Lam Khin Yong: Inputs on Opportunities in Research, ISCN

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Lam Khin Yong: Inputs on Opportunities in Research, ISCN

  1. 1. Presented by: Professor Lam KhinYong Chief of Staff and Vice President (Research) Nanyang Technological University
  2. 2. * ISCN Now  Key conference and forum dedicated to supporting sustainability efforts in universities  Promotes the sharing of ideas and information for sustainable campuses  Seeks to integrate sustainability in research and teaching 2 ISCN Tomorrow?  Take action to facilitate active sharing and partnerships…
  3. 3. * “Next Steps” for ISCN in Research  Use ISCN as a forum to promote Triple Helix R&D partnerships  NTU Living Lab examples:  “NTU EcoCampus”  Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator Singapore (“REIDS”)  Set up platform to promote Research Partnerships within ISCN member universities  Sharing research knowledge, results  Encourage research partnerships among ISCN members 3
  4. 4. University IndustryGovernment Triple Helix Collaboration: NTU in Singapore A strategic collaboration between University, Government and Industry Improves conditions for innovation and productivity in a knowledge society (Campbell,2005; Etzkowitz,2002; Leydesdorff,2003; Shapira,2002; Sutz,1998)
  5. 5. Creating a Knowledge Hub through International Networks
  6. 6. NTU’s Sustainability Research  NRF CREATE Research Programmes with Sustainability Focus (Partners include Technical University of Munich,ETH Zurich, MIT, Cambridge UnI , Peking Uni, UC Berkeley)  Nanyang Eco Campus  Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator Singapore (REIDS)- Semakau
  7. 7. NRF CREATE Program Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise Funded by the Singapore National Research Foundation 15 Interdisciplinary research centres from 10 renowned universities Strong Industry Involvement Research programmes in Human Systems,Energy Systems,Environmental Systems and Urban Systems
  8. 8. Key Sustainability Collaborations TUM CREATE Research collaboration with Technical University Munich in Electromobility Recently unveiled the first electric car created by TUM CREATE researchers at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show 125 scientists and engineers,40 faculty members from TUM and NTU working in ten research areas BMW Future Mobility Lab BMW’s first university collaboration in Asia representing investment of $5.5 m over four years Research topics: Human Machine Interfaces, Advanced Battery Materials,Mobility Patterns and Concepts 6 Researchers (Funded by BMW), 10 PhDs and Masters and up to 25 undergraduate students
  9. 9. Key Sustainability Research Collaborations NTU, Hebrew University and Ben Gurion University Nanomaterials for energy & water management  apply tailored nanomaterials for improved energy harvesting & water management  develop scalable solutions for commercialisation Other Collaboration partners include Cambridge Centre for Carbon Reduction in ChemicalTechnology • Collaborative research centre, specialising in energy efficient,low-carbon chemical process technology • Minimise carbon footprint of industrial-scale chemical processes
  10. 10. 10 * EcoCampus High Impact Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Accentuating Innovation and Green Growth Greenest Campus in the world! •35% Reduction in Energy/ Resource Intensity •FY2012 & FY2013:$3.25 m saving,zero investment • NTU annual bill: ~ $37 m
  11. 11. * 11 Official Launch of EcoCampus Initiative “As a high-impact integrated Living Lab, the EcoCampus will create exciting green-collar jobs,raise our international standing,and inspire Singaporeans to adopt sustainable practices.” …………Minister S. Iswaran
  12. 12. 12 * EcoCampus ENERGY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM: Data Acquisition - Wireless Sensor Network - Demand Response Communication Network Data Management Data Analytics Data Visualization - IDM WASTE & WATER REDUCTION, REUSE & RECYCLING - solid organic and liquid waste treatment plant DISTRIBUTED ENERGY GENERATION & SMART GRID -VFB-EES shows the greatest potential for large scale storage application ADVANCED LIGHTING TECHNOLOGIES ALTERNATIVE LOW CARBON TRANSPORT - wireless battery charging - electric bus fleet - super capacitor for charging EV Bus BUILDING ENVELOPES & FACADE SYSTEMS - reduced thermal conductivity of construction material RENEWABLE ENERGY - 5MWp PV installation BUSINESS MODELS & INCENTIVISING ADOPTION, USER BEHAVIOUR - interactive solutions to drive energy, water, waste reductions ADVANCED ACMV SYSTEMS Demand Based Controls -Building ACMV energy efficiency Cooling Plant Optimization Data Centre Optimization Radiant Cooling Technologies METB
  13. 13. * 13 Impact at different scales The EcoCampus covers buildings and campus-level sustainability solutions that can be adopted in upcoming developments in neighbouring districts BULIM Industrial
  14. 14. 14 * 60mWind Mast Diesel Generators Offshore test site #1 - Tidal Test Range Power Consumption Daytime Peak Load: 400kW Nightime Peak Load: 200kW More loads are expected up to MW scale Testbed Site 6.5ha: Wind/Solar/Energy Storage Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator Singapore (REIDS) 1. Project targeted to start Oct 2014 2. Consortium projects (under discussion) - Alstom, Schneider, NEC, Class NK, Hitachi, Vestas, ST Engg, DLRE, SembCorp, Shell, …
  15. 15. Energy Research Institute @ NTU| ERI@N http://erian.ntu.edu.sg REIDS – Overview – NTU Mar 6, 2014 * Energy Research Institute @ NTU Overall Coordinator Supporting partners & advisors Energy Storage SCADA/Hybrid Grid/Integration Solar Renewables Wind Renewables Fuel Cell Bio Energy Marine Renewables Supporting Agencies Tentative Oct 2014 Launch Industry Partners
  16. 16. 16 * Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator Singapore (REIDS)- Semakau
  17. 17. * Summary – Next Steps  Promote possible partnerships in Sustainability, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy  Joint Projects and data sharing that include technology and humanities: e.g.:  Behavioral economics  CO2 Footprinting  Social enterprise  Participation of students in ISCN conferences 17
  18. 18. Thank you.

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