News on energy
Major new research programme on materials of the future
30 november 2021
Uppsala University is among the higher education institutions jointly embarking on a big new materials research programme aimed at improving scope ...
“In the future farmers may produce their own fuel”
12 oktober 2021
Hello there Johannes Messinger, Professor at the Department of Chemistry who is working on a new method for producing fossil-free ammonia (NH3).
His blue-green bacteria could produce biofuel in the future
22 april 2021
While Peter Lindblad has served in many academic roles over the years, it is to research that he always returns. At the Ångström Laboratory, his re...
Solar cells deliver world-record performance
16 april 2021
Hello there Vice-Chancellor Anders Hagfeldt, former Professor of Physical Chemistry at the Laboratory of Photomolecular Science, Swiss Federal Inst...
Fossil-free energy – a challenge for the whole of society
01 april 2021
The transition to a fossil-free energy system, in Sweden and globally, is one of the great challenges of our time. For a successful transition to a...
Batteries of the future
31 mars 2021
Battery research is an important piece of the puzzle for the transition to renewables and a sustainable society. Uppsala University has the largest...
Organic batteries – Building in sustainability
31 mars 2021
Sustainable energy storage is in great demand. Researchers at Uppsala University have therefore developed an all-organic proton battery that can be...
Catching the sun with new technology
31 mars 2021
A new technology that can significantly increase electricity and heat production from solar radiation is under development in the lab of Ilia Katar...
Interdisciplinary collaboration favours society’s energy transition
30 mars 2021
For a successful transition to a sustainable energy system, there must be comprehensive research on, first, technology and, second, the behaviour a...
Gotland showing the way to tomorrow’s energy systems
24 mars 2021
The Swedish government has designated Gotland for a pilot project to pave the way for the energy transition facing all of Sweden. Stefan Ivanell, p...
Hat-trick of grants for researching smart electricity grids
19 februari 2021
The Uppsala Smart Energy Research group (USER) has been granted funding by the Swedish Energy Agency for three different collaborative projects in ...
Grants to research into sustainable energy systems
17 februari 2021
Eight research projects within the Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology at Uppsala University have received grants in the call for curiosi...
Producing more sustainable hydrogen
12 februari 2021
Hydrogen for energy use can be extracted in an environmentally friendly way from water and sunlight, using photocatalytic composite polymer nanopar...
Collaboration on energy efficient cold magnets
05 februari 2021
The European Regional Structural Fund Programme for Småland and Islands and Region Kronoberg have decided to contribute to a new collaboration proj...
Uppsala researchers developing flatworm-inspired robots as part of EU project
03 februari 2021
The EU project SOMIRO began at the turn of the year with the goal of developing technology that will help to reduce the environmental impact of agr...
Ions in molten salts can go “against the flow”
27 januari 2021
In a new article published in the journal Communications Chemistry, a research group at Uppsala University show, using computer simulations, that i...
“Sweden’s basement rock could become a future key source of sustainable energy”
15 januari 2021
Hello there Jenny Andersson, state geologist at the Swedish Geological Survey (SGU), who has received funding from Strategic Mobility, a Swedish Fo...
Solar cell researcher and future Vice-Chancellor
20 november 2020
Anders Hagfeldt has spent a large part of his life researching the chemistry behind solar cells, for the past six years in Switzerland with researc...
New semiconductor coating may pave way for future green fuels
19 november 2020
Hydrogen gas and methanol for fuel cells or as raw materials for the chemicals industry, for example, could be produced more sustainably using sunl...
Large-scale European initiative for battery research starts up
09 september 2020
The European research initiative BATTERY 2030+ is now getting going. The ambition is to make Europe a world-leader in the development and productio...