Thursday, April 7, 2016

Government R&D Funding for German "Energiewende": 400 Million Euro until 2025

The German government has decided recently to fund four (4) huge R&D Energiewende-Projects!
The government published a news report describing the objectives of the Kopernikus projects.
More than 1000 organizations came up with 41 project proposals - four (4) proposals have been awarded to get the funding!

  1. Neue Netzstrukturen (new network structures) - Project name: ENSURE.
    Leading organization: KIT (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie)
    Other main organizations: RWTH Aachen, E.ON, Tennet, Siemens and ABB
    Number of partners: 21
  2. Speicherung von Überschussstrom (power storage) - Project name: Power-to-X
    Leading organization: RWTH Aachen
    Other main organization: Forschungszentrum Jülich und die DECHEMA
    Number of partners:62
  3. Industrieprozesse (industrial processes): - Project name: SynErgie
    Leading organization: Technischen Universität Darmstadt
    Other main organizations: Universität Stuttgart
    Number of partners: 83
  4. Systemintegration (system integration) - Project name: ENavi
    Leading organization: Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam
    Other main organizations:
    Number of partners: 64

The projects are organized into three (3) phases and run until 2025.
Funding for the first phase (2016-2018) = 120 Million Euro.
Funding for the phase 2 and 3 (2019-2015) = 280 Million Euro.

Click HERE for the government press release [de].
Click HERE for the Kopernikus projects [de].

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