERN research building
LIVESTREAM; Wednesday, July 14, 2021, from 10:30 a.m., via YouTube  
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