Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry

!!Cancelled in April 2020 - Additional Information: Technologies and Resources for Renewable Energy!!

The course is planned to take place late summer / autumn 2020
Blockkurs Energie 2020KIT Energy Course_2020

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

Pre-information at KIT: Thursday, 06.02.2020, 13.15 Uhr in building 11.21, room 006

Planned for late summer / autumn 2020

Block Course had to be cancelled for March 30 – April 3, 2020 (Course 5425) – University meets Industry!
Interdisciplinary course in collaboration with the priority program SPP2080
Institut für Technische Chemie und Polymerchemie

Start: Room 006, Building 11.21, March 30 at 8.15 a.m.

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, 08:15 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 (will be updated soon)

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

 

Expert Contributions

Energy – systems, forms and scale

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

General Concepts for Energy Storage

Dynamics and Chemical Energy Storage in the Context of Future Energy Systems
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

Electrolysis and Electrocatalysis

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Krewer, TU Brauchnschweig

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

Catalysis as Key Technology for Energy Storage
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

Hydrodeoxygenation and Hydropyrolysis 
Prof. Anker Degn Jensen, DTU

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

EnBW: Forbach pumped storage power plant – historic plant with innovative future expansion project, Forbach

Ineratec: Innovative Chemical Reactor Technologies, Karlsruhe

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

 

Contributions from the last course in 2019

Download time planning

Download preparation materials

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 (Talk - download, scales - download)

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

General Concepts for Energy Storage (download)

Dynamics and Chemical Energy Storage in the Context of Future Energy Systems (download)
Prof. Dr. Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt, Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry, KIT

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

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

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

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

Water Electrolysis for Energy Applications (download)

Dr. Carsten Cremers, Fraunhofer-Institut für Chemische Technologie ICT, Pfinztal

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

Catalysis as Key Technology for Energy Storage (download)
Dr. Erisa Saraçi, Institute for Catalysis Research and Technology, KIT

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

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

Bioenergy and Renewable Fuels - Conceptual design and economic evaluation (download)
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 (download)

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

 

Summary of the course

 

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Questions and Registration for the course: Prof. Dr. Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt