SEK 60 million for research at MDH into future energy solutions

Apr 19, 2016 | Education Research/Cooperation Student

MDH has been granted close on SEK 60 million by the European Commission to lead a research project that will develop future solutions for how industrial processes and power stations are to be optimised. The results can increase industrial production at the same time as less energy is used.


The Future Energy research specialisation at MDH is the coordinator of the project FUDIPO, Future directions of production planning and optimized energy - and process industries. Other partners are Tupras in Turkey, the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany, Tieto in Austria, SICS, Mälarenergi, ABB, Bestwood and Billerud-Korsnäs in Sweden, Idener in Spain and Micro Turbine Technology in Holland.

- This is a key project to develop the production systems of the future, in order to make Sweden's and the EU's industry competitive from a long-term perspective with learning systems within the process industry as well. Jobs can thereby be secured in the Västerås and Eskilstuna region and nationally, says Erik Dahlquist, Professor of Energy Engineering at MDH and Coordinator of the project.

Erik Dahlquist emphasises that this is something that will have a positive influence on MDH's courses and study programmes in Energy Engineering.

- The results of this EU project will be of benefit to our courses and study programmes. Our research in Energy Engineering is at the very forefront of research and this gives all the prerequisites for us to remain at the forefront.