Ostrava’s Technical University is building a unique facility for working with alternative fuels
The Centre for Energy and Environmental Technologies (CEET) at Ostrava’s VŠB Technical University is celebrating its first birthday. This research institute was set up with a clear mission: to develop modern technologies and methods enabling the Czech Republic to manage its transition from fossil fuels to clean energy. The CEET offers strong potential in this field thanks to its team of top experts and its unique laboratory facilities. One of the key priorities of research at the CEET will be hydrogen, which will contribute to greater self-sufficiency in energy production – including self-sufficiency in raw materials for some regions.
The CEET was created by merging four separate research institutes at the Technical University. With around 400 experts making up its research teams, it covers a uniquely wide and diverse range of fields. Cooperation with commercial partners is a key element in the Centre’s work and one of its core priorities; this also sets it apart from other research centres.
In January the Centre is launching a major investment project which will create the CEETe (CEET Explorer). This will be a unique technological facility at the University’s campus focusing on alternative fuels, particularly exploiting waste materials to produce useful forms of energy. In December 2021 preparatory work began at the site; this will continue until March 2022, when the construction work itself will be launched. Completion is scheduled for 2023.
Source: VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava
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