The new podcast series “Sustainability. Time to Change” presented by TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning, dives into the work of our TUM community and shares their vision of how their work can help to improve the world we live in. In the first mini-series which will air over the next couple of weeks, the podcast hosts John Pye and Thomas Münch of TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning talk with their guests about the topic: “Sustainability. Time to Change.”

The episode 1 is about Climate Policy. In episode 2 the hosts speak with Professor Jakob Burger, Director of the Laboratory of Chemical Process Engineering at the Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability. The podcast explores the topic of alternative fuels and asks what contribution they can make to the future of energy supply and mobility. The hosts explore Campus Straubing’s role as a serious player in the race for significant global emission reduction and climate neutrality by 2050. In doing so, we find that there might be more to the future of sustainable mobility than we think.

Professor Burger (b. 1984) works on the conceptual design of processes in chemistry and biotechnology. In a very impressive new demonstration plant at Campus Straubing he and his team conduct – amongst other projects – research on alternative fuels with ready for use synthetic fuel as final product – driven by the theme “Process Design for Mastering the Raw Material Change.