Press Release 134/2013

Alternative Energy Production Methods at KIT

KIT Energy Center Presents Projects and Perspectives to Interested Citizens at the “2013 Science Dialog” on November 08 / Binding Registration Required

The event “Alternative Energy Production Methods at KIT - Projects and Perspectives” on Friday, November 08, from 11 to 16.30 hrs, will provide exciting insights into new developments of energy research in the Upper Rhine region. Within the framework of the “Science Dialog – Days of Science 2013” of the Trinational Upper Rhine Metropolitan Region (TMO), the KIT Energy Center will offer presentations and a guided tour for information on current research relating to biomass and geothermal energy. Interested citizens and representatives of the media are cordially invited. We would very much appreciate your announcing this event in the events section of your medium.


The participants will meet at 11 hrs at the Ehrenhof, KIT Campus South. The highlights of the tour will be a trip with the hydrogen bus and a visit of the bioliq® plant for the production of high-quality fuel from residual biomass. Interested citizens living in the Trinational Upper Rhine Region are invited to join the cross-border event in the German and, if required, English language.


Due to the bus trip, the number of participants will be limited to 30. The KIT Energy Center asks the participants to register by e-mail to Sabrina Colombo does-not-exist.kit edu, reference “Anmeldung Dialog Science”. Indicate your complete name, the date of birth, and, if applicable, the institution. In case of questions, contact Dominique Sauer, Scientific Officer of the KIT Energy Center, at Dominique sauer does-not-exist.kit edu.


Alternative Energy Production Methods at KIT -
Projects and Perspectives
Friday, November 08, 2013, from 11 hrs


Welcome of the visitors at Ehrenhof, Campus South
Professor Hans-Jörg Bauer, Scientific Spokesperson of the KIT Energy Center
Walk to the Environmental Research Center (FZU)


Introductory Presentation “Energy Research at KIT“
Dr. Wolfgang Breh, Managing Director of the KIT Energy Center


Introductory Presentation “Geothermal Energy Research at KIT“
Dr. Birgit Müller, Sarah Herfurth


Coffee Break


Guided Tour of the Laboratory / Research Facilities
Dr. Birgit Müller, Sarah Herfurth


Presentation: “Cross-border Biomass Research in the Upper Rhine Valley”
Kira Schumacher


Coffee/Snack Break


Trip with the Hydrogen Bus to Campus North


Presentation “Biomass Research at KIT“
Dr. Nicolaus Dahmen


Visit of the bioliq® Plant
Dr. Nicolaus Dahmen


Round trip on Campus North and Return to Campus South
Dr. Nicolaus Dahmen


Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is one of Europe’s leading energy research establishments. Research, education, and innovation at KIT foster the energy turnaround and reorganization of the energy system in Germany. For this, KIT links excellent competences in engineering and science with know-how in economics, the humanities, and social science as well as law. The activities of the KIT Energy Center are organized in seven topics: Energy conversion, renewable energies, energy storage and distribution, efficient energy use, fusion technology, nuclear power and safety, and energy systems analysis. Clear priorities lie in the areas of energy efficiency and renewable energies, energy storage technologies and grids, electric mobility, and enhanced international cooperation in research.


Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,800 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,300 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

or, 25.10.2013

Monika Landgraf
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