Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Gräbner

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Gräbner

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Gräbner


Director of the Institute, Chair EVT

Room 1-201

Phone 03731 39 4511

Martin [dot] Graebneratiec [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de



Background
Activities in Advisory Board, Steering and Other Committees
Honors
Selected Scientific Publications

Background

Since 2021
Director of the Institute of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering and Professorship for Energy Process Engineering, TU Bergakademie Freiberg


Since 2021
Director of the Branch Lab “Circular Carbon Technologies” in Freiberg (part of the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems - IMWS)


2012 – 2021
AIR LIQUIDE Forschung und Entwicklung GmbH, Frankfurt am Main

2020 – 2021: International Senior Expert Gas Production - Gasification

2019 – 2021: Scientific Director Combustion and Syngas Production
Global strategy and management of R&D exploratory project portfolio, sustainable competence development for syngas production, metal, cement, glass and CO2

2017 – 2019: Pole Manager Partial Oxidation Processes
Deployment of agile management methods, development of new R&D center communication and identification, shift to product-focused working

2017: Short-Term Assignment Air Liquide Fuzhou, China
Commissioning of 150,000 Nm³/h H2 production gasifier island

2017 – 2020: International Expert Gas Production - Gasification
International Due Diligence: waste/biomass gasification, methane splitting

2013 – 2019: R&D Project Manager
Coordination of interdisciplinary teams in Frankfurt, Shanghai and Paris

    • Entrained-flow gasification: fuel blending, online fuel analysis, operation and lab data monitoring
    • Biomass gasification: H2 and Bio-SNG production from biomass and waste plastics, biomass pyrolysis and bio-slurry entrained-flow gasification 
    • O2-based syngas: NG-POx, autothermal reforming (ATR) and oil gasification (MPG)
    • Lurgi fixed-bed gasification: feedstock analysis and evaluation, modeling, campaigns in China, development of proprietary fuel tests

2014 – 2016: Senior Research Engineer 
Local Expert Gasification and Syngas Production

2012 – 2013: Research Engineer
Syngas Production team member for solid fuel gasification


2012
Doctorate, PhD in Energy Process Engineering, TU Bergakademie Freiberg
Title "Modeling-based evaluation of gasification processes for high-ash coals“


2006 – 2012
Research Associate at the Institute of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering (IEC), TU Bergakademie Freiberg, since 2009 Head of Department “Gasifier Development”


2004 – 2005
Visiting Scholar at University of Cincinnati, USA (6 months)
Topic "Production of increased concentrations of H2 from coal gasification"


2001 – 2006
Studies of Energy Process Engineering, TU Bergakademie Freiberg                                      
Thesis "Mathematical Modeling of two-phase flow on the example of a circulating fluidized bed gasifier“

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Activities in Advisory Board, Steering and Other Committees

    • Air Liquide’s delegate at the World Economic Forum for Waste Processing in the Low-Carbon Emission Technologies initiative
    • German Society for Petroleum and Coal Science and Technology
    • Organization Committee International Freiberg Conference and International Conference on Coal Science & Technology
    • Reviewer for international scientific journals (Fuel, Fuel Processing Tech., …)

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Honors

2006
Georgius-Agricola-Medal

2006
Helmut-Erich-Rammler Prize 

2001 – 2006
Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation

2004 – 2006
German Academic Scholarship Foundation

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Selected Scientific Publications

Author rating 

Scopus Author ID: 57197902502
(10.06.2021): h-index: 9, 395 Zitationen von 337 Dokumenten


Books and Book Chapters

Gräbner, M. (Monografie): Industrial Coal Gasification Technologies Covering Baseline and High-Ash Coal, Wiley-VCH, ISBN 978-3-527-33690-6, 2014

Gräbner, M.: Gasification of Solids: Past, Present, and Future, In: Nikrityuk, P.; Meyer, B. (Edts.): Gasification processes - Modeling and Simulation, Wiley-VCH, ISBN 978-3-527-33550-3, 2014

Laugwitz, A.; Gräbner, M.; Meyer, B.: Availability analysis of integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plants, In: Oakey, J.E. (Edt.): Power plant life management and performance improvement, p. 110–142, Woodhead Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-84569-726-6, 2011


Articles publication (peer-reviewed)

Liu, R.; Gräbner, M.; Tsiava, R.; Zhang, T.; Xu, S.: Simulation Analysis of the System Integrating Oxy-Fuel Combustion and Char Gasification, Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Volume 143 (3):032304, 2021

