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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.
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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.www.effekte-karlsruhe.de
Workshop: Technical Nanocatalysts in Industry
The stakeholders of the innovation system (academia: CAU, KIT, TUM, FHI-MPG, TUDa, TUB; industry: Evonik, hte/BASF, CreativeQuantum, Zeolyst International; associations: VDI, DECHEMA & policymakers: BMWi, PTJ) discussed ideas on innovative products & technical solutions to reduce energy consumption & CO2 emissions against the background of climate neutrality 2050, which requires a structural change of the chemical industry. Two keynote speeches addressed:
- Electrochemical energy conversion & storage
- Nanocatalysis as a contribution to energy & resource efficiency and process intensification
Followed by open exchange & lively discourse in the World Café...
- Motivation, trends and gaps: holistic view of catalyst and process development; scalability of catalyst production / catalyst recycling / component recycling; achieving overall systemic efficiency to establish a circular economy
- State of the art, challenges: How do we research and develop?
- Future topics & structures: Material production and integrated development, digitalization of catalysis research, structures for transfer of research results into industrial practice.
Specific nanostructuring enables incremental improvements of catalytic processes or the development of completely new catalytic reaction pathways. The results of the workshop contribute to the EduaR&D paper (EduaR&D method): "Technische Nanokatalysatoren in Industrie und Gewerbe" as part of the EE4InG project. For further information, please get in contact with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Sauer or Philipp Haltenort.