Since 2018, RWTH and the TOTAL Group have been collaborating on research and development projects as part of a strategic partnership supported by RWTH Innovation. With a dedicated TOTAL Marketing Services engineer on site and the help of the RWTH Key Account Manager, we are collaborating on diverse research subjects and extend our partnership into this rich eco-system. Our core topics include:
- Energy & Power: wind turbine, solar, geothermal – storage, grid system alternative fuels, machine reliability
- Power to X: new fuel sources, CO2 Capture & Storage, Process engineering.
- Mobility & Transport: E-mobility, Thermal Management
- Lubricants – Tribology: Tribology studies on sub components and lubricant formulations
We actively perform studies in cooperation with several institutes and centers e.g: ISEA, MSE, WSA, CWD, CMM,… and participate to cluster e.g: FSC,...
In 2019, a TOTAL Group delegation met the RWTH top management and professors to lay the ground for the future of this strong collaboration.