Current Projects

System analysis of transport solutions for green hydrogen (TransHyDE)

Funded by: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Project duration:  Mid 2021 – 31.03.2025
Cooperation: More than 20 project partners from science and research institutions & 8 associated partners from the energy industry.

TransHyDE is one of the three German flagship projects on hydrogen, which represent a central contribution of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to the implementation of the National Hydrogen Strategy. Taken together, they represent the largest funding initiative of the Federal Ministry of Research on the subject of the energy transition to date. They make a decisive contribution to Germany's entry into the hydrogen economy.

TransHyDE website
Germany's flagship hydrogen projects


Funded by: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)

Cooperation: r2b energy consulting GmbH und BTB -Blockheizkraftwerks,Träger- und Betreibergesellschaft mbH Berlin.

Intelligente Digitalisierung der Energieversorgung zur Optimierung des Netzbetriebs und zur Erhöhung der Akzeptanz (IDiNA)

Funded by: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)

Cooperation: Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg (OVGU), OFFIS e.V., PSI Software AG, SWW Wunsiedel GmbH, SWH Stadtwerke Haßfurt GmbH, Es-geht! Energiesysteme GmbH

Kopernikus-Project Ariadne – Evidence-Based Assessment for the Design of the German Energy System Transformation

Funded by: Federal Ministry of Education and Research


In addition to the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, 25 project partners are involved in the project.

Mobilising Endogenous Potentials for Structural Change – Decarbonisation in a Lignite Mining Region (DecarbLau)

Financed by: Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Cooperation: Chair of General economics and Chair of Management of regional energy systems at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Halle Institute for Economic Research, Innovationsregion Lausitz, Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW), TU Dresden

Better price forecasts in the energy sector by combining fundamental and stochastic models (ProKoMo)

Funded by: Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy

Cooperation: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Operations Research, Analytics and Statistics, Prof. Dr. Oliver Grothe

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