June 16, 2024

DLR researchers explain strategies for long-term storage in the "GELADEN" battery podcast

  • The successful German-language podcast on the energy transition is available as audio and video and addresses topics such as the repurposing of salt caverns for hydrogen storage and the use of power-to-X systems.
  • Dr Hendrik Langnickel (Institute of Networked Energy Systems) and Dr Andrea Gutierrez (Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics) will provide information on current DLR research priorities in the 30-minute expert dialogue.
  • The podcast emphasises the importance of storage solutions for the energy transition by placing them in a social and overall systemic context.
  • Focus: Energy, hydrogen, knowledge transfer

The topic of "seasonal long-term storage for the energy transition" is the focus of the latest episode of the German-language battery podcast "GELADEN", which has been available since 16 June 2024. The guests on the podcast are Dr Andrea Gutierrez, an expert in thermal systems with phase change at the Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics, and Dr Hendrik Langnickel, an expert in sector integration and gas technology at the Institute of Networked Energy Systems.

In the approximately 30-minute expert dialogue, the two DLR researchers will discuss various technological options for the long-term storage of energy and provide an insight into the current state of research. The underlying challenge: In the course of the energy transition, coal, oil and natural gas must be replaced for a wide variety of purposes. This applies both to generation – for example by solar and wind – and to supply. Specifically, energy must be reliably available – at any place and at any time, even on a dark, windless winter night.

Ökostrom-Langzeitspeicher für die Energiewende - Dr. Andrea Gutierrez & Dr. Hendrik Langnickel (DLR)

With a focus on longer-term to cross-seasonal storage intervals, current DLR research activities ranging from the rededication of salt caverns for hydrogen storage to power-to-X systems and Carnot batteries for thermal energy storage will be discussed. The two DLR experts also categorise what is technologically feasible in an economic, social, industrial and overall systemic context. Absolutely worth listening to!

The battery podcast "GELADEN" is produced by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) and the Post-Lithium Storage Cluster of Excellence (POLiS). With over 5.5 million downloads, the series is one of the most successful German-language podcasts on the energy transition.

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Heinke Meinen

German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Institute of Networked Energy Systems
Institute Communication