Thermal management module and operating strategy
for optimised energy management of
Fuel Cell Vehicles


  • Simulation-based research into an innovative
    energy management process for fuel cell vehicles
  • Development of a thermal management module for the thermal
    linking of the various vehicle subsystems
  • Research into the thermal coupling of hydrogen pressure storage systems
    into the vehicle thermal management
  • Development of new methods for thermal characterisation and
    Optimisation of the operating strategy of fuel cell systems
  • Development of a new type of heat pump module under special
    Consideration of the boundary conditions for the use in
    fuel cell powered small vehicles
  • Maximising heat extraction at low coolant temperatures
    through functionalisation of passenger compartment body parts


  • Development of technologies and solutions for
    Fuel cell vehicles by Saxon SMEs
  • Establishment of a value chain for future drive components in
    Drive components in the automotive state of Saxony
  • Expanding the competences in the field of fuel cells among
    SMEs through interdisciplinary cooperation

Project partner

  • ICM e.V., Chemnitz
  • Technische Universität Chemnitz/Professur
    Alternative Fahrzeugantriebe
  • Car systems Scheil GmbH & Co. KG
  • Modellbau Roth GmbH & Co. KG
  • Wärmetauscher Sachsen GmbH
  • FAE Elektrotechnik GmbH & Co. KG