Mighani, M.; Covella, K.; Örs, E.; Rauch, J.-F.; Mönch, H.-P.; Gräbner, M.: CO2 Reduction by Advanced Process Control in Gasification Processes, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Volume 48, Pages 1279-1284, 2020 

Sasi, T.; Mighani, M.; Örs, E.; Tawani, R.; Gräbner, M.: Prediction of ash fusion behavior from coal ash composition for entrained-flow gasification, Fuel Processing Technology, Volume 176, Pages 64-75, 2018

Pretorius, G.N.; Bunt, J.B.; Gräbner, M.; Neomagus, H.; Waanders, F.B.; Everson, R.C.; Strydom, C.A.: Evaluation and prediction of slow pyrolysis products derived from coals of different rank, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, Volume 128, Pages 156-167, 2017

Gräbner, M.; Lester, E.: Proximate and ultimate analysis correction for kaolinite-rich Chinese coals using mineral liberation analysis, Fuel, Volume 186, pp. 190-198, 2016

Gräbner, M.; Krahl, J.; Meyer, B.: Evaluation of biomass gasification in a ternary diagram, Biomass and Bioenergy, Volume 64, pp. 190-198, 2014

Gräbner, M.; Meyer, B.: Performance and exergy analysis of the current developments in coal gasification technology, Fuel, Volume 116, pp. 910-920, 2014

Stelzner, B.; Hunger, F.; Laugwitz, A.; Gräbner, M.; Voss S.; Uebel, K.; Schurz, M.; Schimpke, R.; Weise, S.; Krzack, S.; Trimis, D.; Hasse, C.; Meyer, B.: Development of an inverse diffusion partial oxidation flame and model burner contributing to the development of 3rd generation coal gasifiers, Fuel Processing Technology, Volume 110, pp. 33-45, 2013

Nikrityuk, P.; Gräbner, M.; Kestel, M.; Meyer, B.: Numerical study of the influence of heterogeneous kinetics on the carbon consumption by oxidation of a single coal particle, Fuel, Volume 114, pp. 88-98, 2013

Gräbner, M.; Meyer, B.: Introduction of a ternary diagram for comprehensive evaluation of gasification processes for ash-rich coal, Fuel, Volume 114, pp. 56-63, 2013

Gräbner, M.; von Morstein, O.; Rappold, D.; Günster, W.; Beysel, G.; Meyer, B.: Constructability study on a German reference IGCC power plant with and without CO2-capture for hard coal and lignite, Energy Conversion and Management, Volume 51, pp. 2179–2187, 2010

Gräbner, M.; Ogriseck, S.; Meyer, B.: Numerical simulation of coal gasification at circulating fluidised bed conditions, Fuel Processing Technology, Volume 8, Issue 10, pp. 948–958, 2007


Patents (published only)

Gräbner, M.; Spiegl, N.: Process for heating and gasifying a carbonaceous fuel, Patent No. DE 10 2014 108 673 A1, 24.12.2015

Gräbner, M.; Meyer, B.; Laugwitz, A.: Fixed-bed gasification of solid, mechanically compacted, fine-grained and/or pulverized fuels e.g. tar with oxygen and water vapor-containing gasification agents using fixed-bed gasifier with head-side supply of coarse-grained fuel, Patent No. DE 10 2012 202 129 A1, 14.8.2013

Meyer, B.; Gräbner, M.: Method and apparatus for fixed bed pressure gasification of solid fuels, Patent No. DE 10 2013 202 356 A1, 14.08.2013 (verkauft an AIR LIQUIDE S.A.)

Meyer, B.; Gräbner, M.: Verfahren und Vorrichtung zur Schlackebadvergasung fester Brennstoffe, Patent No. 10 2012 202 143 B3, 29.05.2013. (verkauft an Envirotherm GmbH)

Meyer, B.; Gräbner, M.; Pardemann, R.: Verfahren und Vorrichtung zur Flugstromvergasung fester Brennstoffe unter Druck, Patent No. 10 2011 088 628 A1, 20.06.2013

Meyer, B.; Gräbner, M.; Pardemann, R.: Method for flow gasification of solid fuels e.g. dusty fuels, involves bounding mixing of water vapor with post-gasification raw gases in internally circulating flow, and compensating water loss by water supply, Patent No. DE 10 2008 037 318 B4, 


Conference presentations

Gräbner M., Lee, R.P., Seidl, L., Seifert, P., Scheithauer, M., Meyer, B. 2021. Der Weg zur Co2-neutralen Mobilität. IHK Chemnitz Workshop – Potenzial „synthetischer Treibstoffe“ nutzen, 01.06.2021, Online, Germany.

