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Blockkurs Energie 2019

Technologies and Resources for Renewable Energy: From Wind and Solar Power to Chemical Energy Storage 

Block Course March 18 – March 22 2019 (Course 5425) – University meets Industry!
Interdisciplinary course in collaboration with the priority program SPP2080
Institut für Technische Chemie und Polymerchemie

Prof. Dr. Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt (KIT)  •  Dr. Erisa Saraçi (KIT) • Dr. Christoph Kiener (Corporate Technology, Siemens AG)

What are the implications for the power grid and for our energy system caused by increased feed-in of renewable energy? How can we make best use of excess renewable energy with the help of chemical storage processes in an economic, safe and secure way? What are the critical and relevant topics in catalysis, chemical engineering, process engineering, electrical and mechanical engineering?

Developing technologies for the expansion of renewable energy is currently a new topic in chemistry, chemical engineering and physics. An important aspect is the distribution and optimal use of excess electrical energy. As reversible chemical reactions can release and consume large amounts of energy, chemicals and batteries are predestinated to serve as unidirectional or bidirectional energy storage systems. However, the fluctuating nature of renewable energies poses not yet mastered challenges. Additionally, collaboration between the different scientific disciplines becomes necessary. This advanced course both for master and PhD students covers both fundamental and practical problems as well as current solution strategies while involving experts from related disciplines.

  • 5 days, 08:30 am – 5:00 pm, optional evening lectures
  • Interdisciplinary discussion with experts from chemical engineering, energy business, catalysis, electrical engineering to improve knowledge and personal network beyond the own scientific discipline
  • Participants: undergraduates, graduates, PhD students
  • Visits of energy-related research and production site
  • Credit Points: 4

 

Overview

Download time planning (will be available soon)

Download preparation materials (will be available soon)

Download questions for preparation (will be available soon)

Expert Contributions

Complex 3D-printed Reactors for the Energy Transition
Dr. Christoph Kiener, Corporate Technology, Siemens AG,  München

Catalysis as Key Technology for Energy Storage
Prof. Dr. Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt, Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry, KIT

Generation, Trading, Supply – Power Business from physics to financial derivatives
Walter Knechtel, Portfolio Management, Stadtwerke München GmbH, München

Electricity Grids and Load Management – Methods and current developments
Christoph Senz, Business Development, Soptim AG, Aachen

Weather Forecast for Renewable Energies
Dr. Julia Schmoeckel, Key Account Manager Energy, UBIMET GmbH, Karlsruhe

Battery Technologies
Dr. Michael Holzapfel, Fraunhofer-Institut für Chemische Technologie ICT, Pfinztal

Computational Approaches for Novel Catalysts and Electrocatalysts
Prof. Dr. Felix Studt, Institute for Catalysis Research and Technology, KIT

Dynamics and Chemical Energy Storage in the Context of Future Energy Systems
Dr. Erisa Saraçi, Institute for Catalysis Research and Technology, KIT

Compact microchannel reactors for decentralized power-to-gas and power-to-fuel conversion schemes
Prof. Dr. Peter Pfeifer, Institute for Micro Process Engineering, KIT

Automation technology for Renewable Energy Integration
Michael Becker, Process Automation, Systems and Project Support, Siemens AG, Karlsruhe

Bioenergy and Renewable Fuels - Conceptual design and economic evaluation
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Sauer, Bioliq project, Institute for Catalysis Research and Technology, KIT

Excursions

Transnet BW: Electricity Grid Central Control Station for Baden-Württemberg (11 gigawatt), Wendlingen

Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT: Wind energy and redox-flow batteries, Pfinztal

EnBW: Co-generation power plant Stuttgart-Münster (165 MWel + 450 MWth district heating; waste/coal/oil), Stuttgart

Siemens: Process Automation World and Siemens factory site for process control equipment, Karlsruhe

 

Overview (from the last course in 2017)

Download time planning

Download preparation materials

Download questions for preparation

Download map for the Siemens Process Automation World, Karlsruhe

Introduction (Grunwaldt/Kiener) & Group Work - Download, Template for Summary of Talks, Template for group presentation

Group presentations (downloads of the presentations of group 1, group 2, group 3 and group 4)

Expert contributions

Energy – systems, forms and scale (download)
Small scale energy plants - Workshop on requirements and engineering concepts (download)
Green Gasification Concepts – Integration of renewable hydrogen into synthesis gas (part1, part2)
Dr. Christoph Kiener, Corporate Technology, Siemens AG,  München

Battery Technologies (download)
Dr. Michael Holzapfel, Fraunhofer-Institut für Chemische Technologie ICT, Pfinztal

