Environment

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.

research units

Environmental sensing and modelling / Environmental and industrial biotechnologies / Environmental sustainability assessment and circularity / Environmental informatics 

Priority areas

  • Environmental and Industrial Biotechnologies
  • Space-enabled solutions for the environment and agriculture
  • Renewable energies and energy systems
  • Water resource management
  • Quantification of the impacts of human production and consumption activities on the environment and natural resources
  • Support of environmental, agriculture and health policies

Equipment and facilities

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.

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Current projects

AskREACH

Help consumers and businesses apply the “right to know” about extremely concerning substances present in consumer articles via innovative IT tools.

BeeFirst

Acquiring data needed for minimizing winter losses in managed honey bee colonies across Luxembourg

BioVIM

Reduction of pesticide use in viticulture

CABERNET

Analyse the fabrication process of nettle fibres to reveal its biotechnological potential

CCI-LANDCOVER

Validation of the SAR-based CCI water bodies product

CleanMobilEnergy

A Smart Energy Management System Integrating Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicles

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 [...]

ECOTREE

ECOTREE aims at developing a general understanding of REE ecotoxicity to predict the possible risks associated with the current anthropogenically-driven increase in their [...]

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.

ESTIMUM

Quantifying and assessing the value of urban ecosystem services associated with scenarios of nature-based solutions’ implementation

FLOREC

PVC flooring recycling: a sustainability assessment of different circular business models

Hydro-CSI

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

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

NOTICE

Developing a network of experts on technology-critical trace elements

OPTILYS

Investigating the degradation of lignocellulose by termites for bioenergy production

Persephone

Integration of Biogas into the new Bioeconomy "Production of renewable energies, fertilizers and harmonious products from natural origins".

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

SECURE

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

Sentinelle IV

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

VIROSURF

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

WAVE

Towards a better understanding and prediction of environmental change consequences on the vegetation and water balance in ecosystems.

Xpress

Identification of mechanisms induced by heavy metals in resistance of plants to frost.

Contact

Prof. Dr Lucien HOFFMANN
Prof. Dr Lucien HOFFMANN

Director of Environmental Research and Innovation department

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