Sept. 26, 2016, 4:10 p.m.
1306 Elings Hall
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is developing innovative key processes for the sustainable use of biomass. A highlight is the bioliq® project to convert lignocellulosic biomass into synthetic fuels and chemicals. At KIT, a pilot plant over the entire process chain has been built, which is operated in full since 2014. The multi-stage process consisting of fast pyrolysis to convert biomass into energy dense, liquid like intermediates, high pressure entrained flow gasification to produce tar free syngas with low methane content, high temperature gas cleaning and conditioning, finished by one-step dimethylether synthesis followed by gasoline production.
Pilot plant operation is supported and accompanied by a strong R&D network providing numerous links to other of process or product options, which can be integrated in advanced biomass utilization concepts. Involved in the bioliq process as well as in other topics related to biomass conversion, high temperature processes and catalysis the KIT scientist will present on biomass liquefaction by pyrolysis as well as by solvo- and hydrothermal processes (Nicolaus Dahmen), increase of efficiency in high temperature process chains at the example of gas cleaning and conditioning (Dieter Stapf), and on the production of oxygenate fuels from biomass-derived synthesis gas (Jörg Sauer).
Jorg Sauer is a professor of the Chemical Engineering faculty and head of the Institute of Catalysis Research & Technology at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
Dieter Stapf is a full professor of High Temperature Process Technologies and head of the Institute of Technical Chemistry at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
Nicholaus Dahmen is leading scientist and professor of Conversion of Renewable Resources at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).