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Interceram - International Ceramic Review

, Volume 68, Issue 1–2, pp 10–11 | Cite as

3D Printing to Make Synthetic Fuels More Efficient and Cheaper

  • Wilhelm Meulenberg
  • Tobias Schlößer
Ceramics Forum

Jülich researchers together with WZR ceramic solutions GmbH, the Greek Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and the mineral oil group Hellenic Petroleum want to develop a 3D-printed membrane reactor with ultrathin cells for the production of synthetic fuels. This reactor is expected to be considerably more efficient and cost-effective than current devices, which, for the most part, are still at an experimental stage.

Co-electrolysis is a new and very efficient way of producing synthetic fuels and chemicals from CO 2 and water. Diesel and petrol cars as well as trucks, airplanes, and ships could run on such fuels in a climate neutral manner. They can also be used as energy storage systems, which could help compensate the fluctuations of wind and solar energy.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wilhelm Meulenberg
    • 1
  • Tobias Schlößer
    • 1
  1. 1.Forschungszentrum JülichJülichGermany

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