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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhard Rauch

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhard Rauch

Sekretariat: Frau Benoit

Tel.: +49 721 608 - 42960

Reinhard.Rauch@kit edu

Catalytic Synthesis/Chemical Energy Storage/New Bioenergy Carriers

Against the background of the change in the energy system conversion technologies for renewable energies become more and more important. Especially the transport sector has need for action, as this sector has typically in most countries the largest share in the end energy consumption, but also the lowest share of renewables. Over chemical conversion processes, like Fischer Tropsch synthesis or the synthesis of mixed alcohols, fuels with high quality can be produced from biomass or also from CO2 and renewable hydrogen (produced from excess electricity). At EBI-ceb these synthesis are investigated experimentally and are also modelled. The R&D is one the one side fundamental, but also applied R&D is done. The work focuses on the optimisation of the reaction itself, where different types of reactors are used (fixed bed, slurry), but also on the whole system. With the cooperation with BIOENERGY2020+ there is also the possibility to have access to pilot plants. Another topic of R&D is the upgrading of the raw products, which is mainly done by hydropocessing. Aim of the work is to convert the FT products in sellable chemicals of in kerosene.

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