Prof. Dr. Moniek Tromp
An important element in the reduction of CO2 is the change of vehicles with internal combustion engines to electric battery powered vehicles. The as such produced renewable energy can be used for individual mobility as well as for a temporary intermediate storage of excess energy. A viable electric mobility concept requires however stable cycle batteries with high specific energy (minimising weight, maximising driving range).
Maarten Steinbuch, Henri Werij, Eric van den Heuvel
In our efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions the transport and mobility sector stands out. In most sectors emissions are decreasing, but in transport they are still increasing. We still travel more and fly to more distant sites, and the global transport chains keep expanding. This makes the transition to a more sustainable mobility system a huge challenge. During this EnergyDays we will discuss different approaches and solutions to address this challenge.
Prof. dr. Siegfried Glenzer
Normally, what surrounds us are gases, liquids, or solids. But elsewhere in the universe, 99% of the observable matter exists under extreme conditions that lead to more exotic states of matter that lead to the formation of plasmas and warm dense matter. Specifically, near the center of Jupiter, hydrogen becomes liquid or even solid - a process important to understand the evolution of our solar system. In the center of the sun, hydrogen is a plasma that burns itself up by nuclear fusion - a process humans want to harness for clean energy production on earth.
Prof. dr. Wim van den Doel