Welcome to ThEFI!
The Thuringian Energy Research Institute - in short ThEFI - unites 13 departments from 4 faculties of the Ilmenau University of Technology in the sense of interdisciplinary research. Here, the transfer of knowledge and the further development of research competence in all areas of energy, environmental and systems engineering, both in-house and with scientific partners, are in the foreground. ThEFI's activities include not only the research and development of processes related to energy, but also the corresponding marketing of research results in cooperation with industrial companies and associations.
Currently, researchers together with partners from other research institutions and industry are expanding their competencies on the topic of "Green Hydrogen from Direct Solar Water Splitting" as well as "Solar Fuel Generation" as one of the basic research projects of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
In an interview, Prof. Dr. Thomas Hannappel answers some basic questions on the topic and explains why the decoding of interfaces is a crucial building block for the sustainable energy supply of the future. Please continue reading here .