Energy and basic industries are converging within the framework of sector coupling; volatilities in the energy system are increasingly influencing production processes. As a consequence, the energy industry and production need dynamic models and digital platforms to estimate the effects of highly volatile conditions on energy conversion and production. In this way, it is possible to anticipate and plan coordinated, adaptable and flexible production systems. "Flexibility" refers to the ability of technical systems to react to changes in the range of seconds and hours. "Adaptivity" aims at the constant adaptation of the technology or system to changing economic and political conditions over years and decades.
With the DYNAFLEX performance center, the leading platform for process dynamics and adaptivity in the energy and raw materials transition is being established in the Ruhr Metropolitan Region. Internationally visible research, joint R&D roadmaps, digital business models and new aspects in teaching lay the foundation for a long-term strategic partnership between science and industry. Scientific and application-oriented developments for understanding the dynamics of technical systems increase the flexibility and adaptability of processes and technologies - and ensure their competitiveness.
Project duration: 01/2020 - 12/2020
Project Website: https://dynaflex.de/
Institut für Energiesysteme, Energieeffizienz und Energiewirtschaft (ie3), TU Dortmund Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Rehtanz | Universität Duisburg-Essen, Lehrstuhl für Umweltverfahrenstechnik und Anlagentechnik | Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Lehrstuhl für Thermodynamik, Research Department "Closed Carbon Cycle Economy" | Fraunhofer-Institut für Umwelt-, Sicherheits- und Energietechnik UMSICHT