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Press Releases on Energy Research

Nr. Date Title Abstract Link
009 05.02.2018 Power-to-Gas with High Efficiency Within the EU Project HELMETH, Efficiency of Methane Gas Production from Renewable Electricity Increased to more than 75 Percent due to Thermal Linking of Chemical Processes http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2018_009_power-to-gas-with-high-efficiency.php
155 24.10.2017 Practical Test for the Future Energy Market KIT Field Test in Landau on Trading of Electricity by Private Households – Regional Electricity Trading Is to Push the Use of Renewable Energies http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2017_155_practical-test-for-the-future-energy-market.php
114 21.08.2017 Energiewende: Energy Network Experts Pool Know-how The Energiewende Works only with a Smart Grid – Storage Technologies and Their Integration Are Decisive for Stable Power Supply Conditions – KIT Coordinates European Research Project http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2017_114_energiewende-energy-network-experts-pool-know-how.php
 97 11.07.2017 Natural Molecule to Boost the Performance of Electrodes for Rechargeable Batteries Lab tests show that a novel material based on the organic porphyrin molecule allows to charge batteries within one single minute https://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2017_097_natural-molecule-to-boost-the-performance-of-electrodes-for-rechargeable-batteries.php
 83 26.06.2017 Energy Planning: Improved Algorithms for Decision-Makers The energy turnaround depends on how uncertainties are being dealt with – KIT conducts research on the mathematics for energy system technology – new professor for stochastic optimization http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2017_083_energy-planning-improved-algorithms-for-decision-makers.php
 77 12.06.2017 Turning the First Sod for the Energy Lab 2.0 Construction of the First Energy Lab 2.0 Building Starts / Move-In of the First Scientists Scheduled for 2018 http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2017_077_turning-the-first-sod-for-the-energy-lab-2-0.php
 76 09.06.2017 KIT Material Research Center Opened Opening Ceremony with Minister of Science Theresia Bauer: Materials for Energy Systems Will Be in the Focus of the Center – Microtribology Center µTC of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Studies Friction and Wear Processes http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2016_161_kit-material-research-center-opened.php
171 08.12.2016 KIT to Participate in the Smart Energy Supply Showcase C/sells Demonstration Project to Start under the BMWi SINTEG Program – State Secretary Rainer Baake Hands Over Approval http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2016_171_kit-to-participate-in-the-smart-energy-supply-showcase.php
161 23.11.2016 KIT Material Research Center Opened Opening Ceremony with Minister of Science Theresia Bauer: Materials for Energy Systems Will Be in the Focus of the Center – Microtribology Center µTC of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Studies Friction and Wear Processes http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2016_161_kit-material-research-center-opened.php
160 23.11.2016 Jointly Shaping the Energy Transition First Results of the “Karlsruhe Energy Research Partnership”/Four Partners from Karlsruhe Pool Their Complementary Expertise for the Energy Transition http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2016_160_jointly-shaping-the-energy-transition.php
157 17.11.2016 Simulation of Lithium-ion Batteries DFG Funds New SiMET Research Training Group at KIT – Doctoral Researchers Study Mechanical, Electrical, and Thermal Effects from the Particle to the Cell http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2016_157_simulation-of-lithium-ion-batteries.php
156 09.11.2016 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 http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2016_156_power-to-liquid-pilot-operation-of-first-compact-plant.php
152 03.11.2016 Microbes Produce Organic Plastics from Flue Gas and Electricity BioElectroPlast: New Biocatalyst Uses Carbon Dioxide and Regenerative Power for Low-cost Microbial Electrosynthesis http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2016_152_microbes-produce-organic-plastics-from-flue-gas-and-electricity.php
