Key Research Areas
Energy Efficiency, Conversion and Storage
Efficiently utilizing primary energy sources, converting it into forms consumed by modern society, and storing it for later use in order to balance supply and demand are the primary purposes of modern energy technologies. Improvements in any of these stages on a large scale can significantly reduce emissions while allowing for energy demand growth of the world’s growing economies.
Climate Change,Mitigation and Adaptation
Climate change as a result of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. Technologies to reduce emissions across various energy sectors in Singapore and the region are critical to achieving each country’s national nationally declared contributions. Mitigation strategies that include growth in renewable energy as well as Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage have the potential to scale cost effectively.
Environmental impacts of climate change
Understanding how the effects of climate change might impact regional and global ecosystems and societies is critical to developing a response that allows continued, sustainable growth of Southeast Asia’s national economies.
Energy & Water Access
Energy and clean water are the building blocks of modern societies and linked strongly to economic development. Understanding and managing scalable and affordable production, sustainable utilization, and security of both systems is key to facilitating continued growth in Singapore and ASEAN. In order to overcome these issues, efforts will be made in the direction to explore new research solutions and technologies that reduce water and energy consumption during manufacturing, while providing for the needs of a growing population and economy.
Energy Policy and Education
The nations of Southeast Asia collectively comprise more than 650M people in countries with rapid economic growth. Providing energy to support this growth while mitigating environmental impacts such as climate change is not just an issue of technology development, but also national and international policy implementation from strategy conceptualization to development of appropriate incentives. Enhancing and growing the ecosystem of R&D and education to support the ASEAN’s next generation of energy leaders is a critical role of the Singapore Energy Center.