Florian Rümmele studied Chemical Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany and Eindhoven University of Technology (TUe), Netherlands. Heterogeneous Catalysis, Fuels (especially Fischer Tropsch Synthesis) and Computational Fluid Dynamics had been the focus of his studies before starting his Diploma project at Fraunhofer ISE in Freiburg.
His diploma thesis was part of a joint project with Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces. A process to gain aromatic basic chemicals from biomass was being developed and tested on a laboratory scale.
In 2014 he joined the catalytic evaporation project focusing on emission reduction from internal combustion engines and burners. The project team took part in the internal Fraunhofer programs INNOVATOR and FDays® that aim to transform technologies and scientific findings into marketable products and to develop a strategic patent portfolio.
The invented catalytic evaporation technology is also part of the C3 mobility project, within which 28 partners develop and demonstrate new ways to CO2-neutral mobility. The C3 mobility project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and fosters the energy transition via sector coupling through the use of power-based fuel, also called synthetic fuels or Efuels.