Second Generation Fuels & Fuell Cells

Description / Outline

The working group is working with the flexibilisation of electrolysis and fuel cells, the generation of CO2-free SNG and biological methanation.

The focus of current research lies on the analysis and elaboration of higher hydrocarbons (“tars”) and organic sulfur components of nickel catalysts and technologies for hot gas purification for the decentralised use of biogenic synthesis gases for combined heat and power generation and in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC). The experimental equipment of the chair is also available for external services (e.g. tar analysis, ash analysis, etc.). Two “small carburetors” can be used to provide real synthesis gas for syntheses with new catalysts or microorganisms in continuous operation.