Our Motivation

Reduction of Emissions

The European Union pursues the goal for Europe's economy and society to become climate neutral by 2050. This European Climate Law also sets the intermediate target of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. With the research at chesco, we want to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emission in the transport sector.

We strengthen the regional economy in the Lusatia region from lignite to the future

The phase-out of coal-fired power generation and the parallel strengthening of the economic structure in the affected regions has been decided in the German government's legislative package.
Coal-fired power plants in Germany will be decommissioned by 2038. At the same time, the affected regions will be supported by structural change projects and funding measures.

The establishment of the chesco research center for hybrid-electric and electric drive systems is one measure to strengthen the Lusatia region for the future. The BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg is the driving force behind this. The university has a long tradition in the fields of electrical and mechanical engineering. More than 30 BTU chairs and departments contribute their research to chesco. The development of new technologies offers opportunities for companies in the region.