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More than 35 years of experience


The Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (ifeu) is a non-profit ecological research institute. It was founded in 1978 as an independent center of excellence for environmental research by scientists from the University of Heidelberg. Currently, ifeu has a staff of more than 70 people, mostly scientists in the fields of natural sciences, engineering and social sciences.

foto of IFEU staff, fotografer: Ole Hoepfner

The photo was taken in September 2013 on the occasion of our 35th anniversary.

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ifeu - Institut für Energie- und Umweltforschung Heidelberg GmbH
(ifeu - Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg GmbH)

Wilckensstraße 3
69120 Heidelberg
phone: +49 (0) 6221 / 47 67 - 0
fax: +49 (0) 6221 / 47 67 -19

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Honorary Chairman


Dr. Ulrich Höpfner is honorary chairman of ifeu since 2014. He was co-founder of the Institute. From 1978 - 2009 he was executive director of ifeu and member of its scientific board. He was also the scientific director of the department "Transport and Environment". Dr. Ulrich Höpfner is still today, as emeritus, closely connected with ifeu.



Office Berlin


Reinhardtstr. 50, 10117 Berlin
Contact: Lars Brischke, e-Mail:
phone: 030-2844578-18
phone: 06221-4767-81 (Durchwahl über Heidelberg)

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ifeu is assisting clients worldwide using our unique cooperative and flexible approach. About two thirds of the research projects and reports are commissioned by clients in the public sector (local, national and international government agencies) and about one third by commercial clients and non-governmental organizations. ifeu experts realized projects in Europe, USA, China, India, Indonesia, Latin America, Russia and the Marshall Islands.

The list of our clients includes the World Bank, the European Commission (project list), German Ministries on the Federal and State level, regional and local governments, national and international foundations, industry associations, companies (e.g. Daimler-Chrysler, BMW, Deutsche Telekom, Deutsche Shell, BASF) and environmental organizations (e.g. Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth).

Subject-specific lists of projects can be found here.



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