Energy Research for the Future
JARA-ENERGY (Sustainable Energy Experiments) is devoted to the exploration of the sustainable - i.e. efficient, resource-conserving, environmentally compatible and secure - provision, use and optimization of energy resources.
Apart from the improvement of conventional power plant engineering, JARA-ENERGY researchers are concerned with renewable energy sources and nuclear and electrochemical energy technologies. However, they do not restrict their work to investigating ways of generating electricity in a more climate-friendly manner than is currently the case.
They are also working on developing transport and storage options for energy with the lowest possible losses as well as energy technologies for cars and mobile devices.
Progress in energy technology often depends on new materials, and researchers in the Alliance are concerned with this aspect as well. Scientists from JARA-ENERGY subject technological developments to a systems analysis with respect to availability, opportunities and risks, and they present the results in an overall societal context.
This broad-based research is appropriate for dealing with the pressing challenges arising from the diminishing reserves of oil, gas and coal, and the ever increasing hunger for energy, especially on the part of threshold countries.
The expertise, methods and research equipment of the almost 50 institutes and departments of RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich in JARA-ENERGY complement each other perfectly.
The scientists' expertise ranges from basic research to ready-made applications, covering the entire value-added chain and all energy technologies