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Karlsruher Institut für Technologie

KIT - The Research University in the Helmholtz Association

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Karlsruher Institut für Technologie

Kaiserstr. 12
76131 Karlsruhe
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Fax: +49 721 608 44290


Mr. Alexander Colsmann
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Mr. Sebastian Hellmann
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Mr. Prof. Dr. Roland Dittmeyer
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Fax: +49 721 608 23186
Ms. Anna Baumgartner
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Year founded

No. of employees
1.001-10.000 (Status: 2016)

Annual turnover
between 100M and 1 billion EUR (Status: 2016)

Professor Dr.-Ing. Holger Hanselka
President of the KIT

Company profile

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is The Research University in the Helmholtz Association. Its major research areas are based on long-term societal challenges and seek to develop sustainable solutions to urgent future questions. The objective is to contribute importantly, by top-level research, teaching, and innovation, to the success of major societal projects, such as the energiewende, or safe and sustainable mobility or intelligent technologies for information society. The focus is on energy, mobility, and information. Other major topics are climate and environment; man and technology; and elementary particle and astroparticle physics. More than 9,500 staff members, of whom more than 6,000 are engaged in science and higher education, and more than 25,000 students make the KIT one of Europes largest institutions for research and higher education.

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Small natural gas resources and gases in thousands of oil fields, whose oil production was stopped, presently remain unused. In Germany alone, there are hundreds of oil wells that have run dry. INERATEC®, a spinoff of KIT, has developed small plants to convert methane-containing gases of such wells into more


Energy Lab 2.0

The Energy Lab 2.0 that is being set up at the moment is the first system of this kind that smartly interconnects electricity producers, storage systems, and consumers. The intelligent energy grid model is to serve as a validation platform that integrates various already existing facilities. Operation more

Of plates and pastes

Thick-film substrates as multifunctional power electronics more

More efficiency through light

Short-pulse laser for better layer adhesion in lithium-ion more

Directing currents in heat exchangers

Micro-structured Flow Guiding Elements For a Defined Flow more

Electrolyte for magnesium batteries

Nowadays, modern electrical appliances almost exclusively run on lithium-ion accumulators. As yet, a rechargeable electric energy store that could compete with these accumulators regarding power density and longevity has not been developed. However, the lithium-ion accumulators do have their limitations. more

Chloride-ion Accumulator

The federal government would like to have one million battery-operated vehicles on German roads by 2020. Growing electric mobility will increase the demand for new and sustainable battery systems. In addition, sustainable and safe solutions for stationary storage systems will have to be developed. Research more

Controlling Turbulences

Tomography Method for Process Optimization in Combustion more

Good supra-conducting links

Electricity that is, for example, generated in high-sea wind parks has to be transported to the consumer with minimum losses. Here, in addition to high-voltage direct current transmission, cables consisting of supra-conducting material offer a promising alternative. Supra-conductors enable direct current more

Coiled to cut out short-circuiting

The energy turnaround is putting greater demands not only on power generation but also on transformer technology and the power grids themselves. Electricity from different sources and in strongly fluctuating quantities is fed into the central grid, which raises strain and requires higher performance more

A mobility check for separators

Measuring Method Reveals Lithium Mobility in more

Preventing cracks in electrode material

One of factors making a smartphone, tablet PC or laptop attractive is the efficiency and life of the accumulator. Researchers are therefore attempting to improve energy stores so that they will still perform optimally even after several thousand charging processes. Aspects that efficiency depends on more

Reducing pollutants in flue gases

Small Combustion Aith Adsorbing Aellets Reduces Dioxin in Flue more

Assembly of Power Electronics

Wherever electricity is produced, transported or used, power electronic components are applied. They are combined into modules, with each module accommodating several components, so-called power semiconductors. These power semiconductors are configured such that energy flow is controlled according to more

Safe High-current Monitoring

In electrically conductive systems with large-scale currents in the kiloampere range, monitoring of electrical conductance is of great importance. Excessive drops in electrical conductance may not only cause safety problems but may also destroy the respective electrical conductors due to extreme material more

Wood Pellets for Low-pollutant Heating

Load-flexible Pellet Boiler Optimizes Startup and more

Current Limiter

Power technology needs current-limiting switches for fast and effective current limitation at the very first current rise. Grid impedance should be negligible in normal operation and reach a maximum under fault conditions. Current limitation techniques so far have had impedances both in normal operation more

