Projects from Dr. Ole Langniß in former employments

  • 2008 - 2014 Fichtner GmbH & Co KG
  • 2004 - 2008 Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland
  • 2002 - 2003 Universität Lund, Marie-Curie-Stipendium, Schweden
  • 1992 - 2001 Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Stuttgart, Deutschland
  • 2001 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, Berkeley, DLR-Forschungssemester, USA

Sustainable Investments: Evaluation of the soft loan programs for renewable energy technologies, Germany

Customer: KfW Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (Credit Institute for Reconstruction), Frankfurt, 2008

Die KfW vergibt zinsgünstige Darlehen für Projekte im Bereich Erneuerbare Energien durch verschiedensten Programme. Die Wirksamkeit und die Nützlichkeit der Programme werden bewertet. Das Kreditvolumen und das angesteuerte Investitionsvolumen, das für die unterschiedlichsten Erneuerbare Energietechnologien gewährt wird, wurden berechnet. Für die Lebensdauer der Kraftwerke wurden die sich ergebende Energieerzeugung, vermiedene Energieimporte, verminderte Emissionen und vermindernde Emissionskosten, berechnet.

Sustainable Energy Supply: Perspectives of the promotion of heat from renewable energy sources, Germany

Customer: German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Reactor Safety, Germany 2008

The German government has established a comprehensive set of means to promote heat generation from renewable energy technologies. This includes a large investment grant program, a renewable heat law obliging house owners to apply renewable energy technologies, Energy Saving Ordinance, and information campaigns. Still certainly applications (e.g. industrial process heat) and target groups (large apartment buildings) have been addressed only insufficiently. Moreover, the sheer volume of the envisaged market calls for new instruments beyond investment grants like e.g. VAT reductions, tax favors, etc. Based on a comprehensive stakeholder process, new promotional means are identified and designed to overcome this deficits. The interaction between the different means is optimized. Existing means are constantly adapted to changing framework conditions. The impact of different means is assessed with help of a comprehensive model of the German heat market.

Evoking Business Responses to Climate Change, Belgium, Estonia

Customer: European Commission, DG Energy and Transport, 2002 - 2003

The individual members of the European Network for Energy Economy Research were asked to investigate on business responses to climate change. As a result a series of papers were published in a special issue of the Journal on Energy and Environment after presenting them at an international conference held in Estonia. The papers underwent a strict peer-review. A particular focus was on flexible mechanisms like JI and CDM and first experiences with them. Recommendations for the design of the European Emission Trading Scheme were drawn.

Environmental sound and future-orientated energy concept for the town of Güstrow, Germany

Customer: Municipal Utility of Güstrow 1992 - 1993

An energy concept for Güstrow – a municipality of 40,000 inhabitants, is developed. A particular goal was to incorporate high shares of renewable energy and combined heat power plants into total energy supply. Data on the diverse existing structure of housing had to be acquired and categorized. Different strategies were proposed for the different housing categories and areas. Thereby, the large existing district heat grid was proposed to be an excellent basis for the application of CHP and renewable energy. It was investigated how the sugar refinery could be integrated into the municipal energy supply.

Economical and feasible potential for combined-heat power (chp) in Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Customer: Ministry of Economics Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, 1994

The present energy supply structure of the province of Baden-Württemberg was investigated. Municipalities were categorized according to their feasibility for energy supply with combined heat power plants. In addition potential industrial applications were investigated. A calculation program was developed allowing to plan the use of chp plants on an hourly basis. The economic and structural feasible potential of CHP was determined for two different years in the future. Resulting energy savings, emissions and costs were calculated. Recommendations for the deployment of chp were drawn.

Action program „Reduction of obstacles on the realization of renewable energy plants, Germany

Customer: German Federal Ministry of Economics, Bonn,  1994 - 1996

A survey among applicators of renewable energy technologies was conducted with a sample of 1000 responses. Obstacles identified incorporate legal, technical, perceptional and behavioral hindrances. A series of round table talks with stake-holders were organized to dissolve the identified barriers. An action program was proposed.

Shaping the Energiewende...


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