Cooling by the sun
Energy materials play a central role in the energy transition and raw materials shift. The development and application of materials for the chemical storage and conversion of energy and CO2 results in innovative processes for a successful raw materials shift and energy transition. Another focus of our work is thermal processes for efficient energy use and load balancing.
We develop catalytic processes for the storage of energy in chemical bonds and for the material use of CO2. With a close connection to basic research, innovative catalysts are developed, investigated under application-oriented conditions, and process concepts developed for their industrial application.
We research thermal energy storage based on phase-change slurries for stationary and mobile applications in the temperature range up to 50 °C. In addition, we develop and build components and systems for the provision of cooling.