Welcome to the Department for Resilient Energy Systems

  • Information about the Department for Resilient Energy Systems

Research Focus

Research interests and activities of the Working Group are as follow:

  • In the Industrial Ecology, among other works for material flow management - in particular the substance flow analysis of critical metals (with a focus on identifying and avoiding dissipative losses) for hazardous substance prevention or substitution, as well as opportunities and risks of new technologies' (such as nanotechnology and synthetic biology. ) performed.
  • In the implementation of life cycle assessments and material flow analysis with the software GaBi and Umberto. Since May 2011, the Department of Umberto Competence Center.
  • In the development of sustainability strategies in cooperation with companies, where the main focus is on a better understanding of innovation processes.
  • In the climate adaptation. The focus here is the resilient energy supply in the Metropolitan Region Bremen-Oldenburg.
  • In the development of methods for technology evaluation, particularly for prospective and in-process technology evaluation. One approach is here, for example the extension of the LCA method to entropy balances.
  • In the prospective and preventive-oriented technology design.

The activities of the department therefore include both basic research and application-oriented projects.

On the following pages you will find a list of

  • current research projects as well as the already
  • completed research projects.


Philipp Eppe at the Behave Conference 2023 in Maastricht

Philipp Eppe gave a presentation at the 7th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency (Behave Conference 2023) in the Netherlands.

Philipp Eppe gave a presentation titled "Developing an empirically based agent-based model to support local transitions" at the Behave Conference 2023 in the Netherlands on November 29, 2023. He presented the research results of his meta-analysis on factors influencing investment decisions in sustainable technologies and discussed how these results can be incorporated into an agent-based model. This offers an interesting insight into current issues and developments in the field of environmental psychology.


Our Partners

hyBit consortium partners

Partners Wärmewende Nordwest

Further Partners of our Department