Évora Molten Salt Platform (EMSP)
Tuesday, 31 May 2022, 10:00 | With the Évora Molten Salt Platform (EMSP), DLR is operating a unique test facility together with the Portuguese University of Évora and European industrial partners. The goal is to further develop technologies for solar thermal power plants and make them more competitive. To achieve this, the partners are using molten salt as a heat transfer medium instead of thermal oil. The advantage of molten salt is that it is available at lower cost and enables higher working temperatures. This means that electricity can be provided up to 20 percent cheaper. Solar thermal power plants use concentrated sunlight to first produce heat and then generate electricity. They are one of the few currently available options that are able to provide energy from a renewable source in a continuous and controllable way.
The live event will give exclusive insights into the technologies and importance of solar thermal power plants and introduce the EMSP. In addition, there will be a live connection from the Hannover Messe to the plant in Portugal, including short interviews with the researchers and partners on site.
DLR innovations, technologies, transfer and spin-offs
Tuesday, 31 May 2022, 12:00 | Every day, new technologies and valuable expertise are acquired at DLR in the field of applied science. Together with partners from industry – from small and medium-sized companies to start-ups and global corporations – DLR turns this potential into innovations, transfer projects and spin-offs.
In this event, Karsten Lemmer, DLR Executive Board Member for Innovation, Transfer and Research Infrastructure, will give insights into some of our current projects. The Krummendeich Wind Energy Research Farm, currently under construction, is a unique test facility that enables research on full-size hardware. Other highlights include high-temperature heat pumps as a key technology for decarbonising industrial processes and the industrialisation of power-based fuels for climate-neutral air transport. The DLR spin-off project ExoMatter rounds off the presentation. It has developed a platform that uses artificial intelligence to accelerate the selection of materials for companies.
Live-Keynotes and panel discussions on the HANNOVER MESSE Main Stage:
- Space as Solution for More Sustainability, Wednesday, 1.6.2022, 10:05 – 10:50
Expert panel with Dr. Anke Pagels-Kerp, Divisional Board Member for Space
- Satellite Data for Industry, Wednesday, 1.6.2022, 10:50 – 11:35
Expert panel with Prof. Markus Rapp, Director of the DLR Institute of Atmospheric Physics
- Space Technology, Wednesday, 1.6.2022, 11:35 – 12:30
Expert panel with Prof. Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla, Chair of the DLR Executive Board
The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) will be presenting technologies, innovations and successful transfer and spin-off projects at Hannover Messe 2022. At the 120-square-metre stand (Energy Solutions, Hall 13, D18), visitors will be able to gain an insight into the research and development activities carried out by DLR in cooperation with partner companies for a future-oriented, sustainable energy supply. This includes the Wind Energy Research Farm Krummendeich, which is currently under construction. Multimedia exhibits convey the structure and focus of the test facility and demonstrate the production of rotor blades in Portugal, the partner country of the Hannover Messe.
Other key areas are the decarbonisation of industrial processes, with exhibits from the fields of solar thermal power plants and high-temperature heat pumps, the industrialisation of hydrogen technologies, and sustainable aviation fuels. The company ExoMatter, a DLR spin-off project for computational materials research, and the DLR Quantum Computing Initiative are also featured on the DLR stand.This year, DLR is represented by prominent speakers in the ‘Space Technology: Industrial User Cases’ session, including on the topics of hydrogen, space and sustainability, and the use of Earth observation data.