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Energy Systems Engineering

Final Report Summary - ESE (Energy Systems Engineering)

The project involves partners from 3 European Academic Groups (Imperial College London – UK, University of Pannonia - Hungary and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece) and 3 distinguished and top university groups from China (Tsinghua University and Fudan University) and South Korea (Yonsei University). These groups are leaders in the energy systems engineering field and their work follows different approaches and for different industrial case studies.
The main idea of the ESE proposed project was the exchange and transfer of knowledge by performing a number of selected short-term and small-scale research projects. During the duration of this project several advances have been achieved in: (i) Optimal Operation of CHP systems under variable demand and supply; (ii) Modelling and Optimization of a Carbon dioxide capture and sequestration (CCS) Pipeline Network: A Case Study of Jing-Jin-Ji Region of North China; (iii) Design, Optimisation and Control of Fuel Cells; (iv) Energy Utilization Based Carbon Flow Analysis; (v) Integration of Renewable sources of Energy Into Energy Supply Chains (vi) LNG Plant Design Technology Development; (vii) Design of Novel Advanced Energy Systems.

The ESE proposed project has practically implemented its programme through the following main activities:
- Short-term secondments (2-6 months) from EU research groups and from the Chinese and Korean partners (WP1). A well balanced scheme of both Early-stage (PhD students) and experienced researchers has participated in the exchanges.
- Short-term selected research projects covering a range of challenging energy systems engineering problems which provide the basis for the transfer of knowledge activities (WP2)
- Organisation and implementation of a well-structured training programme including trainings courses, seminars, workshops and summer schools open to external and industrial participants (WP3).
- A well structured dissemination and exploitation plan including joint publications in peer reviewed international journals, joint conference presentations, presentation to the industrial partners of the consortium, and a web portal to facilitate internal communication other dissemination activities (WP4).

The project through secondments and the consortium members as well as the organization and implementation of a scientific work programme aims to depict how an ISE integrated methodology can be usefully applied to a number of different energy systems.