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
25 Sep 2017 at 7:17am
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Success Stories - Solar scientists gather to calibrate the sun's strength
21 Sep 2017 at 5:00pm
How much solar power does a photovoltaic solar power unit produce? The answer isn't obvious. The strength of sunshine changes depending where you are in the world and what time of day it is, affecting the energy output of solar panels and cells.
Events - Horizon 2020 Energy Info Days - 23-25 October 2017, Brussels, Belgium
19 Sep 2017 at 5:00pm
The Horizon 2020 Energy Info Days present the new funding opportunities offered by the Work Programme 2018-2020. This year the content of the event is structured across three days:
• Day 1: 23 October introduces the overall policy background, launches the work programme and covers Global Leadership for Renewables, Decarbonisation of Fossil Fuels, and cross-cutting issues
• Day 2: 24 October guides the participants on Smart Cities & Communities and Energy Systems
• Day 3: 25 October focuses on Smart & Efficient Energy
In addition, there will be two different brokerage events, which will allow the participants to network and find project partners:
• 24 October 2017: An overarching event organised by the National Contact Points for Energy will cover all thematic areas
• 25 October 2017: A second event will take place during the Smart and Efficient Energy day
The Horizon Energy Information Days will:
• Update you on the European Energy policy;
• Present you the energy priorities of the H2020 2018-2020 calls for proposals "Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy";
• Provide you guidance on how to apply for funding;
• Give you an opportunity to network and find project partners.
Who should attend?
More than 800 participants coming from the research and innovation community, including SME associations, businesses, European and national trade associations, chambers of commerce, European institutions, universities, research centres, financial institutions, etc. are expected.
The event will be web-streamed. After the event, you will be able to watch the recordings of all the sessions on your computer. The presentations will also be available for download.
Research Headlines - Next-generation electric motor hits the road
12 Sep 2017 at 5:00pm
Is it possible to produce electric cars on a very large scale? At the moment, this can depend on costly materials that must be imported. More specifically, this concern relates to the rare earth magnets on which their motors tend to rely. EU-funded researchers have developed promising technology that works without them.
Events - HoNESt: Stakeholder Engagement Workshop - 21-22 September 2017, Barc...
10 Sep 2017 at 5:00pm
HoNESt is organizing a Stakeholder Engagement Workshop in Barcelona 21-22 September.
This workshop will be focused in discussing the historical research findings on societal relations with nuclear energy in Southern Europe (Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain).
The workshop will involve three components. First, the participants will discuss the historical research findings on societal relations with nuclear energy and nuclear energy's societal engagement.
Second, the participants will discuss some of the mechanisms identified by the social science research that have been used for engaging the public and other stakeholders with nuclear power. And third, HoNESt would very much value the participants involvement in a workshop where we will explore the future of societal engagement in the nuclear industry.
The Workshop will be held at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. It will start on Thursday, 21 September, and end on Friday, 22 September. The working language of the event is English. A part of travel and accommodation expenses is refunded. Places are limited.
Events - 1st ETIP Smart Networks for Energy Transition (SNET) Central Region ...
10 Sep 2017 at 5:00pm
The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP SNET)organizes a Workshop in Aachen, Germany as part of its mission of guiding Research, Development and Innovation activities to support Europe’s energy transition.
The Regional Workshops aim at:
• Presenting national and regional RD&I projects of significant added value addressing energy system integration issues, in line with the thematic priorities of the ETIP SNET Working Groups;
• Identifying unsolved RD&I topics and monitoring the implementation of RD&I activities at national and regional levels in Europe;
• Ensuring consistency between national and European views;
• Stimulating knowledge-sharing between stakeholders and among Member States and associated countries, to foster the efficient implementation of RD&I projects all over Europe.
The workshops’ outcomes will feed ETIP SNET activities and will be used as input for the development of ETIP SNET’s next Implementation Plan, thus ensuring coherence between national and European RD&I priorities, and fostering the deployment of ambitious national and regional RD&I projects.
