The Future of Energy

 

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The Future of Energy

A scientific program in support of a successful energy transition

The multi-year research program "The Future of energy" is rooted in our profound conviction that the energy sector, including the transport and housing sectors, will undergo very significant changes during the coming decades. However, the pace, form and characteristics of these changes are highly uncertain. Reducing this uncertainty is of prime importance for both, public policies and industrial investments, in order to anticipate future evolutions, to possibly steer the change in desired directions and to avoid brutal disruptions that may put our societies in danger.

From year to year the program will choose different topics to be investigated. These topics and the associated findings will be the building blocks of a global, multisector, multi-disciplinary, systemic vision of the future of energy. The chosen topics will be publicised to the research community through competitive calls for proposals and proposals selected through an evaluation procedure will be funded by the foundation. The evaluation procedure will in particular involve a review of proposals by experts mandated by the program and the selection will be done by a dedicated selection committee.

"The Future of Energy" program is only made possible thanks to generous donations. The  program is supported by Total, Engie and  Renault and other companies are invited to join. If you or your company wish to contribute through a donation, please contact Andreas Ehinger.
 

The programme The Future of Energy issues Calls for proposals on a regular basis, with changing research topics.

The calls are open to the academic research community as well as to other qualified parties (consultancies, NGOs, ....). Project duration is expected to be of the order of (several) months and funding by the programme will be limited to 50.000 Euros per project.

The program is made possible by donations from TOTALENERGIES, ENGIE and RENAULT. Other industry partners are invited to join the program, please contact andreas.ehinger@fondation-tuck.fr .

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The Fondation Tuck is pleased to announce the publication of the 5th Call for proposals of its research program “The Future of Energy”.

Topics of the 2020 Call : 

  • Hydrogen: energy carrier of the future? Holistic SWOT analysis
  • Critical path analysis for deployment of renewable electricity generation

A typical work program could include several parts such as:

  •  Current state of the art (eventually including main historical advents);
  •  Possible evolution paths or scenarios, based upon available literature and/or personal information;
  •  Original proposals / solutions;
  •  Future outlook: expert's view on most likely evolutions, long term benefits and threats.

The call is open to the academic research community as well as to other qualified parties (consultancies, NGOs, ....). Project duration is expected to be of the order of (several) months and funding requests should not exceed 50.000 Euros.

For more details on the call topics, on available funding and on the application procedure, please refer to the Call Document.

Extended deadline: September 4, 2020 – 12pm Paris time
If you envisage to apply, we would be pleased to receive a short, informal message at your earliest convenience.

Contact: Andreas Ehinger - contact@fondation-tuck.fr

Please do not hesitate to inform other possibly interested parties of this Call.

The Fondation Tuck is pleased to announce the publication of the 4th Call for proposals of its research program “The Future of Energy”.

Topics of the 2018 Call : 

  • New relationships between energy systems and communities
  • Future of liquid or gaseous energy carriers
  • Climate change impacts on energy systems

A typical work program could include several parts such as:

  •  Current state of the art (eventually including main historical advents);
  •  Possible evolution paths or scenarios, based upon available literature and/or personal information;
  •  Original proposals / solutions;
  •  Future outlook: expert's view on most likely evolutions, long term benefits and threats.

The call is open to the academic research community as well as to other qualified parties (consultancies, NGOs, ....). Project duration is expected to be of the order of (several) months and funding requests should not exceed 50.000 Euros.

For more details on the call topics, on available funding and on the application procedure, please refer to the Call Document.

Extended deadline:  April 30, 2018
If you envisage to apply, we would be pleased to receive a short, informal message at your earliest convenience.

Contact:
Andreas Ehinger
contact@fondation-tuck.fr

Please do not hesitate to inform other possibly interested parties of this Call.

The Fondation Tuck is pleased to announce the publication of the 3rd Call for projects of its research program “The Future of Energy”.

Topics of the 2017 Call : 

  • Future of urban transportation systems for goods
  • Smart energy management systems: economics and selection criteria
  • Energy transition technologies: consumer expectations and citizen attitudes

A typical work program could include several parts such as:

  •  Current state of the art (eventually including main historical advents);
  •  Possible evolution paths or scenarios, based upon available literature and/or personal information;
  •  Original proposals / solutions;
  •  Future outlook: expert's view on most likely evolutions, long term benefits and threats.

The call is open to the academic research community as well as to other qualified parties (consultancies, NGOs, ....). Project duration is expected to be of the order of (several) months and funding requests should not exceed 50.000 Euros.

For more details on the call topics, on available funding and on the application procedure, please refer to the Call Document.

Application deadline:  February 17, 2017
If you envisage to apply, we would be pleased to receive a short, informal message at your earliest convenience.

Contact:
Andreas Ehinger
contact@fondation-tuck.fr

Please do not hesitate to inform other possibly interested parties of this Call.

The Fondation Tuck is pleased to announce the publication of the 2nd Call for projects of its research program “The Future of Energy”.

Topics of the 2015 Call :

  • Local energy integration of urban areas
  • Distributed generation, storage and use of energy in urban areas
  • Energy efficient and user friendly multi-modal mobility in urban areas

A typical work program could include several parts such as:

  •  Current state of the art (eventually including main historical advents);
  •  Possible evolution paths or scenarios, based upon available literature and/or personal information;
  •  Original proposals / solutions;
  •  Future outlook: expert's view on most likely evolutions, long term benefits and threats.

