Masdar Institute sets up iEnergy center
Center aims to lead research in storage and efficient use of energy
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, announced the creation of Institute Center for Energy (iEnergy) to develop the sustainable energy enabling technologies that will contribute to Abu Dhabi reaching its goal of 7% of energy production capacity from renewable sources by 2020.
iEnergy will do this by producing knowledge and technologies that would lead to the establishment of the UAE as a global leader in sustainable energy production for supply and distribution as well as efficient use and storage of energy. The collaborative research environment that iEnergy will create within Masdar Institute and the wider regional research ecosystem will also help position the UAE as a trailblazer in energy markets of the future.
The center is to be headed by Jens Ejbye Schmidt, an internationally well-known researcher in the field of bioenergy, and a professor in Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Masdar Institute. It will focus on facilitating research in the areas of sustainable energy production, energy efficiency, advanced materials and biochemicals for energy applications, as well as thermal and electrical energy storage.