Austrian Research Center for Hydrogen with Test Stands and Filling Facility
Assoc.Prof. DI Dr. Manfred Klell
Inffeldgasse 15
8010 Graz
+43 (0)316 873-9500

The HyCentA serves as a focus for Austrian hydrogen related research and development activities with expertise in questions of production, storage and application of hydrogen, including safety, standards and regulations.


  • Hydrogen infrastructure with test stands
  • Testing and measuring equipment for hydrogen applications
  • Most advanced fuel cell system test bed in Europe
  • Specialized personnel
  • Filling facility for gaseous hydrogen up to 350 bar

Project partners

  • Graz University of Technology
  • Forschungsgesellschaft für Verbrennungskraftmaschinen und Thermodynamik mbH,
  • MAGNA STEYR Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG,
  • OMV Refining & Marketing GmbH


  • Customer-specific hydrogen test setups and experiments with hydrogen
  • Expertise in questions of safety, standards and regulations
  • Thermodynamic, economical and ecological analyses of hydrogen processes and systems
  • Research and development of PEM fuel cell systems and electrolysers
  • Conceptual design, development and construction of compressed hydrogen gas-systems, e.g. a power-to-gas plant with different electrolysis technologies
  • Scientific research, lecturing and publications