Energypolis SION

Best place for companies looking for energy related technologies of the future. Energypolis is where our energy production and consumption of tomorrow is created, innovated and tested.

Rue de l'Industrie 17
1950 Sion
Switzerland

One hundred years of hydraulic expertise

Situated in the „European Water Castle“, the Swiss Alps, the activities of Energypolis focus on hydraulic, turbines, dams, water management, green chemistry, industrial energy management and risks mitigation.

The Canton of Valais has a proud history of 100+ years in hydraulic exptertise; hydroelectric power plants produce about a quarter of Swiss electricity.

You find here a coherent and unique ‘Energy-Mix’ including other renewable energies such as thermic solar energy, photo voltaic and biomass.

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Energy, Natural Resources and Environment

Energy storage, smart grids, power generation, smart building/living, energy/resource efficiency, green chemistry, alternative energy sources

Green chemistry

Green chemistry is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the generation of hazardous substances leading to significant environmental benefits, innovation and a strengthened economy.

Smart grid

Smart Grids are electric systems that satisfy both, the increasing demand for power and the need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. An electric system that can handle these challenges in a sustainable, reliable and economic way.

Resources & Water management

The use of resources in the most efficient way possible. Optimum use of water resources for sustainable water management, a complex task that involves many different activities conducted by many different players.

Energy for industry

Energy management for the effective use of energy in industries to maximise profits and to enhance competitive positions through organisational measures and optimisation of energy efficiency in the processes.

Capture and transformation of CO2

Carbon Capture and Utilisation for sustainable and diversified energy supply with lower greenhouse gas emissions. CO2 can be captured from large emitters and transformed into useful chemical products like synthetic fuels.

Renewable Energy

Production of energy generated from natural processes that are continuously replenished and renewed and cannot be exhausted... artificial photosynthesis, perovskite solar cell, hydrogen, biogas, cogeneration.

Energy storage

Developing reliable energy storage systems like electrochemical storage, fuel cells and metal hydrides is critical to the the integration of renewable energy sources and to the controlled use of renewable energy.

Projects

Future “fueling station” delivers power or hydrogen

Future “fueling station” delivers power or hydrogen

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A glimpse into the fueling stations of the future. Pilot hydrogen storage and production facility developed and tested by the EPFL.

Transforming farm residues into biofuels and more

Transforming farm residues into biofuels and more

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Residues from Brazilian palm oil production turned into furfural and lignin. A much-used industrial compound and a solid fuel.

A new method for cheaper solar-energy storage

A new method for cheaper solar-energy storage

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Cost-effective device with new method for converting and storing solar energy into hydrogen.

Mobility and Transportation

Aviation and space, autonomous driving, avionics and drones, electric mobility and batteries, traffic planning and transport systems, mobility infrastructure.

Energy storage

Developing reliable energy storage systems like electrochemical storage, fuel cells and metal hydrides is critical to the the integration of renewable energy sources and to the controlled use of renewable energy.

Projects

A new method for cheaper solar-energy storage

A new method for cheaper solar-energy storage

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Cost-effective device with new method for converting and storing solar energy into hydrogen.

Partners

HES-SO

The largest University of Applied Science in Switzerland comprises 28 schools of higher education with 19’400 students and six faculties for Design and Fine Arts, Business Management and Services, Engineering and Architecture, Music and Performing Arts, Health and Social Work.

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