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UCD Energy Institute

-Supporting the green transition

Who We Are

The UCD Energy Institute is a collaboration between academia and industry delivering positive impact through research and innovation. UCD Energy Institute plays an integral part in the energy transition, endorsing a net zero carbon energy system.

What We Do

We drive the evolution of research into practice into action and strive to: Close the research to industrial deployment gap Influence energy policy implementation at Irish and EU level Grow and strengthen our positive international profile

Featured Projects

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NexSys - Next Generation Energy Systems

Next Generation Energy Systems (NexSys) is an all-island, multidisciplinary energy research programme. 

NexSys is hosted by the UCD Energy Institute in partnership with eight other leading research institutions: ESRI, DCU, Queen’s University Belfast, University of Galway, Maynooth University, Trinity College Dublin, UCC, and Ulster University. 

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UCD Bike Library

UCD Energy Institute in partnership with UCD Library has launched a pilot bike lending programme for members of the UCD community to demonstrate the potential for micromobility to transform commuting patterns and reduce transport emissions for universities and organisations of similar size. The UCD Bike Library pilot is the first of its kind in Ireland to offer bike lending through a traditional library service. The Higher Education Authority has provided performance funding for the Bike Library as one of three Sustainability Research Demonstrator projects based in the Energy Institute.