online  /  June 25, 2024, 13:00 - 17:00

Workshop "Energy efficiency of high temperature processes"

Sustainability is an important topic in industry today more than ever. In Germany for example, 67 % of the industrial energy consumption is used for heat treatment processes. By optimizing the energy efficiency of high temperature processes, we can make a contribution to sustainability and reduce costs at the same time.

Decarbonization, i.e. the reduction of CO2 emissions, is another focus that we need to address. By using alternative energy sources like hydrogen or the electrification of heating processes, we can reduce our ecological footprint and make a positive contribution to climate protection. 

In addition, digitalization is playing an increasingly important role in the industry. By using sensors, data analysis and automation, we can improve energy efficiency and product quality. The workshop offers the opportunity to exchange ideas with experts and learn about new digital and sustainable solutions.


Questions to be answered

  • Why should we use hydrogen in thermal processes?
  • What influence does a switch from natural gas to hydrogen have on combustion processes in industrial furnaces?
  • What is the roadmap for ceramic decarbonization by 2050?
  • What decarbonization pathways to reach the net zero target are possible for the ceramic industry?
  • How to digitally design high temperature processes (material specific)?
  • Is a predictive control of furnaces (predictive maintenance, demand-side management) possible?



1:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m. Introduction Prof. Dr. F. Raether
1:15 p.m. 1:45 p.m. Decarbonizing industrial process heat with hydrogen  Dr. J. Leicher
1:45 p.m. 2:15 p.m. Material challenges arising from the energy transition in thermal processes Dr. H. Friedrich
2:15 p.m. 2:45 p.m. Potential for decarbonization of the ceramic sector: Necessary conditions and current obstacles M. Vallebona
2:45 p.m. 3:15 p.m. Digitalization as a key to sustainable thermal processes  PD Dr. G. Seifert
3:15 p.m. 3:45 p.m. Discussion Prof. Dr. F. Raether
3:45 p.m.   End of workshop