Delft Energy Initiative
The Delft Energy Initiative is the portal to energy research, education and innovation at TU Delft. This initiative serves as a catalyst for collaboration and debate between scientists and students and between TU Delft and businesses, government agencies and politicians. In this way, the Delft Energy Initiative contributes to energy innovation and ensures that sustainable energy provision remains an urgent priority for society.
The initiative consists of 4 main energy pillars: Wind Energy; Urban Energy; PowerWeb and e-Refinery. Between these pillars one works in close contact with each other because of overlap in their research and education, Themes like Social Innovation and Governance cross each pillar.
The 4 energy pillars
The 4 energy sub themes
Behnam Taebi en Nynke van Uffelen in Sciencelink over een rechtvaardige energietransitieDe energietransitie creëert nieuwe rechtvaardigheidsvraagstukken. Er moet een technologische verandering plaatsvinden en in die verandering kunnen opnieuw ongelijkheden ontstaan. Nynke van Uffelen en Behnam Taebi willen met hun onderzoek bijdragen aan een effectieve en eerlijke energietransitie.
Gerdien de Vries en Thomas Hoppe in TU Delta over energietransitie en sociale innovatieOm de energietransitie mogelijk te maken, zijn nieuwe vormen van samenwerking nodig zeggen TBM onderzoekers Thomas Hoppe en Gerdien de Vries.
Delft scientists put the spotlight on combined capture and conversion of CO2CO2 can be electrochemically converted into valuable chemicals and fuels. Both capturing and converting CO2 do, however, require a lot of energy. An optimal combination of both processes can save a lot of energy and reduce the loss of materials. The TU Delft research group of David Vermaas recently published a paper in Nature Catalyses, summarising the various ideas on how to achieve this.
e-Refinery Lecture Online: Towards the Hydrogen – Ammonia Economy
Urban Energy Lecture: Solar energy for climate impact: Challenges and opportunities of ultra large scale photovoltaics
PowerWeb Lecture: Goran Strbac, Professor Imperial College London
PowerWeb Lecture: InnovaHub: the smart energy hub of the future
Urban Energy Lecture: Brains for Buildings’ Energy Systems: Models & ML for an efficient approach of operation
TU Delft accelerating the electrification of the chemical industry
The magic of multi-functional Photovoltaic Windows
Yuan Gao has developed two brand new approaches to bring multi-functional photovoltaic (PV) windows to the next level.
Summoning heat from below
Heating our homes is warming up the Earth too. Associate Professor Phil Vardon and PhD candidate Ivaylo Pantev want to warm or cool buildings through their pile foundations, by using the natural temperature of the soil. If done well, this can help residents to save energy, money and problems for generations to come.
The (im)practibility of materials in a circular economy
Our growing world population and increasing prosperity is putting more and more pressure on global energy consumption and the demand for materials.
Gas turbines: essential for transition to renewable energy sources
Gas turbines are best known as the jet engines that power aircraft. But they also are the work horses of large power plants generating electricity for our industry and homes. At TU Delft, at both the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering (AE) and the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3mE), researchers work on this topic.
New Electrical Sustainable Powerlab smooths the way for energy transition
A new laboratory, the only one of its kind in the world, is being built in Delft. The Electrical Sustainable Powerlab will bring together under one roof scientists researching the generation, transfer, distribution and use of electricity by households and companies. The aim is to ensure a smooth transition to more sustainable energy.