Energy Storage

Intelligent storage of renewable energies - sustainable energy supply

Storage technologies are crucial for the integration of continuously increasing quantities of renewable energy. The nature of the renewable energy sources sun and wind are volatility, i.e. the weather-related fluctuations in production. In addition, small-scale, decentralised generators are available. In the future, energy will no longer be generated exactly when it is needed. Without storage facilities, that ensure times of low energy production, an energy turnaround to 100% renewable energies cannot be achieved.

In the field of energy storage research, storage technologies, processes and components are therefore being developed as the basis for an energy system based on renewable energies. The focus is on chemical, thermal and electrical storage. In our storage pilot facility, we can also simulate and test such developments under real conditions.

Project leader

Prof. Dr. Peter Wasserscheid

FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg / Lehrstuhl für Chemische Reaktionstechnik

Research Areas


Professors and Chairs

Prof. Dr. Christoph Brabec

FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg / Chair of Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hannsjörg Freund

FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg / Chair of Chemical Engineering , esp. Catalytic Reactors and Process Technology

Prof. Dr. Veronika Grimm

FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg / Chair of Economic Theory

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Krcmar

University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg / Faculty of Materials Engineering , esp. Ceramics and Thermal Insulation

PD Dr.-Ing. Karsten Müller

FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg / Chair for Separation Science & Technologies

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eberhard Schlücker

FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg / Chair of Process Machines and Plant Engineering

Prof. Dr. Peter Wasserscheid

FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg / Lehrstuhl für Chemische Reaktionstechnik

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Will

FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg / Chair for Technical Thermodynamics

Prof. Dr. Gregor Zöttl

FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg / Professorship of Economics (Industrial Organization and Energy Markets)

Video Hydrogen Storage