Intelligent Battery Storage Systems (download)
Dr. James Barry, Project Competence E, KIT

Electrolysis and Electrochemistry (download)
Dr. Aldo Gago, Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics, DLR, Stuttgart

Electricity Grids and Load Management – Methods and current developments (download)
Christoph Senz, Consultant, ProCom GmbH, Aachen

Generation, Trading, Supply – Power Business from physics to financial derivatives (download)
Walter Knechtel, Portfolio Management, Stadtwerke München GmbH, München

Energy Transition in International Context from a Consultant's Perspective
Carl-Philipp Anke, Energy Group Consultant, Roland Berger & Partner, Berlin / former block course participant

General Concepts for Energy Storage (download)
Catalysis as Key Technology for Energy Storage (download)
Prof. Dr. Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt, Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry, KIT

Dynamics and Chemical Energy Storage in the Context of Future Energy Systems (download)
Dr. Kai Kalz, Institute of Catalysis Research and Technology, KIT

Compact microchannel reactors for decentralized power-to-gas and power-to-fuel conversion schemes (download)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Dittmeyer, Institute for Mico Process Engineering, KIT

Computational Approaches for Novel Catalysts and Electrocatalysts (download)
Prof. Dr. Felix Studt, Institute of Catalysis Research and Technology, KIT

Bioenergy and Renewable Fuels - Conceptual design and economic evaluation (download, excel_file)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Sauer, bioliq project, Institute of Catalysis Research and Technology, KIT

Synthetic Fuels from Biomass (download)
Prof. Dr. Nicolaus Dahmen, Institute of Catalysis Research and Technology, KIT

Process Automation World (download)
Dr. Michael Becker, Corporate Technology, Siemens AG,  Karlsruhe

DC Renewable Storage Backbone (download)
Dr. Allessandro Schillaci, Corporate Technology, Siemens AG,  Stuttgart

 

 

Summary of the course

Download public version

Download participants-only version

 

 

Overview (from the 2016 course)

Download time planning 

Introduction (Grunwaldt/Kiener) & Group Work - Download, Template for Summary of Talks, Template for group presentation

Group presentations

 

Expert contributions


Energy – systems, forms and scale - Download
Green Gasification Concepts – Integration of renewable hydrogen into synthesis gas - Download
Dr. Christoph Kiener, Corporate Technology, Siemens AG,  München

Electrolysis and Electrochemistry - Download
Prof. Dr. Anke Hagen, Applied Electrochemistry, DTU / Energy Conversion & Storage, Risø, Roskilde DK

Photoelectrochemical devices, solar hydrogen production, and how soft x-rays can help - Download 
Prof. Dr. Clemens Heske, IPS + ITCP, KIT; Chemistry + Biochemistry, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Generation, Trading, Supply – Power Business from physics to financial derivatives - Download
Walter Knechtel, Portfoliomanagement, Stadtwerke München GmbH, München

Electricity Grids and Load Management – Methods and current developments - Download
Christoph Senz, Consultant, ProCom GmbH, Aachen

Energy Weather Forecast –  how to predict and manage fluctuating feed-in - Download
Dr. Achim Strunk, EWC Weather Consult GmbH, Karlsruhe

Battery Technologies - Download
Dr. Michael Holzapfel, Fraunhofer-Institut für Chemische Technologie ICT, Pfinztal

Power to Gas, Fuels and Chemicals - Download
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Dittmeyer, Institute for Mico Process Engineering, KIT

Gasification – Basics and Processes - Download 
Prof. Dr. Thomas Kolb, Division of Fuel Technology, Engler Bunte Institute, KIT

Bioenergy and Renewable Fuels - Conceptual design and economic evaluation - Download
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Sauer, bioliq-Projekt, Institute of Catalysis Research and Technology, KIT

Catalysis as Key Technology for Energy Storage - Download
Understanding and Design of Catalysts under Dynamic Reaction Conditions - Download
Prof. Dr. Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt, Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry, KIT 

 

Excursions


Transnet BW: Electricity Grid Central Control Station for Baden-Württemberg (11 gigawatt), Wendlingen
DLR / Netze BW: Hydrogen Fuel Station / Water Electrolyzer, Stuttgart, download of presentation
Siemens AG: “Energetic Dinner” with specific company information, Karlsruhe (link for interested students, download for general overview and corporate technology)

 

Summary of the course

Download public version

Download participants-only version

 

Questions and Registration for a course in 2017 (27.3. - 31.3.2017): Prof. Dr. Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt