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2019
16 JUL

Holiday homes with swimming pool can become more climate-friendly

A research project shows that CO2 emissions can be reduced significantly by controlling the heating of indoor pools in accordance with the production of wind energy.

Energy Energy storage Energy efficiency Energy systems
07 JUN

Recommendations for catalysis research in electrolysis

Two leading Danish catalysis researchers have prepared a comment for the distinguished scientific journal Nature Energy with three clear recommendations for their colleagues...

Catalysis Electrochemistry Energy storage Fossil fuels Energy production
27 MAY

Fungal batteries will store alternative energy

Researchers from DTU and Aalborg University receive donation from Novo Nordisk Foundation for the development of biodegradable batteries.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Biological systems Energy storage Electricity supply Solar energy Wind energy Electrochemistry Climate adaption
26 APR

New North Sea wind adventure could make Denmark a green leader

A new development project involving several Danish businesses aims to deliver the right technologies and services for the energy supply of the future via offshore wind...

Energy Energy storage Wind energy Energy systems Electricity supply
2018
11 OCT

DTU joins the Brazilian boost of research in Energy Technologies

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the Shell Company have established an international Center for Innovation on New Energies (CINE) with strong industrial...

Energy Fuel cells Electricity supply Energy efficiency Energy storage Energy production Energy systems Electrochemistry
ferroelectric characterization DTU Energy
24 SEP

New measuring equipment enhances research into electromechanical conversion

DTU Energy has started research in electrostrictive, piezoelectric, dielectric and ferroelectric materials. New equipment makes the research easier and increases the...

Energy Energy storage
06 JUN

Temperature fluctuations in homes can be utilized in green transition

Flexible temperatures between 20-24 degrees Celsius in dwellings can reduce heat consumption and boost utilization of renewable energy.

Energy Energy production Energy systems Energy efficiency Energy storage
15 FEB

Wind turbine data from the island of Bornholm confirms potential of high-efficiency...

Using wind data from a wind farm on the Danish island of Bornholm, researchers from DTU Energy and partners have successfully tested the ability of electrolysis cells...

Energy Energy production Energy systems Energy storage Electrochemistry
25 JAN

Using Artificial Intelligence to increase the rate of materials discovery tenfold

The amount of CO 2 and methane in the atmosphere is rising and smog clouds hang heavily over the world's big cities. Top researchers from all over the world aim to do...

Energy Bioenergy Fuel cells Electricity supply Energy efficiency Energy storage Energy production Energy systems Power stations Solar energy
2017
28 NOV

New battery systems will provide cheap energy storage for wind and solar

A new project led by DTU Energy will develop cheap battery systems which by integration with wind turbines and solar cells will increase the stability of the electricity...

Energy Energy storage
31 JUL

One project, three breakthroughs in battery-research

Denmark's role in international battery research is rapidly increasing after the recently completed project Hi-C gave invaluable new knowledge to both Danish and international...

Energy Energy storage Electrochemistry
31 JUL

Ib Chorkendorff receives EU’s most prestigious research grant for work with catalysts...

Professor Ib Chorkendorff, DTU Physics , has been awarded a prestigious Advanced Grant from the ERC (European Research Council) for his work in developing new catalysts...

Quantum theory and atomic physics Micro and nanotechnology Catalysis Fuel cells Energy storage Solar energy Wind energy
The active acoustic method from Hi-C can be used to detect materials and interfaces changes inside the battery during real operation
27 JUL

Soundwaves can detect flaws in batteries before they discharge totally or self...

Owners of electric cars and electric bicycles have experienced how the battery seemingly can go on and on and then suddenly go from half full of energy to totally discharged...

Energy Energy storage Electrochemistry
03 APR

Giant battery to charge Nordhavn

Yet another step has now been taken in the development of Nordhavn as Copenhagen’s sustainable urban district. A giant battery which is to help balance the power system...

Energy storage
24 MAR

We must act now to achieve our goal

Oil, gas, and coal must be phased out and replaced by renewable energy. However, to ensure we have sufficient energy to cover our future needs, we must be able to store...

Energy Energy storage Energy systems
24 MAR

Upgrading of biogas at full speed

Biogas is currently not as valuable as natural gas. But it could be.

Bioenergy Energy storage
24 MAR

Modular plants to upgrade biogas

A new concept makes investing in the required upgrading technology affordable for the biogas sector.

Bioenergy Energy storage
24 MAR

Hydrogen from 'reverse fuel' cells

Haldor Topsøe ’s plant produces hydrogen using electrolysis based on patented technology developed in partnership with DTU. The process fits well with biogas upgrade.

Bioenergy Fuel cells Energy storage Energy systems
24 MAR

In the long term

90 minutes of sunshine on Earth produces enough energy to cover the total global annual energy consumption. But the challenge is to ‘harvest’ the energy.

Energy Energy storage Energy production
01 MAR

EnergyLab Nordhavn demonstrates first grid integrated battery storage in Denmark

Later this afternoon a large battery connected to the main grid in Nordhavn is officially inaugurated. The battery is part of the EnergyLab Nordhavn project, developing...

Energy Electricity supply Energy efficiency Energy storage Energy production Energy systems Solar energy Wind energy
23 FEB

Old Inuit trick captures wind energy in stones

Using hot stones and steam turbines, DTU researchers seek new solutions for storing green surplus energy.

Wind energy Energy Energy storage
19 JAN

Electrocatalysis can advance green transition

Renewable energy is providing an increasing share of the energy supply, but to ensure the green transition continues, it must also be able to furnish us with the fuels...

Catalysis Micro and nanotechnology Metals and alloys Nanoparticles Fuel cells Energy storage Fossil fuels Solar energy Wind energy
2016
28 OCT

Niels J. Bjerrum: If you have the abilities, you also have the obligation to use...

Niels J. Bjerrum, Professor dr. techn. of inorganic and materials chemistry at the Department of Energy Conversion and storage at the Technical University of Denmark...

Energy Fuel cells Energy storage Chemistry Analytic and theoretical chemistry Electrochemistry Inorganic chemistry
03 OCT

DTU collaboration with China could save thousands of tonnes of carbon emissions

DTU Electrical Engineering has launched an ambitious collaboration project with China that will increase the proportion of green energy in the electricity grid and ensure...

Electrotechnology Energy Energy systems Energy storage Energy production Electricity supply
11 AUG

New research centre can create breakthroughs in fossil fuel alternatives

A grant of DKK 150 million from VILLUM FONDEN will enable a group of the world’s leading researchers to seek new energy, fuel and chemical alternatives to replace oil...

Solar energy Fossil fuels Energy production Energy storage Climate adaption
22 JUN

European consortium will develop electrolysis for efficient storage of renewable...

A new European research project coordinated by DTU Energy will develop and validate innovative electrolysis technologies to convert excess renewable electricity into methane...

Energy Energy storage
22 JUN

DTU Energy strengthens collaboration with China on fuel cells and electrolysis

Researchers from DTU Energy have co-organized a Sino-Danish forum on solid oxide fuel cells and electrolysis to strengthen their collaboration with the Chinese research...

Energy Fuel cells Energy storage
08 JUN

New battery concept promises more compact energy storage

A new European Horizon 2020 research project with the participation of DTU Energy will explore a completely new class of materials for lithium-ion-batteries – materials...

Energy Energy storage
24 MAY

Salt and solar heat can power future houses

Salt and solar heat can be used to replace fossil fuels for heating houses. A new PhD thesis is testing two prototypes, where solar energy is stored in a salt compound...

Energy storage Solar energy Energy production Energy efficiency
19 MAY

Electrolysis research receives prize for best project

Senior scientist Ming Chen from DTU Energy has received the ForskEL-prize 2016 for his project “Solid Oxide Electrolysis for Grid Balancing” which represents an important...

Energy Electricity supply Energy storage Energy systems
19 MAY

Hydrogen society tested on Orkney Islands

DTU Energy is participating in a major European project on the Orkney Islands to demonstrate a hydrogen society on a megawatt scale.

Energy Energy storage Energy production
11 MAR

The cities can become fossil-free, if they think 'smart'

Cities are major energy consumers and thus also CO 2 emitters. However, it is precisely the many different urban infrastructures and energy units that may be the key...

Electronics Electricity supply Energy efficiency Energy storage Fossil fuels Energy production Energy systems IT systems Climate adaption CO2 separation and CO2 storage
12 FEB

Anniversary grant from VILLUM FONDEN for a new centre for developing sustainable...

With a huge grant of DKK 150 million (€20 million), VILLUM FONDEN supports the establishment of a new, ambitious research centre at DTU. The centre will conduct research...

Physics Energy Fuel cells Electricity supply Energy storage Fossil fuels Solar energy
19 JAN

110 octane fuel from wind and manure

In a basement in North Zealand, a small test set-up is producing the carbon-neutral fuel—methanol. Chemically pure, odourless and burning with a clear blue flame, methanol...

Bioenergy Wind energy Energy production Energy storage Energy efficiency Climate adaption CO2 separation and CO2 storage
Photo: Lemvig Biogasanlæg
19 JAN

From wind to gas

Wind energy can be converted into methane gas and stored in the Danish natural gas grid. As an added bonus, the biogas plants eliminate their carbon emissions using a...

Bioenergy Energy production Power stations Energy storage Wind energy Innovation and product development Organic chemistry
11 JAN

Researchers from DTU Energy contribute to the launch issue of Nature Energy

Researchers from DTU Energy contribute review artikle on high-temperature fuel cells and electrolysers for the launch issue of Nature Energy.

Fuel cells Energy storage
04 JAN

The car will be more than just a means of transport

The Japanese automotive giant Nissan and a team of researchers from DTU Electrical Engineering have become the first in the world to make a mass-produced electric vehicle...

Transport economy Innovation and product development Climate adaption Electricity supply Energy efficiency Energy storage Electronics
04 JAN

The battery—heart of the electric car

Batteries twice as powerful as those currently available may finally herald the breakthrough of electric cars. Developing such batteries is the goal of a European, DTU...

Electricity supply Energy storage Energy efficiency Electronics Innovation and product development Transport economy
04 JAN

Electric vehicles are the long-term solution

In the opinion of Niels Buus Kristensen, Head of Department at DTU Transport and a member of the Danish government’s climate advisory committee, electric vehicles hold...

Transport behaviour Transport economy Climate adaption CO2 separation and CO2 storage Electronics Electrical engineering Energy efficiency Energy storage
04 JAN

Electric vehicle of the future

How will electric vehicles develop? Associate Professor Esben Larsen from DTU Electrical Engineering  shares his thoughts on the subject.

Electronics Energy efficiency Energy storage Electricity supply Transport economy Transport models Transport behaviour Innovation and product development Climate adaption
2015
Photo: Thorkild Christensen
01 DEC

Ministerial discussions on wind energy and eco-friendly fuels of the future

On 23 November, the Danish Minister for Energies, Utilities and Climate, Lars Christian Lilleholt, visited DTU Risø—among other things to learn more about how to store...

Energy Fuel cells Energy storage Wind energy
Photo: Ditte Valente
06 JUL

Roskilde Festival: Sustainable energy for greener festival

In future, a local smart grid will provide sustainable solar power to parts of Roskilde Festival.

Electricity supply Energy storage Energy systems Solar energy
27 MAY

Rechargeable zinc-air batteries may be a way to counter energy dependency of fossil...

Storage of energy from renewable energy sources is vital to Europe’s energy policy. DTU Energy and partners use atomic modelling to develop a rechargeable zinc-air battery...

Energy Nanoparticles Energy efficiency Energy storage
16 MAR

New issue of Technologist

Did you know that we unconsciously sniff out the perfect partner? And that sniffer dogs—in addition to money and drugs—can detect prostate, ovarian or gastrointestinal...

Fuel cells Energy storage Energy systems Micro and nanotechnology Sensors
26 JAN

The next generation battery materials will be found using supercomputers

Senior researcher Juan Maria García Lastra from the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage, DTU, has been granted 7 million DKK by the Villum Foundation to develop...

Energy Energy efficiency Energy storage
2014
21 OCT

Researchers find a new route to high-performance solid state batteries

Researchers at the Technical University of Denmark and two Dutch universities have discovered a new material which is a surprisingly good conductor of lithium ions at room...

Energy storage Materials
02 OCT

Research in hydrogen and fuel cell energy systems to be accelerated through standardization

A new EU project with Danish participation is to standardize the energy technologies solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) and solid oxide electrolysis cells (SOEC) to promote...

Energy Fuel cells Electrochemistry Energy efficiency Energy systems Energy production Energy storage
30 SEP

Research in hydrogen and fuel cell energy systems to be accelerated through standardization

A new EU project with Danish participation is to standardize the energy technologies solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) and solid oxide electrolysis cells (SOEC) to promote...

Energy Fuel cells Electrochemistry Electricity supply Energy production Energy storage Energy efficiency Energy systems
DTU Energy Conversion attended with two booths at Cleantech Bazar 2014
28 MAY

Business people, scientists and investors showed a great interest in DTU Energy...

DTU Energy Conversion attended with two booths at Cleantech Bazar 2014 in Oticonsalen at DTU Lyngby Campus.

Energy Fuel cells Electrochemistry Energy production Energy storage Energy efficiency
15 MAY

International PhD Summer School: IMAGINE

25 – 29 August 2014, international summer school at DTU Energy Conversion.

Energy Solar energy Fuel cells Electrochemistry Energy storage
26 FEB

Denmark needs the ability to store energy in the future energy system

A new report points out that the ability to store large amounts of energy will be paramount for the future sustainable energy system.

Energy storage
2013
30 OCT

New EcoGrid EU report about smartgrid project on Bornholm

 ”New EcoGrid EU report: From Design to Implementation.” report is about the EcoGrid EU project.  A large-scale demonstration of consumer participation in the balancing...

Electricity supply Climate change Energy systems Solar energy Energy production Energy storage Energy efficiency
28 OCT

2013 World Energy Congress in Korea

DTU and Kaist co-hosted an exhibition stand during the 2013 World Energy Congress in Daegu in South Korea from 13 - 17 October, where DTU participated with fuel cell and...

Solar energy Climate change Energy systems Energy production Energy storage

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