Optimizing and developing energy technologies

The provision of a sustainable, i.e. efficient, resource-conserving, environmentally acceptable and reliable, energy supply is one of the most crucial challenges facing society in the future and is becoming increasingly more significant due to global developments. This challenge requires the combined action of a wide range of actors and expertise. For energy research, this means above all that collaborations between larger numbers of actors will become ever more important in order to provide scientific and technical solutions.

At the moment, about 60 members of JARA-ENERGY are involved in the field of energy research, exploiting their compentencies and research infrastructure in a complementary manner. Their objective is to explore, optimize or develop from scratch energy technologies and system solutions, both along system and value-added chains as well as with respect to interdisciplinary cross-cutting issues, from basic research up to applications that are ready to use. 

JARA-ENERGY's fields of research are energy technologies in which common research interests are to be found and where added valued with respect to science, industry and research structure can be achieved by collaborations.

The research activities of JARA-ENERGY are grouped along the energy value-added chain and can be broken down into seven fields of action, of which two are cross-sectional topics. Within these fields of action, and also beyond their boundaries, JARA-ENERGY researchers take an interdisciplinary approach in creating cooperative solutions for tomorrow's energy supply.

Seed Fund Call & Strategy Call

“Battery Technology" and "Power-to-x"

As a measure to promote to scientific collaboration, JARA-ENERGY will grant seed funds to develop new ideas to the point where they can attract subsequent third-party funding.

JARA-Start Projects: Up to three projects, but not more than 75 % of the submitted proposals, shall be funded with 120,000 € for 18 months, especially for the funding of early career scientists. Scientists in a non-permanent position can apply for funding of their own position.

The proposed projects should address major research goals of the section JARA-ENERGY in the field of “Battery Technology” and "Power-to-x", including cross-cutting research and topics. The addressed topics should be new, creative and can be of high risk. The topics should not already be addressed by national or international public funding programs nor are present in one of the running JARA-ENERGY projects, and help to establish new and to strengthen existing links between researchers in Aachen and Jülich.

Deadline for submission: 15th May 2017

As we established a sub-structure in JARA-ENERGY, namely the sub-sections “Processes”, “Materials” and “Systems”, the proposals must state to which sub-section they will contribute.

6. JARA-ENERGY Seed Fund Call

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DFG Verwendungsrichtlinien

Energy transformation towards renewables and distributed generation

JARA-ENERGY Seed Fund Call: „Ideas and Concepts for future energy-systems“, the projects are funded with 100.000 EUR

2 JARA-Start-projects (Budget each 50.000 EUR,  Start: 1.9.15; 1 year)

Project „Dynamic Hydrogen Storage (DyHyst): Integrated dynamic model of electrolysis and gas conditioning for hydrogen storage“
RWTH Aachen: Dr. Franz Lanzerath, LTT
Forschungszentrum Jülich: Dr. Martin Müller, IEK-3

Project „Comperative techno-economic analysis of stationary battery systems providing primary control under consideration of battery and application specific aging models“
RWTH Aachen: Dr. Matthias Leuthold, ISEA
Forschungszentrum Jülich: Dr. Petra Zapp, IEK-STE

„Energy transformation towards renewables and distributed generation“ Seed Funds

To support the development of clean and sustainable energy systems and technologies JARA-ENERGY granted Seed Fund Projects in the field „Energy transformation towards renewables and distributed generation“. The projects are funded with 250,000 Euro.


JARA-Start-Project (Budget 50.000 EUR, 1 year)
„Measurement of boundary layer profiles to predict mixed convection losses on solar tower power plants“
RWTH Aachen:                       Prof. Reinhold Kneer
Forschungszentrum Jülich: Prof. Hans-Josef Allelein


JARA-Project (Budget each 100.000 EUR, 2 years)
„Electrolyte-Cathode Interfaces in All-Solid-State Li Batteries“
RWTH Aachen:                       Dr. Johan Persson
Forschungszentrum Jülich: Dr. Martin Finsterbusch
                                                  Dr. Sandra Lobe                       more

„CO2-free hydrogen production with integrated H2 separation & storage“
RWTH Aachen:                       Prof. Regina Palkovits
Forschungszentrum Jülich: Prof. Peter Wasserscheid

Transition to Renewable Energy

JARA- ENERGY Seed Fund Projects

“Energy Transition” and “Renewable Energy” are one of the most important themes for current and future research programs.
To support the development of clean and sustainable energy systems and technologies JARA-ENERGY granted Seed Fund Projects in the field “Transition to Renewable Energy”. The projects are funded with 250,000 Euro for up to two years.

Project "Power-2-Fuel
RWTH Aachen: Prof. Walter Leitner (ITMC)
                             Prof. Alexander Mitsos, Ph.D. (AVT)
                             Prof. Regina Palkovits (ITMC)
                             Prof. Stefan Pischinger (VKA)
                             Prof. Matthias Wessling (AVT)
Forschungszentrum Jülich: Prof. Rüdiger Eichel (IEK-9)
                                               Prof. Detlef Stolten (IEK-3)                    more

Project "Competence Center for self-reliant Power Generation from Volatile Renewable Energy Sources
RWTH Aachen: Prof. Dirk Abel (IRT)
                             Prof. Georg Jacobs (CWD)
                             Prof. Wolfgang Schröder (AIA)
                             Prof. Manfred Christian Wirsum (IKDG)
                             Prof. Rik De Doncker (PGS)
Forschungszentrum Jülich: Prof. Detlef Stolten (IEK-3)                  more

Project "Technology Based Energy Systems Analysis
RWTH Aachen: Prof. Alexander Mitsos, Ph.D. (AVT)
                             Prof. Peter Kukla, Ph.D. (EMR)
                             Prof. Albert Moser (IAEW)
                             Prof. Armin Schnettler (IFHT)
                             Prof. Georg Jacobs (CWD)
                             Prof. Daniel Barben (IPW)
                             Prof. Regina Palkovits (ITMC)
                             Prof. Reinhard Madlener (FCN)
                             Prof. André Bardow (LTT)
                             Prof. Stefan Pischinger (VKA)
                             Prof. Paul Thomes (WST)
Forschungszentrum Jülich: Prof. Detlef Stolten (IEK-3)                  more

JARA-ENERGY Seed Funds Call

As a measure to promote to scientific collaboration, JARA-ENERGY will grant seed funds to develop new ideas to the point where they can attract subsequent third-party funding.

For more information please follow the link below.

 

 

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