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Deutscher Verein des Gas - und Wasserfachs e.V. represented by: DVGW Research Center at Engler-Bunte-Institute (DVGW-EBI) of    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

The DVGW is working for the gas and water industry as an independent and unbiased technical-scientific association since 1859. The objective of the DVGW is ensuring the safe supply of gas and water to private consumers and to the industry with a special focus on advancing the gas and water industry in the technical and scientific context. The “Head Office” of the DVGW is the executive body of the association (located in Bonn), including 9 regional offices, 63 local offices, research institutes in the natural gas (4 institutes) and water (5 institutes) section as well as a number of associated companies. The gas research facility participating in this project is the DVGW Research Center at Engler-Bunte-Institute, a joint institute of DVGW and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. 

DVGW Research Center at Engler-Bunte-Institute (DVGW-EBI) of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

The R&D roadmap of DVGW-EBI, gas technology div. focuses on the injection of biomass and PtG based gases into the natural gas grid, whereby the entire process chain of conversion, purification and upgrading of the gaseous products is considered. The research includes experimental and theoretical investigations, energy systems analysis, economic aspects and especially the evaluation of energetic optimization of PtG-concepts (e.g. EU project Store&GO) by developing new and energy efficient processes or addressing synergy effects by coupling with other processes. Furthermore, energy system and gas infrastructure related topics are of particular interest. Participation of industrial partners is a prerequisite for DVGW projects, ensuring that innovations are implemented in the industry as fast as possible.

Team role and expertise in the project

DVGW is responsible for suppling the basic design (WP 3.1) and for adaption and optimization, both, via experimental and model analysis, of the ionic liquid CO2 scrubbing technology (WP 3.2), and of the technical implementation of the scrubbing unit at the corresponding demo site (WP 3 leader). The scientific and engineering work will be supervised by Felix Ortloff, who is in charge of the process-engineering group at DVGW-EBI and has extensive experience with the application of ionic liquids for CO2 separation. DVGW will assist and monitor the operating phases at the demo sites and participate in management (WP 1), analysis (WP 6, 7) and dissemination activities (WP 8). The coordinator of DVGW work packages will be Dr. Frank Graf. Further scientific and technical staff will be integrated by task specific means.


Frank Graf

Principal Investigator – Project Coordinator

Felix Ortloff

Sr. Scientist

Markus Roschitz

Project Eng.