The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Wind Energy and TotalEnergies have joined forces to establish a centre of excellence within the field of wind hybrid systems.
DTU and TotalEnergies have finalised the agreement for their collaboration investigating clean energy. The research will be conducted at DTU Risø Campus, as part of DTU Wind Energy.
What is DTU Wind Energy?
DTU Wind Energy is currently the largest public research organisation for wind energy in the world, who educate and train the next generation of wind power engineers. Its team collaborates with global leaders in the wind industries and public authorities around the world to research and develop new technologies and services to aid the green transition. DTU’s strategy and ambition is to strengthen society’s transition into sustainability; this is supported through world-leading research in wind energy technologies.
“DTU is pleased to expand the research collaboration with TotalEnergies, in the pursuit towards more green energy. DTU is recognised globally for its research in sustainable energy. This collaboration will focus on excellent science and new technologies within wind energy and hybrid systems. These are key technologies in the transition towards climate-neutral energy production,” commented Anders Bjarklev, DTU President.
What is TotalEnergies?
TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy company that produces and markets energies, such as, oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables, and electricity. The company currently employs roughly 105,000 people who are committed to supplying energy that is more affordable, cleaner, more reliable, and accessible to as many people as possible. To date it is active in more than 130 countries and are determined to put sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people.
“We are pleased to create the DTU-TotalEnergies Excellence Centre for Clean Energy to develop and demonstrate cost-effective and reliable technology solutions of offshore wind and hybrid systems. This centre is one more step towards our ambition to be Net Zero by 2050 together with society,” said Marie-Noëlle Semeria, Chief Technology Officer at TotalEnergies.
What will this centre do?
Researchers intend for the centre to establish a clean energy research programme that is advanced and involves hybrid power plants and hydrogen technologies. It will include the construction of a pilot hybrid power plant to supplement the existing plant at DTU Risø Campus.
Another core aspect of the centre is the development of several educational activities. These include a graduate school in hybrid power plant research and an education and training program with online master’s courses, customised training, research staff exchange, and student projects.
Lastly, other avenues for joint research will be explored on topics such as next-generation wind technology and offshore wind, including deep ocean floating technology, potentially along with other areas of clean energy research.