The Indorama Ventures Center for Clean Energy is exploring the following areas to drive progress in the field of clean energy:
Renewable Energy: The focus of this area is on the research and development of new and innovative renewable energy technologies, including solar, wind, and hydropower. This research aims to contribute to a cleaner energy future and increase the use of renewable sources of energy. The scope of work includes technical assessments, cost-benefit analyses, and the identification of best practices for the deployment of renewable energy technologies.
Energy Storage and Grid Modernization: This area is concerned with finding solutions for energy storage and the modernization of the electrical grid to better integrate renewable energy sources. Research in this area focuses on the development of advanced storage systems, grid management and control, and the optimization of grid operations.
Policies and Economics: The center is currently working on end-use efficiency in energy consumption, including in areas such as smart and efficient buildings, appliances, and public utilities. This includes the development and deployment of energy-efficient technologies and solutions, as well as the identification of best practices for energy conservation.
End-Use Efficiency: This area focuses on the investigation of end-use efficiency in energy consumption, including in areas such as smart and efficient buildings, appliances, and transportation. The scope of work includes the development of energy-efficient technologies and solutions, as well as the identification of best practices for energy conservation.
Environmental Impact: The goal of this area is to study the environmental impact of energy production and consumption and to develop solutions to minimize this impact while promoting sustainable energy solutions. The scope of work includes the evaluation of the environmental impact of energy production, the development of low-carbon energy solutions, and the identification of best practices for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
These research areas form the cornerstone of the Center's mission to lead the clean energy transition through education and research. The Center is dedicated to making a positive impact and driving progress towards a sustainable future.