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Andrea Robitzki
Head of Division
Prof. Dr. Andrea Robitzki

Campus South
Bldg.    10.11, Room 114
Phone: +49 721 608 43990

Campus North
Bldg.    433, Room 109
Phone: +49 721 608 28661

Mail andrea robitzkiJks8∂kit edu

Foto S. Fuhr
Administrative Assistant
Sabine Fuhr

Campus South
Bldg.    10.11, Room 113
Phone: +49 721 608 43991

Campus North
Bldg.    433, Room 111
Phone: +49 721 608 26081

Mail: sabine fuhrNvm2∂kit edu


Manager Processes
Dr. Christian Röthig
Manager Resources
Dr. Christian Röthig

Campus North,
Bldg.    433, Room 112
Phone: +49 721 608 26068

Campus South
Bldg.    10.11, Room 112
Phone: +49 721 608 41060

Mail: christian roethigRgt6∂kit edu

Andreas Martin
Andreas Martin

Campus North
Bldg.    433, Room 120
Phone: +49 721 608 26283

Mail: andreas martinNwo2∂kit edu


Nadja Lodes


Campus South
Bldg.    10.11, Room 112
Phone: +49 721 608 41061

Mail: nadja lodesHcg5∂kit edu

Division I - Biology, Chemistry, and Process Engineering

Division I comprises twenty KIT institutes, the KIT Department of Chemistry and Biosciences and the KIT Department of Chemical and Process Engineering as well as the Helmholtz Programme BioInterfaces in Technology and Medicine.


Since February 15th, 2020, Professor Dr. Andrea Robitzki has been Head of Division I.



Die Demonstrationsanlage in Troia, Italien, kombiniert einen neuartigen Mikroreaktor für die Methanisierung mit einer innovativen Verflüssigungsanlage. Das erforderliche CO2 wird aus der Umgebungsluft gewonnen.(Foto: Domenico Grossi)
Innovative Power-to-Gas-Technologien für die Energiewende

Abschlusskonferenz zum EU-Forschungsprojekt STORE&GO am KIT.

Auf dem Weg zur Klimaneutralität sind Power-to-Gas-Technologien ein wichtiger Baustein. Im Projekt STORE&GO haben Forscherinnen und Forscher aus ganz Europa unterschiedliche Verfahren zur Produktion von synthetischem Erdgas (SNG) aus erneuerbarem Strom erfolgreich umgesetzt: Aus drei Pilotanlagen konnte SNG ins lokale Erdgasnetz eingespeist oder verflüssigt als mobiler Energieträger bereitgestellt werden. Außerdem hat das Team die volkswirtschaftlichen Vorteile von Power-to-Gas (PtG) herausgearbeitet und passende Regulierungsempfehlungen entwickelt. Die Projektergebnisse werden bei einer Abschlusskonferenz am 17. und 18. Februar 2020 am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) vorgestellt.

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Vision of a sustainable energy system with wind turbines, solar collectors, a stor-age unit, and a hydrogen bus. (Montage by: Pascal Armbruster, KIT)
New Series of Events: ENERGIE – Wende. Wandel. Wissen.

KIT Scientists Discuss Energy Research and the Energy Transition with Interested Citizens.


The new series of events entitled “ENERGIE – Wende. Wandel. Wissen.” (Energy – Transition. Change. Knowledge.) is organized by the Energy Center of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) to inform the public about progress and challenges of the energy transition and about latest news and trends in energy research. The series will start on Monday, February 3, 2020, 18.00 hrs, with an event on energy storage systems. The venue will be the Tulla-Hörsaal on Campus South of KIT (building 11.40, Englerstr. 11). All interested citizens are invited to discuss and exchange information. The event will take place in the German language.


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Methane pyrolysis by means of a bubble column reactor allows for the climate-friendly use of fossil natural gas. (Graphics: Leon Kühner, KIT)
Hydrogen from Natural Gas without CO2 Emissions

KIT and Wintershall Dea Launch Collaboration on Climate-friendly Industrial-scale Methane Pyrolysis.

Methane pyrolysis will allow for the future climate-friendly use of fossil natural gas: Methane is separated into gaseous hydrogen and solid carbon that is a valuable material for various industry branches and can also be stored safely. This may be a key component of future climate-neutral energy supply. Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have developed a highly efficient process for this purpose. Together with the industry partner Wintershall Dea, this process will now be further developed for use on the industrial scale.

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Zhirong Zhao-Karger (left) and Zhenyou Li (right) from the POLiS (Post Lithium Storage) Cluster of Excellence succeeded in producing promising electrolytes for calcium batteries. (Photo: Markus Breig/KIT)
Calcium Batteries: New Electrolytes, Enhanced Properties

KIT and Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) Develop First Electrolytes for Calcium Batteries with Acceptable Properties at Room Temperature.

Calcium-based batteries promise to reach a high energy density at low manufacturing costs. This lab-scale technology has the potential for replacing lithium-ion technology in future energy storage systems. Using the electrolytes available, however, it has been impossible so far to charge calcium batteries at room temperature. In the Energy & Environmental Science journal, researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) now present a promising electrolyte class, with which this will be possible. (DOI: 10.1039/c9ee01699f)


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The world’s first integrated Power-to-Liquid (PtL) test facility to synthesize fuels from the air-captured carbon dioxide. (Photo: P2X project/Patrick Langer, KIT)
Carbon-neutral Fuels from Air and Green Power

Government-funded Kopernikus Project P2X: Integrated Container-scale Test Facility Produces Fuels from the Air-captured Carbon Dioxide and Green Power

Several challenges associated with the energy transition can be managed by coupling the sectors of electric power and mobility. Green power could be stored in the long term, fuels of high energy density could be used in a carbon-neutral way. Sector coupling has now been demonstrated by the partners of the P2X Kopernikus project on the premises of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The first liters of fuel were produced from air-captured carbon dioxide and green power. For the first time, a container-based test facility integrating all four chemical process steps needed was used to implement a continuous process with maximum carbon dioxide utilization and very high energy efficiency.

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