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P. Wolf

M.Sc. Patrick Wolf


Chemical Hydrogen Storage


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E-Mail: p.wolf@fz-juelich.de


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

Research Interest

In the light of depleating fossil fuel reserves and the urgent need of energy revolution due to climate change, alternative energy carriers have to be implemented. One very promising option in terms of green energy carriers is hydrogen. Consequently, efficient ways of hydrogen storage apart from high pressure and cryogenic processes have to be found. Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers provide an attractive way to chemically store hydrogen produced from excess renewable energy for mobile as well as stationary applications. The hydrogen can then be released on demand and being used e.g. in fuel cells to cover peaks in energy demand. In order to make the process of hydrogen storage and hydrogen release as efficient as possible, complex challenges in terms of the design of technical reactors as well as catalyst development, reaction engineering, thermodynamics, hydrodynamics and technical issues have to be overcome.

Academic Development

10/2015 – 09/2019:
PhD Thesis in the group of Prof. Wasserscheid: „Entwicklung neuer Katalysatoren und katalytischer Membranreaktoren für die Tieftemperatur-Wassergas-Shift-Reaktion“

10/2012 – 01/2015 :
Master of Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering, FAU Erlangen
Master Thesis in the group of Prof. Wasserscheid: „Inbetriebnahme einer Anlage zur Charakterisierung unterschiedlicher LOHC-Systeme in einem kontinuierlich geführten Direkt-Brennstoffzellensystem“

11/2013 – 04/2014:
Industrial internship with Evonik Industries AG, Mobile (Alabama), USA

10/2009 – 10/2012:
Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering, FAU Erlangen
Bachelor Thesis in the group of Prof. Arlt: „Bestimmung des Gesamthydrierungsgrades komplexer Mischungen von partiell hydrierten organischen Verbindungen am Beispiel von N-Ethylcarbazol“