Most of the automobiles on the roads today continue to move with conventional engines. Petrol and diesel are the predominant fuels. However, the environmental performance of these fuels is anything but green. For some years, not only the demand for alternatives has been increasing, but also the number offer of new technologies. Scientists from the Institute for Energy and Climate Research have now compared battery and fuel cell in a study and evaluated their profitability.
Dr. Danilo Bzdok (JARA-BRAIN), who holds a professorship for social and affective neuroscience at the Clinic for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, was the only German scientist to receive the renowned award for' Rising Star' of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) in the USA.
Scientists JARA have discovered a phenomenon similar to the laser effect with which the structure of organic molecules can be examined at previously unmatched levels of precision. In contrast to a laser, this "raser" (radiowave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) is pumped with parahydrogen and does not operate at light frequencies, instead oscillating continuously at various radio frequencies of around 100 kHz. A precise fingerprint of the molecular structure can thus be obtained.
In order to create economic and technically feasible solutions for the conversion of energy system towards renewable energy sources, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research initiated the four Kopernikus projects. The partial project SynErgie investigates how energy-intense industrial processes can be flexibilized to adjust the industrial electricity consumption to a fluctuating electricity supply from renewable sources.