Mobility2Grid and the Department of Urban Management of Kyoto University signed Letter of Intent for scientific cooperation in the future. The aim is to deepen further joint scientific activities and foster already existing exchange programs of scientists from both institutions.
Our next M2G Symposia will take place on Friday 3rd November at Campus EUREF TU Berlin with a focus on “Challenges in Sustainability: The Great Transition as a Challenge and Chance in Times of Crisis”. The symposium is organized by the research campus, in close cooperation with the TUB Master-in-Energy, EUREF-Talent Campus and nexus Institute, with the support of the Berlin Senate and within the context of the “Berlin Science Week” 2023. Our focus will be on promoting stronger connections between research, academia and industry.
On Friday 3rd November 2023, the conference will focus on the paramount challenges and emerging trends in the transition towards sustainable infrastructures. Our conference will specifically explore key areas such as Energy, Mobility, and Buildings, addressing both the German and European perspectives. Expert speakers, industry pioneers, and thought leaders will share their expertise, cutting-edge solutions, and innovative ideas to address the sustainability challenges we face today. The conference serves as a unique platform for meaningful discussions, networking, and collaboration among professionals, policymakers, and stakeholders who share a common vision of creating a greener, more resilient future.
In the aftermath of the M2G symposium, an Alumni conference on 4th November 2023 will bring together TUB graduates, international experts, and current students of the cooperating master programs for a memorable reunion filled with mutual learning and knowledge exchange. This conference day will offer a diverse range of activities such as keynote speeches, alums presentations, interactive workshops, and a round table discussion, all of which will create an extensive platform for professional training, networking opportunities, and strengthened collaboration.
If you want to participate in both events or if you just want to come one days, please register here:
The attendance is free of charge!
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An important foundation stone at the zeemobase in the Mobility2Grid project has been laid: Hubject and inno2grid successfully installed an 150 kW Hypercharger from Alpitronic on the zeemobase. The installation of Plug&Charge capable hardware is an important milestone for the smart charging showcase developed by Hubject, inno2grid, TU Berlin and Grid&Co for the Mobility2Grid project.
At this stage, ringberlin is a transfer area in the research project mobility2grid with TU Berlin and HTW Berlin among others, to develop approaches for an intelligent combination of mobility and energy.
Also for Franziska Giffey, the Mayor Senator for Economic Affairs, Energy and Public Enterprises, the project is an important contribution to the economic and sustainable development of Berlin: “Berlin is the german capital city for startups and one of the most popular metropolis for founders worldwide. We want to remain that way and that is why we constantly improve the conditions for startups. Young companies urgently need spaces and places like this new campus that systematically brings together science and economy and provides the necessary space to develop und implement new ideas.”
Autonomous driving is also referred to as “The Next Big Thing” in mobility and will play an important role in the transport system of the future. Transport costs can be optimised, emissions reduced and mobility improved for many people.
In Berlin, the use of autonomous vehicles is already being prepared at full speed. Together with the research project KIS’M, eMO, the Berlin Senate Department for Mobility (SenUMVK) and BVG, a wide variety of use cases and areas of application for this new technology will be discussed at our transfer area ringberlin.
We ask ourselves: Which potential does autonomous driving have for ringberlin and the district Mariendorf (as a business location)? Where is the use of autonomous vehicles sensible and purposeful?
M2G partner DB Schenker is the first logistics service provider in Germany to operate a fuel cell vehicle in the 40-tonne class. This trial phase is being scientifically evaluated by the TU Berlin as part of Mobility2Grid with an accompanying study. The aim is to quantify the usefulness of the technology and to use the data obtained for a potential analysis in relation to the entire fleet. The aim of this study is to answer the question of the technical and economic feasibility of operating the DB route network with fuel cell electric vehicles, and to quantify the CO2 savings potential. In doing so, a comparison with the competing technological alternative, the purely electric vehicles, should always be made in order to be able to provide a differentiated basis for decision-making.
