Person

Ximeng Chen

M. Sc.
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Lehrstuhl für Heterogene Katalyse und Technische Chemie

Address

Building: Sammelbau Chemie

Room: 38B 341

Worringerweg 1

52074 Aachen

Contact

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Phone: +49 241 80 20112
Fax: +49 241 80 22177
 

Research

  • Hydrogen storage & transport via LOHC technology
  • Catalyst development for the dehydrogenation of loaded LOHC

Hydrogen is gaining importance as an energy vector and CO2-free hydrogen production followed by the application in the mobility sector and chemical industry are desired. A new concept is to store hydrogen in so called Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers (LOHC) and release it as soon as needed. For this a catalytic hydrogenation of a hydrogen-lean organic compound is performed, receiving a LOHC. The hydrogen-rich compound can then be stored without energy losses and transported over long distances using common transport logistics and infrastructure for liquid fuels such as pipelines, ships or trucks. Dehydrogenation catalysts are synthesized, characterized and optimized within the ‚Kopernikus Projekte für die Energiewende in Deutschland‘.