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Fsc

The Fuel Science Center - Adaptive Conversion Systems for Renewable Energy and Carbon Sources

Director:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Pischinger; Dipl.-Ing. Bastian Lehrheuer

Short name:

FSC

Info:

The increasing availability of non-fossil energy technologies opens unprecedented possibilities to re-design the interface of energy and material value chains towards a sustainable future. The fundamental research in the Cluster of Excellence “The Fuel Science Center – Adaptive Conversion Systems for Renewable Energy and Carbon Sources” (FSC) aims to integrate renewable electricity with the joint utilization of bio-based carbon feedstocks and CO 2 to provide high-density liquid energy carriers (“bio-hybrid fuels”), which enable innovative engine concepts for highly efficient and clean combustion. FSC will generate fundamental knowledge as well as novel scientific methodologies to replace today’s fossil fuel-based static scenario by adaptive production and propulsion systems that are based on renewable energy and carbon resources under dynamic system boundaries.

Current research on renewable fuels is focused on fuel replacements for present-day engine technology that are either biofuels from non-food biomass or e-fuels from CO2 capture and utilization. FSC goes far beyond this approach by defining the scientific basis for the development of bio-hybrid fuels through integrated design of production and propulsion systems. The targeted technologies are adaptive to anticipate the increasing diversification of energy supply and carbon feedstock availability for a mobility sector in transformation. The (electro‑)catalytic production of fuels as well as chemicals is envisaged as an important enabler for flexible and economic value chains. Molecularly controlled combustion systems are targeted to maximize efficiency and minimize emissions during the recovery of the chemically stored renewable energy. Methodological approaches will be developed to assess and ultimately predict the environmental impact, economic viability, and societal relevance of the technical developments.

Faculties:

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Street:

Schinkelstr. 8

Postal Code:
52062
City:

Aachen

Contact:

Phone: +49 241 80 95352
Email: lehrheuer@tme.rwth-aachen.de

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The Project

This database was created as part of a cooperation project between the RWTH Aachen University and the Research Center Jülich. It provides comprehensive overview of the main research areas in energy of the two institutions.

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JARA Energy

JARA Energy is a research initiative between the RWTH Aachen University and Research Center Jülich. The research activities of JARA-ENERGY are grouped along the energy value-added chain and can be broken down into Energy management and system analysis as well as materials and production technologies as cross-sectional topics and energy and sources, energy conversion, transport and networks, storage and mobility. Currently, there are about 50 members who participate actively in the interdisciplinary research of cooperative solutions for tomorrows energy supply.