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TU Eindhoven kicks off renewable energy systems institute EIRES

Paul van Gerven
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Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) has launched the Eindhoven Institute for Renewable Energy Systems (EIRES) on Monday, during the opening of the academic year. EIRES aims to work closely with the high-tech industry to develop decentralized and smart solutions for energy conversion and storage. TUE is investing 10 million euros in the establishment of the new institute.

“We have excellent researchers in the field of energy storage and conversion, among other things. Moreover, the Brainport Region Eindhoven has a fantastic high-tech and manufacturing industry that can help with the energy transition. We’re joining these forces in this new institute,” says TUE president Robert-Jan Smits.

“We’re trying to rise to the biggest challenge of the energy transition: making the energy, transport and chemical sectors sustainable all at the same time. So it’s not only about energy, but also about sustainable and high-quality raw materials for chemistry,” explains Richard van de Sanden, the scientific director of EIRES.

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