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DEI Director Jon Gluyas to become President of Global Geothermal Energy Advancement Association

DEI Director Professor Jon Gluyas is to lead a new initiative bringing Industry and academia together to advance the role of geothermal energy in the energy transition. The newly formed Geothermal Energy Advancement Association (GEAA).
Jon Gluyas

DEI quoted in Guardian article: Abandoned pits of former mining town fuel green revolution.

DEI Director Professor Jon Gluyas and DEI Advisory Board member Dr Charlotte Adams of the Coal Authority were quoted in a feature article in the Guardian about the huge potential for turning abandoned mines across the UK into a zero carbon heating source and the opportunity for regeneration it could represent.
Visual schematic of how a Geothermal Minewater system works

DEI Free Piston Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Technology

A new video showcasing the innovative technology developed at Durham Energy Institute by Professor Tony Roskilly (Principal Investigator) and Dr Sumit Roy (Early Career Researcher) as a part of their Innovate UK project, is now available to view!
A diagram of the patented Free Piston Engine which is 25% lighter

2020 in British Electricity - Progress on Decarbonising our Electricity

The latest DEI Perspectives is a collaboration with MyGridGB reviewing the trends of the British Electricity mix in 2020 and what progress has been made on decarbonising our electricity. 2020 has seen records broken and may well be a turning point in our decarbonising power system!
Cover of DEI Perspectives article on British Electricity mix in 2020

3rd Generation Solar PV in the Developing World

The recent "3rd Generation PV in the Developing World" conference was a rewarding showcase of the challenges and opportunities of combining physical and social disciplines. It highlighted how crucial it is to understand local social context for the design of solar cells, and speaking to end-users when developing technology.
Solar panels in foreground with wind turbine behind

Hydrogen for Transportation: Compact onboard storage - safety considerations

A video of the webinar "Compact onboard storage - safety considerations" from our Hydrogen for Transportation network is now ready to view on the DEI Youtube channel.
Hydrogen for Transportation image of train plane cars

DEI Celebrates International Women & Girls in Science Day

On 11 February 2021, 181 school pupils and teachers joined Durham Energy Institute and our Energy Centre of Doctoral Training to celebrate International Women and Girls in Science Day!
Image of panellists at event International Women and Girls in Science

Video of integrated zero-carbon hub for Hydrogen

The video of DEI - CESI research webinar on Integrated Zero-Carbon Hub is now live and available to view. It explores how by using an integrated, symbiotic system, hydrogen can deliver distributed heat, cooling and electricity for residential, industrial and commercial applications and provide hydrogen and electric charging services for transport.
Banner showing different energy sources in a hexagonal grid to depict energy systems integration

Making it fair: what would a just transition to net zero look like?

DEI Director Professor Simone Abram and Dr Rebecca Ford, University of Strathclyde were guest on the Climate Papers blog discussing what a socially inclusive approach to a decarbonised economy would look like.
Logo for the Climate Papers

New project to explore the impact of Home Working on Energy Usage during COVID-19

The Home Working NEATZERO project will measure the real energy consumption impacts of home working to help with future energy scenario planning.
Image of a home office working space with desk and monitor

Hydrogen - Back to the Future

The Aviva Investors Editorial team caught up with DEI Director Professor Tony Roskilly and other experts to find out about the future for Hydrogen.
H written in water droplets condensation

Energy Transition opportunities for women in STEM

Durham University, with support from the British Council, is offering six fully-funded Energy Transition Masters scholarships for female students from the Americas! DEI is delighted to be supporting this initiative.
Image of Women in STEM British Council initiative