Active third-party funding
Future of energy supply in the steel industry - H2B ("Hydrogen to Bremen")
Duration: 2020 to 2022
In this EU founded project, an interdisciplinary team of natural, technical and economic scientists will analyse the future supply and use of hydrogen as an energy source for the steel industry in Bremen. The holistic supply concept takes into account the entire value-added chain of hydrogen supply and use in the sense of a roadmap. This also includes, for example, mobility concepts and plans for heat supply to districts in Bremen, Bremerhaven and neighbouring regions.
Such far-reaching transformation processes require the willingness to cooperate and acceptance in society as well as accompanying political measures. In order to explore these aspects, behavioural economic studies are conducted in the BreLAB. The insights gained will be used in stakeholder workshops to identify potentials, barriers and possible policy measures. From the natural and technical science side, the project will conduct a potential analysis for the realization of an electrolyser at the site of the Bremen steelworks. The project is a joint project in cooperation with the working group "Resilient Energy Systems" of the Faculty of Production Technology at the University of Bremen (coordination) and is financed by the Bremer Aufbaubank under the title "Roadmap for a gradual defossilisation of the steel industry and urban infrastructures using electrolysis hydrogen in Bremen (H2B)" for 36 months.
Contact: Dr. Tobias Wendler
DFG Network "The Dynamics of Innovation Systems: Perspectives, Influences and Operationalization"
Duration: 2022 to 2024
The scientific network "The Dynamics of Innovation Systems: Perspectives, Influences and Operationalization” is funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft during the period from 2022 to 2024.
The network aims to facilitate research exchange on innovation systems and to develop an understanding of their influence and operationalization. It consists of 18 members from 14 academic institutions, including six international partners from the UK, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands and Switzerland. The network brings together a wide range of expertise on different types of innovation systems, linking economists with political scientists, geographers and engineers.
The project will include several working meetings and two international conferences to be held in Bremen, Göttingen, Braunschweig and Jena.
Contact: Dr. Ann Hipp