Ecofriendly Electricity Storage Systems

Cathode Material Makes Accumulators Cheaper and More more

Using Oscillations

What about machines that supply themselves with energy? For this purpose, devices in their surroundings would have to convert existing radiation, vibrations or heat into electricity. Engineers are presently studying how sensors might be operated by this so-called energy harvesting. Sensors measuring more

Clean Diesel

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Electrolyte which Makes Lithium Ion Accumulators Safe and more

Innovative Circuit for Photovoltaics

Transformerless inverter makes solar plants more more

Safe from Short Circuits

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More Energy for Storage Batteries

The ability to store energy is one of the basic requirements for technical progress. The popularity of electric vehicles, for example, increases with increasing range and performance and decreasing charging time. At the same time, it is desired that the respective storage batteries are lightweight, low-priced more

Efficient Photovoltaic Facilities

Photovoltaic facilities contribute essentially to electricity production from renewable energy sources. The core of any photovoltaic facility is the solar generator. It consists of plate-shaped solar modules that convert solar energy into direct current. Several modules connected in series represent more

Clean slag

Today, domestic waste is mostly incinerated in grate furnaces. Combustion of the solid fuel consists of the phases of drying, degasification, and burnout of the remaining fixed carbon. The combustion grate is divided into several grate zones with individual air supply. The kinetics of burnout of the more

Hydrogen storage in the future

System for high-efficiency short-term and long-term storage of more

Methane from Biomass

SNG Synthesis Method for Effective Decentralized Energy more

Quadrinomial Measurement

Pollutant emissions from industrial incinerators are subject to strict legal regulations. KIT's Institute for Technical Chemistry and Institute for Applied Computer Science have developed innovative camera-based methods for process control, optimization of combustion processes, enhancement of combustion more

Stepwise Integration of Catalysts

Wind energy, renewable primary products or agricultural wastes are produced locally and in small quantities. Since it is economically inefficient to transport such resources over large distances, high-efficiency smaller plants for decentralized conversion into valuable products must be made available. more

Regenerative Gas Production

New Fermentation Process Optimizes Biogas Injection into Gas more

Long-life Batteries

Their high energy density and power density have made lithium ion batteries the preferred energy stores in portable electric equipment. However, their development is still in its infancy as far as their use in electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles is concerned. Power density in particular needs to be more

Product categories

Additional energy production utilizing renewable and future primary energy sources Applied research on recycling of wastes and garbage, pyrolysis Automatic analysis systems for environmental technology Battery components, cells, electrodes, separators, electrolytes, etc. Battery systems for mobile automation Biofuels, bioethanol, bioalcohols, biodiesel Biogas production systems, biogas systems Camera measurement systems for process automation Components and systems for microchemistry and microbiotechnology Decentralized energy supply systems Electrolysis systems for hydrogen technology Energy management services Energy storage systems with superconductor Energy technology (innovative technologies) Energy transport with superconductor Engineering, development of energy extraction and generation plants Environmental technology (innovative technologies) Gas turbines Heating boilers for building engineering Hydrogen storage plants Integrated solutions for process optimization and advanced control in disposal companies (waste water treatment, waste treatment, recycling) Inverters for photovoltaic electricity generation Laser surface treatment Liquid-insulated power transformers up to 1,600 kVA Lithium ion accumulators Low-loss power electronics components Manufacture of electronic assemblies Measuring equipment and control equipment for photovoltaic electricity generation Microtechnical solutions for environmental engineering Nanoanalytics systems, nano components and nano processes for surfaces Networked photovoltaic systems Optical technologies for photovoltaic technology, solar cells Other accessories for i.c. engines and gas turbines Other alternative fuels for electric and hybrid mobility Other applications for superconduction Other building heating technology, refrigeration engineering and ventilation and air conditioning Other complete photovoltaic technology systems, photovoltaic electricity generation Other electric power supply systems Other heat exchangers Other Transformers Parts and accessories for accumulators Photovoltaic monitoring systems Plants for gas processing Power electronics, semiconductors, high-capacity semiconductors for drives Power supply units, power packs, switching power supplies Primary elements and batteries Removable batteries (mobile, electrical energy storage units) Research and development of diesel engines Research to solar technology and photoelectrics Resin transformers Sensors and metrology (innovative technologies) Sensors for temperature distribution (e.g. infrared cameras) Shell and tube heat exchangers Solar cells Solar panels, photovoltaic modules Solar systems and heat pumps Superconductor applications in current limiters Supplementary equipment for power supply and switchgear systems Switchgear for decentralised energy supply Systems for utilising biomass Thermal recycling of industrial waste and communal waste Thin-film solar modules Workable ceramic substrates and components

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