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Energy and Maritime Technology

Energy and Maritime Technology Research Cluster

In accordance with the maritime profile, a clear focus of the university's research and development (R&D) activities is in the field of energy and marine technology. A considerable part of the university's third-party research funds can be allocated to this area. A large part of the R&D results from the activities of the Institute of Wind Energy (fk-wind:), the Institute of Process Engineering and the Institute of Automation and Electrical Engineering (IAE). Research and development projects are carried out with regional, national and international industrial and scientific partners. The topics covered a wide range from wind energy over hydrogen to aquaponics. In the year 2019 the research cluster was included in the research map of the German Rectors' Conference as the first focus of Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences. The presentation in the research map confirms the outstanding achievements of the university Bremerhaven in this research area.


Bremerhaven Institute of Nanotechnology

The mission of the Bremerhaven Institute of Nanotechnology comprises the synthesis, characterization and application of nanoparticles and nanostructured materials. Examples are hydrothermal synthesis of semiconductor particles, research using synchrotron radiation and the production of sensors.

Institute for Automatisation and Electronics

The Institute of Automation and Electrical Engineering (IAE) is an interdisciplinary institution for teaching, research and development in the fields of automation and electrical engineering.

Institute for Sustainable Environmental Economics and Technologies

The activities of the Insitute for Sustainable Environmental Economics and Technologies (ISEET) focus on environmental and energy technology and the associated issues of economics and management.

fk-wind: Institute for Windenergy

Windenergy Research about the whole system of wind energy.

Technical building equipment and facility management

The institute focuses on all technical issues relating to energy and building technology. The focus is on the overall energy assessment as well as the development of potentials for the energy optimization of buildings or building complexes.

Institute for Process Engineering

In order to convert conventional as well as renewable raw materials into products, a number of process engineering processes are required. These are used in the material converting industry, e.g. the chemical industry. At the Institute of Process Engineering (IVT), these topics are addressed in research and technology transfer.



Wasserstoff – grünes Gas für Bremerhaven Teilvorhaben Microgrid

Development of a sector-coupled energy generation unit that serves to provide electrical energy, heat and hydrogen. The hydrogen is generated within the microgrid itself, stored and converted back into electricity if required.

IWAS - Lune Delta

Design of cellular microgrids for the green, self-sufficient energy supply of the green Lune Delta industrial park. Here, a microgrid storage solution based on an integral storage system portfolio consisting of hydrogen, battery, supercapacitor systems and drainage storage systems in the Lune Delta is investigated in detail.


The production of the next generation of biofuels from biomass residues is the goal of this collaborative project with 13 partners from 4 EU countries. It focuses on jet-fuels for aviation and bunker oil for marine vessels. Various conversion processes are under investigation.


How to solve one of the most important challenges of the 21st century, by meeting the world's demand for sustainably produced biomass, for food, biochemicals or active ingredients for cosmetics and pharmaceuticals? One answer is to integrate aquaponic fish farms, salt tolerant Salicornia plants and an innovative biorefinery

Kirkendall porosity in diffusion couples

The phenomenon of Kirkendall porosity is of great interest because it causes serious damage in joints of different materials. The individual pores can take a wide variety of morphologies. The underlying mechanisms shall be clarified using in situ 3D µ-XCT and physically understood by simulation.


A geo-information system is being developed that will use Artificial Intelligence to predict the chances of success for wind energy projects. A consortium of industry and science is working closely together on the "WindGISKI" research project, involving various disciplines from computer science to social science.