Project structure Carbon2Chem®

Project coordination

FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH
At the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion (MPI for Chemical Energy Conversion), we find ways of efficiently converting energy into storable and usable forms. Here, we are above all searching for suitable catalysts for the necessary chemical reactions. Generally speaking, the industry is attempting to save CO2 through avoidance measures and the industry here in Germany is already using minimal carbon in its work. However, complete avoidance is not possible. With Carbon2Chem®, we are developing a modular principle for these industries, which can be used to generate modules to implement the energy transition.

Project coordinator: Prof. Dr. Robert Schlögl


APPLIED RESEARCH
As an institute whose motto is “production without raw materials”, we fit perfectly into this project. For several years, the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT has been conducting research in projects that have aimed to further reduce both CO2 emissions and the extraction of fossil fuels, and instead work with “waste products” such as the steel mill gases that inevitably arise in steel production, in order to use them to produce chemicals such as methanol. This is why we want to keep carbon in the loop with Carbon2Chem® so that, once it is created in steel production, it is sustainably reused on site rather than being released.

Project coordinator: Prof. Dr. Görge Deerberg


INDUSTRY
thyssenkrupp is performing pioneering work here as the first industrial company alongside science and other partners from industry. We are not concerned here with an individual solution, but rather a kit of solutions that can also be used by other steel mills and industries. In the end, it should be possible to connect all of the technology modules with each other. We are conducting the first application on an industrial scale in the steel sector – a very CO2-intensive industrial sector. In doing so, we are conducting preliminary work in an industrial environment so that we can also expand the modules to other industrial sectors. Which also benefits us as a diversified corporate group.

Project coordinator:
Dr. Markus Oles



Subprojects

Management and partners

 L-KK | Coordination and CommuniCation
Information about the subproject
 
Management at Fraunhofer UMSICHT Dr.-Ing. Torsten Müller
Competence of the department Biorefinery and Biofuels
Partner MPI for Chemical Energy Conversion
Overall management of the subproject Fraunhofer UMSICHT
L-0 | System-integration
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Management at Fraunhofer UMSICHT Dipl.-Phys. Thorsten Wack
Competence of the department Information Technology
Partners Fraunhofer UMSICHT
MPI for Chemical Energy Conversion
Siemens Energy AG
Overall management of the subproject thyssenkrupp AG
L-I | CO2 SOURCES And InfrastruCturE
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Management at Fraunhofer UMSICHT Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Seifert
Competence of the department Biorefinery and Biofuels
Partners Thyssen Asset Management Ltd.
Fraunhofer UMSICHT
REMONDIS Assets & Services GmbH & Co. KG
Lhoist Germany Rheinkalk GmbH
Overall management of the subproject
thyssenkrupp AG
L-II | DYNAMIC METHANOL PRODUCTION FROM STEEL MILL GASES
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Management at Fraunhofer UMSICHT Dr.-Ing. Andreas Menne
Competence of the department Biorefinery and Biofuels
Partners Fraunhofer UMSICHT
Fraunhofer ISE
thyssenkrupp AG
Ruhr University Bochum
Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH
Overall management of the subproject Nobian GmbH
L-III | SYNTHESIS GAS
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Management at Fraunhofer UMSICHT Dr.-Ing. Barbara Zeidler-Fandrich
Competence of the departement Chemical Energy Storage
Partners Fraunhofer UMSICHT
Ruhr University Bochum
thyssenkrupp AG
Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH
Overall management of the subproject
Linde GmbH, Linde Engineering
L-IV | HIGHER ALCOHOLS
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Management at Fraunhofer UMSICHT Dr.-Ing. Heiko Lohmann
Competence of the department Chemical Energy Storage
Partners Fraunhofer UMSICHT
Ruhr University Bochum
RWTH Aachen University
thyssenkrupp AG
Overall management of the subproject
Evonik Operations GmbH
L-V | Carbon2PolymerS
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Partners Max Planck Institute for Coal Research
RWTH Aachen University
Overall management of the subproject
Covestro Deutschland AG
L-VIII | Methanol car
Partner TU München
TU Dresden
RWTH Aachen University
Overall management of the subproject
Obrist DE GmbH