Energy transition track honors program
The Energy Transition track is hosted by the Strategic Area Energy. Projects are therefore related to three of the four thematic areas that can be found at TU/e: Urban Energy, Chemergy and Solar PV. Students develop their own project and are coached in this process.
The TU/e Honors Program has been developed to challenge excellent students offering an additional 30 ECTS program next to the 2nd and 3rd year of their Bachelor program. The program is open to the selected students from all study programs educated at TU/e. The Honors Academy comprises of various tracks distinguishing themselves primarily through focus on different fields of interest. Students choose to participate in the Honors Academy through one of the tracks.
Students are, at the end of each year, assessed on the results of their team, their contribution to this result and on their personal development.
2017 - 2018
- Team NEOS - designing the ultimate Greenhouse
- Team RED - Smart Grids - TU/e interactive map and platform
- Team STORE - Sustainable production of formic acid
- Team CASA (formerly known as Living Lab Home)
- Team SOLID
- Team FAST
Our goal is to design a greenhouse for the new ‘Bajeskwartier’ in Amsterdam for the Urban Greenhouse Challenge of Wageningen University. Important aspects are: plant production, social integration and economic feasibility.
We want to create an electricity grid that can integrate local and flexible energy assets into the energy system, in order to make energy use more sustainable.
We focus on making solar fuels: a potential sustainably produced energy carrier. Our mission is to locally produce solar fuels.
Our mission is to accelerate the energy transition by bringing together the right partners from the academic and business world to integrate and innovate in the construction environment.
We are working on a new concept called “metal fuels”, in which metals are used to sustainably store energy.
Team Fast (Formic Acid Sustainable Transportation), is currently building a system to generate electricity from Hydrozine. Team FAST is now an official TU/e student team.
2016 - 2017
- Team Wood Vinegar - Optimization of wood vinegar production process in rural Thailand
- Team CASA - Sustainable and Smart building at TU/e campus
- Team SOLID - Metal Fuels (burning) to generate electricity/heat
- Team FAST - Driving the first Bus on Formic Acid
All topics are related to either questions from society or (applied) research questions related to projects executed at our university.
1. The Solar Cube
Research Questions; Approximate the energy generated and its efficiency by conversion of solar irradiation to mechanical energy in a to-be-defined object of a to-be-defined magnitude? Under which circumstances could this process be valuable (worthy to be applied)?
2. Team FAST
A team of students joined Team FAST (www.teamfast.nl). They were part of the technical and marketing team and set themselves objectives related to the team objectives and their personal development goals.