Future Energy Center

The Earth’s resources are finite and the world is facing comprehensive challenges. The Future Energy Center (FEC) is an internationally competitive research environment with focuses on renewable energy, resource efficiency and digitalisation – towards a sustainable future, in co-production with industry and society.


The video above shows a short presentation of the different experimental labs at MDU Future Energy.

The research of FEC meets the future challenges in energy and environmental systems by investigating and developing processes and systems for increased resource efficiency and digitalisation in the transition towards a renewable energy system. In co-production with the industry and society our researchers develop efficient, flexible and innovative energy systems that have less negative impact on the environment and that minimise emissions. This is vital research which contributes in a concrete way towards solutions to the global challenges of our time.

7 professors, 20 senior researchers and about 30 PhD students work within Future Energy Center.

Future Energy Center conducts research within the following areas:

  • Renewable energy with focus on affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy
  • Resource efficiency with focus on energy efficiency, low emissions and nutrient and material recovery
  • Digitalisation with focus on energy efficiency and environmental perfomance

Third-cycle studies

The framework of the research specialisation of Future Energy Center encompasses the third-cycle subject area of energy and environmental engineering. Furthermore this activity is involved in Resource-Efficient Energy Systems in the Built Environment, Array, Future Proof Cities and INDTECH.

Renewable Energy

In Renewable Energy the researchers work with components, processes and systems for converting biomass, with focus on waste streams, to heat, electricity and vehicle fuel, and utilisation of solar and wind energy.

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Digitalisation of Future Energy

In Digitalisation researchers work with advanced modelling methods and measurement techniques for energy efficient processes and systems with environmental benefits.

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Resource efficiency

Resource efficiency includes utilizing bioenergy sources and at the same time enabling recovery of other resources, as for example nutrients and sustainable cities built in an ecologic, economic, and social sustainable way.

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More information about Future Energy

Fore more information about Future Energy,
please contact Research leader Eva Thorin.

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