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HAW Campus wins climate protection award

"Bergedorfer Klimazeichen" honours local climate protection projects

The Technology Centre Energy-Campus Hamburg was honoured Wednesday (April 17, 2019) with the Bergedorfer Klimazeichen for its contribution to climate protection. Founded in 2015, the campus is part of HAW Hamburg’s Competence Center for Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency (CC4E).

Bergedorf’s climate protection concept

Bergedorf is the first district in Hamburg to create an integrated climate protection concept as part of its efforts towards a climate-friendly, liveable suburb. The climate symbol honours outstanding projects to raise the visibility of local commitment to climate protection. Almost 80 projects in Bergedorf had applied for the prize.

Research at the energy campus

“We have over 30 research projects centred on concrete solutions for energy transition, which is a project of the century, and thus effective climate protection here at the energy campus,” said Prof. Dr. Werner Beba, Director of CC4E. The Curslack wind farm, built in 2017, can be used to address research questions on wind energy in real operations. The campus also works closely with the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES).

In future, research will focus on the expansion of sector coupling, i.e. the use of renewable electricity for heating, the transport sector and industry. The campus is open to the public on June 21, 2019. Visitors can get to know its research projects in lectures, guided tours and in hands-on activities.

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