The SENERES Centre was established in the Institute of Power Engineering in 2011.

The Centre is composed of the following IEn’s units:

The Energy Research Integration Centre CENERG is the IEn’s  unit  destined for coordination and integration of the most promising energy research activities in the Institute on the international level. CENERG manages  the SENERES project and provides the project secretariat.

The Thermal Processing Department provides research in biomass and coal combustion, co-firing, gasification, oxy-combustion with CO2 capture for electricity and heat production (also cogeneration), high efficient production of fuels and chemical products.

The Fuel Cells Laboratory carries out research in the area of  Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) technology.

The Ceramics Department CEREL supports the  Fuel Cells Laboratory in the research, development and optimization of SOFC ceramic layers.


Institute of Power Engineering

Research Institute

Mory 8, 01-330 Warsaw, Poland

Tel. (+48 22) 836 32 25,

fax: (+48 22) 838 81 15,


Director: dr Jacek Wankowicz

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  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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