The state-of-the-art Hyzon tractor unit with fuel cell technology has the best prerequisites for reliable operation on the chosen route. The range is around 400 kilometres, and at the same time the maximum payload is higher than with pure e‑trucks. Another major advantage of hydrogen technology in everyday use is the fast refuelling process of about 15 minutes.
Media contact DB Schenker
Schenker Europe GmbH
Tel: +49 1523 314 18 97
The Research Campus Flexible Electrical Networks (FEN) conducts research on the development of a flexible power grid that will, among other things, guarantee energy supply with a high share of decentralized and renewable energy sources(https://www.fenaachen.net/vision).
The research campus organizes onlinelectures, the so-called “FENomenal Friday“events, on issues from this research field, some of which are open to the public. They are aimed at both experts and interested members of the public.
The next lecture will take place on 24.02.2023
Time: 10.00 — 11.00 a.m.
Topic: HV AC&DC Cable systems
1. Cable and Cable systems
2. Design and Cable production
3. Cable system qualification
Dr. rer. nat. Volker Waschk, Consultant High Voltage and ExtraVoltage Cable systems — NKT
By 2030, the entire bus fleet of the Berlin Transport Authority (BVG) is to be electric and locally emission-free. The different vehicle types and charging technologies result in complex requirements for this project: From the procurement and implementation of the vehicles to the operational planning, the electric bus system must be strategically thought through and adapted to the urban conditions of Berlin. With the help of scenario technology and detailed simulations, the dependencies of technology, line operation and depot with the use of renewable energies are being considered and optimised in the E‑bus 2030+ research project. Software tools like eFLIPS originating from the first funding phase of Mobility2Grid are in use here. The Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport is funding the “E‑Bus 2030+” project with a total of 1.38 million euros:
Dr.-Ing. Enrico Lauth, head of work package 2 “Automated Driving and Charging” in the Mobility2Grid research campus, is responsible for synergies with Mobility2Grid in terms of content.
The paper planes e.V., the Berlin Social Science Center WZB and the Department of Work/Technology and Participation at the Technical University of Berlin have developed the “Manifest der freien Straße“ – “Free Street Manifesto”. The Manifesto was developed as part of the project “Verkehrswende erleben” funded by Stiftung Mercator and is already available online at www.strassen-befreien.de and now also being published as a German and English book edition by Jovis-Verlag. The manifesto can be consulted for inspirational and scientific advice when a departure from the dogma of the car-friendly city is pending.
On Thursday, January 19, 2023, this occasion will be celebrated in Sankt Oberholz on Rosenthaler Platz. From 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. there will be a live Internet broadcast of the book launch, including the presentation of the manifesto (digitally and on site). You are cordially invited to participate digitally in this event. You can register for this using the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/489410699577
Dr.-Ing. Enrico Lauth’s dissertation under Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dietmar Göhlich on “Simulation-based planning and evaluation of depots for electric buses” would not have been possible without support from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research for Mobility2Grid research campus. As part of his research activities for Mobility2Grid at TU Berlin, Mr Lauth has been working on the planning and evaluation of depots for electric buses and has been awarded the Manfred Hirschvogel Prize for his outstanding scientific work. The prize, which is endowed with 5,000 euros, is awarded by the Frank Hirschvogel Foundation, which honours the best doctorate in the field of mechanical engineering at each TU9 university every year.
Currently, transport companies are caught between the conflicting demands of a rapid introduction of emission-free city buses to achieve environmental and climate policy goals, the simultaneous realisation of the necessary infrastructure and the conversion of operating processes. Furthermore, the influencing factors and effects of the new technologies on the system design, especially of the bus depots, are still unclear in many aspects. Therefore, Enrico Lauth developed a methodology for simulation-based planning and evaluation of depots for electric buses in his dissertation and applied it in a real case study. In order to provide transport companies with a future-proof planning basis, detailed, individual investigations of possible scenarios for an electric depot are necessary, since, among other things, there are close interactions between depot operation, vehicle scheduling and charging strategies.