Speeding up the energy transition: the path towards zero-emission propulsion.
The energy transition is a crucial weapon in the fight against climate change – our biggest challenge. Only if our energy system is carbon neutral by 2050 will we mitigate the effects of climate change. But at the current pace, we will not get there in thirty years’ time. That is why “speeding up the energy transition” is the theme for our 180th anniversary year – a year in which we celebrate our active role in the energy transition.
As the transport sector accounts for a quarter of energy consumption globally, decarbonization of the transport sector would play a critical role in climate change mitigation and the energy transition. Like all other sectors, the transport sector too must create novel and innovative ways to become climate neutral. Therefore, we are organizing our Sustainable Transport Event on May 24, from 12:00 – 18:00 in the Aula on TU Delft campus. During this event, moderator Kim Coppes will discuss the challenges and ambitions for producing sustainable fuels and developing the necessary technology to achieve climate-neutral shipping and aviation. Read more about the program here.
As TU Delft, we have a special responsibility to use our knowledge to make the world a better place. While knowledge is our gift to humankind, we cannot create an impact on our own. We do it together, with our stakeholders and our Delft community; this is how our campus becomes the Home of Innovation, a dynamic place full of creativity and constantly evolving. We gear all our efforts towards accelerating the energy transition with ongoing research, new lab initiatives and educating engineers for a sustainable world. The ultimate goal is a clean, affordable, safe and reliable energy system to hold climate change in check. It is a complex and interconnected challenge, and that is all the more reason to give it our all!