ZO.RRO - Zero Carbon Cross Energy System

The Project

The ZO.RRO II state project for decarbonization of the energy supply in industrial companies

The demonstration phase of the energy project ZO.RRO (Zero Carbon Cross Energy System) has started! The ZO.RRO II state project, led by Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences and supported by its partner, the Thuringian Renewable Energies Network (ThEEN Association), received the funding decision from the Thuringian Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Nature Conservation (TMUEN) for around 2 million euros on 23 May 2022 (press release).

This enables the ZO.RRO II team to develop and implement lighthouse projects in the form of demonstrators until the end of 2024 in cooperation with industrial practice partners. The aim is to build on the analyses carried out in ZO.RRO I and to carry out detailed measurements.

Our Goal

Reduce CO2 emissions, optimize supply & prove the CO2 footprint of participating companies by:

  • detailed measurements to evaluate suitable options in energy supply

  • identification of hidden savings potentials and largest CO2 sources

  • economic and ecological evaluation of individual plants

  • verification of CO2 footprint and sustainable development

  • optimization of the design of new plants and supply concepts (e.g. by using photovoltaics, energy storage, flexibility potentials, electromobility)

ZO.RRO Trailer

ZO.RRO II Videoclip 2035 on Climate Neutrality by 2035 - New Results of Energy System Modelling

ZO.RRO Videoclip on Energy System Modelling

What's happened so far


Concept Phase 2019 - 2022

The ZO.RRO I Project has ended on June 30th, 2022.
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