Chemical Hydrogen Storage
AdresseForschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy
In order to decouple the growing fluctuating energy supply by renewable sources from steady energy consumption, flexible energy storage technologies are required. Recently, Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) systems have gained significant attention to store energy over long periods of time without losses. Present investigations aim to improve the hydrogenation of LOHC systems in terms of flexibility and to enable the heat integration between exothermic hydrogenation and endothermic dehydrogenation at an appropriate temperature level.
In addition, the use of LOHC hydrogenation for effective separation of hydrogen from mixed gases is investigated. A potential, very interesting application is the upgrading of stranded gas, for example, gas from a remote gas field or associated gas from off-shore oil drilling. Stranded gas can be effectively converted in a catalytic process by methane decomposition into solid carbon and a hydrogen/methane mixture that can be directly fed to a hydrogenation unit to load a LOHC with hydrogen.
- 10/2009 – 06/2013: Bachelor of Science in „Environmental Engineering“ at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg
- 09/2012 – 04/2013 Bachelor Thesis „Investigations on anode off-gas recirculation in a natural gas powered, fuel cell-based power generator“ at Sunfire GmbH (Dresden, Germany)
- 04/2013 – 06/2015: Master of Science in „Environmental Engineering“ at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg specializing “Decentralized Energy Systems and Thermal Engineering”
- 05/2014 – 08/2014: Research stay at SINTEF Energy Research in Trondheim (Norway)
- 01/2015 – 06/2015: Master Thesis “Analysis of energetic, economic and ecological aspects for hydrogen production” at the Chair of Gas and Heat Technology at TU Bergakademie Freiberg
- S. Dürr, M. Müller, H. Jorschick, M. Helmin, A. Bösmann, R. Palkovits & P. Wasserscheid. Carbon dioxide-free hydrogen production with integrated hydrogen separation and storage.
ChemSusChem 2017, 10, 42-47.