Utilization of coal and biomass is one of the main focuses of the Chair of Energy Process Engineering of FAU. It is dealing with CCS-technologies, generation of SNG by gasification and methanation and combustion technologies for coal and biomass. The institute has many years of experience in the field of development and integration of especially high-temperature heat pipes in different processes.
Within the ANICA project, FAU will conduct experiments concerning an unheated second stage calciner and elaborate a more compact heat pipe heat exchanger. FAU develops advanced heat pipes and test them concerning long-term behavior. FAU will manufacture heat pipes to be tested in the 300 kWth pilot plant and provide thermodynamic evaluations of the IHCL process integrated into full-scale plants.