A Retrospective From 2050, 37 authors from all Helmholtz research fields dared to take a fictitious look at the year 2050, a year marked by the successful climate turn-around. >> OA-Paper
BMWK press release 18.7.22
to learn about the progress of research and innovation in the fields of energy transition, climate neutral defossilized chemical products & hydrogen economy. BMBF websiteBMBF@Twitter 13.7.2022
A cross-process production control system for the battery factory of the future will reduce production waste and lower costsKIT news in German
Targeted light management, high-throughput laser structuring & use of established coating processes pave the way to market readiness | Read Open Access paper in Nature Energy 2022!KIT news in German
Bioeconomy! KIT researchers investigate how substitutes for fossil raw materials can be obtained from agricultural waste. Read the Open Access paper in ChemSusChem 2022!KIT news in German
for his pioneering work on the development of hierarchically structured materials and their linkage with innovative reactor concepts. Congratulations!IMVT homepage
KIT scientists develop perovskite/ CIS tandem solar cells with efficiency of almost 25 percent - enabling mobile applications; Read ACS Energy Letters!KIT news in German
KIT helps the transformation - President Holger Hanselka: "We intensively promote start-ups" - Read the article in DIE ZEITDIE ZEIT web site
International Research Project CARE-O-SENE Develops New Catalysts to Accelerate Economic Production of Green KeroseneKIT news in German
Energy Efficiency Research for Industry was discussed by 250 participants at the Tagungswerk Berlin organized by accompanying research EE4InG and PTJ on behalf of BMWK.Industrial Energy Research
3 key topics for 2050s energy system are highlighted by Thomas Jordan, Roland Dittmeyer & Dieter Stapf together with aspects of technology transfer & business start-ups.Register HERE! JULY 6TH 2022
The group "Liquid Metal-Based Heat Storage - Key to CO2-Free High-Temperature Processes" was recognized by KIT presidium as an official KIT junior research group.Picture a Scientist - Portrait
were key topics of the visit of Harald Ebner, MP and Chairman of the Committee for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety & Consumer Protection at KIT.
Holger Hanselka, Vice President for the Helmholtz Research Field Energy, on the dependence on Russian oil & gas, the alternatives, and what he would like to see from politicswww.helmholtz.de | in German
Prof. Jörg Sauer (MTET) and Prof. Veith Hagenmeyer (ESD) contribute to the statement regarding technological aspects, digitalization and energy system design.Document in German
Resilient metals for hydrogen applications: The effect of hydrogen embrittlement, which is fatal for a future hydrogen economy, is being investigated in the TRITIME project.Learn more | KIT news (German)
An focused ion beam microscope installed for in situ micromechanics activities. It enables studies on properties of materials across multiple length scales.more@MMI website
In the MEFBatt research project, a pilot plant for mass production of electrodes for solid-state batteries is being built at KITLearn more | KIT news (German)
BW Minister Thekla Walker has appointed Professor Dr. Thomas Jordan to the newly established advisory board for the Hydrogen Roadmap BW.Ministry website in German
Green Party MEP Malte Gallée visited KIT to learn about research on lithium extraction from thermal waters and about current developments in battery research, Feb. 21, 2022.
The T.-T. Professorship for "Interfacial Processes" strengthens research activities at IAM-ESS where she leads the group "Designed interfaces for electrochemical energy storage".group website
Combined method of X-ray nanomicroscopy and nanotomography visualizes changes in the 3D pore structure of materials. Read the Open Access Paper!KIT news (in German)
A new high-tech research facility at the POLiS cluster of excellence accelerates battery development - Visit by the Minister of Science on the occasion of the launchKIT news (in German)
KIT researchers of the MTET program have developed colored perovskite solar modules for building facades or roofs | Read the paper!KIT news (in German)
A joint roadmap by Helmholtz centers (KIT, UFZ, GFZ) and Fraunhofer institutes identifies fields of action for a sustainable heat supply.KIT news (in German)
KIT researchers develop continuous-flow reactor setup for operando x-ray absorption spectroscopy of high pressure heterogeneous liquid–solid catalytic processes | Paper doiKIT news in German
with her work "Microalgae in the electric chair" on energy-efficient extraction of Alge Chlorella proteins using bioelectric methods.website Foundation Energy & Climate Protection in German
with his work on "Selective precipitation of dissolved minerals from geothermal brines" prepared at KIT and Univerisdad de Chile (UCH).website Foundation Energy & Climate Protection in German
New method developed at KIT: Electrical pulses can be used to extract high-quality nutrients from algae in an energy-efficient wayKIT news in German
for his outstanding work on "Conversion / alloying anodes for lithium-ion batteries" at the Helmholtz Insitute Ulm. Congratulations!Group website @ HIU
chem. recycling of mixed plastic waste - currently non-recyclable on industrial scale. Pyrolysis oil to be used directly in industry. 1st industrial test plant at Industriepark Höchst...PI Herrenknecht.com
BMBF competence cluster for solid-state batteries starts into the second funding phase - characterization platform to be continued and coordinated by KITKIT news (in German)
We wish all scientists, technicians, engineers, students and employees in the MTET Helmholtz program as well as our project partners a good start to a successful year 2022!
