Hydrogen and e-fuels
The production, transport and end-use of green hydrogen and the derived electro-fuels will be key technologies in the future energy system.
New technological challenges in combustion science require reliable ignition and flame stabilization in demanding conditions.
At BRITE we own a test facility to test small Hybrid Rocket Engines up to 10 kN thrust (SLS) with different complete rocket engines or combustion chambers.
Hydrogen fuel cells
Our activities in Hydrogen Fuel Cells are centred on systems studies with applications using fuel cells.
Data-driven modelling of thermal-fluid systems
At BRITE, we have developed nonlinear data-driven modelling tools to model challenging thermal and fluid-dynamics problems.
BRITE has been active in wind energy research for more than a decade. We combine wind tunnel testing and numerical simulations to study many aspects of wind turbines, from fundamental to applied research.
Atmospheric reentry is characterized by a combination of complex physico-chemical phenomena including thermal and chemical non-equilibrium.
Bioenergy is currently the main source of renewable energy around the world and in Europe.
Heat networks are a convenient way to distribute renewable heat from centralized production units to local heat clients.
Advanced combustion technologies
At BRITE, we focus on advanced combustion technologies that show great potential to comply with the fuel flexibility expected in the future energy scenario.
Aero-engines lubrication systems
BRITE owns 6 different test benches to test individual components or almost complete loops/systems used in turbofan/turboprop lubrication systems.
PM emissions from biomass combustion
The combustion of biomass in small scale heating appliances is a source of particulate matter (PM). To investigate the emissions of PM from small biomass combustion appliances, such as stoves and boilers, BRITE has set-up a lab facility to measure the performance of such systems.
Atmospheric boundary layer flows and pollutant dispersion
At BRITE we collaborate on the development of numerical tools for simulating large-scale ABL flows for micro-climate studies and air pollution predictions.
Thermal power plants
Thermal power plants are necessary to guarantee the continuous supply of electrical power.
The characterisation of the performance of energy systems in terms of efficiency and environmental impact is crucial for the validation of the static and dynamic models that we develop and for the quantification of the related uncertainties.
Renewable energy storage
At BRITE, we have a number of activities related to renewable energy storage using Pumped Hydro, Batteries, Hydrogen, Compressed Air and Thermal Energy Storage.