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Renewable Energy & Energy Systems of the Future

Renewable Energy

Fossil fuels are of limited availability, produce CO2 emissions, and enhance the greenhouse effect. To mitigate the detrimental effects for our planet, the use of renewable energy sources must be fostered in Germany, in Japan and worldwide. To cover energy consumption of a modern industrial society with renewable energy sources, the entire energy supply chain must be rethought. This work group focuses on the different facets of an energy system based on renewable sources, such as solar power, wind power, biomass, and geothermal energy.

Energy Systems

What will the energy mix of the future look like? Developments in energy technology and related key technologies, limited fossil resources and climate change, demographic change, political, social, and economic framework conditions, striving for sustainability – all these factors must be included in analyses of the global energy system. In targeted interdisciplinary research, this workshop aims at pooling technical expertise, methodological know-how in modeling, knowledge in economics and about the societal environment.


  • Marco Fazio, Göttingen (applied geology)
  • Kazuyo Matsubae, Tohoku, Professor (environmental studies)
  • Keiji Yashiro, Tohoku, Professor (environmental studies)
  • Atsushi Okamoto, Tohoku, Professor (environmental studies)
  • Alexander Colsmann, KIT, Scientific Spokesperson (KIT Energy Center)
  • Thomas Kolb, KIT, Professor (applied geosciences)
  • Eva Schill, KIT, Professor (nuclear waste disposal)
  • Seiichi Ogata, Kyoto, Professor (energy science)
  • Yuhei Miyauchi, Kyoto, Professor (advanced energy)
  • Tsutomu Kodaki, Kyoto, Professor (advanced energy)
  • Samuel Mattehw Dumlao, Kyoto, PhD Student (energy science)



International Affairs:
Oliver Schmidt
Executive Officer Asia & Middle East
Phone: +49 721-608 41977
E-mail: oliver.schmidt∂kit.edu