Climate change and renewable energies

The ongoing climate change places high demands on the creation of resilient economic and production systems. In addition to climate protection measures to mitigate climate change, adaptation measures to climate change are also required.

The production and use of renewable energies is not only an interesting prospect for agriculture. The expansion of a decentralised energy supply and the promotion of climate protection as well as adaptation to climate change can be central strategies for the sustainable development of rural areas.

Strategies and action plans form the basis for jointly supported goals and development processes. In addition to strategy development, we are active in the implementation and research of model projects in the field of bioenergy and bioeconomy.

Contact person at IfLS: Dr. Ulrich Gehrlein (gehrlein[at]ifls.de, 069/9726683-17)

Projects in the field

Research

CoAct - Integrated urban-rural concept for the production of activated carbon and energy sources from residual biomass

Within the framework of the "CoAct" project, the realization of a plant for the conversion of residual biomass into activated carbon and fuels is being examined. In addition to the technical process, the economic and ecological effects and...

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National Natural Landscapes and renewable energies

Nature Parks and Biosphere Reserves as parts of the National Natural Landscapes (NNL) make up ca. 30% of the German territory. Changes in land use due to the expansion of renewable energies have to be weighed against protected natural resources, such...

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Consideration of climate change in the EU-funds of the ‘Common Strategic Framework’ 2014-2020

On behalf of the Environment Directorate-General (DG Environment) and the Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG Climate) was examined how far the future EU funding programs (funding period 2014-2020) take mitigation and adaptation to climate...

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Potential energy crop production in the federal state of Hesse: A regionally differentiated analysis

Due to the global, European and national-level target to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and to save fossil fuel, the agricultural production of raw material for energy generation is gaining increasing importance. The European Commission is...

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Conception

Preparation of a climate protection concept for the rural district Vogelsberg

In cooperation with the Institute for Housing and Environment (IWU) and „Infrastructure & Environment“ (IU) from Darmstadt, the Institute for Rural Development Research (IfLS) works out an integrated energy and climate protection concept (IEKK) for...

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Integrated climate protection concept for the Rheingau associations of communesfür den Zweckverband Rheingau

With a view to climate change observation, the tasks of climate protection and adaption are vital for safeguarding the future and constitute obvious challenges for all international, state and sub-state levels. In line with that, the German federal...

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Mittelhessen Bioenergy Region’ development concept

With the ‘Bio-energy Regions’ competition tendered in 2008, the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV) promotes networks which have developed innovative concepts. Within the framework of the two-tier competition...

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Pilot project

CoAct - Integrated urban-rural concept for the production of activated carbon and energy sources from residual biomass

Within the framework of the "CoAct" project, the realization of a plant for the conversion of residual biomass into activated carbon and fuels is being examined. In addition to the technical process, the economic and ecological effects and...

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Bioenergy Region Central Hesse – BERM 2.0

In the second programme period (2012-2015) funded by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, activities of the Bioenergy Regions from the first period were developed further and focused. Practical testing and realization of promoting...

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Network management for the ‘Mittelhessen Bio-energy Region’

In cooperation with the Mittelhessen Climate Protection and Energy Agency (Klimaschutz- und Energieagentur Mittelhessen – KEM) and the department for rural areas (ALR) of the Vogelsberg County, starting in June 2009 the IfLS contributes to the...

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