Energy Research Integration Centre CENERG is a unit of the Institute of Power Engineering (Poland). CENERG has been established in 2002 as the Centre of Excellence CENERG - Integration Centre for Central Europe for Research in Energy from Fossil Fuels and Renewable Sources. CENERG was the FP5 Accompanying Measure project financed in the 2002-2005 period.

The main objective of CENERG is to support integration of energy research in the Institute of Power Engineering (IEn), in Poland and in Central Europe and development of new energy technologies, in particular energy generation using renewable sources, fuel cells and clean coal technologies (CCT) as well increasing energy efficiency. CENERG’s activities intend to ensure energy security of Poland and Europe and to reduce the negative impact of energy sector on the environment.

Currently CENERG coordinates and integrates all promising energy research activities in the Institute on the international level.

In 2011 CENERG was a coordinator of the project supporting Polish-Ukrainian cooperation in the area of energy effectiveness and energy generation from biomass and wastes funded from the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

CENERG’s staff has a large experience in the realization of EU Framework Program projects for example FET-EEU, ENFUGEN, EIFN, NEST-IDEA, NEST-PROMISE. Head of CENERG is a member of FP7 Programme Committee and IEn’s personal representative to the Executive Committee of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA).

CENERG is  the SENERES  project  technical  coordinator responsible for its management, events organization, promotion and dissemination activities. CENERG provides SENERES project secretariat.

The SENERES project coordinating person is dr Andrzej Sławiński - head of CENERG.

Institute of Power Engineering

Research Institute

8 Mory Street, 01-330 Warsaw, Poland

tel. (+48 22) 836 32 25

fax: (+48 22) 838 81 15


Director: dr Jacek Wankowicz

The Institute of Power Engineering (IEn) is one of the largest institutes in Poland conducting research on energy technology. The Institute was established in 1953 and currently employs over 500 people. The Institute consists of the Central Unit in Warsaw and five branches in various regions of Polish: Gdansk Branch, Ceramics Department CEREL in Boguchwala near Rzeszow, Heating Technology Branch in Lodz, Department of Sanitary Technology Branch in Radom and Prototype Department in Bialystok.

The Institute provides research, development and expert services for the energy sector (including the development of new machinery and equipment for power stations and power grids, modernization of power plants and their equipment, providing principles for the construction and start-up of the large generation units, laboratory testing of equipment and electrical appliances). Recently the Institute carries out advanced research on the development of new energy technologies:

  • electricity generation from biomass (combustion, gasification),
  • clean coal technologies (coal and biomass co-firing, gasification, oxy-combustion, CO2 capture, NOx reduction),
  • solid-oxide fuel cells (materials research, new coatings and structures),
  • wind power (power plant to power grid),
  • smart energy networks,
  • advanced ceramic materials (nanotechnology).

The Institute's research groups are involved in numerous international research projects of  the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (currently DEMOYS, HYDROSOFC, EFFECTS, FC-EuroGrid, FC-DISTRICT, SOFCOM, SENERES, SECTOR, HYPER, RELCOM), the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (SMARTBURN, FLOXCOAL II) and the Central Europe Programme (4BIOMASS).


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