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Prof. Dr. Uwe Riedel awarded the Russell Severance Springer Professorship
5 January 2024
Uwe Riedel, Director of the DLR-Institute of Low Carbon Industrial Processes and Chair of the Department of Decarbonized Industrial Processes at BTU Cottbus - Senftenberg, has been awarded the "Russell Severance Springer Professorship" of the University of California, Berkeley for 2023/24.
Launch of the EU project "EPHYRA" for the construction and operation of an innovative renewable hydrogen production facility
24 October 2023
The official kick-off meeting of the project "EPHYRA", regarding the construction and operation of an innovative renewable hydrogen production facility, that takes place on 21 and 22 September 2023 in Athens and Corinth. Funded by the Clean Hydrogen Partnership, the project will be coordinated by Motor Oil, with the participation of 9 partners from 7 countries (Italy, France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Greece). The project’s duration will be 5 years.
Institute of Low-Carbon Industrial Processes meets McGill University
27 September 2023
On September 25 and 26, 2023, Prof. Jeff M. Bergthorson visited us at the Cottbus site. Mr. Bergthorson works as a professor at McGill University in Montréal, Canada and is a pioneer in research on metals as an energy source.
Korean researchers visit the Institute of Low Carbon Industrial Processes
29 August 2023
On August 21, Korean researchers from the Korean Institute of Machinery & Materials (KIMM) and the Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) visited the DLR Institute of Low Carbon Industrial Processes in Cottbus, Germany.
Milestone for the ZiRa pilot plant
24 August 2023
In the new test rig "Vorpilot ZiRa" (Zittauer Rankine Prozess) at the Zittau site of the Institute of Low-Carbon Industrial Processes, the map measurement of a turboradial compressor stage with the medium water vapor was successfully carried out.
DLR researchers as guests at the ASME Conference 2023
3 July 2023
Members of our institute presented their research results at the "Turbo Expo 2023" in Boston in June. The conference gathers global experts in a wide range of technical fields and thus provides a unique platform to actively address the challenges in the field of propulsion and energy. It is organized by IGTI, i.e. the International Gas Turbine Institute.
Climate Commission Cottbus
29 June 2023
Climate protection is becoming increasingly important and presents us with challenges that we can only overcome as a cross-sectional task together in all layers of society, science, politics as well as business. The city of Cottbus/Chóśebuz is committed to climate protection and the defined climate protection goals and intends to establish a Climate Commission, which will not only accompany the preparation of the climate protection concept, but also advise the bodies and the administration of the city of Cottbus/Chóśebuz in matters of climate protection and in the implementation of climate protection goals. In doing so, the Climate Commission shall promote the exchange between the public, politics, administration, economy and science.
DLR signs the foundation of the non-profit association Hi!Lusatia e.V. in Görlitz
14 June 2023
On 08 June 2023, the members of the Lausitz Science Network e.V. (LSN) signed the foundation of the non-profit association Hi!Lusatia e.V. based in Görlitz. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is one of the founding members of the association with its Institute of Low-Carbon Industrial Processes. The alliance was initiated by CASUS (Center for Advanced Systems Understanding at HZDR) and the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences (HSZG) back in October 2020, with the aim of working together with the region's research institutions and business partners to further develop the strengths of the science and business region and increase its visibility.
23rd Brandenburg Energy Day 2023
26 May 2023
The success of the energy turnaround through an interplay of energy saving and efficiency with renewable energies is the central theme of the 23rd Brandenburg Energy Day. The motto of this year's event at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU) is "Shaping the energy turnaround - opportunities and solutions for the Brandenburg economy".
Hotter Heat Pumps could help Electrify Industrial Heat
24 May 2023
Most energy in industry is used to provide heat. The most efficient way to decarbonize heat is to use heat pumps powered by green electricity. Which leads to the question: What temperatures can they achieve?
HPT Magazine - Using heat pumps to stabilize power grids
24 May 2023
How can heat pumps help stabilizing power grids? Researchers from the DLR Institute of Low-Carbon Industrial Processes and KU Leuven illustrate the importance of flexible heat pumps in an article for HPT Magazine. Heat pumps can provide control reserve by changing their electric power consumption.
Options for the decarbonization of industry
20 April 2023
The Institute of Low-Carbon Industrial Processes as a guest at the Hannover Messe 2023.
Visit of the Lord Mayor to DLR in Cottbus
17 April 2023
On April 17, 2023, the Lord Mayor of Cottbus, Tobias Schick, visited the German Aerospace Center (DLR). On this occasion, he was introduced to the DLR Institute for Electrified Aerospace Propulsion, the DLR Institute of Low-Carbon Industrial Processes and the DLR_School_Lab.
