Chemical energy systems

Contact: Dr.-Ing. Andreas Lindermeir

Chemical energy storage systems will play a key role in the energy system of the future. Hydrocarbons produced via power-to-X processes will take over the supply and coupling of the electricity, heat, mobility and basic materials sectors and are the focus of our work.

The central technology for such processes is hydrogen or synthesis gas production, both via conventional processes (reformation) and electrochemically (electrolysis). Hydrogen and synthesis gas in turn serve as educts for the synthesis processes or can be converted back into electricity in fuel cells in a highly efficient manner.

Thanks to our extensive equipment and experience with synthesis plants on a technical scale and electrochemical energy converters, the entire process chain for the production of electricity-based renewable hydrocarbons can be mapped.