Institute of Catalysis Research and Technology (IKFT)

Institute of Catalysis Research and Technology (IKFT)


The Institute of Catalysis Research and Technology was founded 2011. Its mission is to bridge the gap between fundamental and applied research and the development of new technologies and products in the field of catalysis and process technology of catalyzed processes. The focus of our work is the sustainable utilization of alternative feedstocks and their conversion into energy carriers intermediates. This includes the development of new catalytic systems based on a fundamental understanding of processes on a molecular level.


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Energy efficiency as an essential element for the German transition towards sustainable energy systems is associated with a rapid introduction of new energy-saving solutions. In this context, the project Energy Efficiency for Industry (EE4InG) identifies the potential of new technologies. The project supports the Energy Research Networks (www.forschungsnetzwerke-energie.de), which have been initiated by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the Projektträger Jülich. Due to the increasing industrial importance of additive manufacturing (AM), the EE4InG project takes a closer look at this topic. Especially, applications in the process industry might enable relevant energy savings by employing additive manufactured products or apparatus. To discuss these potentials, experts for AM and the process industry came together in a workshop organized by the KIT-IKFT on January 21st, 2021. The online-event “Efficiency potentials of additive manufacturing in the process industry” led to vivid discussions, exciting insights, and new perspectives for all participants. For further information, please get in contact with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Sauer or Philipp Haltenort.