The German Aerospace Center (DLR – Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt) is seeking research ideas for the production of power-to-liquid (PtL) fuels. Project consortia from science and industry are invited to submit their proposals.

The five research priorities of DLR’s “Technology Platform Power-To-Liquid Fuels (TPP)” provide an orientation for the ideas. Included among these are the optimisation of the overall process for PtL production or PtL composition as well as the application-oriented research and raising of the technology maturity level of emerging PtL production processes.

The deadline for the non-binding submission of ideas is 30.11.2023.

For the purpose of researching and developing technologies for the production of electricity-based fuels on an industrial scale, DLR is in the process of establishing the TPP in Leuna, Saxony-Anhalt. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport as part of the overall Renewable Fuels Concept. It is coordinated by NOW GmbH and implemented by the project management organisation VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH.

More information on submitting ideas is available (in German), here: