Department of Chemistry

Pilot plant for renewable

New technology to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 40 percent

[09.06.2022] A pilot plant for the production of hydrogen from biogas is to be built in Bavaria. It is based on a new technology that is expected to drastically reduce the energy required for the production of hydrogen compared to conventional technologies. This will be achieved by integrating resistive heating into the chemical reactor. The technical development and practical realization of this approach are the goals of the EReTech project, which is funded by the EU and coordinated by the Technical University of Munich (TUM). [more...]

Mini-fuel cell generates electricity using the body's sugar

Glucose energy source for medicinal implants and sensors

Glucose is the most important energy source in the human body. Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) now want to use the body's sugar as an energy source for medicinal implants. They have developed a glucose fuel cell which converts sugar into electricity. [more...]

The Chemisty Department in the media

Can algae save the world?

A TV documentary on ARTE shows what algae can do for us

[28.01.2022] Algae have created the basis for our life on earth. Given the current problems, could they help us again? In her documentation, editor Jenny von Sperber visits, among others, Prof. Brück at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). He conducts research on algae at the Werner Siemens Chair in Synthetic Biotechnology. The documentary presents some of his ideas. [more...]