Research & Innovation
Research & Innovation: because the future will not wait
What energies does the future hold for us? How will we consume them? We tackle these questions daringly from the angle of the energy transition. The scale of the topics and the significance of the issues mean that we need to work with partners, especially those within the world of academia. This fosters inspiring discussions and even projects.
The energy transition is our model for change
Climate change and increasing resource scarcity call for a revolution of the energy system. We are working with the ENGIE Group’s subsidiaries to prepare for this transition by investing in prospective research and innovation.
Our teams of experts are taking huge steps towards developing a home that will know exactly how much energy to use at a specific time and for a specific appliance.Connected houses
Energy efficiency in the home
Reduce your energy needs: this advice is as old as time but has never been more appropriate thanks to innovative insulation and heating solutions.Energy efficiency
Simpler green mobility at last
Between the 100% electric vehicles, CarPlug charging stations, the CNG distribution system and plans for soft mobility solutions for companies, we have had our hands full. And progress is very swift!Green mobility
Cleaning up electricity generation
We are very actively looking for ways to speed up the reduction of CO2 emissions generated by our generation facilities as well as our customers.Electricity generation
Smart city: designed for us
Smart cities are based on technical renovations, new infrastructures, lifestyles and social ties.Smart cities
Energy is evolving, and is making us evolve in turn. How will it change our lives in the future? How will we use it in the future? We are preparing the energy of tomorrow, today.The future
Partnership with the Belgian academic world
We concluded partnerships with 8 major Belgian universities involved in multiple innovative research fields. These partnerships are also an opportunity to stimulate the competencies of the future. Read on for just a few examples of research activities:
- UGent: Inventory of types of biomass and conversion technologies.
- VUB: Use of the Life Cycle Assessment approach to calculate hourly CO2 emissions per kWh generated by the generation facilities.
- UA and ULg: Study of the psychological and social aspects of wind farm construction projects in Flanders and Wallonia.
- UCL: Measuring and modelling natural light in buildings.
- UMons: Optimisation of energy regulation in buildings.
- ULB and KUL: election of the most suitable and innovative tools for promoting the rational use of energy.
- VUB: Support of a pilot project on the use of electric vehicles.
- UA and ULB: Investigation of energy poverty in Belgium and gaining a better understanding of this topic.