2. Energy

The world is in great need of a rapid transition to a (more) sustainable energy system. This requires increasing the overall efficiency of energy utilisation and deploying renewable energy technologies on a large scale; the two fields addressed in this theme. Cost, performance and overall sustainability of the technologies considered are the key drivers for research and development.

 

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Theme coordinator
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Prof. dr. ir. W.M.M. Kessels (Eindhoven University of Technology)

Nanotechnology plays an important role in the efficient generation and consumption of energy. This is crucial for electric cars, for example, to be introduced on a large scale. Nanotechnology also plays a key role in the capture of CO2 and bio catalysis.

This theme contains the following programmes:

2A Efficient generation of sustainable energy
2B Efficient energy utilization by secondary conversion of energy and separation

A societal transition towards a world which is less dependent on fossil fuels is an unparalleled scientific challenge for the coming years. The developments so far have shown that nanotechnology can play a pivotal role in this. Nanotechnology plays an important role in the efficient generation and consumption of energy. This is crucial for e.g. electric cars to be introduced on a large scale. Nanotechnology also plays a key role in the capture of CO2 and bio catalysis. In summary, the two research areas within this theme are: the efficient generation of sustainable energy and efficient energy utilisation in secondary conversion of energy and separation of substances.

Contact at the programme office for theme 2:  Margot Beukers

Programmes

  • 2A Efficient generation of sustainable energy
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  • 2B Efficient energy utilisation by secondary conversion of energy and separation
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