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NTU, NUS to unveil Singapore Energy Centre in 2019; ExxonMobil to be first founding member

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From left: Prof Louis Phee, acting dean, College of Engineering, NTU; Dr Vijay Swarup, vice-president of R&D, ExxonMobil Research; and Engineering Company and Prof Philip Liu, vice-president (research and technology), NUS

THE Singapore Energy Centre will be launched in early 2019 to explore innovative ideas and develop talent to meet future energy needs, in a tie-up between the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the National University of Singapore (NUS).

The centre aims to address challenges of how the world consumes and produces energy by fostering interdisciplinary interactions among local universities, institutes and industry.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on Friday by NTU, NUS and ExxonMobil for the oil and gas giant to become the first founding member of the centre.

As a founding member, ExxonMobil plans to support the centre's wide range of early-stage innovative research projects and activities, while NTU and NUS will share their expertise, knowledge and research infrastructure to support the centre's initiatives, according to a joint statement.

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ExxonMobil scientists and researchers will also collaborate with NUS and NTU on these projects.

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