Climate warming? Ghent University is looking for answers.

PhD day of the Wind division of the Belgian Energy Research Alliance (BERA) in the presence of a large part of the Belgian wind energy research community (large view)

PhD day of the Wind division of the Belgian Energy Research Alliance (BERA) in the presence of a large part of the Belgian wind energy research community

(10-03-2020) Now that we are increasingly confronted with global warming, the need for answers is growing. Ghent University wants to do its bit for that!

The way we deal with energy in the future will be radically different. More attention to energy saving and energy storage, use of sustainable energy sources and alternative fuels, ... are just a few of the many hot topics in this domain. With the support of the federal Energy Transition Fund, Ghent University is starting seven new research projects on energy transition. In this way, Ghent University can continue its excellent research in various energy domains such as offshore wind, non-fossil fuels and flexibility in terms of energy demand and supply, and help find solutions to this pressing energy issue.

 

The seven projects have a total budget of 15.4 million euros, whereby Ghent University can count on a subsidy of 4.7 million euros. This concerns both fundamental and applied research projects. Eight Ghent University research groups, spread across the faculties of Engineering, Law & Criminology and Sciences, are involved in these multidisciplinary projects to realize the energy transition. Ghent University coordinates two projects, the kick-off of which was given on 5 March during the PhD day of the Wind division of the Belgian Energy Research Alliance (BERA) in the presence of a large part of the Belgian wind energy research community.

 

These projects are made possible in part by the research groups and professors active within the IOF Business Development Centers EnerGhentIC and Metals of Judith Ooms and Kristof De Wispelaere respectively. They cluster the multidisciplinary network of researchers active within Ghent University in the field of energy transition and material research, and collaborate with industry on fundamental and applied research to solve concrete issues of tomorrow.

 

Would you also like to collaborate with UGent on these themes? Then be sure to contact them.

 

www.ugent.be/energhentic/en, judith.ooms@ugent.be

www.ugent.be/metals/en, kristof.dewispelaere@ugent.be