TOTALENERGIES AND DTU CREATE AN EXCELLENCE CENTER OF CLEAN ENERGY IN DENMARK
During his trip to Denmark, Patrick Pouyanné signed an agreement with the President of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) concerning the creation of the DTU-TotalEnergies Excellence Center of Clean Energy. This advanced research center will focus on developing reliable, profitable, low-emission energy solutions that will reduce the intermittence of renewables and accelerate the decarbonization of industrial facilities.
Located at the Risø campus, to the west of Copenhagen, the new center will be housed on the premises of the DTU, which is recognized in particular for its advanced research into offshore wind energy. This will pave the way for synergies with TotalEnergies, which has already established a global portfolio of offshore wind farms with total capacity of over 11 GW (3/4 fixed and 1/4 floating).
The DTU-TotalEnergies Excellence Center of Clean Energy will have three main missions:
• Construction of a next-generation hybrid electric platform
This pilot scheme at the Risø power plant will test different systems for optimizing the production of wind energy with battery storage systems and the production of green hydrogen. The scientific data from the pilot scheme will then be used for research programs.
• Multi-energy training for employees
Training is an essential driver for TotalEnergies’ successful transformation into a multi-energy company. The DTU will provide training for employees, with online masterclasses and specially designed courses on electricity and clean energy.
• Research partnerships
TotalEnergies’ researchers and engineers will work with the DTU’s teaching staff, researchers and students on research programs for the joint development of technological solutions, with a focus on next-generation wind technologies and floating wind farms