The Energy Institute at the Johannes Kepler University Linz is a highly-distinguished project partner whenever multidisciplinary knowledge of more than one scientific field is essential for energy-related research topics. Our three departments cover Energy Economics, Energy Law and Energy Technologies.
Only the combination of these core disciplines allows comprehensive analyses and accounts for all aspects of future-oriented implementation of industrial symbiosis.
We analyse the ecologic and economic effects of cross-company cooperation, new technologies and efficiency measures in the energy sector, discuss the most recent developments in the European legislation and evaluate strategies for CO2 abatement schemes as well as measures aimed at promoting resource efficiency goals like new technologies related to energy intense industries.
The Energy Institute at the Johannes Kepler University Linz is deeply rooted in the Austrian research community, publishes in high level journals and participates / coordinates in 16 European research projects (e.g. S-PARCS #785134, PEAKapp #695945, BAMBOO #820771, STORE&GO #691797, ECHOES #727470, SESAME #261696, SPARKS #608224, LIGNOFLAG #709606,…).
We are key stakeholder in these international and various national applied research projects concerning Life Cycle, Technoeconomic and Sociotechnical Assessments to provide KPIs and a deeper understanding of the preconditions that facilitate or hinder the implementation of industrial symbiosis.
The practical applicability of our efforts is always an indispensable focus of the Energieinstitut and the scientific results of multiple projects and studies conducted by the Energieinstitut have been the driving force for a high number of innovative solutions in the renewables business.