Institute of Low-Carbon Industrial Processes

DLR at Hannover Messe 2019 - Digital expertise for the Energy Transition
Hannover Messe 2019 - Digital expertise for the Energy Transition
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Hannover Messe 2019 - Digital expertise for the Energy Transition

Whether it is the digital management of energy supply, thermal storage power plants as a clean route away from coal, autonomous flying multicopters that monitor the solar fields, or high-tech analysis technology for batteries of the next generation and beyond – the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) will be present at the Hannover Messe to showcase future-oriented technologies and concepts for the implementation of the Energy Transition.

View of raw cement powder in the still-glowing rotary kiln.
View of raw cement powder in the still-glowing rotary kiln.
Image 2/2, Image: DLR (CC-BY 3.0).

View of raw cement powder in the still-glowing rotary kiln.

Solar researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) have investigated how solar energy can replace fossil fuels for the cement production process. The initial manufacturing stage, the calcination of raw cement powder, has been successfully tested using a rotary kiln in the solar simulator at the DLR Institute of Solar Research in Cologne.

The Institute of Low-Carbon Industrial Processes is augmenting DLR’s research portfolio through the new focal area of CO2-reduction for industrial processes. It is thus broadening the scope of topics and expertise relevant for the energy transition by addressing the specific requirements and research needs to decarbonise huge energy-intensive industrial sectors (power plants, steelmaking, cement industry, petrochemical industries, chemical industries, and primary aluminium production). At the same time, the Institute's research topics complement sustainable power generation and storage activities.

As such, the Institute of Low-Carbon Industrial Processes strengthens DLR’s competences in the socially and economically highly relevant field of energy research and makes a significant contribution to the major challenge of significantly reducing CO2 and pollutant emissions from industrial processes and power plants in the decades to come.

Contact
  • Prof. Dr. Uwe Riedel
    Kommissarische Institutsleitung
    German Aerospace Center (DLR)
    Institute of Low-carbon Industrial Processes
    Telephone: +49 711 6862-351
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