Florian Rümmele studied Chemical Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Eindhoven University of Technology (TUe). Heterogeneous Catalysis, Fuels in particular 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 development of the CatVap® technology focusing on emission reduction. Within the internal Fraunhofer programs INNOVATOR and FDays® the scientific findings were transferred to a strategic patent portfolio. Fraunhofer ISE is now aiming to integrate CatVap® in marketable products.
Among 28 partners, Florian Rümmele leads the activities of the Fraunhofer ISE in the project 'C3 Mobility'. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and fosters the energy transition via sector coupling through using power-based fuel, also called synthetic fuels or Efuels. Furthermore, he is involved in the 'SynLink' project, within which molecules like methanol, gasoline, diesel and other liquid hydrocarbons previously obtained from crude oil and natural gas, are substituted by molecules obtained from CO2, water and renewable energy. The CO2 is removed from the atmosphere by Direct Air Capture technology from Climeworks.
As project manager, he is passionate about emission reduction, catalysis, PtL-fuels, low carbon fuels, green chemistry and hydrogen.