EUROPA - Research and Innovation: What's New in Energy
EUROPA - Research What's New in Energy. This RSS feed includes the most recent updates to the European Commission's Research and Innovation web site on Europa in the area of Energy. The last (or, in some news readers, the first) item of this feed will take you to the EU Energy web site. For more RSS news feeds visit http://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm?pg=rss
20 Apr 2018 at 12:34am
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Research Headlines - Zero-emissions ferry skims the waves
19 Apr 2018 at 5:00pm
It's sleek. It's fast. It's green, and that's not just the colour of the hull. EU-funded researchers have developed an award-winning battery electric commuter ferry that can reach up to 30 knots - an impressive speed, which many had deemed unattainable for such a vessel.
Research Headlines - Innovative rotor sail to cut commercial shipping carbon ...
17 Apr 2018 at 5:00pm
One of the world's most environmentally friendly passenger ships is harnessing the wind for propulsion, cutting CO2 emissions and fuel consumption, thanks to the installation of an innovative rotor sail developed by an EU-funded project.
Events - UKRO Conference 2018 - 21-22 June 2018, Southampton, United Kingdom
12 Apr 2018 at 5:00pm
Each year the UK Research Office organises a two-day conference aimed primarily at European Liaison Officers, European research managers, Research Councils and policy makers.
The 2018 edition will take place from Thursday 21 until Friday 22 June at the National Oceanographic Centre in Southampton, UK. The UKRO Conference 2018 will include a number of expert speakers, predominantly from the European Commission and its Executive Agencies in Brussels, but also from the UK Research Councils.
EU funding practitioners and evaluators will also help to inform and stimulate discussions with the participants. Registration is now open!
Book your place before 20 April 2018 for the early bird rate.
Research Headlines - New eco-friendly batteries for tomorrow's electric vehicles
2 Apr 2018 at 5:00pm
Innovations in battery design are increasing the acceptability of electric vehicles among consumers. An EU-funded project is developing a more powerful, cheaper, and environmentally friendly lithium-ion battery to meet the expectations of drivers - and boost Europe's competitiveness in the market.
Research Headlines - Boosting battery power for electric vehicles
2 Apr 2018 at 5:00pm
EU-funded researchers are developing a high-energy lithium-ion battery to power a range of electric vehicles. They aim to meet growing demand for greener transport and help Europe establish a competitive advantage in battery cell production.
Events - HoNESt Project Workshop on Nuclear Histories and Futures in Central ...
26 Mar 2018 at 5:00pm
The Stakeholder Engagement Workshop within the HoNESt(History of Nuclear Energy Society) project, coordinated by Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona, will take place on 5 April 2018 in Deutsches Museum, Munich.
The theme of the workshop is “Discussing Nuclear Histories and Futures in Central and Eastern Europe” and will focus on the relationship between nuclear energy and society in Central and Eastern Europe - from historical experience to present-day practice.
Stakeholder engagement is an integrative part of the project.
Research Headlines - Insulation retrofit for energy-efficient historic buildings
22 Mar 2018 at 5:00pm
Many historic buildings in Europe are not energy efficient. Now, EU-funded researchers are developing a web tool on how to install internal thermal insulation in historic buildings that maintains their heritage value and reduces their energy consumption, with an acceptable safety level against deterioration.
Events - Innovative Repowering of AC corridors - 5 April 2018, Budapest, Hungary
19 Mar 2018 at 5:00pm
The EU funded Best Paths project is organising a Special Workshop on 5 April 2018 in Budapest to feature the work undertaken within the project’s 4th demonstration: Innovative Repowering of AC corridors.
The experts of Demo 4, led by 50Hertz Transmission, are finalising the development and testing of several innovative systems, such as:
• new insulated cross-arms,
• High Temperature Low Sag Conductors,
• the engineering of a new composite tower,
• new methods of live-line maintenance and
• a sensor prototype for dynamic line rating.
Research Headlines - Knowledge is key to sustainable biomass transition
13 Mar 2018 at 5:00pm
Providing detailed information on non-food biomass availability and appropriate conversion technologies will help to boost Europe's sustainable transition to a bio-based economy. An EU-funded project is helping to ensure that sustainable biomass is creating new revenue streams for agriculture and job opportunities in bio-based industries.
Research Headlines - Smarter grids for reliable electricity transport
12 Mar 2018 at 5:00pm
An EU-funded project has developed a probabilistic approach to providing a reliable and affordable electricity supply to European consumers. It uses innovative methods to address the challenges of an increasingly interconnected, flexible and renewables-dominated system.
Events - EIC Horizon Prize on High Tech for Humanitarian Aid - 23 February 20...
22 Feb 2018 at 4:00pm
Following the launch of the innovation prize of the European Innovation Council on 'Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid' (the 'Prize'), the European Commission organised a roundtable on High Tech for Humanitarian Aid with around 60 representatives of the humanitarian sector, industry, research and scientific communities and other interested stakeholders. The roundtable discussion focused on the identification of humanitarian needs that could be addressed through the frugal application of advanced technologies.
The minutes and presentations can be found under Related Documentation.
Press Centre - Commission launches ?10 million EIC Horizon Prize for innovati...
22 Feb 2018 at 4:00pm
The European Commission has launched the fifth of six European Innovation Council (EIC) Horizon Prizes, on Innovative batteries for eVehicles, worth ?10 million.
Research Headlines - New technologies slash energy costs for public buildings
22 Feb 2018 at 4:00pm
Europe is not doing enough to reduce the energy consumption of its ageing public buildings. An EU-funded project has tested a number of new energy-saving technologies in a school, a university and two hospitals.
Research Headlines - Connecting small energy producers to the power grid
7 Feb 2018 at 4:00pm
EU-funded research offers policymakers and regulators opportunities to incorporate more small renewable energy producers into national power grids, benefitting both consumers and the environment.