Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is a public corporation serving as State University of Baden-Wuerttemberg and acting as National Research Centre of the Helmholtz Association. The KIT mission combines three strategic lines of activity: research, higher education and innovation. With about 9 200 employees, 26 000 students and an annual budget of M€ 850, KIT is one of the large academic institutions in natural sciences and engineering in Europe. The Institute for Micro Process Engineering (KIT – IMVT) and the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (KIT – ITAS) act as participant in the KEROGREEN project. Both Institutes are involved in the research on the transition from fossil to renewable energy, efficient energy conversion and chemical pathways in storage of renewable energy at KIT.
Role and contribution in KEROGREEN
KIT-IMVT develops the process components for Water Gas Shift (WGS) to produce synthesis gas from generated CO and Hydrocracking to upgrade and maximize the Fischer-Tropsch crude towards kerosene and is responsible for process simulation and the database. It also provides the site installation of the fully integrated KEROGREEN system. In addition, with support of the KIT research office (FOR), KIT-IMVT is leading dissemination and communication activities. KIT-ITAS is responsible for the sustainability analysis of the KEROGREEN system.
Prof. Peter Pfeifer (IMVT)
Dr. Andreas Patyk (ITAS)