LIST's Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) research department comprises more than 180 life, environmental and IT scientists and engineers across four research units. These units bring together the necessary interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to tackle the major environmental challenges our society is facing today, including climate change mitigation, ecosystem resilience, sustainable energy systems, efficient use of renewable resources, and environmental pollution prevention and control.
Across the Environmental Research and Technology platform, LIST offers a wide range of standardized and made-to-measure services in the fields of testing, measurement, analysis, innovation management and methods. The platform hosts laboratory facilities for chemical and biological analyses (Greentech), as well as important field facilities (LIST’s Observatory for Climate and Environment).
Central to LIST’s “smart green” vision is increasing its collaboration with industry. The establishment of a Green Tech Innovation Centre (GTIC-L) linking the public and private sectors targets the goal of contributing to the realization of the national circular economy strategy. Sectors identified include construction and industry, renewable energy, organic waste, agriculture and food, soil remediation and use, and water.
Help consumers and businesses apply the “right to know” about extremely concerning substances present in consumer articles via innovative IT tools.
Acquiring data needed for minimizing winter losses in managed honey bee colonies across Luxembourg
Reduction of pesticide use in viticulture
Analyse the fabrication process of nettle fibres to reveal its biotechnological potential
Create a new tool based on satellite Earth observations and hydrodynamic models, in order to better evaluate large-scale flood hazard.
Validation of the SAR-based CCI water bodies product
A Smart Energy Management System Integrating Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicles
Developing an operational approach for the consequential LCA of mobility scenarios
The FEDER project aims at developing and deploying a Data Analytics Platform or DAP (hardware, software, people) supporting advanced services answering to internal needs of the [...]
ECOTREE aims at developing a general understanding of REE ecotoxicity to predict the possible risks associated with the current anthropogenically-driven increase in their [...]
Integrating the spatiotemporal effects of vegetation water uptake on catchment travel-times and runoff generation processes.
Setting-up a crop rotation system for oilseed rape to reduce the risk of potential groundwater contamination by herbicides and to increase biodiversity in agriculture.
Quantifying and assessing the value of urban ecosystem services associated with scenarios of nature-based solutions’ implementation
PVC flooring recycling: a sustainability assessment of different circular business models
Contributing to the exploration of new and interdisciplinary research avenues to overcome limitations in our current understanding of catchment functioning.
Improving flood management in urban areas thanks to the latest satellite remote sensing technologies
Understanding the mechanisms of nanomaterial toxicity on freshwater invertebrates.
Nature Based Solutions for re-naturing cities: knowledge diffusion and decision support platform through new collaborative models
Developing a network of experts on technology-critical trace elements
Investigating the degradation of lignocellulose by termites for bioenergy production
Integration of Biogas into the new Bioeconomy "Production of renewable energies, fertilizers and harmonious products from natural origins".
Monitoring the Luxembourg Sandstone aquifer on a long-term basis, to improve understanding of the water and pollutant transfer process
Developing a generalised catchment-wide approach to uncertainty assessment for Water Framework Directive implementation studies
Exploring opportunities for renewable energy production and energy savings potential supported by an integrated decision support platform
Enabling optical synergies to better characterize and predict the dynamic response of vegetation in changing conditions.
Warning and advisory platform for the main pests and diseases in the major crops in Luxembourg
Optimizing the use of water within the dairy, pulp and paper and steel processing sectors, through innovative, sustainable and efficient processes.
Tackling issues related to watershed management focused on catchment functions of water collection, mixing, storage and release
Preparing the launch of an innovative in vitro model allowing for the prediction of the respiratory sensitization.
Towards a better understanding and prediction of environmental change consequences on the vegetation and water balance in ecosystems.
Identification of mechanisms induced by heavy metals in resistance of plants to frost.
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Potential of multivariate statistical process monitoring based on the biogas composition to detect free ammonia intoxication in anaerobic reactors
Achnanthidium neotropicum sp. nov., a new freshwater diatom from Lake Apastepeque in El Salvador (Central America)