JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
Entity description and role in FUEL4ME
JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, one of the largest nonuniversity research institutions in Austria, is employing around 430 highly qualified staff members thematically structured in 5 research institutes. The research group Energy Research at the Institute for Water, Energy and Sustainability contains four fields of activity: Renewable Energy Technologies; Energy Systems and Strategies; Energy, Land use and Climate Change, acceptability and sustainable implementation of energy technologies and – systems. Using energy wisely - both on a small and large scale - is the key focus of the research group Energy Research. Therefore, the long-term energy management and policy is based on reducing specific energy demand and increasing the use of renewable energy sources. Sustainability assessment including environmental analyses especially life cycle analyses, economic analyses, socio-economic and social analyses of energy technologies and energy systems is a focus of the research group.
Joanneum is performing the sustainability assessment of FUEL4ME project (WP5), as well participating in the activities of communication and dissemination of the project results (WP6)