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Institute for Micro Process Engineering


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Dittmeyer

KIT - Campus North
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen
Phone: +49 721 608-23114
Fax:     +49 721 608-23186
Mail: roland dittmeyerBem6∂kit edu




Ellen Gapp

"Dehydrierung von Perhydro-Dibenzyltoluol mit anschließender Wasserstoffabtrennung an Pd-basierten Membranen in mikrostrukturierten Apparaten"

Serdar Irahimli

"Production of CO2 -neutral liquid fuels by Fischer-Tropsch synthesis and hydrocracking - Technoeconomic evaluation of decentralised PtL processes"


30.01.2020, 11.00 Uhr


Campus Nord, Gebäude 605,

1. Etage, Raum 201, Besprechungsraum IMVT




Welcome to IMVT

The Institute for Micro Process Engineering (IMVT) was founded in July 2001 with the objective of enhancing the use of novel microstructures in modern process engineering. Foundation of IMVT had been preceded by innovative studies relating to the fabrication of metal microstructured devices and their use in process engineering at the former Central Experimentation Department and before at the Institute for Nuclear Process Technology of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe. IMVT and its precursor department had been headed by Dr. Klaus Schubert since the late eighties.

Today, IMVT is one of the leading academic research institutions in the field of micro process engineering worldwide. An international team of 64 employees specialized in various disciplines focuses on the construction and fabrication of microstructured devices, on fundamental studies of transport processes and chemical reactions in microstructures, and on the use of prototypes in selected thermal and chemical processes. Apart from research projects financed from basic funds under the Helmholtz programmes, projects funded by third parties are being executed in cooperation with industry and academic research institutions in Germany and abroad.




Power-to-X: Carbon-neutral Fuels from Air and Green Power

Government-funded Kopernikus Project P2X: Integrated Container-scale Test Facility Produces Fuels from the Air-captured Carbon Dioxide and Green Power


The world’s first integrated Power-to-Liquid (PtL) test facility to synthesize fuels from the air-captured carbon dioxide. (Photo: P2X project/Patrick Langer, KIT)    


Several challenges associated with the energy transition can be managed by coupling the sectors of electric power and mobility. Green power could be stored in the long term, fuels of high energy density could be used in a carbon-neutral way. Sector coupling has now been demonstrated by the partners of the P2X Kopernikus project on the premises of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The first liters of fuel were produced from air-captured carbon dioxide and green power. For the first time, a container-based test facility integrating all four chemical process steps needed was used to implement a continuous process with maximum carbon dioxide utilization and very high energy efficiency [excerpt of the KIT Press Release].


Complete Press Release of the KIT:

Kopernikus Project P2X:



DFG Research Unit "ProMiSe" enters the second round

On 2 July, the DFG Main Committee approved the continuation of DFG Research Unit 2383 "Assessing and Controlling Dynamic Local Process Conditions in Microreactors via Novel Integrated Microsensors (ProMiSe)" for a further three years. The Research Unit is being launched with four subprojects across locations in Karlsruhe and Freiburg in the second funding phase, which begins on 1 August. The focus is on multiphase systems in microchannels in evaporation, heterogeneous catalysis, photochemistry and nanoparticle synthesis. Microsensors and microoptical analysis systems are used to monitor these processes space- and time-resolved. Furthermore, model-based process control and process guidance shall be demonstrated based on the local data.

Link to the DFG press release:

IMVT well represented at IMRET 2018 in Karlsruhe

Dezentral und gekoppelt an Gebäudeinfrastruktur könnten zukünftig klimaneutrale Kraftstoffe aus CO2 hergestellt werden. Durch die dezentrale Struktur und die Kopplung an Gebäude würde eine Vielzahl neuer Akteur*innen für die Energiewende mobilisiert. Der Ertrag der Anlagen würde von den individuellen Akteur*innen oder gemeinschaftlich erwirtschaftet. Roland Dittmeyer, Michael Klumpp & Paul Kant sprechen mit Frank Thelen im Podcast ausführlich über diese technische und gesellschaftliche Vision von ‚Crowd Oil‘.

Der Podcast ist auf der Website von Frank Thelen unter  verfügbar.

Die Original-Veröffentlichung ‚Crowd Oil not Crude Oil‘ ist unter  verfügbar.

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