Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is a higher education and research organisation with about
8000 employees, 18,500 students, and a total annual budget of about 700 million Euros.
KIT was established on 01/10/2009 as merger of Universität Karlsruhe (founded in 1825), one of
Germany‟s leading research universities, and Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (founded in 1956),
one of the largest research centres in the Helmholtz Association. The Engler-Bunte-Institute (EBI)
with its Division of Combustion Technology (EBI-VBT) and its Division of Fuel Chemistry and Technology
(EBI-CEB) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is one of the major institutes within the department
of Chemical Engineering at the KIT and participates in HELMETH. Research is conducted at EBI by
4 professors, 4 senior engineers, ca. 40 research engineers and several master students.
The main research areas are aimed at phenomenological and theoretical studies concerning combustion
devices or more generally reacting flows and thermoprocessing equipment for high temperatures at
industrial relevant scales (EBI-VBT) as well as at the process specific characterization of fossil fuels
and biofuels and the process technology for conversion and conditioning of these fuels (EBI-CEB).
EBI is very well equipped with all relevant advanced experimental diagnostics, pilot plants, test rigs,
in-house developed CFD packages and the necessary computing cluster.
KIT is the co-ordinator of the HELMETH project and leads the project management as well as the
dissemination and training work package (WP6 and WP7). Furthermore KIT participates in several
tasks in all other work packages. The main roles of KIT are the system and component simulation
activities, i.e. for the heat exchangers and the methanation module. Furthermore KIT is leader of
WP3 and therefore responsible for the methanation module development including design, realisation,
integration of components, commissioning and operation/characterisation of the module, before it is
integrated with the electrolyser module.
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