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
5 Dec 2019 at 5:48am
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Research Headlines - Sustainable energy - getting more from less
2 Dec 2019 at 4:00pm
As the world relies more on renewable energy to limit climate change, an EU-funded project has produced insights into how nanotechnology could support cleaner power and promoted university-business links for targeted future innovation in this field.
Research Headlines - Power-hungry data centres to go on permanent diet
21 Nov 2019 at 4:00pm
EU-funded researchers are on the verge of slashing the energy used by internet data centres to help cut CO2 emissions. By developing a model to optimise energy in real time, they aim to make the centres more efficient without affecting performance.
Research Headlines - Novel nanostructures could make smartphones more efficient
5 Nov 2019 at 4:00pm
EU-funded researchers and partners are pushing the boundaries of the laws of physics, developing nanocomposite materials and nanoelectronic circuits to greatly improve energy, thermal and computing performance. This could make smartphones and other electronics more efficient and boost the potential of solar power.
Research Headlines - Bioenergy villages wave goodbye to fossil fuels
22 Oct 2019 at 5:00pm
Seven communities in south-eastern Europe plan to install biomass-based district heating systems thanks to an EU-funded project designed to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and strengthen local economies.
Research Headlines - Perovskites promise boost for solar power technology
17 Oct 2019 at 5:00pm
An unexpected discovery by EU-funded researchers has opened up a new field of photovoltaic technology that promises a more efficient and economical way to convert solar energy into electrical power.
Research Headlines - Moving wind farming into deeper waters
13 Oct 2019 at 5:00pm
Installing wind turbines in deeper waters is an interesting proposition as wind speeds tend to be higher and more consistent further out to sea. An EU-funded project has built a new type of foundation for turbines that overcomes most of the technical challenges and reduces the cost of offshore installation.
Research Headlines - A tiny battery solution with huge potential for Europe
30 Sep 2019 at 5:00pm
Pioneering EU-funded research on new solid-state batteries is paving the way for tiny yet powerful batteries for safer and better space applications. Industry partners are advancing with plans to commercialise the thin-film energy-storage technologies and processes at the heart of the project.
Research Headlines - Big data sheds more light on dark matter
19 Aug 2019 at 5:00pm
EU-funded researchers have helped generate the most accurate map to date of dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up 80 % of the universe. The innovative big-data technologies they used will have a significant impact on fields as diverse as astrophysics and biomedical imaging.
Research Headlines - A safe source of drinking water for rural Malawi
13 Aug 2019 at 5:00pm
The EU-funded WATERSPOUTT project's partners in Malawi are designing and testing an innovative solar-ceramic water filtration system capable of providing local communities with a reliable source of clean water at the household level.
Research Headlines - Europe stands up to lead the solar-thermal electricity way
12 Aug 2019 at 5:00pm
All-too-often it takes global disasters or looming events to bring countries together for a common cause. Climate change is perhaps the biggest 'event' of this kind, an existential threat driving international research cooperation in a new sustainable solution called solar-thermal electricity (STE). But it takes leadership to forge such a grand alliance of scientists, engineers, technicians and companies prepared to back progress in this field. Europe stood up when it was needed.
Research Headlines - Reactor design to make nuclear waste less radioactive
8 Aug 2019 at 5:00pm
High-level nuclear waste includes long-lived and high-radiotoxic radionuclides. An EU-funded project helps to solve this issue by carrying out the research needed to build a facility that is capable of splitting material with long radioactive half-lives into radionuclide products with 1 000 times shorter half-lives.
Research Headlines - Newly discovered proteins boost booming biomaterials market
1 Aug 2019 at 5:00pm
EU-funded researchers have discovered new families of proteins and enzymes that will enable the development of novel plant-based biomaterials, potentially providing viable sustainable and renewable alternatives to plastics and other fossil-fuel-derived materials and chemicals.
Research Headlines - A pan-European approach to research on radioactive waste...
28 Jul 2019 at 5:00pm
The European Commission is supporting a new European Joint research Programme on radioactive waste management, building on the far-reaching results of an EU-funded project that explored how best to pool resources, expertise and research and development efforts for the safe, efficient and secure treatment and storage of radioactive waste.
Research Headlines - Mimicking lizard skin to save energy on an industrial scale
24 Jul 2019 at 5:00pm
An EU-funded project is set to drive the commercial development of breakthrough laser-engineered products inspired by the unique skin and scale textures of animals and insects, potentially leading to entirely new applications across industry, energy and medicine.