Solar-Yacht mit Zugdrachen

Emissionsfreie Hochsee-Yachten durch Zugdrachenantrieb: Umgesetzt wird das Solar-Yacht-Projekt vom Berliner Solarschiffhersteller SolarWaterWorld in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Hamburger Technologiepionier SkySails. Beide haben kürzlich einen Kooperationsvertrag unterschrieben. Ende 2012 soll der erste Prototyp vorgestellt werden, 2013 geht die emissionsfreie Solar-Yacht in Serie. weiterlesen…

Fallings Walls: How Heterogeneous Catalysis Can Replace Fossil Fuels

Enerchem is an innovative research association initiated by the Max Planck Society that, instead of specializing in a particular scientific subject, focuses on issues that are commonly recognized as relevant across society. The project takes the well known topic of sustainable power supply, extrapolates the scientific problems that lie at its core, and spans across a multitude of research fields to find a concerted solution to challenges like the chemical foundations of a hydrogen-cycle economy, the development of nanochemically optimized materials for mobile energy storage, and models for effective decentralized production of energy. To oversee researches in the field of inorganic chemistry, Max Planck Society selected Robert Schlögl, who has authored approximately 500 publications, is a registered inventor of more than 20 patents, and is internationally recognized by organizations like the Royal Society of Chemistry for his investigation of heterogeneous catalysts based upon inorganic solids. At Falling Walls Prof Schlögl will explain how his efforts to bridge the gap between surface science and chemical engineering in the field of oxidation catalysis will help realize the dream of renewable energy. weiterlesen…