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Energy efficiency and reduction of emissions

Renewable Energy

BREEMRES – Building a Research and Education Environment for Modern Renewable Energy Systems

To supply electricity to all people in the country is a key challenge for Mozambique. To improve the situation well educated professionals that can build a sustainable energy system for all are needed. This research training programme will contribute to this important task by strengthening the academic education and research within the field of renewable energy and energy systems.

Start

2017-11-01

Planned completion

2022-12-31

Main financing

Research area

Project manager at MDH

Senior Lecturer

Patrik Klintenberg

+4621103195

patrik.klintenberg@mdh.se

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To supply electricity to all people in the country is a key challenge for Mozambique. To improve the situation well educated professionals that can build a sustainable energy system for all is needed. Building Research and Education for Modern Renewable Energy Systems – BREEMRES – is a research training programme that will contribute to this important task by strengthening the academic education and research within the field of renewable energy and energy systems.

The main objective of the programme is to contribute to the establishment of inter-disciplinary research and education in a viable academic environment. Key activities are

  • to contribute to the education of masters students
  • supervision of PhD students
  • establish an Energy Research Centre at Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo, Mozambique.

The centre aims to be an active hub linking various actors from academia, government and private sectors. With support from the programme a two-year masters programme in renewable energy has been established, aiming for at least 10 students/year.

The research topics that the MSc and PhD students will address will deal with detailed mapping of renewable energy resources, and environmental consequences connected to their exploitation. Furthermore, the technical design and optimisation of smaller off-grid energy systems, and socio-technical effects of electrification be thoroughly investigated.

The long-term outcome of this project is a viable academic environment that independent of external support can graduate MSc and PhD students of high quality, able to contribute to the sustainable development of modern renewable energy systems in Mozambique.

This research relates to the following sustainable development goals

No poverty. Sustainable development goal 1.

End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

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Quality education. Sustainable development goal 4.

Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.

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Affordable and clean energy. Sustainable development goal 7.

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

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Climate action. Sustainable development goal 13.

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

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Life on land. Sustainable development goal 15.

Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.

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