Greener Defence Outlook

The current energy inefficiencies in relocatable temporary camps of the Armed Force troops create logistic challenges associated with fuel supply. The energy needs of these camps are primarily satisfied by diesel engine generators, which imply that a significant amount of fuel needs to be continuously...

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) revolution foretold of during the 1960s is well underway in the second decade of the twenty first century. Its period of phenomenal growth likely lies ahead. AI-operated machines and technologies will extend the reach of Homo sapiens far beyond the biological...

Energy considerations are core to the missions of armed forces worldwide. The interaction between military energy issues and non-military energy issues is not often explicitly treated in the literature or media, although issues around clean energy have increased awareness of this interaction. The military has...

Much attention is presently being given to low-emission and zero-emission technologies based on distributed energy generation devices, in particular, renewable energy sources and hybrid cogeneration systems. The key elements used for the start-up of large-scale cogeneration systems based on internal combustion engines are batteries and...

Armed forces countries possess and use large quantities of munitions. Civil authorities, such as space agencies, also use quantities of energetic materials. The production, use, and disposal of these materials make a contribution to the overall environmental impact. Handling of munitions with energetic materials requires...

Digitalization is changing the military and civil society by the increased connectivity and networking that digital technologies enable, such as enhancing communication, services, and trade. Increasingly, policymakers within various national governments and international organizations such as the United Nations (UN) and Organization for Economic Co-operation...

Many defence companies are already taking pro-active steps to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy consumption, and help customers do the same. Several key trends are driving increased pressure on manufacturers to take a more strategic approach to improving product environmental performance, starting with...

Greener Defence Outlook – Linking green technologies and concepts to real-world security challenges. Expert technology analysis and news related to ‘greener military’ approaches from Eyvor’s staff and affiliated experts.

The blog is edited by: Georg Mandelhoff and Roman Kernchen.

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Editor of the blog

Georg Mandelhoff
Senior Research Associate

Dr. Georg Mandelhoff is leading the Emerging Technology Monitoring at Eyvor Institute. His research interests include strategic foresight studies and innovation policy. Georg Mandelhoff holds a Diploma in Mathematics from Leibniz-University in Hannover, a Master of Business Administration from Open University and a PhD in Strategy and Innovation from Georgia Tech University. He is currently also working as Innovation Manager with AXA Group.

Roman Kernchen
Scientific Director

Roman Kernchen is scientific director at Eyvor Institute. He received his Ph.D. (Dr.rer.nat.) from Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University, Bonn and then held permanent academic positions at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and the Fraunhofer-Institute for Technological Trend Analysis. His current research interests centre around data-driven approaches for risk forecasting and analysis. He is especially interested in assessing climate change risks and vulnerabilities to businesses and industries, regional security, and sustainable development. Topics of interest include innovation research, risk studies, technology options assessment, data mining, topic analysis, security studies, and governance of emerging technologies.