Fossil-free energy – a challenge for the whole of society
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 sustainable energy system, there must be comprehensive research on, first, technology and, second, the behaviour and circumstances of society’s electricity users. At Uppsala University, a lot of research is going on in this area.
Interdisciplinary collaboration favours society’s energy transition
For a successful transition to a sustainable energy system, there must be comprehensive research on, ...
Gotland showing the way to tomorrow’s energy systems
The Swedish government has designated Gotland for a pilot project to pave the way for the energy tra ...
Batteries of the future
Battery research is an important piece of the puzzle for the transition to renewables and a sustaina ...
Organic batteries – Building in sustainability
Sustainable energy storage is in great demand. Researchers at Uppsala University have therefore deve ...
Catching the sun with new technology
A new technology that can significantly increase electricity and heat production from solar radiatio ...
Uppsala researchers developing flatworm-inspired robots as part of EU project
The EU project SOMIRO began at the turn of the year with the goal of developing technology that will ...
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Several innovation companies from Uppsala University on prestigious list
15 november 2022
Each year, Sweden’s Ny Teknik magazine presents a list of the top 33 young tech companies in Sweden that are judged to be a leader of the future, a...
The energy crisis may lead to greater efficiency
31 oktober 2022
The energy crisis has the potential to spawn more active and flexible electricity consumers and thus a more efficient electricity market and use of...
Artificial photosynthesis could generate new fossil-free fuels
25 oktober 2022
Sun, water and carbon dioxide interacting in artificial photosynthesis. According to researchers at Uppsala University, this could be the recipe fo...
Broad collaboration on Gotland’s energy transition
13 oktober 2022
Gotland has been singled out by the government as a forerunner in the transition to renewable energy. The goal: to have an energy system based on r...
Energy: EU fuel tax cuts could increase Russian oil profits
19 september 2022
An EU-wide fuel tax cut of €0.20 per litre could increase oil profits in Russia by more than €8 million per day in the first one to three years, ac...
Major EU collaboration on tandem solar cells
29 augusti 2022
The development of tandem solar cells, which combine silicon and thin-film technologies, can provide more efficient and cheaper solar energy. ...
DNA gives clues to clean and effective energy production
19 juli 2022
Researchers from several universities, including Uppsala University, have, by studying helical molecules in the body such as DNA, received clues as...
“I want the method to be utilised, not stored in a drawer”
05 juli 2022
Hi there, Robin Dürr, a PhD student in physical chemistry. With your novel and patented method to fabricate a membrane electrode assembly, you hop...
Small places can have big voices on sustainability issues
01 juli 2022
Hello Owe Ronström, organiser of four seminars on sustainability at Almedalen together with Swaminathan Ramanathan. The panelists include guests fr...
Nuclear fusion may provide tomorrow’s safe and cheap energy
13 juni 2022
Imagine cheap nuclear power without any long-lived radioactive nuclear waste or greenhouse gas emissions. Fusion has been described as the solution...
Major successes for Uppsala University researchers’ battery material
08 juni 2022
Uppsala-based battery company Altris AB was recently given the green light for funding to the tune of SEK 100 million. The company’s roots are at t...
Eliminating the bottlenecks for use of lithium-sulfur batteries
28 mars 2022
Energy storage in lithium-sulfur batteries is potentially higher than in lithium-ion batteries but they are hampered by a short life. Researchers ...
New measuring tool to improve radiation safety in Chernobyl
22 februari 2022
Hello there... Peter Andersson, researcher in the Division of Applied Nuclear Physics (part of the Department of Physics and Astronomy), now settin...
The Swedish Energy Agency grants funding to USER
10 februari 2022
The Swedish Energy Agency has granted funding for implementation of the project ”Evaluating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on electricity co...
Uppsala University integrating into solar energy research
08 februari 2022
Marika Edoff, Professor and director for the Division of Solar Cell Technology will become the coordinator of Uppsala University’s new centre of ex...
Centre of competence in nuclear technology poised for launch
27 januari 2022
Uppsala University is to host a new centre of competence in nuclear technology. Its purpose is to support development of a knowledge-based strategy...
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...