‘Women are a lot more affected by energy poverty than men,’ says UT researcher Mariëlle Feenstra. In her PhD thesis Gender just energy policy – engendering the energy transition in Europe, which she defended on Friday, she looks into differences between women and men in their access to and use of energy services.
When professor Jos Keurentjes started as Energy Innovation Programme Director at the UT in 2019, his goal was to set up ‘visible research centers focused on energy related issues’. The Centre for Energy Innovation (CEI) of the University of Twente is indeed up and running now, but what is happening within it?
Professor Jos Keurentjes has been appointed the Energy Innovation Programme Director, a brand-new position at the University of Twente in which he started on the 1st of November. He is ‘thinking big’ and aims to open up ‘several visible research centers’ focused on energy related issues.
Flash pyrolysis, a mild heat treatment lasting just a few seconds, is becoming an important recycling tool. The University of Twente is leading in this promising technology that contributes to the circular economy, since a wide variety of waste streams can be well recycled. Organic waste streams, paper sludge, car tires, and in the near future maybe even composite materials can be effectively separated into energy and valuable reusable materials.
With the title ‘Building bridges’, the Opening of the Academic Year was held today in the Waaier. The event revolved around the topic of energy transition, starting with an announcement of a new initiative with Lithium Werks and ending with a keynote speech by UT alumna and CEO of Tauw, Annemieke Nijhof.
Within five years, Xavier Ikejemba wants to give electricity access to 100.000 African households through his own company. Within three to four years, he wants to finish his dissertation on enhancing sustainable development of Africa. Eventually, he even wants to be the president of his home country Nigeria. ‘There’s no time to waste.’
UT student Dimas Harry Priawan has reached the final of the Shell Ideas360, a worldwide competition for ‘game-changing ideas for tackling energy, water and food issues’. His irrigation pump is one of the five best ideas out of 600 entries.
UT student Dimas Harry Priawan designed a modular irrigation pump which can help people at the bottom of the social pyramid to improve productivity, crop yield and income for farmers. His invention ‘UniPump’ entered the second stage of a worldwide competition for 'game-changing ideas for tackling energy, water and food issues'.