Energy Conversion systems and processes

Conversion systems and processes are the centre of the energy chain where technological innovation can enable both incremental and breakthrough improvements and deep frontier changes.
New technologies and processes are therefore necessary in order to implement energy policies which are increasingly challenging in terms of energy saving, environmental impact and cost reduction.
The wide-ranging skills implemented by the Department of Energy allow becoming operational in research programs concerning both energy conversion technologies from fossil and / or renewable resources, and those for the reduction and abatement of pollutants, the control, optimisation and monitoring of processes in industrial manufacturing sites.
Current skills have among their dominant themes of research those concerning:

  • systems for producing electricity from nuclear power and fossil resources
  • solutions for clean coal technology, such as carbon dioxide geological storage sequestration
  • systems for exploiting energy from renewable sources (photovoltaic, wind, solar thermal, waste-to-energy systems)
  • systems for producing electricity and thermal energy from nuclear sources
  • development of micro CHP technologies (fuel cell)
  • Systems for distributed generation

Within the conversion process field, the Energy Department provides expertise for:

  • the development of nanostructured materials for applications in the energy sector
  • the study of hest and mass exchange processes in multiple systems.

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