Sustainable Energy
Theme

Sustainable Energy

Biomass, nuclear fusion, wind turbines, solar cells, or maybe solar fuels? In many areas, scientists are on the look-out for sustainable energy sources capable of meeting our future energy needs.

NWO is encouraging top-class research into the energy supplies of the future within the NWO theme Sustainable Energy. A thematic approach is needed to develop radical new solutions capable of meeting the increasing demand for energy in a sustainable manner. As a result, the research questions in this field are strongly interdisciplinary in nature.

The theme Sustainable Energy is a broad one, ranging from research into energy saving, through energy storage and transport, to research into new energy sources. The theme does not just focus on the technology. Understanding the (geo)political and social challenges posed by the essential transition from fossil fuels to more sustainable forms of energy is also on the agenda.