15th–19th March 2015 | BHC at ACHEMA Trade-Fair

World Forum and Leading Show for the Process Industries

The Cluster of Excellence Engineering of Advanced Materials “EAM” from the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBI) and the Bavarian Hydrogen Center hosted a joint stand to present its research expertise at ACHEMA 2015, the leading trade show in Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Environmental Protection and adjacent sectors. The stand covered 60 m2 in hall 9.2 Research and Innovation.

One of the highlights at the stand was a didactical dehydrogenation demonstrator based on Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier “LOHC” technology. The prototype was developed for didactical purposes at the Institute of Chemical Reaction Engineering within the BHC and aims to bring the general public in touch with current hydrogen storage technology. In this system hydrogen which has been safely stored in liquid form (Loaded-LOHC), can released on demand by catalytic dehydrogenation. Patrick Preuster at CRT can be contacted for further enquiries regarding the status and future plans of the prototype.

Heatpipe Reformer Technology for hydrogen generation from biomass was also demonstrated at the stand by the Institute of Energy Process Engineering. Moreover BHC, CRT and EVT participated in the BMBF Science Rally for high school students which meant that daily numerous pupils visited our stand!

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Dr. Nollaig Ní Bhriain and Martin Lijewski, Didactical dehydrogenation demonstrator at ACHEMA 2015