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Research and Development

Dedicated to the Environment and Consumers

The determination to make things better is the driving force behind all the research and development activities of the DVGW. The objective is to transfer the results of research work to products and processes which maintain the leading international position of the German gas and water industry. Safety, hygiene and environmental protection are the top priorities.
The determination to make things better is the driving force behind all the research and development activities of the DVGW. The objective is to transfer the results of research work to products and processes which maintain the leading international position of the German gas and water industry. Safety, hygiene and environmental protection are the top priorities.
Regional Projects and Pan-European Cooperation Arrangements

The six research institutes of DVGW engage in scientific cooperation with universities, utilities, manufacturers and authorities. These institutes and associated laboratories develop solutions and concepts for all the technical challenges faced by the gas and water sectors.

The research work coordinated by DVGW includes both regional projects and pan-European cooperation arrangements. DVGW’s research work is the basis for the technological development in the gas and water industry. It fosters standardization and technical recommendations. In addition, R&D ensures the scientifical quality for official statements of DVGW. These activities bear witness to the benefits of the interdisciplinary competence network.

Current Research Topics

GasWater
Energy storage concepts / Power to gasRisk-based approaches for drinking water ressources
Biogas / gas qualityWater quality in distribution and domestic installation systems
Convergence of power and gas gridsInnovative technologies for water treatment
Gas in the energy system and energy efficiencySmart, multifunctional infrastructure systems
Gas appliance innovations and combined heat and powerEmerging pollutants
Regional Clusters

The DVGW research effort is organized as a network including not only the DVGW Water Technology Centre and the two DVGW research institutes at the University of Karlsruhe (Engler-Bunte Institute) and the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg but also the other institutions with which DVGW cooperates for specific projects. Projects are increasingly organized as a joint effort allowing each of the institutes involved to make the most effective contribution possible. This network approach has also been adopted at the European level.

General map of DVGW's regional research and development clusters © DVGW

Gas Research Institutes

  • DVGW Research Centre at Engler-Bunte-Institute (EBI) of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) with its focusses on gas technology and testing laboratory gas
  • DBI GUT GmbH (i.e. DBI Gas and Environmental Technology), Freiberg: gas applications, gas production and gas chemistry
  • DBI-GTI gGmbH (i.e. DBI Gas Technology Institute), Leipzig: gas technology and test laboratory energy
  • GWI e.V. (i.e. Gas and Heat Institute), Essen: gas technology, heat technology

Water Research Institutes

Your Contact Person
for technical questions regarding DVGW's research programmes
Frank Gröschl
Hauptgeschäftsstelle / Technologie und Innovationsmanagement

Phone+49 228 91 88-819