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HSS Spearheads EcoCampus Collaboration with GDF Suez

Published on: 25-Apr-2014


Professor Liu Hong, Chair of HSS, and Associate Professor Yohanes Eko Riyanto, Assistant Professor Walter Edgar Theseira, Assistant Professor Chang Young Ho from the Economics Division of HSS attended the landmark research collaboration Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing between NTU and GDF Suez, a French multinational electric utility company with global energy operations in electricity, natural gas and energy services, on 25 April 2014, 9am at NTU. GDF Suez is one of the largest companies in the world operating in this sector. It has expertise in independent power production, liquefied natural gas, renewable energy and energy efficiency services. The MOU was signed by the NTU Chief of Staff, Prof. Lam Khin Yong and GDF Suez Vice President of CRIGEN Research Center, Mr Bernard Blez.

The MOU sets up a collaboration framework between NTU and GDF Suez on multi-disciplinary research and development in issues such as energy management, renewable energy demonstration, and industrial PhD programmes relating to buildings technology, decentralized production of sustainable energy sources like biomass and algae, data analytics and sociological aspects such as the semantic analysis of non-structured data.

Associate Professor Yohanes Eko Riyanto, Assistant Professor Walter Theseira and Assistant Professor Chang Youngho are the three principal investigators in the pilot project of this collaboration ― an interactive IT solution project aimed at improving energy efficiency under the EcoCampus initiative started by NTU’s Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N). This pilot project aims to develop a customizable, eco-gesture-based interactive platform for residents of NTU’s Yunnan Garden Campus and JTC’s CleanTech Park with ERI@N to enable them to achieve energy consumption optimisation. The funding for the pilot project comes from EDB and the quantum of the funding is S$1.16 million.

ERI@N is one of Singapore’s leading research institutes for innovative energy solutions and was set up by NTU as a centre of excellence to advance research in sustainable energy, energy efficiency and infrastructure by engaging with government agencies, industries and research institutions to attain sustainability goals nationally and globally.

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