Success Stories - An underwater kite built to harness tidal energy
4 Sep 2017 at 5:00pm
It looks like a big toy, but it's a technological jewel designed to produce energy from the tides. It is a prototype kite, very different to those used for flying. Its design allows it to glide underwater at speeds up to ten times faster than the tides themselves.
Events - European Universities in the Energy Transition: Towards a Clean Ener...
20 Aug 2017 at 5:00pm
From 23 to 24 October 2017, the European University Association (EUA) in collaboration with InnoEnergy, organise the 6th UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event (ECE).
The event “European Universities in the Energy Transition: Towards a Clean Energy Future” will take place at the Flemish Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. The event will be the sixth “Energy Clustering Event" and targets European policymakers, stakeholders and university leaders, providing a platform for dialogue on the current and future role of universities at the interface of Europe’s energy research and higher education policies.
So far, 500 participants joined the events and discussions of the UNI-SET project and more than 200 European universities from 30 countries provided information in the European Atlas of Universities in Energy Research and Education.
The conference will include the presentation of a forthcoming report entitled “Identifying New Paradigms in Energy Education and Research: An Action Agenda for Europe’s Universities”. The report will provide recommendations for universities, companies and policymakers for the design of energy education and research activities with the aim to address the skills gap between higher education provision and needs of the business sector for the energy transition.
The conference will highlight the contribution and mobilisation of universities towards the goals of the Energy Union and the SET-Plan and discuss how the momentum could be enhanced in the following years, following the publication of the 2016 Roadmap for European Universities in Energy.
It will also be an opportunity to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan and debate how the future European Framework Programme (FP9) can support the linkage of research, innovation and education objectives in the field of energy. For any enquiries please contact email@example.com
Research Headlines - Reducing harmful emissions from diesel locomotives
17 Aug 2017 at 5:00pm
The EU-funded ENSPIRIT project is developing an innovative emission abatement system capable of reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) and sulphur dioxide (SO2) pollution levels and meeting stringent new regulations on particle matter.
Research Headlines - The future of aviation is electric with possibilities
15 Aug 2017 at 5:00pm
Promising all-electric systems being developed for next-generation aircraft look set to transform the skies over Europe, reducing fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions and increasing competitiveness, according to EU-funded researchers.
Research Headlines - How EU engineers are creating stability in the renewable...
13 Aug 2017 at 5:00pm
A group of EU-funded engineers from across the continent has created a system to help stabilise electricity grids across Europe and ensure a steady energy supply for decades to come.
Events - HYDROGEN FOR CLEAN TRANSPORT - Fuel cell and Hydrogen initiatives pa...
1 Aug 2017 at 5:00pm
The "Hydrogen for Clean Transport" Conference, taking place on 22 September in Brussels (Charlemagne building) will offer a unique occasion to learn about the main achievements of hydrogen technology in transport sector in Europe but also to understand what are the remaining barriers facing the technology deployment.
The event is a partnership between the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking and the flagship hydrogen projects: HyFIVE and H2ME, funded under the European Union FP7 and H2020 programmes.
Research Headlines - Infrared camera is a world-beater
27 Jul 2017 at 5:00pm
A French SME has created the world's fastest and most sensitive infrared scientific camera with support from EU funding. Initially developed for astronomy, the technology is expected to find numerous applications in research and industry.
Success Stories - Domestic fuel cells: the power within
19 Jul 2017 at 5:00pm
Why buy electricity from the grid when you can produce it affordably yourself - and heat your home at the same time? And reduce your environmental footprint? And possibly even save money? Why indeed. Residential fuel cell units could deliver these benefits to millions of homes in the EU, and preparations to ramp up their production are under way.
Research Headlines - Driving hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to market
16 Jul 2017 at 5:00pm
A major EU-funded project , with the support of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint undertaking (FCH JU), has installed hydrogen filling stations, tested prototype fuel cell vehicles and brought together car makers and infrastructure providers to push forward the commercial viability of this zero-emissions technology.