Award of the research by the VDI



Daniela Baris (second from right) achieved the second place in the competition "engineers and their achievements" by the VDI (The Association of German Engineers) with the experimental plant Apello13.

Exhibit of the test facility Apello13 - flexible load pellet stove. Exhibition and second prize winner at the Hannover Messe 2015.


In an annual competition, the VDI honors engineers and their teams for excellent performance with particular reference to Women in Engineering.

As part of this competition, our group combustion technology and its collaborator Daniela Baris were honored for their outstanding achievements around our pilot plant "Apello13". Daniela Baris is research assistant at our institute since 2014 and plays an important part in the working group combustion technology under the direction of Dr.-Ing. H.-J. Gehrmann.

The exhibit of the experimental plant "Apello 13" was presented at the booth of the VDI at the Hanover Fair in April 2015. The achievements related to the pilot plant and the associated patent application were thus presented to the visiting public. The trade public nominated the project Apello 13 for the second place.

More about the test facility Apello13 is shown here.

More information on calls for proposals of the competition can be found here.