Forschungszentrum Jülich

Time for presentations, it’s Forschungszentrum Jülich‘s turn!

Conducting research for a changing society: This is the mission of more than 6,000 employees working hand in hand at Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ).

At Forschungszentrum Jülich scientists conduct research into the fundamentals, technologies, and systems of a digitized society, a climate-friendly energy system, and a resource-efficient economy. In Jülich, natural, life and engineering sciences in the fields of information, energy, and the bioeconomy are closely linked with a specialist expertise in high-performance computing and benefit from the use of unique scientific infrastructure. FZJ is one of the largest interdisciplinary research institutions in Europe and contribute to solving the grand societal challenges of our time as a member of the Helmholtz Association.

Within FZJ, at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research – System Analysis and Technology Evaluation (IEK-STE), the researchers investigate the long-term characteristics of future energy systems and the consequences of its adoption on the development of the studied regions. On this basis, IEK-STE focuses on the analysis and evaluation of transformation pathways, targeting the social feasibility and the socio-technical interactions.
This approach allows to provide the required political, economic, and social knowledge to transform the energy system based on technological assessment, while taking into account the perspectives and conflicting goals of the various stakeholders. The methodologies, developed and implemented at IEK-STE, integrate model-based scenarios with social contexts, transformation pathways, stakeholders’ preferences and behavioral patterns.

IEK-STE will be mainly responsible for coordinating and finalizing the different green hydrogen scenarios and evaluating them before presenting them to stakeholders for validation.

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