Kopernikus: Energy Transition Navigation System (ENavi)



Kopernikus: Energy Transition Navigation System (ENavi)

The transformation of energy supply and use to a totally regenerative system poses technical and socio-economic challenges to a large number of stakeholders. The interdisciplinary project consortium set up from academic research and industry of „ENavi“ (Energy Transition Navigation System) develops options for the integration of components of a renewable energy system considering the technical and socio-economic boundary conditions.

A central goal of the research consortium is the development of a navigation system to enable the anticipation of economic, ecologic and social impacts of political decisions. The aim of the navigation system is to identify steps on an effective and efficient way towards a renewable energy system. By involving a large number of stakeholders from industry, governmental organizations, research and civil society, the identified steps are assessed as to their acceptance.

The Chair for Material Flow Management and Resource Economy contributes to WP2 „Technical developments in a system context“ and to WP7 „Interdependencies within the natural environment“. WP 2 describes energy technologies necessary in the transformation process with technology profiles.

WP 7 assesses energy technologies with regard to their resource efficiency and lies a focus on the use of cricital metals like rare earth elements (REE).

More information can be found under www.kopernikus-projekte.de/projekte/systemintegration.




Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)

Project Partners

In AP 2 „Technische Entwicklungen im Systemkontext“:

- STRise-ZSW

- STRise-IER

- STRise-DLR

- TU Berlin



In AP 7 „Wechselwirkungen mit der natürlichen Umwelt“:


- STRise-IER

- STRise-DLR



- Uni Stuttgart EU-VRi


15. October 2016 – 30. September 2019

Financing Organization

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

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