Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2006
Date Ended:end 2009
Policy Type:Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology deployment and diffusion, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme , Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Demonstration project
Policy Target:Wind, Bioenergy>Biomass for heat, Geothermal>Heat
Policy Sector:Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Funding:Approximately EUR 35 million

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research funds a research and development programme on technologies and strategies to mitigate and adapt to climate change: the Klimazwei - Research for Climate Protection and Protection from Climate Impacts. The Programme runs until 2009, currently funding 39 projects targeting both adaptation and mitigation. Renewable energy related projects comprise the following: Wind Propulsion for Cargo Ships Project: Studies how the use of wind power in shipping could impact on fuel use and CO2 emissions. Biogas Feed-in Project: Studies and identifies the barriers and problems associated with feeding biogas into existing gas distribution networks, in order to find solutions to these barriers. A database of regional biogas feed-in potentials is being developed. Smouldering Waste Dumps Project: Examines the heat recovery potential of smouldering waste dumps resulting from coal mining, as well as developing technical procedures for heat recovery. GEKKO Project: To develop and implement a communication strategy aimed at promoting sustainable construction and refurbishment.

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