A delegation led by Mr Shawn Huang Wei Zhong, Member of Parliament (MP) for Jurong GRC for Jurong Spring and Director, Temasek International had visited Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU), including SJ-NTU Corporate Lab on 9 November 2020. They were welcomed by Professor Subodh Mhaisalkar, Associate Vice President (Strategy & Partnerships), NTU and Executive Director, Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N); Associate Professor Alessandro Romagnoli, Co-Director, SJ-NTU Corporate Lab; Professor Chan Siew Hwa, Co-Director, ERI@N and Mr Yann Grynberg, Deputy Director, SJ-NTU Corporate Lab. Other NTU attendees were Assistant Professor Paul Liu Wen from School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and Dr Ngin Hoon Tong, Mr Niels de Boer, Dr Anshuman Tripathi, Dr Ding Ovi Lian and Dr Mark Lim from ERI@N.
At SJ-NTU corporate Lab, an introduction of NTU, SJ-NTU Corporate Lab and ERI@N as well as the relevant research thrusts such as Cryo-Polygeneration, Carbon Capture Utilisation, Hydrogen Projects on Renewable Integration Demonstrator – Singapore (REIDS) and Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Projects were presented to Mr Shawn Huang and the delegation.
Prof Alessandro Romagnoli and Mr Yann Grynberg had given a lab tour of SJ-NTU corporate Lab where the Cold Lab and its Cold Energy Capture and Storage Equipment @ Cryogenic Temperature was demonstrated. In collaboration with Surbana Jurong Private Limited, it is Asia’s first ‘Cold Lab’ that develops ‘Cold Energy Capture’ and ‘Cold Energy Storage’ technologies. These technologies harness cold temperatures produced during regasification, a process where LNG is converted back to natural gas at atmospheric temperature. The harnessed cold energy could power various industrial applications such as cooling systems in warehouses and data centres.
The guests were also introduced to the Fuel Cell lab run by Prof Chan Siew Hwa over at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Prof Chan gave them a tour and overview of the lab projects and facilities that were currently ongoing. The visitors made a final stop to the Centre of Excellence for Testing and Research of Autonomous Vehicles – NTU (CETRAN) located at CleanTech Park, a stone’s throw away from the NTU Campus. They were welcomed by ERI@N Programme Directors Dr Anshuman Tripathi and Mr Niels de Boer, experienced a demo and learnt more about the technologies of the NTU-LTA-Volvo AV Bus, as well as a tour of the CETRAN track and the projects that the team are working on to help Singapore achieve its vision of a car-lite nation.