Environment

LIST's Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) research department brings together with its teams made of 170 life, environmental, and IT scientists and engineers, the necessary interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to tackle major environmental challenges our society is facing today: climate change mitigation, ecosystem resilience, sustainable energy systems, efficient use of renewable resources, environmental pollution prevention and control, etc.

research units

Water security and safety  /  Plant science and biotechnologies  /  Life cycle sustainability and risk assessment  /  e-Science: Data analytics, visualisation and management

Emerging Innovation TopicS

  • Smart Buildings and Cities
  • Renewable Energies
  • Circular Economy
  • Precision Agriculture

Equipment and facilities

Across the Environmental Research and Technology platform, we offer to companies, but also to academic partners, a wide range of standardized and made-to-measure services in the fields of testing, measurement, analysis, innovation management, methods and software development.

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Current projects

BIOSCOPE

A sustainable system for ‘connected’ farmers, using both satellite and drone imagery, for a variable-rate treatment to crop fields.

CANCAN

Investigating the molecular basis of the heterogeneous cell wall composition in hemp stems

CCI-LANDCOVER

Validation of the SAR-based CCI water bodies product

CONNECTING

Developing an operational approach for the consequential LCA of mobility scenarios

DAP FEDER

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 [...]

DyPLCA

Environmental assessment of Dynamic Processes - considering time dependency in Life Cycle Assessment

EdWARDS

Development of a decision support system to guide wastewater treatment plant managers and operators on energy optimisation potential

EFFO

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.

FutureNanoNeeds

Enabling the naming and classification, and hazard and environmental impact assessment of the next generation of nanomaterials.

HiWet

Deriving ecosystem health indicators for wetland vegetation by producing high resolution evapotranspiration maps

Hydro-CSI

Contributing to the exploration of new and interdisciplinary research avenues to overcome limitations in our current understanding of catchment functioning.

INTERFACES

Investigating the alteration of energy and water fluxes and interacting biogeochemical cycles at ecohydrological interfaces that connect ecosystems across environmental domains.

MADSAV

Examines how to maintain driving skills in the age of (semi-) autonomous vehicles

MOSQUITO

Improving flood management in urban areas thanks to the latest satellite remote sensing technologies

NANOGAM

Understanding the mechanisms of nanomaterial toxicity on freshwater invertebrates.

Nature4Cities

Nature Based Solutions for re-naturing cities: knowledge diffusion and decision support platform through new collaborative models

NEREUS

Tackling the challenges linked to wastewater reuse to establish new treatment criteria

NOTICE

Developing a network of experts on technology-critical trace elements

OASIS

Applying optimization-based integrated process modelling LCA to potable water production

OPTILYS

Investigating the degradation of lignocellulose by termites for bioenergy production

POLLUX-2

Monitoring the Luxembourg Sandstone aquifer on a long-term basis, to improve understanding of the water and pollutant transfer process

QUICS

Developing a generalised catchment-wide approach to uncertainty assessment for Water Framework Directive implementation studies

REInGrid

Investigating grid integration measures to increase capacity for high shares of fluctuating renewable energy sources in urban electrical grids.

SECURE

Exploring opportunities for renewable energy production and energy savings potential supported by an integrated decision support platform

Sentinelle III

Warning and advisory platform for the main pests and diseases in the major crops in Luxembourg

Spotview

Optimizing the use of water within the dairy, pulp and paper and steel processing sectors, through innovative, sustainable and efficient processes.

STORE-AGE

Tackling issues related to watershed management focused on catchment functions of water collection, mixing, storage and release

TARGET

Customizable and low cost training for Security Critical Agents using augmented reality technologies

VALUES

VALUing Ecosystem Services for environmental assessment

VIROSURF

Designing biosensors for the quantification and characterization of specific waterborne viruses.

Contact

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Prof. Dr Lucien HOFFMANN

Director of Environmental Research and Innovation department

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