This joint undertaking focuses on the integrated analysis of energy systems and resource efficiency, regarding both the technological and the socio-economic aspects. ITAS cooperates in this project with the Institute for Industrial Production (also KIT), the Centre for Applied Research at Universities of Applied Sciences – Sustainable Energy Technology at the Hochschule Stuttgart and the Institute of Industrial Ecology at the Hochschule Pforzheim.
The four research institutes of the participating universities offer a total of 12 doctoral scholarships for three years which are funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts (MWK) Baden-Württemberg in line with the State's support for Ph.D. students. The focus at ITAS is on three topics:
- Analysis and assessment of the resource efficiency of cascade utilization of agricultural biomass
- Strategies for the conservation of resources in urban systems – the relation between non-technical and technical approaches
- Optimization of energy and resources in integrated concepts for the treatment of organic waste
Starting in July 2016, this program shall provide the opportunity to investigate innovative research topics and support the professional and transdisciplinary exchange of its members for the next three years. The participating institutes also offer joint courses for the doctoral students. (02.05.2016)
- Job advertisement on the ITAS website