Institute for Automotive Economics and Industrial Production
For more than 20 years, the Institute of Automotive Economics and Industrial Production (AIP) at Braunschweig University of Technology has been involved in the development and application of techno-economic models and quantitative methods for decision support in production and logistics. In addition to the classical business issues of production and logistics management, the AIP addresses current problems in the fields of energy, digitalization, mobility and resources. As head of the institute and member of the Cluster of Excellence „Sustainable and Energy-Efficient Aviation (SE²A)”, Prof. Dr. Thomas S. Spengler has many years of experience in system dynamic analysis and simulation of the aviation system as well as in technology and sustainability assessment of alternative aircraft engines. This is complemented by expertise in a research group at AIP on modeling, assessment and design of sustainable supply chains.
The AIP contributes extensive preliminary work on the modeling and analysis of mobility systems and the design of value networks to the HyNEAT project. The system dynamic simulation models of aviation developed at the institute for the analysis of higher-level interrelationships in the introduction of new propulsion technologies and alternative fuels are used to forecast the future hydrogen demand at airports. In addition, the preliminary work on the design of regional production networks for synthetic biofuels in conjunction with the activity-analytical approach developed for modeling global supply chains represent important foundations for the optimization of hydrogen supply networks for aviation.