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LTH Profile Area: The Energy Transition

There are solutions for making our society independent of fossil fuels. But to be able to apply these solutions, interdisciplinary research and collaboration are needed in areas such as sustainable fuels and thermal energy, system studies, electrification, and energy storage – which are fields of excellence of the Profile Area.
 

By the joint forces working on thermal and electrical energy and related conversion, transmission, distribution and storage technologies, LTH has a unique possibility to make a strong contribution to the transition from a fossil dependent to a sustainable society.

Focus areas


Electricity based on renewable sources makes it possible to eliminate fossil fuels through electrification. The research is organized in three directions:

  • Generation, transmission and distribution of electricity from renewable sources
  • Electrification of transports
  • Electrification of industry

Contact: Mats Alaküla, Richard Pates and Fran Marquez

Renewable fuels play an important role in applications where electrification is not the best option. The research is organized in three directions:

  • Production of renewable fuels
  • Sustainable drive systems for vehicles
  • Combined heat and power, and reused heat

Contact: Sara Blomberg and Mattias Richter

Energy storage is essential for balancing variable renewable generation and for supplying energy when it is needed. Sector couplings make it possible to convert electricity to and from energy stored in other forms than electricity. The research is organized in three directions:

  • Design and use of energy storage
  • Decarbonization of energy use in industrial processes
  • Indirect sector electrification – Power-to-X

Contact: Martin Andersson and Kerstin Sernhed


Collaboration

The Profile Area develops technical solutions together with academic partners across the world including the local research facilities ESS and Max IV. Equally important is to introduce the solutions through collaboration with industry and authorities, where the national competence centres form important networks. Links open the respective partner's website.

People

The researchers within the area Energy Transition – in Lund University's Research Portal

Participating divisions and departments:

  • Applied Microbiology
  • Automatic Control
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Combustion Physics
  • Energy Sciences
  • Energy and Building Design
  • Engineering Geology
  • Environmental and Energy Systems Studies
  • Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology
  • Geotechnical Engineering 
  • Industrial Electrical Engineering and Automation
  • Lund University School of Aviation
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Risk Management and Societal Safety
  • Fire Safety Engineering
  • Structural Engineering

Coordinator

Olof Samuelsson

Link opens in Lund University's Research Portal

There are solutions for making our society independent of fossil fuels. But to be able to apply these solutions, interdisciplinary research and collaboration are needed in areas such as sustainable fuels and thermal energy, system studies, electrification, and energy storage – which are fields of excellence of the Profile Area.
 

By the joint forces working on thermal and electrical energy and related conversion, transmission, distribution and storage technologies, LTH has a unique possibility to make a strong contribution to the transition from a fossil dependent to a sustainable society.

Focus areas


Electricity based on renewable sources makes it possible to eliminate fossil fuels through electrification. The research is organized in three directions:

  • Generation, transmission and distribution of electricity from renewable sources
  • Electrification of transports
  • Electrification of industry

Contact: Mats Alaküla, Richard Pates and Fran Marquez

Renewable fuels play an important role in applications where electrification is not the best option. The research is organized in three directions:

  • Production of renewable fuels
  • Sustainable drive systems for vehicles
  • Combined heat and power, and reused heat

Contact: Sara Blomberg and Mattias Richter

Energy storage is essential for balancing variable renewable generation and for supplying energy when it is needed. Sector couplings make it possible to convert electricity to and from energy stored in other forms than electricity. The research is organized in three directions:

  • Design and use of energy storage
  • Decarbonization of energy use in industrial processes
  • Indirect sector electrification – Power-to-X

Contact: Martin Andersson and Kerstin Sernhed


Collaboration

The Profile Area develops technical solutions together with academic partners across the world including the local research facilities ESS and Max IV. Equally important is to introduce the solutions through collaboration with industry and authorities, where the national competence centres form important networks. Links open the respective partner's website.

More about

Links open in Lund University's Research Portal

Infrastructure

Energy Transition owns and operates experimental facilities and contributes to shared resources. Links below will open the respective infrastructure's website.

People

The researchers within the area Energy Transition – in Lund University's Research Portal

Participating divisions and departments:

  • Applied Microbiology
  • Automatic Control
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Combustion Physics
  • Energy Sciences
  • Energy and Building Design
  • Engineering Geology
  • Environmental and Energy Systems Studies
  • Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology
  • Geotechnical Engineering 
  • Industrial Electrical Engineering and Automation
  • Lund University School of Aviation
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Risk Management and Societal Safety
  • Fire Safety Engineering
  • Structural Engineering