Annual meeting for the 10th anniversary of the KIT Center Energy

The opportunity for young scientists to inform themselves about the energy research of the KIT and to network.

On June 26, 2018, the KIT Energy Center celebrated its tenth anniversary at an annual conference. A highlight of the event was the ceremonial handover of the Heinrich Hertz Prize by Wolfram Münch, Head of Research and Innovation at EnBW.

The prize was awarded to Thomas Schulenberg (KIT) and Albert Moser (RWTH Aachen), who were honored for their outstanding achievements in the field of energy research and energy technology.

On the occasion of the anniversary and the last ten years of energy research at KIT, it was looked back on many successes. Numerous lectures focused on the history of the center, current research and the energy system of the future.

A connecting theme of the scientific lectures was the design of the energy transition: with topics like

  • Possibilities of decarbonised energy production,
  • Advances in battery technology or
  • the status of the geothermal heat supply and cooling at the KIT campus north in the context of a decarbonised heat supply of the Zukunftscampus as a lighthouse and reference of the KIT (master plan 2030).

The EnBW Foundation also awarded a prize for the best contribution to the accompanying poster exhibition. Ewelina Kaczówka (IKFT) was awarded for the poster "Automated Online Monitoring of Hydrothermal Systems in Context of Geothermal Energy Utilization" a contribution from the topic geothermal energy systems.

Many participants from the topic Geothermal Energy Systems were able to present their research work as a contribution to the CO2-free heat supply in the energy system of the future to a broad public.

Interesting discussions and new contacts were made at the subsequent barbecue, which was the last point on the program in the early evening.

Press Release 073/2018 "10 Years of KIT Energy Center"

KIT News „10 Jahre KIT-Zentrum Energie“

(Picture No 1,2,3,5,6 : Laila Tkotz/KIT)