Innovation group "process heat" visits the pilot plant CoBra in Cottbus
31 March 2023
The CoBra test facility of the Institute of Low-Carbon Industrial Processes was the highlight of the second meeting of the "Process Heat" innovation group. The kick-off took place in a Cottbus industrial park: The Cottbus Brayton Facility (CoBra for short) high-temperature heat pump is located there.
Rising energy prices - How can the restructuring of the German economy succeed?
14 March 2023
A conference at the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research Halle (IWH) on March 9, 2023, will address this question.
Defense John Mburu Ngugi
10 March 2023
On Tuesday, John Mburu Ngugi successfully defended his PhD thesis on “auto-ignition of poly(oxymethylene) dimethyl ethers and their mixtures with the primary reference fuel 90” at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering and Geodesy at the University of Stuttgart.
INDUSTRY forward EXPO
6 March 2023
On the way to a sustainable and climate-neutral energy system, energy-intensive industries are increasingly coming into focus. The Institute of Low-Carbon Industrial Processes of the German Aerospace Center is therefore focusing its research on reducing CO
emissions from industrial processes.
Second workshop for the project „SPIRIT – Implementation of sustainable heat upgrade technologies for industry“
3 March 2023
From March 2 to March 3, 2023, the second workshop for the project Implementation of sustainable heat upgrade technologies for industry (SPIRIT) took place on the premises of the German Aerospace Center and at the Lindner Congress Hotel in Cottbus.
From school to the lab - First DLR student lab in Brandenburg
2 March 2023
Electrified airplanes, fuel cells, weightlessness and heat accumulators - in the new DLR_School_Lab at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, schoolchildren can now immerse themselves in the world of research.
Green federal securities and CoBra investment
9 February 2023
Since 2020, the federal government has been issuing green bonds, promoting the market for green financial products. The CoBra plant is one of the case studies in the 2022 presentation for investors.
Official start for the project "MaTiC-M - Methods and Technologies for an intelligent Circularity of Materials"
24 January 2023
From 24-25 January 2023, the official kick-off event and the first workshop for the strategic impulse project "Methods and Technologies for an intelligent Circularity of Materials" (MaTiC-M) took place at the Lindner Congress Hotel in Cottbus.
Foundation “Lausitz Science Network” in Cottbus
15 December 2022
On Wednesday, December 14, 2022, the association Lausitz Science Network e.V. (LSN) was founded in Cottbus. Initiated by the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, the alliance consists of research institutions located in the region with the aim of jointly developing the strengths of the science location and increasing its visibility.
Helmholtz Energy - Scientist of the Month: Diana Wenzke
28 November 2022
Diana Wenzke has been working as a scientist at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg since 2005 and received her PhD in 2020. Today, she works as an acting department head at the Institute of Low-Carbon Industrial Processes.
Wake the sleeping giant
22 November 2022
DLR conducts research for the heat transition. By Denise Nüssle
31st German Flame Day for Sustainable Combustion 2023
21 November 2022
The German Association for Combustion Research and the German Section of the Combustion Institute are organizing the 31st German Flame Day for Sustainable Combustion on September 27 and 28, 2023 at the Technical University of Berlin.
Lusatian Conference 2022: Staying the Course for Decarbonization in the Energy Crisis
14 November 2022
Staying the course toward decarbonization despite the energy crisis was probably the most important message of the symposium. "By switching to green energy sources, we create a win-win situation: we avoid carbon dioxide and at the same time we are less dependent on fossil energy imports," emphasized Michael Kellner, Parliamentary State Secretary at the BMWK, in his video message. In addition, experts from science and practice showed transformation paths and explained the necessary levers for a successful industrial transformation.
Data instead of coal - Lusatia in transition
2 November 2022
Where open-cast mining once shaped the landscape, data will soon be collected from space, fuel-efficient aircraft will be invented and the hydrogen age will be ushered in. In Lusatia, cutting-edge research of international standing is about to get underway. By Matthias Salm.
Lusatian Conference 2022 - Climate Neutral Industry
28 October 2022
The DLR Institute of Low-Carbon Industrial Processes is co-organizer. How does industrial decarbonization succeed under the current political framework? November 10, 2022 | 10:00 - 17:30 | Hybrid (Cottbus & Digital)
Why energy research can be so interesting?
15 October 2022
The DLR Institute of Low-Carbon Industrial Processes was there at the Night of Creative Minds in Cottbus on October 15, 2022. On Saturday, October 15, 2022, after a 2-year Corona break, the Night of Creative Minds traditionally took place again in Cottbus. At 21 different locations in the city, research institutions, companies and projects presented themselves to the general public from 6 pm - midnight
Kick-Off for the SPIRIT project successfully carried out!
26 September 2022
Two representatives of the DLR Institute of Low-Carbon Industrial Processes participated in the kick-off meeting of the SPIRIT project at the end of September. The acronym SPIRIT in this context stands for: "Implementation of sustainable heat upgrade technologies for industry Europe".
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