Domel d.o.o. is a global development supplier of accomplished solutions on the basis of electro-motors and its upgrades (ventilation systems, blowers for industrial, medicine and household applications, automotive industry). The company is oriented towards special applications requiring advanced technologies. Domel is a worldwide supplier of fuel cells air delivery systems driven by electronically commutated motor. Spin-off company Domel Energy d.o.o. was established to act as a representative, distributor, consultant and system integrator of fuel cell systems (backup power, UPS systems, cogeneration systems). Four such systems for Slovene Ministry of Defence are in operation and numerous other projects are in progress.
National Institute of Chemistry Slovenia ( has been intensively working on fuel cells and hydrogen technologies for approximately two decades. Five modern equipped laboratories are involved in developing and testing the procedures and catalysts for hydrogen production from conventional fossil and green fuels (city gas, diesel fuel, petrol, ethanol, methanol, bio ethanol, bio diesel…) and in testing membranes used for hydrogen purification. The Institute is also working on research and development of new high temperature polymer-based proton conducting composite membranes, of novel methods for proton transfer modelling, kinetics and electrode processes modelling and of electro catalysts for electrochemical processes. National Institute of Chemistry Slovenia is the leading partner of the Centre of Excellence Low-Carbon Technologies.
Slovenia’s prime scientific institution, Jožef Stefan Institute,is with its Department of Systems and Control involved in several projects in the field of implementing fuel–cell based systems in real-life applications. The majority of research and development activities are devoted to solve the existing problems regarding reliability, availability, safety, power management, diagnostic and economic issues in various applications. The focus of the research team is to research, develop and test various advanced control algorithms to optimize the control of fuel cell based systems, as well as design and development of special electronic modules needed in various applications of fuel cell systems in reallife applications.
Inea d.o.o. is the Slovenian engineering company engaged mostly in the development and implementation of industrial computer based control systems and industrial power systems. As a system integrator it plays the leading role in the project of developing a mobile fuel cell based cogeneration system. Inea d.o.o. has the ambition to become the leading Slovenian company in the field of commercial use of fuel cell systems in industrial environment. The Company has been working on numerous projects in the field of fuel cell technology with Slovenian companies and institutes, Slovene Ministry of Defence and foreign partners.
Mebius d.o.o. is a startup company focused on development, marketing and production of components, modules and assemblies in high- and low-temperature fuel cells with a proton exchange membrane (gas-diffusion electrodes, proton exchange membranes and membrane-electrode systems). Company is also focused on feasibility studies, life-cycle assessment studies, comparative process-efficiency analyses, research and development of new chemical processes for energy conversion, international cooperation, representing foreign and domestic companies and organizing expert meetings.
Petrol d.d., Ljubljana is the leading energy company in Slovenia and the principal strategic supplier of oil and other energy products for the Slovenian market and broader region. Through the extensive distribution network of proprietary service stations, Petrol provides drivers on Slovenian roads and highways with a wide range of automotive goods and services and a rich selection of food and beverage products and other merchandise. Petrol is building the first Slovene hydrogen refuelling station and at the same time cooperating with the government in developing national regulation for building hydrogen refuelling stations. This will enable hydrogen to be safely incorporated in existing refuelling stations for petrol, diesel and natural gas.
TPJ d.o.o. with linked companies produces, distributes and stores technical gases (hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, argon and gas mixtures). In the field of fuel cell based systems company’s activities are hydrogen production, distribution, storage and application. Main targets are further development of hydrogen production on the basis of renewable energy sources, development of logistics, storage and supply, and supplying hydrogen to end-users. TPJ d.o.o. is responsible for engineering, development, supply and storage of hydrogen in the demo project Hydrogen Refuelling Station.
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering as associate partner collaborates by Department of Energy Engineering; Laboratory of Thermoenergetics (LTE), Laboratory for water turbines (LVTS), Laboratory for internal combustion engines (LTBS). Research activities are focused on the fields:
- turbines, gas and steam power plants,
- alternative cycle processes, alternative energy sources, fuel cells,
- thermal power plant reliability, environmet friendly local energy sources, combustion, environment influence of gas emissions,
- co-generation systems, biomass combustion improvements,
- advanced numerical flow and heat transfer simulations,
- experimental modeling of flow conditions and energy transformations in energetic systems,
- aero-hydrodynamic process optimization based on visualizations in industry,
- modeling aero-acoustic characteristics on energetic systems,
- turbine flow tract optimisation based on numerical modeling and experimental mesuring, internal combustion engine numerical modeling and heat transfer,
- experimental and theoretic analysis of internal combustion engine cycle.