Federal Ministry of Education and Research funds competence cluster for intelligent battery cell production with a total of around 44 million euros - first results available.KIT news (in German)
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...shows project results that are important for CO2 neutral Germany up to 2050. Net-Zero-2050 is intended to promote the public & political debate on CO2 neutrality on various levels.https://atlas.netto-null.org/
Storage Research Infrastructure Eco-System, the 4 year H2020 project funded by EU Commission is led by KIT. Read the full...Press releaseStoRIES website
9 MTET speakers/co-authors from KIT participate & show how fossil GHG emissions can be reduced to zero in 10-20 years including green H2 technologies.FVEE website
EE4InG researchers, representatives from BMWi & Projektträger Jülich met for the final meeting at the ETA factory of TU Darmstadt.More (in German)
Drying times significantly reduced without any loss of battery capacity - Results published in Energy Technol. 2021KIT news (in German)
Sector coupling is the key to a climate-neutral energy supply. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research increases funding.KIT news (in German)
...serves qualification of young scientists & offers the opportunity for networking, scientific exchange of the latest results & progress in all areas along the biomass conversion chain.more
In the ALANO project, industry & science develop innovative concepts for batteries with lithium metal anode - KIT researchers investigate electrochemical aspects.KIT press release (in German)
In line with the “Green Deal” in Europe, a new European research consortium on energy storage starts work at KIT, involving many MTET scientists.KIT news (in German)
KIT team develops method to minimize material defects. Higher efficiency of perovskite tandem solar cells possible: open access study.KIT news (in German)
Dr. Dominic Bresser receives the Leopoldina award for his significant contributions to battery research in the field of alternative electrode materials & electrolyte systems.KIT news (in German)
from IAM-ET, was appointed to the advisory board "Battery Research Germany" of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.more
The Electrolysis Technology Platform aims to scale up H2 production to GW scale via industrialization of H2O electrolysis. Involved: MTET scientists from IAM-ET & ISTM.more @youtube (in German)
Ni-rich cathode and ionic liquid electrolyte enable extremely heigh energy density & good stability. Published open access Wu et al. Joule 2021: Capacity keeps 88 % after 1000 Cycles!KIT news
Power-to-Liquid facility at KIT's Energy Lab 2.0 with optimized reactor design directly combines synthesis gas production from CO2 with fuel production.KIT press release (in German)
Field tests show positive results for exhaust emissions - Life cycle assessment (LCA) shows significant CO2 reduction potential of reFuelsKIT press release (in German)
with KIT participation funded since 2020: NFDI4Cat focuses on catalysis research. MTET scientists Olaf Deutschmann (Co-Speaker), Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt, and Felix Studt are involved.
KIT news (in German)
The main focus of EGW in 2021 is on high-temperature thermal energy storage. The EGW provides a platform for scientific exchange, especially between PhD students and scientists.
more @AGW website
BrineMine project: KIT researches the gentle extraction of energy, raw materials and drinking water from geothermal sources (BMBF project)KIT press release (in German)
The license-free software "EYCALC" from the KIT allows precise calculation of the energy yield of complex perovskite-based tandem solar cells!KIT press release (in German)
How we will move from A to B in a CO2-neutral way is a fundamental question for the future. The project "reFuels - rethinking fuels" is one of the building blocks to find a solution.more
Prof. Sergio Galindo Torres will give a lecture on the topic above as part of the series "Computational Modelling for Future Research in Geoenvironmental Sciences".Registration is required here
aims to present the scope of research in our different groups, share both knowledge & experiences and initiate opportunities for networking & co-operation between Helmholtz Centers.
Britta Nestler will speak & answer questions on this topic as part of KIT21, the virtual KIT "Open Day" from 12 to 18 June as part of the Karlsruhe Science Festival EFFEKTE.7 days 7 questions 7 formats
In the AQua battery competence cluster, KIT optimizes the mass production of high-quality lithium-ion batteries with automatic defect detection. BMBF website (German)KIT news (in German)
Scientists from Uni Utrecht & KIT combine expertise in synthesis & theory to understand the catalytic behavior of bimetallic Pd-Au core-shell nanorods using quantum chemical calculations. (IKFT news)https://www.nature.com/...
