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.
Main research areas of the institute:
High-Temperature Heat Pump (HTP)
Simulation and Virtual Design (SVD)
Department of Low Carbon Reducing Agents (LCR)