The call is open to the academic research community as well as to other qualified parties (consultancies, NGOs, ....). Project duration is expected to be of the order of (several) months and funding requests should not exceed 50.000 Euros.

For more details on the call topics, on available funding and on the application procedure, please refer to the Call Document.

Application deadline: January 15, 2016
If you envisage to apply, we would be pleased to receive a short, informal message at your earliest convenience.

Contact:
Andreas Ehinger
andreas.ehinger@ifpen.fr 

Please do not hesitate to inform other possibly interested parties of this Call.

The Fondation Tuck is pleased to announce the publication of the first Call for projects of its research program “The Future of Energy”.

Topics of the 2014 Call :

  • Regional trends of energy scenarios 2030-2050 and their impact on the transport sector
  • Technical and economic potential of power to gas technologies
  • Energy autonomy of urban areas 

The funded projects are expected to

  •  summarize the current situation and its historical advent;
  •  present different possible future evolutions or scenarios, based on available literature;
  •  elaborate an expert's view on most likely pathways of change.

The call is open to the academic research community as well as to other qualified parties (consultancies, NGOs, ....). Project duration is expected to be of the order of (several) months and funding requests should not exceed 50.000 Euros.

For more details on the call topics, on available funding and on the application procedure, please refer to the Call Document.

Application deadline: February 28, 2015
If you envisage to apply, we would be pleased to receive a short, informal message at your earliest convenience.

Contact:
Andreas Ehinger
andreas.ehinger@ifpen.fr 

Please do not hesitate to inform other possibly interested parties of this Call.

Evaluation, selection and funding of projects

All proposals received in response to a Call are subject to a thorough evaluation and selection procedure. The evaluation involves in particular a review by experts mandated by the program and the selection is done by a dedicated selection committee.

Projects are (co-)funded up to a maximum amount of 50.000 Euros.

Projects funded in the framework of the Call 2020

Topics of the Call for proposals:

  • Hydrogen: energy carrier of the future? Holistic SWOT analysis
  • Critical path analysis for deployment of renewable electricity generation

Selected projects:

  • Hydrogen: from ambition to implementation - Artelys
    Executive Summary   -   Full report   -   Presentation
  • A critical analysis of hydrogen pathways in the EU: Is renewable hydrogen a silver bullet for decarbonisation? - CEPS (Centre for European Policy Studies)
    Executive Summary   -   Full report   -   Presentation
  • Hydrogen for industry, mobility and storage: what is at stake for Europe?Yélé Consulting
    Executive Summary   -   Full report   -   Presentation

 

Projects funded in the framework of the Call 2018

Topics of the Call for proposals:

  • New relationships between energy systems and communities
  • Future of liquid or gaseous energy carriers
  • Climate change impacts on energy systems

Selected projects:

  • FRESCO – the Future of RES Communities EUI (European University Institute) – Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies – Florence School of Regulation – Energy & Climate
    Executive Summary   -   Full report   -   Presentation
     
  • Energy Community Ecosystems - Grenoble Ecole de Management
    Executive Summary   -   Full report   -   Presentation
     
  • Community power: why, how and what for? - Philgea - Moringa
    Executive Summary   -   Full report   -   Presentation   -  Case studies
     
  • Future  Fuel for road freight  – Techno-Economic & Environmental Performance Comparison of GHG-Neutral Fuels & Drivetrains for Heavy-Duty Trucks LBST (Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik GmbH) and Hinicio SA
    Executive Summary   -   Full report   -   Presentation
     
  • Impact of climate variability on the value of wind farms ENSAE - Fondation de l'Ecole polytechnique  -  Ecole polytechnique (laboratoire CREST)
    Executive Summary   -   Full report   -   Presentation   -   Publication

Projects funded in the framework of the Call 2017

Topics of the Call for proposals:

  • Future of urban transportation systems for goods
  • Smart energy management systems: economics and selection criteria
  • Energy transition technologies: consumer expectations and citizen attitudes

Selected projects:

Projects funded in the framework of the Call 2015

Topics of the Call for proposals:

  • Local energy integration of urban areas
  • Distributed generation, storage and use of energy in urban areas
  • Energy efficient and user friendly multi-modal mobility in urban areas

Selected projects:

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Assessment of New Paradigms and Challenges for Urban Energy Systems Enerdata 
    Executive Summary   -   Full report   -   Presentation
     
  • Local Energy integration in urban areas – Londres, Berlin, Paris - ÉAVT, Université Marne la Vallée, Laboratoire OCS
    Executive Summary   -   Full report   -    Presentation  

Projects funded in the framework of the Call 2014

Topics of the Call for proposals:

  • Regional trends of energy scenarios 2030-2050 and their impact on the transport sector
  • Technical and economic potential of power to gas technologies
  • Energy autonomy of urban areas 

Selected projects:

  • Creation of a complete sector vision and supporting materials to assist funding organizations in efficiently supporting Power to Gas, including the consideration of mobility application to increase project profitability ENEA Consulting  
    Executive Summary   -   Full report   -   Presentation
     
  • Power-to-gas – short term and long term opportunities to leverage synergies between the electricity and transport sectors - Hinicio SA and Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik GmbH (LBST) 
    Executive Summary   -   Full report   -   Presentation
     
  • Small technical systems : new infrastructure of daily life ? LIAT Laboratoire Infrastructure Architecture Territoire, ENSA Malaquais
    Executive Summary   -   Full report   -   Presentation   -   Publication  -   Book