The Fraunhofer ICT-IMM is part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft with currently 67 institutes.
Description of the department contributing to the execution of the project
The Decentralized and Mobile Energy Technology department of ICT-IMM is focusing on the application of micro process technology in the fields of hydrogen generation for fuel cells, the utilization of renewable energy sources, heterogeneously catalyzed gas phase reactions in general, and liquid hydrogen processing.
Role of Fraunhofer ICT-IMM in the OCMOL project:
Fraunhofer ICT-IMM will design and manufacture an integrated reactor with a heat exchanger-type design allowing the exothermic oxidative coupling of methane and the endothermic CO2 -reforming to be carried out simultaneously.
People involved :
Gunther Kolb, PhD
Gunther Kolb graduated in Chemical Engineering and got his PhD in Reaction Engineering at Erlangen University in 1993. He was 5 years professional for catalyst evaluation at GRACE Davison Germany before joining Fraunhofer ICT-IMM (former Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH), where he currently leads the department Decentralized and Mobile Energy Technology. He is author of more than 50 papers on chemical reaction engineering, fuel processing and catalysis. He has been scientific responsible of ICT-IMM for several EU projects (V FP project MINIREF; VI FP IP project HyTRAN and the VI FP STREP project MOREPOWER and H2&FC JTI projects IRAFC and FC-Gen).
Dr Helmut Pennemann
Team leader catalyst development, is a senior scientist in the department Decentralized and Mobile Energy Technology at the Fraunhofer ICT-IMM. Following a Ph.D in the field of enantioselective catalysis at the University of Oldenburg in 2000, he joined Fraunhofer ICT-IMM (former Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH) in 2001 and has been involved in the development of microstructured reactors and catalysts since then. He has expertise in high temperature applications, in the development of catalysts suitable for microstructured reactors, and in the development of appropriate deposition techniques for these catalysts.