Population growth and increasing the average standard of living drive the increase in global demand for energy. Meeting this demand in a sustainable* manner poses a huge challenge to mankind – to scientists, in particular. Why?
To provide the fundamental, scientific basis that will lead to the technological developments of affordable, sustainable energy sources, and to educate the public toward that goal.
Future engineers will need the results of basic scientific research, for sustainable energy developments.
By providing less-polluting fuel recent natural gas finds provide much needed additional time for such basic research.
AERI's important achievements are highlighted in the "News" section! Make sure to check it out to see what we've been up to and don't forget to view our "Events" to see where we are planning to be!
Please read the latest publication from the Vardi lab at New Phytologist, “Viral infection of the marine alga Emiliania huxleyi triggers lipidome remodeling and induces the production of highly saturated triacylglycerol”
Examples of achievements in AERI projects up until now:
Developing sustainable energy will have a direct impact on our needs for food and water, on keeping our environment livable and on narrowing the gap between poor and rich. While focusing on the natural sciences aspects, we are fully aware that meeting the energy challenge mandates commitment also at the technological, social and political levels.