In­sti­tute of Low-Car­bon In­dus­tri­al Pro­cess­es

View of raw cement powder in the still-glowing rotary kiln.
View of raw ce­ment pow­der in the still-glow­ing ro­tary kiln.
Image 1/2, Credit: 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.
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.

The Institute of Low-Carbon Industrial Processes is augmenting DLR’s research portfolio through the new focal area of carbon dioxide 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 carbon dioxide and pollutant emissions from industrial processes and power plants in the decades to come.

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