BIOFUELS AND COMBUSTION.
new combustion techniques, combustion of low calorific value gases, environmental impact of combustion, biofuel production from microalgae.
CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE.
purification and capture of post-combustion CO2, geological storage of CO2 in coalmines and deep carbonate aquifer reservoirs, conversion of CO2 to methanol
development of new generation photovoltaic cells (Grätzel and polymer cells).
zero energy and positive energy buildings, alternative technologies for heating and cooling and their integration into buildings, optimisation and predictive control of complex systems, insulating components for buildings, eco-districts and integrated energy systems at district level.
geological storage of thermal solar energy and inter-seasonal thermochemical heat storage by thermochemical reactions.
MATERIALS AND PROCESSES FOR ENERGY APPLICATIONS.
materials for electrical energy transport, industrial process study and optimisation, heat recovery, conversion of CO2 to methanol, materials for heat storage.
wind potential assessment, optimisation of wind turbine blades, acoustic and vibratory aspects.
impact of decentralised electricity production on distribution grids, management of electricity supply and demand, security of computer data transfers.
characterisation of geothermal resources, heat networks.