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SAT.1 Bayern reports in the current broadcast "Technology of the future? New battery for e-mobility" about the solid-state battery research at the Chair of Technical Electrochemistry (TEC) and the Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management (iwb).

In a new publication at the Chair of Technical Electrochemistry the effect of catalyst conductivity on interfacial resistances in PEM water electrolyzers is investigated.

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).

MEP Research News

Evidence for Li+/H+ Exchange during Ambient Storage of Ni-Rich Cathode Active Materials / Hartmann, L., Pritzl, D.; Beyer, H.; Gasteiger, H. A. / J. Electrochem. Soc., 2021, 168, 070507 (Open Access) - DOI

The work presents the techno-economic analysis of stationary and mobile battery storage systems in local electricity markets. The interaction between energy storage and the energy management used in the peer-to-peer network is specifically discussed. To evaluate the results, both the economic attractiveness of the selected energy management and the lifetimes of the battery storage systems are…

Proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells generate electrical energy without direct CO2 emissions from the electrochemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen to water. Thereby, PEM fuel cells distinguish themselves among others in high power densities and high flexibility. In June 2021 two new fuel cell related research articles of the Chair of Technical Electrochemistry were published in the Journal…

The electrolysis of water by means of a proton exchange membrane (PEM) is a very promising technology for the production of green hydrogen. A new publication now shows ways to modify these membranes, which are commonly used in industry, to improve their usability and quality.

How can synthetic fuels contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions in the transport sector? Will they make it possible to fulfill ambitious reduction targets? This is what the project NaMoSyn is all about – the German acronym stands for „sustainable mobility with synthetic fuels“. The project will be presented in a virtual talk event on June 30. In a podium discussion, experts from different…