Gräbner, M., Lee, R.P., Seidl, L., Meyer, B. 2021. CCU & Alternativen für die Verkehrswende. DGMK Seminar „CCUS – Ein Baustein für die nachhaltige Kohlenstoffbereitstellung“, 18.05.2021, Online, Germany.

Gräbner, M.; Mighani, M.; Covella, K.; Örs, E.: CO2 Reduction by Implementing Online Fuel Analysis in Gasification Processes, International Conference on Coal Science and Technology, 25.-28.11.2019, Krakow, Poland

Gräbner, M.; Mighani, M.; Örs, E. Prediction of ash fusion behavior from coal ash composition for entrained-flow gasification, Paper 06-1, International Freiberg Conference - Closing the Carbon Cycle, 3.-8.6.2018, Berlin, Germany

Gräbner, M.: Industrial Research and Development for Partial Oxidation Processes, Keynote: FUN1-0028, 67th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference 23.-25.10.2017, Edmonton, Canada

Gräbner, M.; Sasi, T.; Örs, E.; Tawani, R.: Prediction of ash fusion behavior from coal ash composition for entrained-flow gasification, Paper O4-7, International Conference on Coal Science and Technology 25.9.-29.9.2017, Beijing, China

Gräbner, M.; Riße, M.; Örs, E.; Varasteh, K.: CoALsim - A new tool for mathematical modeling of Lurgi FBFB Gasification, Paper 02-2, International Freiberg Conference - Innovative Coal Value Chains, 12.-16.6.2016, Cologne, Germany

Gräbner, M.; Lester, E.: Estimation of water of constitution in Chinese coals using mineral liberation analysis, Paper 5-3, International Freiberg Conference - Coal Conversion and Syngas, 7.-11.6.2015, Huhhot, Inner Mongolia, China

Gräbner, M.; Pohl, S.; Tocü, D.: Development of a mathematical model for Lurgi FBDB gasification, Paper 13-5, International Freiberg Conference on IGCC & XtL Technologies, 19.-22.5.2014, Dresden/Radebeul, Germany

Gräbner, M.; Schuhmann, T.; Spiegl, N.: Optimization and Implementation of a Mathematical Model for Moving-bed Gasifier, Paper 166, International Conference on Coal Science and Technology 30.9.-3.10.2013, State College, PA, USA

Gräbner, M.; Meyer, B.: Modeling-based evaluation of gasification processes for high-ash coal, Paper 11-1, International Freiberg Conference on IGCC & XtL Technologies, 20.-24.5.2012, Leipzig, Germany

Gräbner, M.; Meyer, B.: Introduction of a ternary diagram for comprehensive evaluation of gasification processes for high ash coals, Paper B43, International Conference on Coal Science and Technology 9.-13.10.2011, Oviedo, Spain

Nikrityuk, P.A.; Gräbner, M.; Kestel, M.; Meyer, B.: Numerical study of the influence of heterogeneous kinetics on the carbon consumption by oxidation of a single coal particle, Paper A06, International Conference on Coal Science and Technology 9.-13.10.2011, Oviedo, Spain

Gräbner, M.; Laugwitz, A.; Meyer, B.: Development and Modelling of 3rd Generation Gasification Concepts for Low Grade Coals, Paper # 06-1, International Conference on IGCC & XtL Technologies, 3.-5.5.2010, Dresden, Germany

Gräbner, M.; Uebel, K.; Messig, D.; Meyer, B.: Development and Numerical Simulation of 3rd Generation Gasifiers for High-ash Coals, Paper # ICCES1020091117059, International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering & Science, 28.3.-1.4.2010, Las Vegas, USA

Gräbner, M.; Messig, D.; Uebel, K.; Meyer, B.: Development and Modelling of 3rd Generation Gasifiers for Low-rank and High-ash Coals, Paper 18-1, International Conference on Coal Science and Technology 26.-28.10.2009, Cape Town, South Africa

