University of Aberdeen announces plans for Energy Transition Centre

University of Aberdeen announces plans for Energy Transition Centre

The University of Aberdeen has announced its ambitions to create a new Centre for Energy Transition.

The centre will provide a focus for all areas of energy-related research, with an emphasis on supporting industry in the transition to clean energy and renewables.

“Our centre for energy transition will seek to embrace the opportunities that lie ahead for the region in a low-carbon future, supporting the sector in making the transition through research and teaching, while nurturing to support the shift to sustainable energy,” said Professor George Boyne, Principle at the University of Aberdeen.

Aberdeen has already demonstrated a huge shift towards clean energy, such as hydrogen, in recent months. In July (2019) Aberdeen submitted plans for hydrogen-powered homes, launched hydrogen-powered double decker buses, and announced its upcoming Hydrogen Festival which will take place from 30th September to 4th October (2019).

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The Centre for Energy Transition marks another milestone towards a greener future for Aberdeen. Commenting on the centre, Boyne said, “As an Aberdonian I take pride in our city’s status as a global energy capital, and as Principle I am committed to ensure that the University helps the region to retain that status for decades to come.”

Inspired by Sir Ian Wood’s report into the future of the oil and gas industry, the centre will provide a focus for all areas of energy-related research, with an emphasis on supporting industry in the transition to clean energy and renewables.

“Our interdisciplinary approach to research means that the University is perfectly positioned as a catalyst for collaboration right across the energy supply chain, and our aim is to work with industry at all levels to support the shift to sustainable energy.”


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