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Bauhaus Luftfahrt and LBST published a background paper on PtL fuel for aviation on behalf of the German Environment Agency

Within the scope of the selfHY project, ILF Consulting Engineers GmbH together with the Chair of Plant and Process Engineering (TUM-APT) are investigating the application of hydrogen as an energy storage medium for self-sufficient energy supply with container systems.

Europs largest and most international exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems is coming up and taking place in Munich.

Virtual Transatlantic Hydrogen Exchange US-Bavaria: “Introduction to the H2 regions and networking about cooperation possibilities” im Rahmen der Transatlantic Innovation Week 2022 – 27.04.2022, 17:00 Uhr CET – 18:30 Uhr CET

As partner universities of the “EuroTech Universities” the research group “Bio Conversions” from the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department (DTU) and the research group “Energy-Efficient Wastewater Treatment” from Chair of Urban Water Systems Engineering (TUM) are initiating a new collaboration project on biogas upgrading in trickle bed reactors. The aim of the collaboration project is to…

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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.

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

Can additive manufacturing reduce green hydrogen production costs? How to optimally utilize green hydrogen in chemical processes? Two new PhD candidates at APT have started working these questions in late 2021.

We used the soluble hydrogenase to recycle the oxidized cofactor NAD+ and drive the synthesis of keto acids form sugars. This highly oxidative biocatalytic pathway was performed without oxygen. This circumvented the need of bringing oxygen into aqueous systems, which is very challenging. Only green hydrogen was produced with no carbon based by-products. A manuscript is under preparation.