ABERDEEN university have received funding that will allow them to better teach in areas including hydrogen, biomass, solar and wind energy.
The £240,000 funding secured by the School of Engineering through the University’s Development Trust, comes as the University marks the official launch of its Centre for Energy Transition.
It will also benefit the Energy Transition Student Society, which allows students to enhance their career prospects through participation in extra-curricular activities and competitions related to the energy transition.
The funding which was given by TotalEnergies, is part of a package which also includes funding for scholarships in the University’s MSc in Energy Transition Systems and Technologies and MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering programmes.
The money will be used for the creation of an integrated hydrogen lab to investigate the generation, storage and conversion of hydrogen as a clean energy source.
It will also be used to develop systems for the simultaneous measurement of methane and hydrogen to convert energy from biomass, and for biogas separation processes, such as Carbon Capture and Bioenergy
Professor Igor Guz, Head of the School of Engineering, said: “This portfolio of projects funded by Total offers the School an incredible opportunity to increase research and teaching capacity in the field of energy transition.
“This will provide students and academics with essential resources with which to learn, teach and continue world-leading research, while strengthening our industrial and research collaborations.
Jean-Luc Guiziou, Managing Director of TotalEnergies added:“TotalEnergies is delighted to support Aberdeen University’s Centre for Energy Transition through research funding, bursaries for scholarships and delivering short courses.
“The energy transition is a massive challenge but by working together, we can take effective action against climate change, reimagine the energy industry and ensure its continued presence in the North East of Scotland.”