151 02.11.2016 Heating Apartment Houses Sustainably Project Alliance of Research, Heating Manufacturers, and Housing Industry Develops Sustainable Energy Concepts and Heating Systems for Existing Apartment Houses http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2016_151_heating-apartment-houses-sustainably.php
133 27.09.2016 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 http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2016_133_record-for-perovskite-cigs-tandem-solar-module.php
121 05.09.2016 EU Grants EUR 50,000 Prize to Energy Researchers KIT and SPC Are Awarded the EU SOFT Innovation Prize for Fusion Research for the Development of a Superconductor Concept with Outstanding Characteristics http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2016_121_eu-grants-eur-50000-prize-to-energy-researchers.php
116 25.08.2016 Energy Training Courses in the English Language at KIT For the International Energy Sector: New Extra-occupational Courses for Specialists and Executive Staff to Start in November http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2016_116_energy-training-courses-in-the-english-language-at-kit.php
114 17.08.2016 Chemistry 2.0: KIT Participates in INERATEC Spinoff Innovation in the Energy Sector: INERATEC Develops, Produces, and Commercializes Compact Chemical Facilities to Convert Gases into High-quality Fuels http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2016_114_chemistry-2-0-kit-participates-in-ineratec-spinoff.php
 97 22.06.2016 “Flower Power”: Photovoltaic Cells Replicate Rose Petalst KIT scientists increase the efficiency of solar cells by replicating the structure of petals – publication in Advanced Optical Materials http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2016_097_flower-power-photovoltaic-cells-replicate-rose-petals.php
 82 31.05.2016 Outdoor Home Storage for the Energy Turnaround Intersolar Exhibition: Outdoor Storage Systems for Family Homes and Summerhouses / New Economic Solutions for the Installation of Photovoltaic Systems / Home Solar Energy
Storage Systems Put to Test
 72 09.05.2016 Solar Power Home Storage Systems Put to Test SafetyFirst Project: KIT and Partners Launch Largest Study on the Safety, Quality, and Grid Suitability of Home Storage Systems so far http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2016_072_solar-power-home-storage-systems-put-to-test.php
 57 15.04.2016 Sustainable Solutions for Pressing Future Problems 2016 KIT Annual Celebration: Energy, Mobility, and Information in the Focus of Research – Knowledge for Society and the Environment – Hanselka on KIT 2025: Full Use of Synergy
 49 05.04.2016 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
 37 15.03.2016 The Energy System from the User’s Perspective ENERGY-TRANS Helmholtz Alliance Confirms Importance of Participative Processes – Policy Briefs: Recommendations to Politics http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2016_037_the-energy-system-from-the-users-perspective.php
 26 19.02.2016 Decommissioning Cluster Pools International Expertise Cluster for Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities Pools Competencies of Five Partners from Three Countries and Strengthens Qualification and Training of Skilled Workers http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2016_026_decommissioning-cluster-pools-international-expertise.php
  2 04.01.2016 How Copper Makes Organic Light-emitting Diodes more Efficient KIT Researchers Measure Intersystem Crossing Directly in a Thermally Activated Delayed Fluo-rescence Copper Complex – Publication in Science Advances http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2016_002_how-copper-makes-organic-light-emitting-diodes-more-efficient.php
156 15.12.2015 Satellites Find Sustainable Energy in Cities KIT Researchers Identify Underground Heat Islands from Surface Temperature and Building
Density – Publication in  “Environmental Science & Technology”
151 07.12.2015 Determining the Solar Energy Potentials of Private Homes EAGLESolar Project for Calculating Potential Energy Savings Resulting from Solar/Photovoltaic Systems on Individual Buildings – First Use of Supercomputers for Geomapping http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2015_151_determining-the-solar-energy-potentials-of-private-homes.php
