Load and electricity storage management in cellular energy systems (LSM-ZellE)

Sector coupling elements and grid serviceability are important aspects of decentralized energy systems. In this project, a simulation environment for decentralized energy systems was created, a test bench with a chiller, electricity storage system, and power grid emulation was set up, and the corresponding operating strategies were examined and optimized.

This project was funded by the STAEDTLER Foundation.

Grid-supporting operation and control strategies for compression refrigeration systems with ice storage for building cooling (NeKoEis)

As elements in the refrigeration supply, ice storage systems can help to reduce peak loads in the power grid. In this project, the methods of simulation and a test bench for refrigeration and storage were used to examine how the storage system must be dimensioned.

This project was financed using funds from preliminary research.

Development of a Stirling engine on the basis of liquid piston compressors and pressure reducers

The project focuses on the efficient use of Stirling engines.
Funded by the                 European Fund for Regional Development (EFRD)
Duration                      completed

Integrated energetic analysis of mechatronic drive systems

The project focuses on the efficient use of mechatronic drive systems.
Funded by the                 European Fund for Regional Development (EFRD)
Duration                      completed

Externally excited synchronous motor with contactless transmission of the excitation power to the rotor

The project focuses on the efficient use of externally excited synchronous machines.
Funded by the                 European Fund for Regional Development (EFRD)
Duration                      completed

The cascade motor as a generator for decentralized renewable energy production (KaskaEE)

The project focuses on the efficient use of generator concepts.
Funded by the                 European Fund for Regional Development (EFRD)
Duration                      completed

Iron losses in rotating electrical machines

The project focuses on the improvement of asynchronous machines.
Funded by the                 European Fund for Regional Development (EFRD)
Duration                      completed

Influence of manufacturing process on varying electromagnetic soft materials (IMPROVES M)

The project focuses on the efficient use of electric drives.
Funded by the                 European Fund for Regional Development (EFRD)
Duration                      completed

Increasing the energy and cost efficiency by optimizing structural tubes (EOS)

The project focuses on the efficient use of waste gas heat exchangers.
Funded by the                 European Fund for Regional Development (EFRD)
Duration                      completed

Use of excess electricity in thermal storage systems (smartHeat)

The project focuses on the efficient conversion of power into heat.
Funded by the                 European Fund for Regional Development (EFRD)
Duration                      completed

Coupling of generators and consumers by means of DC voltage circuits with storage (DC-coupled storage systems)

The project focuses on the efficient conversion of alternating voltage into direct voltage.
Funded by                 NCT Initial Project
Duration                      completed

Micro-steam turbine

This project focuses on the subject of increasing the efficiency of thermal engines, such as CHP or gas turbines for combined heat and power generation.
Funded by                 NCT Initial Project
Duration                    completed

Energy storage systems based on a high-temperature regenerator (Q regenerator)

The project focuses on the subject of electricity storage by converting power to heat and addresses the current requirements for efficient, decentralized technology for the intermediate storage of electricity, which will be necessary in future to stabilize the grid when renewable energies are unable to cater to demand.
Funded by                 NCT Initial Project
Duration                    completed

MicroRankine

The project focuses on the subject of utilization of waste heat from CHP plants and addresses the current requirements for efficient, decentralized technology for the intermediate storage of electricity, which will be necessary in future to stabilize the grid when renewable energies are unable to cater to demand.
Funded by                 Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), funding code 03FH017IN6
Period                     November 2016 – August 2018

ND-Sens

The project focuses on the subject of refrigeration technology and addresses current industry developments and requirements for energy efficiency technologies and digitalization of plant technology.
Funded by                 Central Innovation Programme for SMEs (ZIM)-BMWI
Period                     February 2017 – January 2020

InnoProSys

The aim of the initiative is to transfer new technologies from the NCT laboratories to new, innovative products and systems at small and medium-sized enterprises from around the region.
Funded by the                 European Fund for Regional Development (EFRD)
Period                     January 2017 – December 2020