Current projects

The ZNES has set itself the goal of researching, developing and implementing permanently environmentally and climate compatible energy systems and energy technologies. The center's research and development work ranges from the details of individual technologies to the development of consistent target scenarios for 100% renewable energy supply systems or the formulation of strategies to ensure fully climate-compatible local or regional development.

  • Project term:
    01.07.2021 to 30.06.2023
    Project leader(s):
    Research cluster:
    Thermal Systems, System Integration

    The energy transition is progressing significantly in the state of Schleswig-Holstein, not least because of its geographical location, economic and social structure.

  • Project term:
    01.05.2021 to 31.12.2025
    Project leader(s):
    Research cluster:
    System Integration, Climate Protection

    The Transnational Centre for Just Transitions in Energy, Climate & Sustainability (TRAJECTS) will support and strengthen transcontinental exchange, research & education on transitio

  • Project term:
    01.05.2019 to 03.2023
    Project leader(s):
    Research cluster:
    System Integration, Climate Protection

    openEntrance is a 4-year research and stakeholder engagement program funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 835896.

  • Project term:
    01.03.2022 to 31.08.2022
    Project leader(s):
    Research cluster:
    System Integration, Climate Protection

    The project entitled "Sustainable Production of Hydrogen" is a research semester funded by the EKSH with a duration of 6 months.

  • Project term:
    01.01.2020 to 31.12.2021
    Project leader(s):
    Research cluster:
    System Integration, Climate Protection

    Shipping usually only plays a subordinate role in the context of an energy system transformation, as can be seen in the current German energy transition.

  • Project term:
    01.05.2020 to 30.04.2025
    Project leader(s):
    Research cluster:
    System Integration, Climate Protection

    In order to be able to acheive the 1.5 degree target, three strategies of the energy transition are needed: sufficiency(of the absolute reduction of energy consumption through social innov

  • Project term:
    01.11.2021 to 31.10.2022
    Project leader(s):
    Oei, Pao-Yu; Rieve, Catharina
    Research cluster:
    System Integration, Climate Protection

    In order to achieve the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 °C as defined in the Paris Climate Agreement, the climate-friendly and environmentally friendly transformation of all sectors is essen

  • Project term:
    01.10.2017 to 30.09.2022
    Project leader(s):
    Research cluster:
    System Integration, Climate Protection

    One of the central societal questions after the climate conferences COP21 and COP22 is how the global consumption of coal can be reduced in a targeted manner through adequate energy and climate pol

  • Project term:
    01.05.2020 to 30.04.2024
    Project leader(s):
    Research cluster:
    System Integration, Climate Protection

    CINTRAN is a 4-year research and stakeholder engagement program funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 88459.

  • Project term:
    01.04.2020 to 31.03.2024
    Project leader(s):
    Looks, Volker; Manoharan , Dodwell; Plöhn, Gunnar

    On the way to becoming the region's innovation engine with high charisma: The "TeStUp" project strengthens the university strategy of supporting start-up-promoting structures that has already been

  • Project term:
    01.10.2019 to 30.09.2023
    Project leader(s):

    The AQUA-COMBINE project aims to design and demonstrate a biorefinery system for cultivation and valorization of halophyte plants.

  • Project term:
    01.09.2019 to 31.08.2021
    Project leader(s):
    Research cluster:
    Bio Mass

    The investment project "Test Laboratory Sector Coupling" serves to build and operate a pilot-scale plant that, by coupling hydrogen and biogas production, represents an integrated system for the ef

  • Project term:
    Fortlaufendes Projekt
    Research cluster:
    Thermal Systems

    TESPy ("Thermal Engineering Systems in Python") is an open-source-licensed software for the simulation and calculation of thermal energy systems, such as heat pumps and refrigeration machines, ther

  • Project term:
    01.12.2019 to 30.11.2022
    Project leader(s):
    Research cluster:
    System Integration

    Driven by the expansion of renewable generation capacity and the progressing electrification of other energy sectors, the electrical grid increasingly faces new challenges: fluctuating supply of re

  • Project term:
    Fortlaufendes Projekt
    Research cluster:
    Thermal Systems, System Integration, Climate Protection

    The Open Energy Modelling Framework (oemof) is a tool for modelling and analyzing energy systems.