Completed Projects

Here you will find a selection of completed research projects.

Interreg VA
  • Full title: Energy storage of the future in the Spree-Neiße-Bober region
  • Funding agency: Cooperation program Interreg VA Brandenburg-Poland 2014-2020 (European Regional Development Fund)
  • Duration: 01/01/2020 – 03/31/2023
  • Project partners:
    • CEBra – Center for Energy Technology Brandenburg e.V., Cottbus
    • University of Zielona Góra, Poland
    • City of Zielona Góra, Poland
  • Project managers at BTU:
    • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Lars Röntzsch
    • Dipl.-Ing. Steffen Swat
  • Summary:
    The Interreg VA program is funding a project for cross-border knowledge transfer in the field of energy storage technologies and energy efficiency. As part of the German-Polish EU funding project, the partners: CEBra - Center for Energy Technology Brandenburg e.V., the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, the University of Zielona Góra and the city of Zielona Góra work closely together. The cooperation of the scientific partners in the Interreg VA project is focused on expanding the range of training courses and knowledge transfer in the field of energy storage technologies and energy efficiency. Specifically, it is about the realization of completely new, in-depth, thematic training offers (several days) on the basis of the additional expansion of training capacities. Integrated into the program is the reciprocal implementation of qualified, target group-oriented, multi-day specialist events in Cottbus and Zielona Góra/Nowy Kisielin. Due to the agreed division of labor/specialization between the two universities, each side can contribute its strengths to the partnership. In this way, it is possible to convey in-depth specialist knowledge. CEBra e.V. and BTU are concentrating on the topic of electrical and chemical storage and are making their training capacities available for this purpose, including the new training positions for the Polish partners. The new project serves to intensify cross-border knowledge transfer as the basis for application-oriented and knowledge-based value creation in the region. The project promotes the development of a common European training and research landscape and strengthens the competitiveness of the region on a European scale.
  • Full title: Site-related basic assessment and preliminary planning for the pilot project "Energy transition on a small scale"
  • Funding agencies: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) / Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA)
  • Duration: 05/01/2021 – 06/30/2022
  • Project partners:
    • Rolls Royce Solutions GmbH
    • CEBra - Center for Energy Technology Brandenburg GmbH
  • Project managers at BTU:
    • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Lars Röntzsch
    • Gisse Alvarado Huanay, M.Sc.
  • Summary:
    The energy transition is to be demonstrated on a small scale using cross-sector microgrids as a replacement or supplement to large central power plants and for the decentralized production of fuels, and the interaction of renewable energies, energy storage, decentralized hydrogen power generation systems and Power-to-X systems is to be mapped. This includes the integration of a power-to-liquid system for the use of regionally generated electricity from renewable energies for decentralized e-fuel production. This promotes a cross-sectoral, CO2-neutral energy supply. In particular, the climate-neutral supply of fuels for applications in the transport sector that cannot be electrified or are difficult to electrify, such as shipping and air traffic, is demonstrated and the use of these regenerative fuels (e-fuels) both in test stands (testing of aircraft engines at Rolls Royce in Dahlewitz, ship engines at MTU Friedrichshafen), field systems as well as laboratory technology. This project represents a first step towards realizing the vision of decentralized fuel production coupled with a decentralized hydrogen-based energy system. The project paves the way for the key technology for generating e-fuels from renewable energy, it enables the transformation and expansion of existing industrial sites with industrial policy perspective for the region. A detailed location analysis is to be carried out in the first project phase. Furthermore, the creation of a detailed technological concept / preliminary planning for a DEMO system and its economic analysis.