Electricity, transport, industry ... all aspects of daily life need energy to function.
At UniLaSalle, we deal with this field from several points of view.
The best energy is the one we don't consume! To suport companies to improve their energy performance, the Environmental engineer analyzes energy-intensive jobs and offers technical solutions to reduce their consumption.
The engineers and technicians we train can also contribute to the development of renewable energies. The transformation of organic waste from agricultural holdings into biogas will be of particular interest to engineers in Agriculture and Agro-industries.
Geological engineers and technicians will be mobilized on geothermal energy, which uses the heat from underground to produce energy. Their geotechnical skills are also used to safely install hydroelectric dams and wind turbines.
If the energy transition is devoting an increasing share to renewable energies, it is currently difficult to produce 100% carbon-free energy. In more traditional energies, engineers and technicians in Geology mobilize their knowledge on the formation of rocks to locate potential deposits of mineral resources (uranium, coal) or hydrocarbons (natural gas, petroleum). They are involved in the exploration as well as the exploitation of these deposits.
Our programs in Energy and Energy resources
What about research?
At UniLaSalle, research in the field of energy is mainly focused on renewable energies, and more specifically on geothermal energy and anaerobic digestion.
The school is leading the scientific component of the European MEET-h2020 project, which aims to stimulate the development of improved geothermal systems (EGS) in Europe.
The Transformations and Agroressources research unit is working on the VALOEQUIBOUE project, which uses anaerobic digestion of equine manure and sludge from mixed waste water treatment plants.