Chemical Conversion of Renewable Energies
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. The focus of work is here the transient operation of the sythesis. With the cooperation with BEST 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 hydroprocessing. Aim of the work is to convert the FT products in sellable chemicals of in kerosene.