Low-CarbonTechnologies

In order to accomplish broad decarbonisation of the energy system, the following questions arise: what new technologies and utilisation concepts are essential in the energy, transport and industry sectors? How do new technologies stack up when compared systematically to existing options, and what are the odds of integrating them into the market? What are the ecological and social-political potentials or barriers of individual climate protection technologies or combined climate protection strategies?

Solar thermal power plant NOORo I
Solar thermal power plant NOORo I in South Morocco. © Germanwatch / Wuppertal Institut. Photo: Boris Schinke

One focus of the work of the Future Energy and Industry Systems Division is the so-called "low-carbon technologies". Key technology-oriented climate protection strategies are identified and undergo (comparative) multi-criteria analyses and assessments.

Especially in the field of energy systems, not only are technological and economic aspects relevant from a system perspective but also various socio-ecological factors like social acceptance, environmental compatibility, resource limits and accuracy of fit.
Examples include new energy technologies, alternative propulsion technologies and hydrogen technologies that are assessed individually or in relation to the whole energy and transport system in Germany. Other research fields include the contribution carbon capture and storage (CCS) to mitigating climate change in Germany and worldwide as well as low-carbon technologies in the energy intensive industry in regard to their conditions for success and possible policy actions when brought to market.

Publi-cations

Here you find publications on low-carbon technologies.

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Projects

Here you will research activities in the field of low-carbon technologies.

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