On this occasion, we will be presenting 200 major scientific challenges of our time - the challenges (@twitter) that our researchers work on every day.www.helmholtz200.de (German)
She strengthens the MTET topics "Chemical Energy Carriers" & "Power-based Fuels and Chemicals" with her contributions on model systems & functional nano materials in catalysis.more @ IKFT website
KIT & UHOH research in a joint pilot plant - residual biomass can be refined into new materials & energy sources. The biorefinery farm aims at economic & sustainable tech solutions on site.more
Process plants of small and medium-sized enterprises could save costs and reduce their emissions with the help of artificial intelligence.AI methods used @ bioliq facility
KIT researchers combine serial interconnection by laser with vacuum processing of all solar cell layers - upscaling paves the way from laboratory to industrymore
MTET researchers have shown how improved oxygen chemistry enhances the durability of lithium-ion batteries.
Take a look at the open access "HOT PAPER" in Angewandte Chemie.
Prof. Helmut Ehrenberg was appointed by the Federal Ministry of Education & Research to the advisory board "Battery Research Germany" & joins as KIT's third MTET scientist.more
will take place next week April 14, 2021, 10-12 pm (CET) with speakers from academia, industry, and politics to share knowledge, experiences & discuss future scenarios.Register @ EERA website
MoNiKa power plant technology hub: Industry & science work on energy-efficient technologies converting low-temperature heat into electricitymore
All contributors in the Research Field Energy are invited to the Helmholtz-internal kickoff event... join us for the cross-program thematic workshops!
The tenure-track professorship "Next Generation Photovoltaics" strengthens the activities in the field of perovskite photovoltaics starting March 1, 21.more
KIT scientists & Helmholtz colleagues are jointly investigating solar-based production pathways of H2 regarding required pressure & purity of various applications.
KIT coordinates Agilobat2: Novel production system for battery cells, flexible in formats, materials & quantities, BMBF funds 2nd period.more
KIT, as project coordinator, submitted a proposal to address European Green Deal challenges in the field of hybrid energy storage. Youtubeeera-energystorage.eu/stories
KIT researchers show in ACS Energy Letters that high efficiency is possible not only in vacuum but also at atmospheric pressure.more
Dr.-Ing. Marion Börnhorst won the Award for her outstanding doctoral thesis "Urea-Water Sprays in NOx Emission Control Systems".more@KIT library
Workshop of industry, science & policy makers about innovative products & technical solutions reducing energy consumption & CO2 emissions.EE4InG website
Apply as outstanding young scientist (2 to 6 yrs of posdoc & documented internat. research experience) We are looking for you! Helmholtz websiteDeadline 4 KIT nominees 28.2.21
Congratulation: BMWi-funded joint project UnLimited kicks off with studies on geothermal lithium production: 12/2020-11/2024.
Operando X-ray Spectroscopy brings new opportunities for materials and reaction diagnostics: Published in Nature Catalysis.
Field test for redox flow/ Li-ion battery pair: Efficient & long-lasting power & heat supply. KIT Battery Technology Center involved in Project BiFlow!more
DFG funds new Collaborative Research Center "TrackAct" to understand catalytic processes at active centers in heterogeneous catalysts for emission control.more
MTET subtopics Thermal Energy Storage & Concentrating Solar Power are strengthened by her contributions in the field of material behavior under extreme environmental conditions.more
Closed cycles: Engineering plastic waste can first be converted into pyrolysis oil and then into new plastic materials.more
In München soll das längste Supraleiterkabel der Welt realisiert und wirtschaftlich eingesetzt werden. Das KIT ist an dem Projekt beteiligt.more
What role does geothermal energy play for you? The DeepStor accompanying project GECKO has been launched!more
Lower-cost Production Thanks to Optimized Distribution of Atoms – Publication in Nature Catalysismore
Die neuartige Entwicklungsstrategie der europäischen Initiative BATTERY 2030+ startet unter Beteiligung der Forschungsplattform CELEST mit KIT und Uni Ulmmore
The entry for the Fast Forward Science web video competition shows that e-fuels can be used to make rapid progress in an environmentally friendly way.more @youtube (in German)
Technologien für negative THG-Emissionen: Am KIT entsteht eine Versuchsanlage zur Umwandlung von CO2 aus der Umgebungsluft in festen Kohlenstoffmore