The Centre for Sustainable Technologies undertakes multidisciplinary research
to design, create, develop, improve, demonstrate and evaluate emerging, existing
and alternative sustainable renewable energy, building design, construction
materials, transport and environmental modification technologies.
EINSTEIN (“Effective INtegration of Seasonal Thermal Energy storage systems IN existing buildings”)
University of Ulster is participating in the pan-European EU project EINSTEIN (“Effective INtegration of Seasonal Thermal Energy storage systems IN existing buildings”)
The objective of the project is the development, evaluation and demonstration of a low energy heating system based on Seasonal Thermal Energy Storage (STES) systems in combination with Heat Pumps for space heating and domestic hot water (DHW) requirements for existing buildings to drastically reduce energy consumption in buildings.
The integration between STES system and heat pumps is one of the main breakthroughs of the EINSTEIN project and the University of Ulster is leading the work package and heat pumps in order to achieve the overall objective of the project.
For further information on the EINSTEIN project, please click here.
The Centre for Sustainable Technologies is a partner in the BioMara, Sustainable Fuels from Marine Biomass project.
BioMara, the Sustainable Fuels from Marine Biomass project, is a €6 million joint UK and Irish initiative that aims to demonstrate the feasibility and viability of producing biofuel from marine algae. With the European Parliament calling for 10% of road transport fuel to come from renewable sources by 2020, sustainable, industrial-scale biofuel production has become an urgent challenge.
For further information contact:
Professor Neil Hewitt
Centre for Sustainable Technologies
School of The Built Environment
University of Ulster
Tel: 44 (0)28 9036 8566