Press Release 021/2013

Environmental and Energy Solutions for Baden-Württemberg

Status Colloquium on Environmental Research on February 20 and 21 at KIT Presents 20 Application-oriented Projects – Opening by the Baden-Württemberg Minister of the Environment Franz Untersteller
One presentation at the colloquium focuses on the ecology of ticks as vectors of diseases. Flagging with a white cloth is a method to collect the animals. (Photo: Lena Kratzer, Zoological Institute, KIT)

Application-oriented projects relating to environmental and energy research will be presented by the 15th Status Colloquium on Environmental Research in Baden-Württemberg on February 20 and 21, 2013 at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Among the topics covered will be energy storage systems, hydrogen infrastructure systems, geothermal energy use, and climate-relevant gases from soils. The colloquium is organized by the Karlsruhe Project Management Agency, Baden-Württemberg Research Programs (PTKA-BWP) of KIT on behalf of the Mi-nistry of Environment of Baden-Württemberg. Journalists and the interested public are cordially invited.


Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,800 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,300 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

or, 12.02.2013

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