The energy transition
At the climate summit in Paris, an important step was taken towards limiting climate change. However, in order to be able to realize the ambitions expressed here, the current energy system must be radically changed. The Dutch government wants to be completely CO2 neutral in 2050.
There ara many technical options available but they need to be linked in a smart way in order to create a new efficient and low-carbon environment. Moreover, this also requires a broad social change in attitude. GFSC is therefore fully committed to the energy transition.
For example, by researching how renewable electricity can be used meaningfully. Because finding a balance between supply and demand is a challenge (fluctuating solar and wind supply), GFSC has specific expertise with regard to the application of hydrogen as an energy carrier in the built environment.
The electricity grid and infrastructure will also have to be revised through electrification and sustainable power generation. GFSC is therefore reseacrching the opportunities for direct current (DC) in the built environment because it saves energy, requires fewer materials, leads to fewer disruptions and makes it easier to control devices.