Renewable energy and hydrogen technologies

Technological and economic progress over the past two centuries has been accompanied by various energy transitions, i.e. shifts from one dominant primary energy source to another that replaces it.

While in the past energy transitions were dictated by reasons of availability, cost or compatibility with emerging technologies of primary energy sources, today the push towards renewables and de-carbonisation stems from the need to reduce the environmental impacts, on climate but not only, of the primary, predominantly fossil, sources used until now.

Student choosing the Process, energy, and environment track of this program will be able to configure and assess the energy performance of power plants based on different renewable energy sources at various scales. They will learn about carbon capture, storage, and utilization technologies. They will learn up-to-date technologies for the production, transport and storage of hydrogen, and for its application in manufacturing, processes, and transportation systems.