Projects

INKA
In this project researchers from DTU Energy, DTU Physics and Aalborg University will collaborate with two private companies, GM and infinityPV, in the search of new robust and cost effective inks and machinery for large-scale processing of polymer solar cells.

CHEETAH
Cost-reduction through material optimisation and Higher EnErgy output of solAr pHotovoltaic modules - joining Europe’s Research and Development efforts in support of its PV industry.
CHEETAH is a combined collaborative project and coordination and support action funded under the European Commission’s 7th Framework programme. The CHEETAH consortium is composed of 34 partners from 16 European countries with scientific excellence and complementarity in all important domains of the photovoltaic field (silicon, thin films, organic solar cells, novel technologies). The Solar Energy Section at DTU Energy has extensive expertise in materials and polymer science and technology. In the program, DTU participates in all activities related to organic photovoltaics (OPV) and is leader of Workpackage 10, the aim of which is to develop very low-cost organic solar cells

CINEMA
CINEMA, the allianCe for ImagiNg and Modelling of Energy Applications, will develop unique 3D micro-structural characterization methods, enabling investigation of components under realistic conditions and in real time, thereby accelerating the introduction of energy technologies with improved efficiency or lifetime, significantly. The methods developed will be unique tools for quality control of components, thereby reducing cost and supporting standardization. 

4M Centre
The research center 4M at DTU Energy coordinate the research efforts in high temperature PEM-fuel cells (HT-PEM) by eight Danish and international universities and research institutes as well as three Danish companies from the private sector. The goal of 4M is to gather more fundamental knowledge on HT PEM Cells and prepare the HT PEM cells for commercial market penetration and in doing so open the way for among other things substituting the oil-fired boilers with fuel cell powered micro units.

ECoProbe
ECoProbe will develop more sensitive probes for high-temperature scanning probe microscopy to visualize the distribution of the chemical reactions inside real cells, gathering data while the test is running. 

ECLIPS
The project follows the objectives of the funding institution Climate- KIC of “transforming the built environment”. The main target is the development of a low-carbon microgrids composed of innovative building-integrated organic photovoltaic (OPV) solutions coupled with short-term storage for self-consumption. The design will provide feedback for the assessment of environmental and economic impacts and thus prove/disprove that the resulting solutions are truly low carbon. Life cycle assessment methodologies will be used as a decision support

TEMOC
TEMOC will develop new micro-fuel cell systems to be able to monitor the nanoscale processes, locating weak spots as they evolve and see the degradation.

ENEFOX
ENEFOX develop new and improved gas-tight oxygen membrane types with higher performance and better durability than the existing ones. The project also seeks to identify ways to integrate oxygen membranes in industrial plants.

ProECo
ProECo will develop highly tailored nanostructured materials using Continuous Hydrothermal Synthesis (CHS), a low temperature, environmentally friendly process that allows the preparation of particle architectures which are not realizable by other synthesis techniques.

ENOVHEAT
The project, Efficient Novel Magnetocaloric Heat Pumps (ENOVHEAT), investigates the use of magnetocaloric materials as the active component in heat pumps. The project aims to develop new, high-capacity, reversible Li-air batteries for use in a sustainable energy infrastructure by designing and synthesizing novel electrode materials from an atomic-scale understanding of the fundamental reaction mechanisms.

HETMOC 
The project investigates the integration of membrane separation technology in selected process schemes, as retrofit in existing IGCC power plants and in oxy-combustion plants using pulverised coal.

Hi-C
The objective of the project is to develop methodologies for determining in detail the role of interface boundaries and interface layers on transport properties and reactivity in lithium batteries, and to use the knowledge gained to improve performance. 

HiGradeGas
HiGradeGas - Highly structured materials for upgraded biogas and storage – will develop nanostructured materials for more efficient gas adsorption processes to remove CO2 from biogas (upgrading) and to store the resulting biomethane.

MecRein
The project aims to develop mechanical reinforced ceramic/metallic supports for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) and other electrochemical devices operating at high temperatures. The reinforcement will be realized by using continuous ceramic nanofibers with designed composition, which will be done by employing a versatile and inexpensive technique - electrospinning (ES).

OPTIMAC
The aim of the project is to obtain the required knowledge basis for the optimized processing of multi-material functional ceramics components.

OTE-POWER
The project aims to develop and demonstrate a high-temperature oxide thermoelectric (OTE) module which will be integrated in a thermoelectric generator system.

ProECo
The project aims to develop highly tailored nanostructured materials using Continuous Hydrothermal Synthesis (CHS), a low temperature, environmentally friendly process that allows the preparation of particle architectures which are not realizable by other synthesis techniques

ReLiable
The project aims to develop new, high capacity reversible Li-air batteries for use in a sustainable energy infrastructure by designing and synthesizing new electrode materials based on an atomic-scale understanding of the fundamental reaction mechanisms. 

SCOTAS
The aim of the project is to demonstrate a new more robust type of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC). SOFCs have a great advantage in their fuel flexibility compared to other fuel cells (such as PEMFC) and thus a partticularly suited for stationary cogeneration of heat and power based on natural gas or other hydrocarbon fuels.

WAPART
Water-based particulate approach to organic photovoltaics with controlled morphology. The project will explore the use of water-based inks for use in scalable,roll-to-roll coating of organic solar cells, suitable for industrialprocessing.

MEGAWATT
MEGAWATT OPV power plants. The aim of this project is to demonstrate that polymer (=plastic) solar technology can produce energy on a large scale at a cost of 0.25 Kr./0.03 € per kWh. We will gain practical experience with polymer solar technology as a grid-tied electricity producing technology and show that careful energy management from cradle to grave is the only route towards full sustainability and lasting competitiveness in the long term. For further information read here.

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26 SEPTEMBER 2017