Denmark opens new renewable energy research centre

VILLUM, Center for the Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals inaugurated in Copenhagen

The new renewable energy research centre is based at University of Denmark and will be led by Professor Ib Chorkendorff as well as other researchers for the Stanford University, the University of Copenhagen and the University of Southern Denmark. The aim of this research group is to develop fossil-free energy and fuel and chemical production technology.

Professor Ib Chorkendorff expressed his enthusiasm stating: “The grant gives us a unique opportunity to contribute to the green transformation of global society (…) we can provide a valuable contribution and help pave the way to a society where prosperity and growth are not based on the extraction of fossil resources that harm the climate, the environment, and biodiversity.”

A new class of catalysts for fuel cells was developed when University of Denmark and Copenhagen joined forces, which can convert some forms of sustainable energy to chemical energy which can be stored later.

Sources: Bioenergy News and The Velux Foundations

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