The Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business projects are aimed to connect business and society by showing the energy future here today.

We defined our projects in 4 themes and have linked some examples.

  • As consumers’ attitude towards energy consumption and availability is changing, new technology is giving them greater decision making power. Micro generation and smart grid systems are dissolving traditional roles of producers and consumers. New business models are necessary as this flexibility is demanded within the course of the day.

  • We focus on Electric Vehicles and Energy Smart Grids. New profitable business models for this changing markets are needed to enable the contribution of renewable energy to the current grid market.

  • Many companies operate in the Port of Rotterdam because of its strategic access to Rotterdam, the largest port in Europe. To reduce the impact of the port's industrial facilities on the environment parties are gathering in energy cooperatives to join utilities instead of each company generating energy from fossil fuels. ECFEB is providing their knowledge and insights on new business models and algorithms to sustain the energy grid and power supplies.

    In 2016 ECFEB launches Rotterdam Port Energy Co-operative to boost industrial efficiency. Industrial energy consumers, energy providers, smart grid operators and energy trading platforms based in the Port of Rotterdam are looking for coalition partners to research its financial, social and security benefits. Watch our video for more information. 

  • ECFEB helps smart and sustainable cities to become innovation leaders in providing smart solutions to significantly increase cities' overall energy and resource efficiency of building stock, energy systems, urban (e-)mobility and public space.