News from MEP

Hydrogen from water electrolysis can be stored within the natural gas grid and provide a large energy storage capacity. Due to the specific combustion properties of hydrogen, however, engines and CHP fueled with natural gas are subject to investigations on the effects of hydrogen addition on their operating behavior.

Latest findings from the Kopernikus P2X project show that based on a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) the global warming potential of green hydrogen depends mainly on the generation technologies available for the electricity production.

Effect and Progress of the Amorphization Process for Microscale Silicon Particles under Partial Lithiation as Active Material in Lithium-Ion Batteries / Graf, M.; Berg, C.; Bernhard, R.; Haufe, S.; Pfeiffer, J.; Gasteiger, H. A. / J. Electrochem. Soc., 2022, 169, 020536 (Open Access) - DOI

In the course of the PtX Lab Talk series, Valentin Batteiger (Bauhaus Luftfahrt) provided insights on PtL fuels for aviation

'Turning Points in the Energy Transition: Setting the Course for the Next Decades' is the topic of this years Energy Colloquium on July 28th at Quantum, Garching-Hochbrück. Abstracts can be submitted until April 14th.

MEP Research News

The catalytic hydrogenation of CO2 to methane and also methanol represent central research questions in the field of Power-to-X at Chair 1 of Technical Chemistry.

The new Chair of Sustainable Drivetrains was founded within the TUM School of Engineering and Design on 1st October 2021. It is part of the Department Mobility Systems Engineering and it is lead by Professor Malte Jaensch, PhD. The Chair works on topics such as sustainable fuels, hydrogen, and electric drivetrains.

A novel approach combining electrolysis and oxygenated entrained flow gasification enables high carbon efficiency in the production of sustainable Fischer-Tropsch fuels. This power-and-biomass-to-liquid (PBtL) process combines the concepts of using biomass as a carbon and energy source (biomass-to-liquid) and hydrogen as an energy carrier derived from carbon-neutral renewables (power-to-liquid).

The third roadmap of the Kopernikus P2X project shows the relevance of PtX products in a defossilized energy system. In addition, the ecological, economic and social impacts are examined on the basis of value chains of P2X products.

Hydrogen as a key element of future fuel supply is the main focus of several recent studies conducted at Bauhaus Luftfahrt