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  • HPT Researchers Participate in Enerstock 2024, Showcasing Thermal Energy Storage Innovations

    Published Jun 17, 2024

    Last week, researchers from HPT participated in the Enerstock 2024 conference, held in Lyon, France, from June 5-7. Enerstock is a leading international conference on energy storage, addressing the la...

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  • From Theory to Practice: Study Trip in Spain Inspires Future Sustainable Energy Engineers

    Published Jun 07, 2024

    Last week, our Large-Scale Solar Power course (MJ2500) students had the extraordinary opportunity to visit some of the most innovative concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic (PV) plants near ...

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  • KTH Researchers Enhance Solar Power Generation in Cold, High-Latitude Regions

    Photo by Manny Becerra on Unsplash
    Published May 28, 2024

    Researchers from the Heat and Power division at KTH have developed an innovative method to optimize the tilt angle of photovoltaic (PV) systems in high-latitude, cold regions. This advancement aims to...

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  • Our research family is growing: Meet Ana, Haoyang, and Tanima

    Published May 02, 2024

    We are happy to welcome new faces to our research family! Ana, Haoyang, and Tanima have recently joined us, bringing their exceptional talents and diverse backgrounds from around the globe to our mult...

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  • New EU funding boosts thermal systems research

    Silvia Trevisan and Rafael Guedez
    Rafael and Silvia visiting Exheat Ltd’s electric heater manufacturing facilities.
    Published Mar 06, 2024

    New funding for KTH’s experts in thermal systems paves way for new experiments and brand new rigs in the lab at the energy department. We sat down with researchers Rafael Guedez and Silvia Trevisan to...

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  • Solar simulator enhances testing and training

    Researcher next to the solar simulator
    Published Feb 13, 2024

    The sun has reached KTH in the form of a second test rig for sunlight simulation. The new solar simulator will transform the landscape of PV solar energy testing and training.

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  • HPT Welcomes High Schooler for Formula 1 Tests

    Published Feb 12, 2024

    As part of their mission to motivate young students towards higher education in engineering, Swedish universities actively engage with high schools (gymnasieskolor) in relevant research fields. Demons...

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  • Advancing Aerospace: VIFT Project Secures Funding for Virtual Engine Demonstrator

    Photo by emanuviews on Unsplash [cropped]
    Published Dec 04, 2023

    The successful, long-term collaboration among turbomachinery researchers from KTH, Chalmers University, Lund University, and GKN Aerospace AB continues to thrive. The new joint research project, VIFT,...

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  • HPT Turbomachinery and Propulsion group attends to the NFFP conference

    Published Nov 27, 2023

    The annual NFFP conference organized by GKN Aerospace AB took place in Trollhättan from 7-8 Nov.

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  • New additions to our research family: Meet Hemanth, Mateo, and Konstantinos

    Published Oct 27, 2023

    We are happy to extend a warm welcome to three outstanding PhD students who have recently joined our research family at HPT. Hemanth, Mateo, and Konstantinos, coming from diverse corners of the world,...

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  • 2023 HPT Chili Competition Heats Up the Energy Department

    Photo by Calum Lewis on Unsplash. [cropped]
    Published Oct 17, 2023

    In a celebration of spice, culinary creativity, and togetherness, our division hosted the 2023 HPT Chili Salsa Competition.

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  • 2023 Sustainable Energy Engineering Thesis Fair

    Published Oct 12, 2023

    On October 10th, 2023, the Sustainable Energy Engineering program hosted its annual thesis fair, featuring project proposals from invited industry partners.

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  • SolarPACES 2023 Conference in Sydney, Australia — Meet our division work there

    Published Oct 04, 2023

    Researchers from the Heat and Power division will be busy over the next days presenting their work at the SolarPACES – Solar Power & Chemical Energy Systems, in Sydney, Australia. Are you there? Make ...

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  • Meet Jagruti Ramsing Thakur, our new assistant professor

    Published Oct 03, 2023

    We are thrilled to introduce our latest team member, Dr. Jagruti Ramsing Thakur, who joins us as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Heat and Power Technology. Dr. Thakur is a distinguished scho...

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  • SEEEP summer school in China help fighting climate change

    A European man teaching a group of Asian students.
    Björn Laumert was one of the organizers and lecturers at the 8th SEEEP Summer School in China.
    Published Sep 04, 2023

    Global change is a fact – partly thanks to the current energy systems based on oil and gas. What can we do to stop it? Send 43 young energy researchers from Europe and China to summer school! In Augus...

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  • Researchers make power plants more flexible

    Rafael Guedez and José Garcia
    Rafael Guedez and José Garcia from KTH.
    Published Aug 29, 2023

    The increase of solar and wind power demands flexible power plants that can operate when the wind doesn’t blow or there is no sun. Maybe hydrogen or ammonia in gas turbines combined cycle power plants...

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  • Laumert new director at Centrum för Ny Energiteknik (CNETO)

    Björn Laumert in KTH Library
    Published Apr 27, 2023

    Björn Laumert, head of the Department of Energy Technology, is new director at the Centrum för Ny Energiteknik (CNETO) in Oskarshamn. CNETO is a collaboration platform between the public sector, acade...

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  • 3D printed parts in space no "rocket science"

    Rocketship launch at European Space Agency.
    Photo: © ESA
    Published Mar 15, 2023

    The competitive space industry is now into recycling and cost hunting. By reusing rocket engines and 3D print engine parts cost can be lowered, but how will the 3D parts affect the engines? Researcher...

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  • KTH improves power generation

    Two men standing at a large concentrated solar power plant, with mirrors surrounding them.
    Where the radiation is good it might be suitable to capture heat from the sun is by mirrors angled so that they redirect the light to a point in a tower. The tower gets very hot and fluid takes up and storage the heat that is later used to drive a CO2 turbine. Salvatore Guccione and Rafael Guedez visited this tower in Spain.
    Published Feb 15, 2023

    Many of today's power plants are powered by turbines run by steam. In recent years, turbines driven by a special form of CO2 show exciting potential. There is still research needed to make the technol...

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  • A summer event at EGI – in real life

    Brännboll players
    A brännboll session at Uggleviksparken where both faculty and students participated.
    Published Jun 20, 2022

    After two years of pandemic and Zoom happenings, the Sustainable Energy Engineering program was finally able to make the SEE summer event a reality. On June 3, the master students could enjoy brännb...

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