Steinbeis Transfer Center

Energy - Environment - Information

Laehr'scher Jagdweg 41
D-14167 Berlin
  • Management:
  • Prof. Dr. Uwe Schmidt


  • Development of energy concepts
  • Studies, analysis and consultation, the environment and environmental pollution
  • Expert reports
  • Energy and material conversion for methods and processes
  • Systems/decision analysis
  • Software development
  • Control systems, measurement systems

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Key Areas

  • Energy
    • New thermal energy supply concepts
    • Analysis and reduction of energy consumption
    • Use of natural, renewable energy sources (biomass, solar energy)
    • Cooling and cooling technology
  • Environment
    • Biotic, metabolic processes
    • Air/steam systems
    • Reduction in carbon emissions
    • Closed ecological cycles
  • Information
    • Information gains through sensor technology
    • Information compression through the modeling of biological and technical processes
    • Emerging technologies for knowledge gathering and experience
    • Modular software solutions for know-how management and transfer
    • Concepts for controlling technical processes 

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Project Examples

  • Greenhouses as energy and material conversion systems
  • Reduction of energy consumption with model-based process controls
  • Information technology for closed material cycles in horticulture
  • Speaking plant, data measurement logging and process control following plant signals
  • Process optimization through innovative sensor technology
  • Gas conversion measurement technology for determination of materials and energy transport models
  • Image recognition and processing
  • Carbon and radiation use, transpiration and assimilation control
  • Measurement and control systems, optimal control
  • Information processing
  • Heating systems
  • Innovative heat energy systems; cogeneration; combined heat and power systems (CHPs); generation and conversion of district heating
  • Central cooling systems
  • Information processing
  • Capacity management
  • Thermal energy storage
  • Energy source: wood
  • Extraction of wood as a renewable, carbon-neutral sulfur dioxide-free source of energy from agriculture and agronomy
  • Systems for generating energy from wood
  • Internalization of external expenditures for funding renewable energy use
  • Use of wood as a source of energy

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Last update on 01. August, 2014  by sta(admin)