139 16.11.2015 Crack it! Energy from a Fossil Fuel without carbon di-oxide IASS and KIT develop a technology to produce hydrogen from methane without carbon dioxide emissions http://www.kit.edu/kit/engli
134 10.11.2015 Better Energy Systems Thanks to Data Analysis The German Research Foundation (DFG) Funds New Research Training Group on Energy Informatics at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) http://www.kit.edu/kit/engli
125 27.10.2015 Energiewende: Combining Battery and Capacitor Next-generation Energy Storage System for Industry and Intralogistics – Recovery of Kinetic Energy of Machines and Balancing of Load Peaks http://www.kit.edu/kit/engli
123 23.10.2015 Discussion on Transport and Energy in the City The “technik.kontrovers“ Series of Discussions Focuses on Opportunities and Risks Associated with Technical Developments http://www.kit.edu/kit/engli
121 21.10.2015 District Heating and Green Electricity at KIT: More Green Power, Less Carbon Dioxide 5300 Tons of Carbon Dioxide Less Per Year Thanks to District Heating - From January 01, 2016: 100 Percent Green Electricity at Campus South Supplied by Stadtwerke Karlsruhe http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2015_121_district-heating-and-green-electricity-at-kit-more-green-power-less-carbon-dioxide.php
101 31.08.2015 Regional Generation, Use, and Storage of Power Integration of Batteries and Natural Gas (PTG) for Power Storage to Reduce Load of Long-distance Power Transmission Grid and Autonomous Energy Supply on Distribution Level http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2015_regional-generation-use-and-storage-of-power.php
 90 10.08.2015 New Online Course: English for the Energy Transition MOOC “Power Up: English for the Energy Transition“ to Start on September 21 - New Courses Relating to Energy and MOOC “Idea Genertaion Methods“ http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2015_new-online-course-english-for-the-energy-transition.php
 68 22.06.2015 Bioenergy in the Upper Rhine Area - There Still Is Potential for Improvement KIT-coordinated Interreg Project for the Sustainable Use of Biomass in the Upper Rhine Region Presents Research Results and Guidelines - Trinational Conference on June 26 in Karlsruhe http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2015_068_bioenergy-in-the-upper-rhine-area-there-still-is-potential-for-improvement.php
 60 09.06.2015 ACHEMA: KIT Presents Processes for the Energiewende At the Leading Trade Fair of Processing Industry, KIT Focuses on Biofuels, Renewable Resources, Synthesis Gas, and Battery Materials http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2015_060_achema-kit-presents-processes-for-the-energiewende.php
 51 18.05.2015 EST Energy Conference: Research for the Transformation of the Energy System Numerous KIT Speakers at the International Conference EST / Technologies for the Sustainable Development of Energy Systems http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2015_051_est-energy-conference-research-for-the-transformation-of-the-energy-system.php
 47 06.05.2015 Solar Power Storage Units Reduce Costs of the Energiewende KIT Starts Operation of a Solar Power Storage System at Its Helmholtz Institute in Ulm - Modern Battery Technology and Smart Power Control Make Solar Power Capable of Meeting Base Load Requirements http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2015_16728.php
 29 16.03.2015 Researchers Increase Energy Density of Lithium Storage Materials Optimized Storage Principle and New Material Increase Lithium Storage Density in Batteries http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2015_16486.php
 20 25.02.2015 KIT Establishes Competence Center for Decommissioning Pooled Expertise for Safe Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities within the Energiewende: Innovative Technologies - Radiation Protection - Technology Assessment http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2015_16383.php
  5 19.01.2015 Silicon Carbide Enhances Energy Efficiency KIT researchers study the use of novel power semiconductor switches in industry applications - Federal Ministry of Research funds cooperation project with about EUR 800,000 http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2015_16199.php
