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Chair of Energy Process Engineering

The Chair of Energy Process Engineering works in the heart of Nuremberg “Auf AEG”, since 2011. The chair is part of the Department of Chemical and Bioengineering of the Friedrich Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Main focus of our work in research and teaching is the efficient use of conventional and renewable energies using thermochemical an biological processes like

Research topics of the assistant professorship for distributed energy process engineering are:

  • Bioelectrocatalytic power generation (enzymatic and microbial fuel cells, bioelectrode engineering)
  • Waste-to-Energy (self-powered biosensors, circular bioeconomy, bioelectrochemical systems with anaerobic digestion, organic waste valorization)
  • Bioelectrosynthesis (biocatalyzed  production of value-added chemicals, electro-methanogenesis, CO2 biotransformations)

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A new assistant professor has joined the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBI) in September. We welcome Prof. Dr. Katharina Herkendell at the Chair of Energy Process Engineering. The assistant professorship is focussed on distributed energy processes, where Mrs. Herkendell will ...

The EVT has a new research assistant. We would like to welcome Mr. Jonas Miederer! Mr. Miederer will work with methanation of gases from wastewater treatment plants in variable scenarios for the energy market. This means he is located in two working groups: Second Generation Fuels & Fuel Cell...