DECHEMA Virtual Talks: CHEM|ampere

CHEM|ampere aims to develop technologies for the sustainable CO2-neutral production of chemicals. The concept of this research initiative is based on the use of renewable electricity as a secondary energy form to activate the non-fossil and readily available raw materials CO2, H2O, O2 and N2. CHEM|ampere focuses on three electrical production technologies:

  • plasma processes
  • electrolysis processes
  • electrically heated reactors

In this series of online events, experts will present and discuss the approaches and goals of the initiative.
CHEM|ampere was established at the University of Stuttgart on 1 January 2020 and includes ten research projects which will be connected and expanded. The initiative is part of the ongoing efforts to achieve the CO2 reduction goals set by the Federal Government's Climate Protection Plan 2030 and the current resolutions of the Climate Cabinet. All sectors - including the chemical industry - must achieve a 55% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030 compared to the reference year 1990. Even though the chemical industry has already achieved considerable CO2 reductions, there is still a long way to go before production will be largely CO2-neutral in 2050.

We would be happy to welcome you to this online event, please use the link below to register via the DECHEMA homepage and you will get the invitation link.


1st Talk
5 November 2020

15:00 CHEM|ampere: What is it about?

E. Klemm, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart/D

15:30 Chemistry 2050 - Towards a GHG neutral chemical industry in Germany
K. Wagemann, DECHEMA e.V., Frankfurt M./D

2nd Talk
12 November 2020

15:00 Production of Formate/Formic Acid by electrochemical reduction of CO2 with Gas Diffusion Electrodes
D. Kopljar, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V., Köln/D
A. Löwe, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart/D

15:30  Scale-up of electrolysers
A. Brinner, Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), Stuttgart/D

3rd Talk
19 November 2020

15:00 CO2 Activation with Plasma: PiCK and PlasmaFuel
A. Schulz, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart/D
M. Lambarth, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart/D

15:30  Challenges and opportunities of plasma catalysis for CO2 conversion
V. Meynen, University of Antwerp/B

 (As of 15 June 2020. Subject to alterations.) 

About CHEM|ampere

By 2050, the chemical industry should operate in a climate neutral
fashion, which means phasing-out fossil oil, gas and coal. Therefore
alternative carbon sources and renewable energy have to be utilized in
order to replace fossil reserves. A new Stuttgart Research Initiative will
elaborate on the concept of such a future chemical factory, both from a
fundamental and application-oriented standpoint. The University of
Stuttgart, German Aerospace Center (DLR), the Center for Solar Energy
and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and the Fraunhofer
Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology (IGB) will be
involved in the initiative.

The CHEM|ampere Network