  4 14.01.2015 Energiewende: Integrating Renewable Energies Under the New Research Program SCI of the Helmholtz Association, Energy Storage Systems and Infrastructures Are Developed / About EUR 310 Million for Five Years of Research http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2015_16183.php
156 24.11.2014 New Electolyte for the Construction of Magnesium-Sulfur Batteries Electrolyte of Excellent Electrochemical Stability and High Efficiency - Promising Potential for the Development of New Types of Batteries http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2014_16001.php
155 18.11.2014 bioliq®: Complete Process Chais Is Running High-quality Fuels from Residual Biomass - Plant Commissioning Ceremony with Representatives of the Federation and State - KIT President: Another Module for the Energiewende http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2014_15980.php
146 03.11.2014 Damage Caused by Geothermal Probes Is Rare KIT Researchers Analyze Events in Baden-Württemberg / Causes Can Be Identified and Prevented by Quality Assurance http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2014_15907.php
144 30.10.2014 Contact Studies: Technology Assessment and Energiewende Training Course Combines Science and Practice - Study Program for Experts and Executives Parallel to the Job http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2014_15888.php
141 27.10.2014 Superconducting Cable Reliably Supplies 10,000 Households with Electricity Operation of the Longest Superconducting Cable Worldwide Supplies First Technical Data / Appraisal of AmpaCity, Essen, after 180 Days http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2014_15866.php
139 24.10.2014 Energy Lab 2.0 - The Smart Energiewende Platform New Research Facility Links Producers with Storage Systems and Consumers - Investment Totaling EUR 22 Million http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2014_15859.php
137 21.10.2014 World`s Fastest Manufacture of Battery Electrodes KIT Scientists Increase the Production Speed to 100 Meters per Minute - New Coating Technology Reduces Costs of Manufacturing Process of Lithium-ion Batteries http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2014_15826.php
119 12.09.2014 Guided Visit at KIT on the Energiewende Day On the 2014 Baden-Württemberg Energiewende Days, KIT Offers Insight into Latest Research http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2014_15647.php
106 11.07.2014 Largest German Solar Power Storage Park Solar Cells, Batteries, and Power Inverters in a 1-MW Plant Generate and Buffer Solar Electricity Compatibly with the Power Grid / New and Safe Technology as a Building Block for the “Energiewende” http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2014_15420.php
102 09.07.2014 Heating and Electricity Supply Based on Renewable Sources “Sol2Heat” Combines a Heat Pump with Thermal Storage Systems, Photovoltaics, Time-depending Electricity Costs, and Smart Control http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2014_15401.php
 96 30.06.2014 Clever Energy - The Energiewende at Home KIT at the City Hall: KIT Energy Center Presents Research Relating to the "Energiewende" http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2014_15343.php
 79 12.06.2014 Science Camps at KIT: Adolescents Conduct Research KIT Center for Open and Distance Learning Offers Two Camps for Pupils: “Energy” from August 3 to 8 and “Geothermal Energy” from October 26 to 31, 2014 http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2014_15256.php
 75 05.06.2014 Energy-optimized Buildings: Keeping a Cool Head at the Workplace Students Participate in Setting up New Indoor Climate Chamber LOBSTER - Study Confirms Effect of Ceiling Fans http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2014_15229.php
 50 30.04.2014 Operation of Longest Superconducting Cable Worldwide Started RWE Deutschland, Nexans, and KIT Commission Inner-city Superconducting Cable of 1 km in Length / Demonstration of Technical and Economic Competitiveness http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2014_15058.php
 46 16.04.2014 Environmentally Compatible Organic Solar Cells KIT Coordinates “MatHero” Project Related to Sustainable and Low-cost Production Methods - EC Funds Project with EUR 3.5 Million http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2014_14961.php
 42 07.04.2014 Reducing Energy Consumption in Production Funding for Companies Investing in Energy-efficient Production Processes - The Project Management Agency Karlsruhe within KIT Coordinates Funding Program on Behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2014_14934.php
