Energy Transition 30 June 2020
In a world that is facing severe climate change, we have to rapidly reduce CO2 emissions that are caused by the use of fossil resources, such as oil, gas and coal. The transition to renewable sources is particularly challenging for companies that currently rely on fossil resources as their main sources of energy or feedstock. Electrochemical processing is an important potential solution in our quest to replace fossil resources with renewable resources.
In electrochemical processes, green electricity is used to convert CO2 and water directly into fuels and chemical building blocks at an industrial scale. In this talk, Paulien Herder discussed ongoing research at the TU Delft e-Refinery institute, from the molecular scale to large-scale system integration. By tackling these challenges in an integrated way from the outset, the TU Delft contributes to accelerating the transition to CO2 neutral feedstock and fuels.
TU Delft for Life Xperience Week 2020 | Energy Transition
Energy Transition and e-RefinerySustainable production of fuels and feedstock
About the speaker
Professor Paulien M. Herder is full professor in Energy Systems at Delft University of Technology. She studies energy systems integration and defossilization of energy and industry. As a chemical engineer she combines engineering system sciences with social and behavioural sciences. She leads the TU Delft e-Refinery institute that develops technologies for sustainable production of fuels and chemical building blocks. Paulien is Captain of Science of the Topteam Energy, responsible for stimulating the innovation climate in the Netherlands. She has published about socio-technical systems design under uncertainty, about energy market design and regulation, smart grids, and system integration. In 2017, she was awarded the Leermeesterprijs (Professor of Excellence TU Delft Award) for excellence in research and teaching.
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