Press Release 005/2020

New Series of Events: ENERGIE – Wende. Wandel. Wissen.

KIT Scientists Discuss Energy Research and the Energy Transition with Interested Citizens
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Vision of a sustainable energy system with wind turbines, solar collectors, a stor-age unit, and a hydrogen bus. (Montage by: Pascal Armbruster, KIT)

The new series of events entitled “ENERGIE – Wende. Wandel. Wissen.” (Energy – Transition. Change. Knowledge.) is organized by the Energy Center of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) to inform the public about progress and challenges of the energy transition and about latest news and trends in energy research. The series will start on Monday, February 3, 2020, 18.00 hrs, with an event on energy storage systems. The venue will be the Tulla-Hörsaal on Campus South of KIT (building 11.40, Englerstr. 11). All interested citizens are invited to discuss and exchange information. The event will take place in the German language.




Event Series: ENERGIE – Wende. Wandel. Wissen.

February 3, 2020, 18.00 hrs: Energiespeicher – Elektrisch.
Thermisch. Chemisch. (Energy Storage Units – Electric. Thermal. Chemical.)




Professor Maximilian Fichtner, Helmholtz Institute Ulm

Professor Thomas Wetzel, Institute of Thermal Process Engineering

Professor Roland Dittmeyer, Institute for Micro Process Engineering

Presented by: Dr. Alexander Colsmann, Material Research Center for Energy Systems


February 17, 2020, 18.00 hrs: Erneuerbare Energien – Sonne. Erde. Wind. (Renewable Energy Sources – Sun. Earth. Wind.)




Dr. Alexander Colsmann, Material Research Center for Energy Systems

Professor Stefan Emeis, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research

Professor Thomas Kohl, Institute of Applied Geosciences

Presented by: Dr. Wolfgang Breh, KIT Energy Center


March 23, 2020, 18.00 hrs: Energiesystem – Entwicklungspfade. Technik. Märkte. (Energy System – Development Paths. Technology. Markets.)




Dr. Witold-Roger Poganietz, Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis

Professor Wolf Fichtner, Institute for Industrial Production

Professor Veit Hagenmeyer, Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics

Presented by: Dr. Wolfgang Breh, KIT Energy Center


The venue will always be the Tulla-Hörsaal on Campus South of KIT, building 11.40, Englerstraße 11, 76131 Karlsruhe.

For a route description, click: (in German only)


More about the KIT Energy Center:


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 9,600 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 23,300 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.

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