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Empa - Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt

MPA Mission is to solve industry-relevant challenges for sustainable energy generation, conversion and storage technologies through materials and device innovation.

Our Expertise possesses strong competencies in the synthesis and processing of functional electronic and ion conducting materials, their structural characterization, electronic, ionic and thermal transport properties, and teir performance assessment in operational devices.

Our Research aims at fundamental knowledge through experiment and modeling enabling new materials and processes that improve device performance, cost and reliability.


  • High-energy density cobalt-free cathodes for Li-ion batteries


  • Oxynitrides for photoelectrochemical hydrogen production
  • Membrane development for alkaline electrolysis
  • Oxide catalysts for low-temperature methanol steam reforming


  • Carrier-selective oxide contacts for low-cost solar cells
  • Thermoelectrics
  • Oxide thermoelectrics for >800°C
  • Half-Heusler thermoelectrics for 500-800°C

General information


| CH, Überlandstrasse 129 CH-8600 Dübendorf


Activities in value chain

Projects involved in

Project name SubProject Title Country Budget

Sub project 1

Fast, reliable and cost effective boron hydride based high capacity solid state hydrogen storage materials

Germany 4.070.711 €

Sub project 1

Improvements to Integrate High Pressure Alkaline Electrolysers for Electricity/H2 production from Renewable Energies to Balance the Grid.

Spain 3.701.178 €

Sub project 1

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells – Integrating Degradation Effects into Lifetime Prediction Models

Germany 5.649.854 €

Sub project 1

Advanced Electrolyser for Hydrogen Production with Renewable Energy Sources

Switzerland 4.155.776 €

Member Id: 843

This member datasheet was last updated on : 07.08.2018

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