 16 06.02.2014 Energy Bet: Wash int the Night and Win “Bet and Energy”: Gamification Concept of KIT and TUM Scientists Wins International Competition - Further Development at a Workshop in the Silicon Valley http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2014_14624.php
161 06.12.2013 POPUP - Novel Organic Solar Cells KIT Scientists Participate in New Research Project on Organic Photovoltaics - Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Provides Funding of EUR 8 Million http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2013_14324.php
157 03.12.2013 Concepts for Sustainable Bioeconomy KIT Organizes Colloquium “Sustainable BioEconomy” on December 09, 2013 http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2013_14301.php
149 22.11.2013 OUI Biomasse - Yes to Sustainable Biomass Utilization INTERREG Project “Innovations for Sustainable Biomass Utilization in the Upper Rhine Region” - Trinational Conference on November 29 at Strasbourg http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2013_14262.php
134 25.10.2013 Alternative Energy Production Methods at KIT KIT Energy Center Presents Projects and Perspectives to Interested Citizens at the “2013 Science Dialog” on November 08 http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2013_14124.php
132 18.10.2013 Urban Unterground Holds Sustainable Energy Groundwater Aquifers in Conurbations Hold Geothermal Energy - Researchers Develop Model of Heat Flux into the Unterground http://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2013_14100.php
041 21.03.2013 Hydrogen from Methane without CO2 Emissions Project with IASS Potsdam – Nobel Prize Laureate Carlo Rubbia Visits KIT http://www.kit.edu/visit/pi_2013_12783.php
032 28.02.2013 bioliq® Pilot Plant: Successful Operation of High-pressure Entrained Flow Gasification Complex process stage II realized – Customized motor fuels from biomass residue http://www.kit.edu/visit/pi_2013_12692.php
009 17.01.2013 Reliable Electric Power Supply for the Energy Turn-around The New Helmholtz Energy Alliance develops “Technologies for the Future Power Grid” http://www.kit.edu/visit/pi_2013_12521.php
002 04.01.2013 Superconductors for Efficient Wind Power Plants EU Project SUPRAPOWER: KIT Researchers Develop Cooling System for Novel Generator http://www.kit.edu/visit/pi_2013_12442.php
115 03.07.2012 Solar Power from Plastic Foils Organic Photovoltaics: Group of KIT Researchers is Granted Funding in the Amount of EUR 4.25 Million http://www.kit.edu/visit/pi_2012_11399.php
108 22.06.2012 Liquid Metals Are in the Focus of a New Research Alliance Liquid metals are the research focus of the new Helmholtz Alliance LIMTECH (Liquid Metal Technologies). http://www.kit.edu/visit/pi_2012_11253.php
 96 08.06.2012 New Master Program in Energy Technology New Interdisciplinary Program on Future Energy Supply Will Start in the 2012/2013 Winter Semester http://www.kit.edu/visit/pi_2012_10892.php
 88 25.05.2012 Energy-optimized Construction Integrated Energy Concept, User Satisfaction, and Economic Impacts on the Lifecycle: KIT Scientists Conduct Research under the BMWi Program “Energy-optimized Construction” http://www.kit.edu/visit/pi_2012_10690.php
 68 03.05.2012 High-temperature Alloys Enhance Energy Efficiency New Helmholtz Research School Trains Young Scientists in the Field of Materials Development http://www.kit.edu/visit/pi_2012_10207.php
 32 02.03.2012 One Year after Fukushima Reactor Accident Expert Groups Are Still Active http://www.kit.edu/visit/pi_2012_9010.php
 12 19.01.2012 World’s Longest Superconductor Cable RWE Deutschland, Nexans and KIT launch “AmpaCity” project to highlight advantages of super-conductors: the world’s longest superconductor system to replace inner-city high-voltage cable http://www.kit.edu/visit/pi_2012_8761.php
  7 13.01.2012 Superconducting Current Limiter Guarantees Electricity Supply of the Boxberg Power Plant New Superconducting Materials Improve the Efficiency and Reliability of Grids and Systems http://www.kit.edu/visit/pi_2012_8718.php
147 11.10.2011 Official Start of the Celitement Pilot Plant 100 kg of the Environmentally Compatible Cement Daily - Commissioning Is an Important Step to Maturity – Selected Place in the Land of Ideas http://www.kit.edu/visit/pi_2011_8219.php