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Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V.

Berliner Straße 130
14467 Potsdam
+49 331 28822300
+49 331 28822310

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The IASS in Potsdam will devote itself to promoting at international level interdisciplinary science and research for global sustainability, particularly in the areas of climate change, the earth system and the development of new technologies. The Institute aims at exploring new paths, encouraging lateral thinking and scientific excellence. It will analyze existing knowledge, generate new ideas and develop strategically relevant fields of research to further the understanding of climate change and the earth system. The IASS will build a permanent platform for bringing together guest scientists providing a setting in which high-level- science can take place. It will draw on the expertise and innovation potential of qualified ‘fellows’ ranging from outstanding young scientists at the beginning of their careers to Nobel Laureates and strive for scientific exchange at the highest international level.

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    Making Aircraft Fuel From Sunlight and Air

    Scientists at ETH Zurich have built a plant that can produce carbon-neutral liquid fuels from sunlight and air. The next goal will be to take this technology to industrial scale and achieve competitiveness. In a paper published in the scientific journal "Nature", researchers from Zurich and ... more

    Crack it! Energy from a fossil fuel without carbon dioxide

    The production of energy from natural gas without generating carbon dioxide emissions could fast become a reality, thanks to a novel technology developed by researchers of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). In ... more

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