BINE Information Service – putting energy research into practice

The “Energiewende” (transition to alternative energy resources) is an ambitious goal of the German government. It is planned to reduce the consumption of primary energy until 2050 by 50% compared to 2008.

The 6th Energy Research Programme of the Federal Government supports this development with manifold research projects. A common goal is to provide the market with the necessary innovative technologies and concepts in a timely manner. A particular task of the funding policy is to make such technologies more cost-efficient, thus paving the way for a faster penetration of the market.


One way to achieve this is the transfer of knowledge from research into practice. Under commission by the German Federal Government, FIZ Karlsruhe therefore produces and provides databases and information services for energy research and the transfer of knowledge into practice.  

The online portal

online portal

The portal offers access to the entire range of topics and publications of BINE Information Service. All publications can be searched, downloaded, and ordered online.


The BINE editorial team, experts with a background in engineering and journalism, provide information in an independent, experienced and critical manner. The BINE Information Service facilitates the transfer of knowledge and information from energy research to practice, while cooperating closely with companies and institutions which, within the framework of sponsored projects, work to make efficiency technologies and renewable energy sources ready for use.


The information gathered by BINE are geared toward those who could potentially apply this information in practice, i. e. developers, planners, consultants, investors, energy suppliers and occupants.

The main topics of BINE Information Service are:  


  • Buildings & city
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Industry & trade
  • Energy generation
  • Energy systems


Jutta Perl-Mai

Jutta Perl-Mai
Head Energy

Phone: +49 228 92379-0