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Helmholtz Centers

The following Helmholtz Centers participate in the Helmholtz Research Field Energy:

and the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) as a scientific associate.


The core topics of the research activities are

  • the development of a sustainable energy system characterised by more decentralisation, high flexibility and the coupling of the electricity, heat and transport sectors (DLR, FZJ, HZB, KIT),

  • the development of new technologies from the exploitation of raw materials, suitable materials and functional materials to the generation, conversion, storage and distribution of energy and the application of energy carriers (DLR, FZJ, HZB, HZDR, KIT),

  • research into long-term additional options such as fusion for a constantly increasing global energy demand (FZJ, KIT)

  • as well as finding solutions for the dismantling of nuclear facilities and the safe disposal of radioactive waste (FZJ, HZDR, KIT).