Gräbner, M.; Rauchfuß, H.; Ogriseck, S.; von Morstein, O.; Kuske, E.; Rappold, D.; Günster, W.; Graeber, C.; Beysel, G.; Alekseev, A.; Buschsieweke, F.; Korobov, D.; Riedl, K.; Rainer, H.; Meyer, B.: Project Results of COORIVA – Constructability Investigations on a German Reference IGCC with CO2-Capture for 2015, 3rd International Freiberg Conference on IGCC & XtL Technologies / CCT 2009. 18.-20.5.2009, Dresden, Germany

Gräbner, M.; Rieger, M.; Riedl, K.; Meyer, B.: IGCC power plants with and without CO2-capture, ASME Turbo Expo, June 9-13, 2008, Berlin, Germany

Gräbner, M.; Rieger, M.; Rauchfuß, H.; Meyer, B.: Institute of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering - Activities Regarding IGCC-Technology, Gasification Technologies Conference, October 14-17, 2007, San Francisco, USA


Co-Author in conference presentations

Reinmöller, M., Lee, R.P., Gräbner, M. 2021. Application of alternative carbon sources to thermal processes – A brief overview of future technologies. 72. BHT Freiberg University Forum, 09.-11.06.2021, Online, Germany.

Bunt, J.R.; Pretorius, G.N.; Gräbner, M.: Evaluation and prediction of slow pyrolysis products derived from coals of different rank, Paper O5-2, International Conference on Coal Science and Technology 25.9.-29.9.2017, Beijing, China

Pretorius, G.; Bunt, J.R.; Gräbner, M.: Pyrolysis Product Evaluation and Prediction from Coals of Different Rank, International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, 8.-12.8.2016, Cape Town, South Africa

Laugwitz, A.; Meyer, B.; Gräbner, M.: Modeling Based Development of Internally Circulating Gasifier for High Ash Coals, International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, 15.-18.9.2013, Beijing, China

Gärtner, L.-E.; Gräbner, M.; Meyer, B.: Influence of coal blend component kinetics on entrained flow gasification performance, Ninth International Conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process Industries, 10-12.12.2012, CSIRO, Melbourne, Australia

Gärtner, L.-E.; Gräbner, M.; Messig, D.; Heschel, W.; Meyer, B.: Influence of coal blend component kinetics on entrained flow gasification performance, Paper 13-5, International Freiberg Conference on IGCC & XtL Technologies, 20.-24.5.2012, Leipzig, Germany

Meyer, B.; Gräbner, M. (speaker: Marion Wilde): Sector Overview from an European Perspective, 6th EU-India Clean Coal Working Group Meeting and Workshop. 31.1.-1.2.2012, New Delhi, India

Messig, D; Uebel, K; Gräbner, M; Meyer, B.: Numerical simulations of coal gasification in entrained flow gasifiers with coalFoam, Fifth OpenFOAM Workshop 21.-24.06.2010, Gothenburg, Sweden

Messig, D.; Uebel, K.; Gschaider, B. F.W.; Gräbner, M.; Meyer, B.: Coal gasification solver coalFoam, Open Source CFD International Conference 2009, 13.11.2009, Barcelona, Spain


Conference poster

Örs, E.; Gräbner, M.: FuALadvisor 1 - A model-based fuel procurement tool for gasification, International Conference on Coal Science and Technology, 25.-28.11.2019, Krakow, Poland

Gräbner, M.; Örs, E.: FuALadvisor 2 - A model-based fuel blending tool for gasification, International Conference on Coal Science and Technology, 25.-28.11.2019, Krakow, Poland

Ortwein, A.; Gräbner, M.; Meyer B.: CFD-Modelling of Oil and Coal Gasification, 2nd International Freiberg Conference on IGCC & XtL Technologies. 8.-12.05.2007, Freiberg, Germany

Gräbner, M.; Rauchfuß, H.; Rieger, M.; Trompelt, M.; Ulbricht, I.; Ogriseck, S.; Meyer, B.: COORIVA - The Germany's Leading Project in IGCC, 2nd International Freiberg Conference on IGCC & XtL Technologies. 8.-12.05.2007, Freiberg, Germany

Seifert, P.; Schön, C.; Ortwein, A.; Gräbner, M.; Rehm, M.; Meyer, B.: CFD-Modelling of Gasification Processes, 2nd International Freiberg Conference on IGCC & XtL Technologies. 8.-12.05.2007, Freiberg, Germany

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