FH Bielefeld
University of
Applied Sciences

Completed Research Projects

Reducing CO2 emissions by increasing the share of renewable energy in the charging capacity of an electrified company car fleet. 

More and more companies possess or are planning to purchase renewable energy generation facilities and an electrified fleet. This makes it possible to develop a holistic and long-term mobility concept for companies by optimally linking the fleet, the charging infrastructure and the energy system with an intelligent charging management system. The fleet is intended to be integrated into the existing local power distribution grid in an intelligent, emission-free and economically sustainable manner. The focus is on grid compatibility and cost reduction.

Project partners: 
Archimedes Technik GmbH (project management), Lechtermann-Pollmeier Bäckereien GmbH & Co. KG, Westaflexwerk GmbH

Project funding: 
OP EFRE.NRW, climate protection competition “EnergieeffizienzUnternehmen.NRW”

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Optimized use of fuel cell heating systems in the smart grid. 

An observer-based control system is developed using a simulation of a fuel cell CHP plant based on LT-PEM to ensure optimum use of fuel cell CHP plants in the smart grid. A real system is used to determine the operating parameters and to verify the simulation results.

Project participation: 
inhouse engineering GmbH

Project funding: 
Bielefeld UAS’s own research fund

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Use of electric vehicles at DRK Soziale Dienste. 

Many companies want to electrify their vehicle fleet, but are deterred by the costs. The aim of this project is to minimise costs for the electrification of vehicle fleets. We developed a driving model to carry out a long-term assessment of the storage capacity, taking into account route planning. The focus is on the effect of opportunity charges on the driving range of the electric vehicles under consideration, as well as the wear and tear of the batteries.

Project participation: 
DRK Soziale Dienste OWL, Bielefeld University, Paderborn University, Stadtwerke Bielefeld, Transporter Store, small energies engineering office

Project funding: 
ElektroMobil.NRW 2010

Further information [German]