Course detail

Nuclear Sources and Zero-emission Energy

FSI-LMEAcad. year: 2023/2024

 The course will discuss topics that reflect current trends in the energy sector. The course is divided into three parts. The first part will be devoted to CCS and CCU technologies, which are technologies related to the capture of carbon dioxide released during combustion processes. The next part of the course will focus on the new field of hydrogen energy and energy storage - power to X (gas, heat...) systems. The last part will be devoted to the topic of nuclear energy.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Energy basic knowlage

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

The evaluation of the course will be carried out within the framework of a classified credit. The graded credit will take the form of a test (paper or online).

Classes will be held in blocks, participation is compulsory.


The purpose of the course is to bring new and current topics into the undergraduate curriculum. The aim is to introduce students to the new technologies that are coming to the fore in the context of global changes in the energy sector.

Graduates will be introduced to current trends in energy transformation, storage and use. They will have an overview of developments in the field of energy and will be able to critically evaluate possible scenarios of change in practice.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Bailera, M, Lisbona, P, Peña, B, & Romeo, LM 2020, Energy Storage : Hybridization of Power-To-Gas Technology and CarbonCapture, Springer International Publishing AG, Cham. Available from: ProQuest Ebook Central. ISBN-13: 978-3-03046-526-1 (EN)

Boudellal, Méziane. Power-to-Gas: Renewable Hydrogen Economy for the Energy Transition, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2018.


Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-ENE-P Bachelor's, 3. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Basics of carbon dioxide emissions, basics of CCS and CCU methods

2. CO2 capture methods

3. Methods of CO2 storage

4. Methods of CO2 recovery

5. Energy systems involving hydrogen generation

6. Energy storage, Power to X system

7. Synthetic methane and biomethane

8. Energy self-sufficiency

9. Conceptual design of NPPs with pressurized water reactors, fast reactors

10. Small modular reactor concepts

11. NPP fuel cycle, storage and disposal of used nuclear fuel and radioactive waste

12.Thermonuclear fusion, Radioisotope generators