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BmBF-Kopernikus - FC-A3

High Temperature Co-Electrolysis for Synthesis Gas Generation

Partners:

· Dechema Forschungsinstitut (DFI)   http://dechema-dfi.de/

·  Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V. (DLR)   http://www.dlr.de/tt/

·  Fraunhofer IWM / ISE   http://www.iwm.fraunhofer.de/

·  Heraeus GmbH & Co. KG
    https://www.heraeus.com/de/group/home/home.aspx

·   Linde AG  http://www.linde.de/de/index.html

·   Sunfire GmbH    http://www.sunfire.de/de/

·   Wuppertal Institut    https://wupperinst.org/

The aim of the research cluster "High Temperature Co-Electrolysis for Synthesis Gas Generation" (FC-A3) is the conversion of carbon dioxide and water vapor with electricity from renewable energy sources to synthesis gas (power-to-syngas). The research and development of co-electrolysis technology in transient operation will provide tailor-made synthesis gas compositions for the subsequent production of fuels and industrial raw materials.

The big advantage of high-temperature co-electrolysis is the possibility to produce tailor-made synthesis gas compositions without downstream process steps. In addition, the high-temperature electrolysis has a comparatively low energy consumption. In the case that the heat demand can be covered by waste heat from upstream or downstream processes, the efficiency of the co-electrolysis process even increases to values greater than 100%.


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