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10 Years of KIT Energy Center

On June 26, 2018 the KIT Energy Center Is Celebrating its Anniversary – The Program also Includes the Presentation of the Heinrich Hertz Award
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In the bioliq plant at KIT, research is carried out on how to produce high-quality biofuels from dry biomass such as residual material from agriculture and forest-ry. (Photo: Fabry)

Since 2008, the KIT Energy Center has combined basic and applied research in natural, economic and social sciences, as well as in humanities and the legal field into a holistic approach to the entire energy cycle. As a dialog and strategy platform, it has bundled knowledge and expertise on energy research at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) for the past ten years. With around 1,500 employees, it has now grown into one of the largest energy research centers in Europe. The KIT Energy Center is celebrating its anniversary at its annual conference on June 26, 2018 from 9 am in the auditorium of the Training Center for Technology and Environment at KIT Campus North. Media representatives are welcome to attend (please register using the en-closed form or by e-mail).

“Supplying the more than seven billion people in the world with energy – that’s an enormous task that politics, science and society have to face together. Energy supply is inextricably linked with working on solutions for future mobility and information infrastructures,” says KIT President Professor Holger Hanselka. “KIT makes significant contributions to these major societal challenges. In the KIT Energy Center alone, 1,500 people across all disciplines are working on solutions for a variety of questions: How can we store and transport energy? How is it distributed to the grids? How does communication between producers and consumers work and which new business models fit the demanding tasks, not forgetting data protection?”

Full Text: Press Release 073/2018

mhe-le, 19.06.2018