News from MEP

In an effort to accelerate green energy innovation, TUM's Hydrogen and Power-to-X team recently held an exciting workshop as part of the BayIntAn project. The event, held at the Institute Alberto Luiz Coimbra de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa de Engenharia (COPPE) of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), September 18-21, 2023, brought together experts from various fields to initiate a…

The TUM Chair of Energy Systems is pleased to report the success of the REDFINE H2E project roadshow in Brazil. This strategic endeavor led to constructive new partnerships with prominent institutions in the energy sector.

The study investigates the applicability of Newman and coworkers' exchange current density expression for modeling Li-ion battery materials, focusing on NCM 111. It finds that the kinetics align with the proposed theory at lower salt concentrations but deviate at higher concentrations, and that asymmetry in charging and discharging kinetics limits performance due to limited oxidative stability. …

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the upcoming symposium on the topic: "From Academia to Industry - Electrochemical Challenges at Different Scales" is now open. The event will take place on Thursday, September 21, 2023, at the TUM Institute for Advanced Study (IAS).

MEP Research News

The Chair of Urban Water Systems Engineering has published a comprehensive study on their pilot-scale trickle-bed reactor for biological methanation operated with real biogas as the CO2 source at the wastewater treatment plant Garching.

At the Chair of Sustainable Future Mobility, different SAFs are analysed in more detail from a technical and environmental perspective using the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) method.

A reliable toolchain for the validation and evaluation of numerical spray break-up simulation for the potentially carbon-neutral fuels polyoxymethylene dimethylether (POMDME, or short OME) is developed and presented.

The engine performance and exhaust emissions using sustainable aviation fuels are studied in detail by the Chair of Flight Propulsion and Turbomachinery.

This paper focuses on the safety of lithium-ion batteries during mechanical crush loading, as excessive loads can lead to internal short circuits and thermal runaway. The study uses discrete layered finite element models to analyze the internal stress and deformation of the battery cell, addressing challenges in material parameter measurements, meshing, and validation for future model…