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LookKIT 2016/1: Energie

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Flyer KIT Energy Center

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Welcome to the KIT Energy Center

The KIT Energy Center with its 1250 employees is one of the largest energy research centers in Europe. It bundels the energy research activities of the KIT, the merger of the former Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and Universität Karlsruhe and reknown cooperation partners. By this, it crosses the lines between disciplines and combines fundamental and applied research in all relevant energies for industry, household, service and mobility.


The involved institutes and research groups conduct the research work on their own authority. The joining of subjects, the interdisciplinary collaboration of scientists, and the common use of high-end devices and installations, develops a new quality of research and teaching. The KIT Energy Center develops solutions in energy technology from a single source and acts as a highly valuable consultancy institution for politics, business, and society in all questions of energy.

The working areas of the KIT Energy Center are structured in seven topics.



Prof. Bockhorn
Professor Henning Bockhorn receives another prestigious award

The Combustion Institute (German Section), the German Association for Combustion Research (DVV) and the VDI Society for Energy and Environment pay tribute to Bockhorn´s outstanding scientific contributions in the field of combustion with the Rudolf-Günther-Medal 2017.

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Energiewende: Energienetzexperten bündeln Knowhow

Energiewende funktioniert nur über ein smartes Gesamtnetz – Speichertechnologien und deren Integration entscheidend für eine stabile Versorgung – KIT koordiniert europäisches Forschungsprojekt

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International MINTernship Program: US Students at KIT

Three students of the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Charlotte, who passed a research internship at KIT under the MINTernship Program, were bid farewell at the Karlsruhe Office of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

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Solarenergie aus der Sonnenbrille

Beitrag aus SWR Aktuell Baden-Württemberg vom 18.7.2017

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Grundsteinlegung Power-to-Gas-Anlage Falkenhagen

Am 06.07.2017 fand die feierliche Grundsteinlegung zur Erweiterung der Power-to-Gas-Anlage im brandenburgischen Falkenhagen statt. Im Rahmen des EU-Demonstrations-vorhabens STORE&GO wird die von Uniper betriebene PtG-Anlage in Falkenhagen um eine 1 MW  Methanisierungsanlage erweitert.

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Mit Schwefel Sonnenenergie speichern

Geschlossener Stoffkreislauf auf Basis der Verbrennung von Schwefel soll Sonnenenergie für die Nacht speichern und erneuerbare Energien grundlastfähig machen

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Gemeinsam die Energiewende gestalten

Erste Ergebnisse der „Forschungspartnerschaft Karlsruhe Energie“ / Vier Partner aus Karlsruhe bringen ihre sich ergänzenden Kompetenzen im Rahmen der Energiewende zusammen

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Power-to-Liquid: Pilot Operation of First Compact Plant

First Compact Plant Worldwide for Synthetic Fuels from Solar Energy and Carbon Dioxide extracted from Air to Start in Finland / KIT Spinoff INERATEC Supplies Key Component

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Microbes Produce Organic Plastics from Flue Gas and Electricity

BioElectroPlast: New Biocatalyst Uses Carbon Dioxide and Regenerative Power for Low-cost Microbial Electrosynthesis

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Heating Apartment Houses Sustainably

Project Alliance of Research, Heating Manufacturers, and Housing Industry Develops Sustainable Energy Concepts and Heating Systems for Existing Apartment Houses

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Record for Perovskite/CIGS Tandem Solar Module

Prototype of a Perovskite/CIGS Tandem Thin-Film Solar Module Achieves an Efficiency of 17.8 Percent / First-Ever to Surpass the Efficiency of Single Perovskite and CIGS Solar Modules

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ENSURE Is to Condition Grids for the Energy Turnaround

ENSURE Consortium Is One of Four “Kopernikus Projects for the Energy Turnaround” of the Federal Government – EUR 30 Million Funding – Enhancing Compatibility of Central and Decentralized Power Supply

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