Funding topic 6: Renewable energy, energy saving and efficiency

The energy turnaround is a major project for society as a whole, scheduled to run until 2050, with the aim of making the transition from the use of fossil and nuclear energy sources to a sustainable, climate-neutral energy supply and use. Achieving the climate protection targets pledged by Germany will only be possible with a mix of measures. These include:

This requires novel, exemplary ideas and interdisciplinary approaches from applied research, practical technology development and testing, and target-group-defined environmental communication and education, taking into account digitization, which encompasses all areas.

To this end, the DBU supports projects with a special focus on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to:


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Felix Gruber
DBU: Umwelttechnik: Abteilungsleitung
+49 541 9633-200
Dr. Katrin Anneser
DBU: Umwelttechnik: Energie
+49 541 9633-242
Sabine Djahanschah
DBU: Umwelttechnik: Zukunftsfähiges Bauwesen
+49 541 9633-250
Franz-Peter Heidenreich
DBU: Umwelttechnik: Wasser, Boden, Infrastruktur
+49 541 9633-230
Dr.-Ing. Jörg R. Lefèvre
DBU: Umwelttechnik: Umwelt- und gesundheitsfreundliche Verfahren und Produkte
+49 541 9633-210
Dirk Schötz
DBU: Umwelttechnik: Energie
+49 541 9633-240
Melanie Vogelpohl
DBU: Umweltkommunikation und Kulturgüterschutz, Internationale Förderung: MINT-Bildung und Nachhaltigkeitsbewertung
+49 541 9633-410
Dr. Volker Wachendörfer
DBU: Umweltforschung: Naturschutz und Gewässerschutz
+49 541 9633-333