Foresight study – sustainable mobility in China and Germany

This foresight project elaborates scenarios for a potential transformation of the transport sector in China. The insights gained will also provide ideas for the climate-friendly transformation of the German mobility system. The participating researchers have the aim to cover the entire mobility system in both countries and to develop only those options that facilitate true transformation.

September 12, 2019

European field trails on new 5G mobile networks

The new 5G mobile networks is to be introduced from 2020. An EU project that has just started is testing in field trials whether 5G offers an uninterruptible network connection with a high data rate. The IZT is responsible for technology and sustainability assessment in the use cases.

July 30, 2019

Weed-free railways: Alternatives to Glyphosate

The use of the controversial herbicide glyphosate is currently only permitted in the EU until 2022. Therefore, the International Union of Railways has commissioned the IZT to test and optimize more environmentally friendly methods in order to keep the European rail network free of plant growth.

May 27, 2019

Conference: Climate friendly school kitchens in Poland

The IZT project on climate-friendly school kitchens in Poland presents its results on 13 June 2019 in Krakow. Everyone who is interested in nutrition issues in educational institutions is invited. The conference language is Polish. The most important topics are: Compilation of menus, energy efficiency and waste reduction.

June 04, 2019

Recycling in the Age of Digitalization

In anticipation of the renewal of the German law on electronic devices (ElektroG), the IZT is examining how large quantities of smartphones, tablets etc. can be recycled at high grade. Focal points of the investigation are critical metals and flame-retardant plastics.

March 21, 2019

Climate friendly Kitchens in Polish Schools

The results of a IZT-led project about climate-friendly school canteens in Germany is being transferred to the local conditions in Poland. The Polish city network for energy efficiency supports the IZT as a local partner. The aim is to significantly reduce the greenhouse gas emissions created by the preparation of school food.

February 18, 2019

December 11: IZT's Project received UN's Climate Action Award

The IZT-led Project "KEEKS - climate-friendly school kitchens" received UN's Climate Action Award "Momentum for Change" 11th of december 2018 at the Katowice Climate Change Conference. IZT's Head of Research Dr. Michael Scharp partcipated in the ceremony.

December 11, 2018
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