Energy Process Engineering

The competence field includes technological expertise in thermal, electro- and biochemical conversion steps. The research activities range from scenarios, concepts, modelling and simulation to hardware implementation. Besides many years of experience in this field, we own specific laboratories, technical centers and test fields to operate laboratory, pilot and demonstration plants.

Our Research Question

Which technology enables the efficient and economic coupling between thermal, electro- and biochemical conversion steps?

Our Strengths

  • Real-time whitebox simulation model for battery cells and stacks
  • Concept for single-stage, compact Sabatier reactor for power-to-gas
  • Know-how lead in flexible operation of bioenergy plants

Highlights

Li-Ion battery-modeling: high-precision and real-time capability

  • Basis for emulators for HIL and real time systems

Flexibilization of bio energy plants

  • Paradigm shift in energetic use of biomass
  • Technical basis for new business models post renewable energy act

Direct methanation concept: inexpensive and highly flexible

  • Successful laboratory testing of new 10kW power-to-gas reactor
  • Experimental basis for
    scaling to 50..500 kW