Symposium on Energy Storage

The Dutch Physics Society NNV organises a symposium on energy storage in the TU Auditorium on Thursday 12 January 2012.
As the share of sustainable and variable energy sources grows, so does the need for storage technologies to form a buffer in between the variable offer and demand.

Smart and interactive energy networks will solve part of the problem, but storage will be needed as well, argues Professor Bernard Dam (Applied Sciences).

That’s why the Energy & Climate section of the NNV chose energy storage as theme for their symposium. Speakers from various institutions will present storage solutions for electricity as well as heat.

The programme is in English and starts at 13:30. Admission is free, but participants are requested to register by email to c.monna@tudelft.nl.

Check .pdf for the full programme.


‘No CO2 leakage’
Reacting to the news that CO2 gas had escaped from Canada’s Weyburn oil field, the Petroleum Technology Research Centre has published its own findings. The Centre states that CO2 gas samples from the soil at the Kerr family farm have been falsely identified as coming from a fossil source. The fossil origin was claimed by Petro-Find on the basis of the carbon-isotope composition. Citing a much wider spread in isotope composition in the soil, the Centre now denies the leakage.


Transparent delta
The development of rivers and deltas over time can better be understood by including information about the deeper soil structures in dedicated computer models, according to an article in Geophysical Research Letters authored by researcher Nathanaël Geleynse and colleagues at the faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences. Geleynse: “The structure of waterways carries the signature of the subsurface. We weren’t aware of that previously.” By adding information of deeper geological layers into the computer models, one can better predict future developments of the waterways.

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