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M. Sc. Ines Keller

PhD Student

Chemical Hydrogen Storage


Telefon: +49 911 65078-65114
E-Mail: in.keller@fz-juelich.de


Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy
Egerlandstr. 3
91058 Erlangen

Research interest

Despite the active research towards alternative energy supplies, the dependence on fossil fuels is still high and in conflict with the increasing regulations of reduced emissions. Diesel additives like Oxymethylenether (OME) are currently under investigation as they would allow a significant reduction of emissions. However, for the actual implementation of OME as an additive, a sustainable production is required. A promising way towards OME is the decomposition of biomass into formic acid via the OxFA process. From the bio based formic acid, methanol and formaldehyde can be synthesized, which form the basis for the following synthesis of OME. My work focuses on the concentration of the aqueous formic acid obtained from the OxFA process by a chemical modification of the acid. Thereby a more efficient exploitation in the subsequent synthetic steps towards OME should be provided.

Academic Devolopment

10/2011 – 09/2014 Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
06/2014 – 07/2014 Bachelor Thesis in the group of Prof. Harder “Synthesis of Novel NacNac-Ligands for the Chemistry of Main Group Metals“
10/2014 – 12/2017 Master of Science in Chemistry at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
08/2015 – 12/2015 Research stay at the University of Iceland
07/2017 – 12/2017 Master Thesis in the group of Prof. Kivala “Synthesis and Characterization of Dibenzyltoluene Isomers “