HANNOVER MESSE 2019,
01 - 05 April
The energy and primary industries are growing together as part of the interconnection of sectors; moreover, volatilities in the energy system increasingly also influence production processes. As a result, the energy and production industry require dynamic models and digital platforms, which can be used to estimate the effects of highly volatile conditions on energy conversion and production. This makes it possible to anticipate and plan coordinated, adaptive and flexible production systems. “Flexibility” means the ability of technical systems to respond to changes within seconds and hours. “Adaptivity” aims at ensuring the continuous adaptation of the technology or the system to changing economic and political framework conditions over years and decades.
With the Fraunhofer High Performance Center DYNAFLEX®, the leading platform for process dynamics and adaptivity in the energy transition and raw materials shift is being established in the Ruhr metropolitan area. Internationally visible research, joint R&D roadmaps, digital business models as well as new aspects in teaching are the basis for a long-term strategic partnership between science and industry. Scientific and application-oriented developments to understand the dynamics of technical systems increase the flexibility and adaptability of processes and technologies, thus ensuring their competitiveness.
Researchers at Fraunhofer UMSICHT have developed a 3.2 m² bipolar plate, which in its size is so far unique and is a key technology for e.g. large redox flow batteries ...