IKEM and IUACA address water-related challenges of climate change

A new partnership between the Berlin-based Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility (IKEM) and the University Institute of Water Research and Environmental Sciences (IUACA) of the University of Alicante, Spain, aims to accelerate research on water resources. The institutions formalised the collaboration agreement on 14 September in Alicante following a joint seminar held with […]

IKEM analyses the potential for electric road system to reduce emissions

Oberleitungs-LKW auf Teststrecke

In AMELIE II, IKEM is conducting research on the potential for overhead power lines to electrify heavy goods transport. In the future, this kind of electric road system (ERS) may supplement the charging point network along highways, enabling vehicles to charge even while in motion. The technology is now being tested on several routes in […]

How do ports become ammonia filling stations?

In a paper and issue brief released today, IKEM analyses the shore-side framework for the use of ammonia as a marine fuel and the prerequisites for the approval of ammonia-powered inland vessels. Die Autor:innen decken darin nicht nur Rechtsunsicherheiten und -lücken auf, sondern haben auch Handlungsempfehlungen erarbeitet, damit die klimaneutrale Kraftstoffversorgung der Binnen- und Seeschifffahrt […]

IKEM analyses the potential for electric road system to reduce emissions

Oberleitungs-LKW auf Teststrecke

In the AMELIE II project, IKEM is conducting research on the potential for overhead power lines to electrify heavy goods transport. In the future, this kind of electric road system (ERS) may supplement the charging point network along highways, enabling vehicles to charge even while in motion. The technology is now being tested on several […]

Congratulations! Three IKEM staff members earn PhDs

Congratulations to Dr Kathleen Pauleweit, Dr Michael Kalis and Dr Greta Reeh, who recently completed earned their doctoral degrees! Below, the new PhDs discuss their research topics, which include the role of environmental NGOs in international climate negotiations (Pauleweit), the role of courts in climate change mitigation (Kalis), and the principle of non-refoulement in the […]

Accelerating expansion – overcoming the energy crisis

In light of the measures adopted last week to expand wind power, GermanZero and IKEM published a poster that illustrates the enormous complexity involved in the construction of wind turbines: the planning and approval processes in Germany take at least seven years. In view of the current energy crisis, this is too long: the expansion […]

How IKEM is using design thinking to advance gender equality, one step at a time

Design thinking has revolutionised the creative industry. Here’s how IKEM is using the process to reimagine communication around gender equality in the workplace. The project began on a train.   With the open fields of northern Germany racing past the windows, women sat together and spoke in hushed tones about the conference they had just left. It […]

Regulatory framework does not preclude imports, study shows

In a study published today, IKEM examines the legal framework for the import of renewable hydrogen and hydrogen carrier media from Australia to Germany. IKEM researchers conclude that the regulatory framework does not preclude imports. Hydrogen is a key technology for achieving climate goals. However, the market ramp-up envisaged by the national hydrogen strategy cannot […]

IKEM and Ellery Studio launch crowdfunding campaign for toolkit to combat sexism at work

The Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility (IKEM) and Ellery Studio are pleased to announce the launch of their crowdfunding campaign for EQT: The Gender Equality Toolkit for Working Women and Friends. The two organisations collaborated closely to create the toolkit, which aims to empower women and their allies to recognise and counter sexism […]