Title: Integrated and decentralized concept rethinking energy and transport systems based on renewable
energy in the Danube region

Acronym: Danube Indeet

Funding Program: Danube Transnational Program

Topic: A greener, low-carbon Danube Region

Specific objective: 2.1: Support greening the energy and transport sectors in the Danube Region by enhancing the integration of renewable energy sources

Project Code: DRP0200088

Project budget: 2.664.080,00 EURO

Lead Applicant: Landshut University of Applied Sciences

Project duration: 30 months (01.01.2024 – 30.06.2026)


Danube Indeet aims to facilitate the expansion of renewable energy in the Danube region by addressing challenges related to electricity grid extension. The project proposes an integrated concept involving the use of electric vehicles as mobile storage solutions (“vehicle-to-grid”) and electrolysis for green hydrogen production. Through extensive analyses, modelling, and pilot testing in six regions, the project aims to develop a transferable and sustainable strategy for transitioning energy and transport systems from fossil to renewable resources in the Danube region. The approach includes optimizing infrastructure set-up and operation, assessing legal frameworks, creating concrete business models, and promoting social acceptance through cultural considerations and an exploitation strategy. The ultimate goal is to support municipalities and cities in adopting efficient, economically viable, and environmentally sustainable energy and transport systems.

URBASOFIA’s involvement:
In Activity 1.4 titled “Model Testing,” Urbasofia will take the lead in implementing the pilot testing phase of the development model. The testing will be conducted in six pilot cases across different regions (BA, DE, HU, ME, RO, SK), with coordination by Urbasofia. Detailed data collected for these regions will enable the analysis of concrete scenarios and business cases, documenting both the similarities and differences in the characteristics of each area. The goal is to identify possibilities and barriers for implementing an integrated energy and transport system, understanding drivers and obstacles for increasing renewable energy share, and facilitating transnational knowledge transfer. The modeling will consider the current status quo and test scenarios for 2030 and 2050, providing stakeholders with concrete recommendations for infrastructure planning and operation. The transferability of the model to other EU/non-EU regions will also be considered. PP10 will support all pilot areas and implementing partners, including Urbasofia, in using the model and gathering user feedback for continuous improvement. This collaborative effort aims to enhance the model for future use by municipalities and other stakeholders, even those without deep technical understanding. The involved partners include TZE, Ruhstorf, No Gravity, AIDA, LIR, UNIZGFER, Paks, and Ulcinj.

Project partnership:

  1. Landshut University of Applied Sciences 
  2. Municipality Ruhstorf an der Rott
  3. Energieinstitut an der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
  4. Citizens´ Association No Gravity
  6. The Alba Iulia Association for Intercommunity Development
  7. Regional Agency for Socio–Economic Development – Banat Ltd
  8. Regional Development Agency of South Bohemia – RERA
  9. LIR Evolution
  10. University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
  11. Paks Transportation Limited Liability Company
  12. Municipality of Ulcinj

Associated partners:

  1. EurA AG
  2. Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, Landesentwicklung und Energie
  3. Mesto Senec
  4. Javno Preduzeće „Putevi Srbije“
  5. Jihočeský kraj
  6. Svaz měst a obcí Jihočeského kraje
  7. Grad Derventa
  8. HUMDA – Hungarian Mobility Development Agency
  9. Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (PA2 coordination responsible)