University of Aberdeen

 

 

The University of Aberdeen has a significant capability in energy-related research; much of it is directed or relevant to renewable energy technologies.  We have capabilities in:

Renewable Energy Technologies:

  • Biomass production, supply and conversion for heat, power and transport
  • Wave energy systems
  • Photocatalysis and dye sensitized photovoltaic cells

Sustainable Energy Vectors:

  • Hydrogen production from renewables and photocatalysis
  • Fuel cells

Networks:

  • Application of power electronics to HVDC power transmission systems and integration of renewable energy sources

Transport:

  • Development and implementation of sustainable transport systems

Social, Economic and Policy:

  • Whole systems research – energy flows in sustainable systems
  • Policy and governance
  • Economics of renewable energy, particularly bioenergy and offshore wind
  • Public perception

Energy Demand Reduction:

  • Development of new engineering concepts, materials and methods for low energy, low carbon buildings

Environmental Impacts:

  • Assessments of the impacts of offshore wind structures on wildlife

Law:

  • Legal frameworks for renewable energy in Scotland, the UK and the EU
  • Governance for offshore renewable energy development, generation and transmission
  • Renewable energy and terrestrial and marine planning law, environmental law and property law

 

For further information contact:

Fred Stevenson-Robb
Director of Research and Innovation

University of Aberdeen
College of Physical Sciences
Fraser Noble Building
King’s College
Aberdeen
AB24 3EX

T: +44 (0)1224 272121
E:  f.stevenson-robb@abdn.ac.uk
W: www.abdn.ac.uk