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Industriedialog Forschung 11 – De-Fossilization of Industry and Mobility: How can it work?

ESEIA Lecture Series 7


  • Informationsveranstaltung


  • Mobility & Production (Field of Expertise)
  • Sustainable Systems (Field of Expertise)

Sustainable Energy Innovation Systems for Climate Neutrality

The European Union (EU) is seeking to transition to an economy with net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. Energy-intensive industries, such as steel industry, are a crucial piece of the puzzle, as is the mobility sector.

Transport is responsible for about a quarter of the EU’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and causes air pollution, noise pollution and habitat fragmentation. More concretely, it is the only major economic sector in Europe where GHGs have increased since 1990 and is also the largest contributor to nitrogen oxides emissions, which harm health and the environment. Similarly, road transport is one of the main sources of environmental noise pollution in Europe. If Europe aims to become climate-neutral by 2050, this cannot be achieved without a sustainable mobility system, based on cleaner and more active transport modes, cleaner fuels and, where possible, reducing the need for mobility.



Helmut EICHLSEDER Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn., Head of Field of Expertise “Mobility & Production” and Head of the Institute of Thermodynamics and Sustainable Propulsion Systems, TU Graz


De-Fossilization of Industry and Mobility: How can it work?

Georg BRASSEUR Em.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn., President of the Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the Austrian Academy of Sciences 2013-2022 and Professor emeritus of the Institute of Electrical Measurement and Sensor Systems, TU Graz


Walter BERGER Dipl.-Ing. Dr., Managing Director, voestalpine Research Services Donawitz

Jürgen RECHBERGER Dipl.-Ing., Vice President and Business Field Leader of Hydrogen & Fuel Cell, AVL GmbH



Gerhard MURER Dipl.-Ing., Speaker of TU Graz Forum Technology and Society

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Forum Technik und Gesellschaft, TU Graz, alumniTUGraz 1887, ESEIA

Time and Location

21. September 2023, 07:00 pm - 21:00

TU Graz, Campus Inffeld, Lecture room i1, Inffeldgasse 18, 8010 Graz and HYBRID

Additional informations

Language: English


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