Reducing CO2

Particle and sulphur emissions from power plants were reduced to almost zero in the 1980s.
This century shall see the advent of fossil fuel power plants with no CO2 emissions.

news / 2016-12-14

Gas turbines used in power plants and for the propulsion of airplanes should emit as few pollutants as possible. To achieve this important development goal, the engineers need to better understand the combustion processes within the combustion chamber of the turbine. On a newly developed test rig, researchers from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Rolls Royce Deutschland have jointly conducted an initial series of experiments. The project is called SCARLET and went into operation at the end of 2016. Read more

news / 2016-02-02

The third phase of the research project HotVeGas launched in early January. Previous findings in coal gasification will be further developed and consolidated in a fuel database. The project will run until the end of 2019. Technische Universität München is coordinating the project. Read more

news / 2015-06-24

Higher temperature differences can increase the efficiency of power plants, and thus lower CO2 emissions. The lower limit is determined by the outside or ambient temperature, and the upper limit depends on material properties. As part of the research project HWT II (high-temperature material test track II), experts examined the behaviour of thick-walled pipe and fitting components during the required flexible operation at temperatures of up to 725 °C. Read more

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