Competence centre on climate change mitigation in energy intensive industries

On behalf of the Federal Environment Ministry (BMU), Zukunft – Umwelt – Gesellschaft (ZUG) gGmbH has commenced work on creating a competence centre on climate change mitigation in energy intensive industries (Kompetenzzentrum für Klimaschutz in energieintensiven Industrien (KEI)). In close collaboration with research institutions, industrial enterprises and organisations at national, EU and international level, the KEI will develop technology-based, market-oriented solutions for use in decarbonising energy intensive industries – in the steel and cement sectors, for example.

The competence centre will be established as a new ZUG location in Cottbus in Eastern Germany. In collaboration with the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, the KEI will act as a think tank for climate change mitigation in industry, identify research needs, initiate research work, aid cluster development and identify funding opportunities. The kick-off meeting for the Competence Centre took place on 7 March 2019 in Cottbus and it will be operational during 2019.