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News 10.08.2017

Competition building becomes a university laboratory

A team of students from Berlin University of the Arts and Technische Universität Berlin designed a net energy plus building for the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 competition. The house is now being rebuilt on the Charlottenburg campus. It is intended for use as a seminar room and laboratory in the future. After minor modifications and with additional measurement technology, the students can learn about energy monitoring with a real building as an example.  more...
 
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Projektinfo 07/2017

Flexible turbomachines stabilise the power grid

In future, conventional power plants will need to become more flexible in order to compensate for the fluctuating power generation by renewables. This requires modified gas and steam turbines. These will have to work more frequently under partial load, with more start-up and shut-down cycles and function with changing fuels. AG Turbo has compiled the research and development objectives for these new framework conditions in the ECOFLEX-turbo programme.  more...
 
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Pentagonal mirror reflects the sun precisely

In solar tower power plants, multiple mirrors – called heliostats – direct the sunlight to the receiver at the top of the tower. Heliostats have previously had a rectangular shape. However, engineers have now developed a pentagonal concentrator mirror. They are combining this with a low-cost linear drive and new control software. Five of these heliostats are now being mounted and tested on test platforms at Jülich.
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“The energy system of today is much more complex than in the past”

Preparations are currently under way for a new energy research programme, which the German Federal Government intends to publish in the coming legislative period. In preparation, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has started a discussion process between representatives from industry, science and politics in order to identify relevant fields of research. In this interview Dr Johannes Tambornino, Head of Energy Strategies and System Analysis at Project Management Jülich speaks about the growing importance of system analysis for energy research.  more...
 
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News 10.05.2017

40 years of energy research

Last week, on 2nd May 2017, the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs, Brigitte Zypries, opened the celebration for the anniversary of “40 years of energy research programmes in the German Federal Government” in the historic conference rooms of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in Berlin. She emphasised that research and development are important components in the large modernisation and investment project for energy transformation in Germany.
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Extracting fumes in rolling mills

Aluminium foils and sheets pass through a cold roll stand during the last processing step of their production. Rolling oils are sprayed on to cool and lubricate the rolls. Some of these kerosene-like hydrocarbons evaporate and vaporise in the ambient air. Large extraction hoods above the roll stand collect the contaminated air and feed it to a recycling plant.  more...
 
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Projektinfo 04/2017

Syngas from biocoals

Organic waste, thinning wood, straw and landscape management waste products are still little used for generating energy. This is because such biogenic residues have poor combustion properties owing to their inhomogeneous composition or high moisture contents. However, researchers from the Technical University of Munich and SunCoal Industries are now producing biocoal from such material using a new process.  more...
 
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The future of power plants

The "Flexible Energy Conversion" research network was founded in Berlin at the end of February 2017. Here, researchers and developers from the conventional power plant technology and solar thermal power plant fields will jointly develop future strategies. The goals: To increase the flexibility of large-scale power plants, develop new large-scale storage systems, extensively research the use of hydrogen in power plant processes and in particular optimise the economic efficiency of solar power plants.  more...
 
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News 27.07.2017

Intermediate storage of renewables

How could more renewable energies be used that also stabilise the grid? To answer this question, researchers at the MEET Battery Research Centre at Münster University developed a new energy storage system based on dual-ion battery technology. Its long service life is promising for stationary applications.  more...
 
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Salt stores heat

Molten salt can store large amounts of heat at high temperatures. In Cologne-Porz, researchers at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) are using a new test facility to find out where storage systems with only one tank could replace the common two-tank storage technologies. This would cut costs considerably. The system was presented to the public on 5 July 2017.  more...
 

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