Projects

Doctoral School Closed Carbon Cylce Economy (DS CCCE)
Interdisciplinary doctoral college for the transition to closed carbon cycles

The Doctoral School Closed Carbon Cylce Economy (DS CCCE) is an interdisciplinary doctoral college. As part of a doctoral program, the members of the DS CCCE develop an interdisciplinary understanding of relevant issues in order to master the transition to closed carbon cycles in the long term. Technical, scientific, legal, economic, social and ethical aspects are addressed. Within the framework of the DS CCCE, the Chair of Energy Systems and Energy Economics investigates the transformation of energy supply in Germany in the context of the end of coal-fired power generation and the further integration of regenerative plants.

Project-Homepage: http://www.rdccce.rub.de/doctoralschool/index.html.de

Term of: 2019 – 2022

Contact Persons:
Prof. V. Bertsch
Dr.-Ing. J.Röder
M. Sc. S. Pathe

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Act Elegancy
Enabling an economy with reduced carbon emissions through the combination of hydrogen and CCS

The aim of the multinational ACT project ELEGANCY is to accelerate the decarbonisation of the European energy system by using synergies between CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) and hydrogen (H2). The introduction of CCS is delayed due to a lack of business models, and the widespread use of H2 is hampered by the cost and availability of large quantities of clean hydrogen. The five participating countries Norway, England, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany want to investigate and evaluate the combination of a hydrogen infrastructure with CCS in case studies and develop a planning tool. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is represented by five interdisciplinary institutes within the framework of the Research Department Closed Carbon Cycle Economy (RD-CCCE). In addition to the engineering aspects, social, macroeconomic and legal aspects are also taken into account in the German case study.

Project-Homepage: https://www.sintef.no/elegancy

Term of: 2017 – 2020

Contact Persons:
Prof. V. Bertsch
M. Sc. Stefan Flamme


Kryolens
Cryogenic air energy storage

The Kryolens project aims to research improvement potentials in liquid air energy storage technology based on the current state of science and technology, with the aim of providing a variant that is as efficient as possible depending on the application scenario. At the same time, the degree of technological maturity is to be increased in order to enable large-scale demonstration and commercialisation of LAES technology following the project. In the project, the EE is working on the investigation of the economic prospects of success and the life cycle assessments of the use of LAES technology. On the basis of these analyses, a decision basis is to be created as to whether and to what extent energy storage by means of liquid air is suitable for covering the expected future demand for large-scale power storage facilities.

Supported by: Uniper Technologies GmbH, RWE Power AG and Vattenfall Europe Generation AG

Term of: 2016 – 2019

Contact Persons:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. H.-J. Wagner
M. Sc. Marc Fiebrandt
Dr.-Ing. Julian Röder


GW-Ruhr
Development of innovative and efficient heat utilisation concepts taking into account the mining infrastructure in the Ruhr area

The Gruben-Wasser-Ruhr (GW-Ruhr) project has set itself the goal of implementing a more climate-friendly energy supply on the basis of existing mining infrastructure. The focus should be on the use of mine water heat in the immediate vicinity of the site. Possible cooling requirements, which can be met by direct cooling with mine water, will also be taken into account. The heating and cooling services are to be integrated into corresponding networks and used in an optimised way through the network of several actors.
By substituting conventional energy sources, future resources will be conserved and CO2 emissions permanently reduced. The knowledge gained here is to be transferred to other projects dealing with a similar topic. The transfer of knowledge and the establishment of a network of actors are at the forefront.

Procekt-Homepage: http://www.gw-ruhr.rub.de

Term of: 2016 – 2019

Contact Persons:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. H.-J. Wagner
M. Sc. Lisa Altieri
M. Sc. Michel Gross

M. Sc. Tobias Reiners