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
18 Jun 2018 at 2:23am
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Research Headlines - Battery factory to cut Europe's reliance on imports
13 Jun 2018 at 5:00pm
A loan guaranteed by the InnovFin-EU finance for innovators initiative under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme and extended by the European Investment Bank is enabling Swedish company Northvolt to build a battery demonstration plant. The plant will help to reduce Europe's dependence on oil and imported batteries.
Research Headlines - Wave and tidal-power design and analysis tools make a sp...
6 Jun 2018 at 5:00pm
EU-funded researchers have developed new tools for designing and analysing the economic reliability and environmental performance of wave and tidal-energy power farms. These are currently being implemented and validated in real-life situations, while the DTOCEAN consortium has secured further EU funding.
Research Headlines - Renewable energy gets a boost from smarter electricity g...
5 Jun 2018 at 5:00pm
Connecting many small renewable energy sources to electricity grids is vital for EU environmental and energy goals. EU-funded research has shown how this can be achieved more efficiently through advanced functionalities that ensure grid stability.
Research Headlines - Island life: laying the foundations for a fossil-free fu...
3 Jun 2018 at 5:00pm
The award-winning EU-funded TILOS project is tackling the sustainable energy challenges facing Mediterranean islands with practical solutions for storing, sharing and better managing power generated locally from the wind and sun.
Events - ETIP Bioenergy Workshop "Emerging Technologies" - 4 June 2018, Bruss...
29 May 2018 at 5:00pm
The European Technology and Innovation Platform (ETIP) Bioenergy will present several low TRL biofuel technologies during a workshop taking place on 4th June at the NH Brussels EU Berlaymont in Brussels, combined with offering opportunities for B2B (business-to-business) matchmaking.
The workshop “Emerging Technologies” will give an overview of relevant projects and work on advanced biofuels production technologies with a low Technology Readiness Level. The aim of the workshop is to highlight technologies that have not yet been demonstrated at large scale, i.e. TRL 4-5 and 6-7.
Research Headlines - Moroccan and EU researchers set their sights on more eff...
28 May 2018 at 5:00pm
Many consider renewable energy systems to be the way forward. However, before such systems can power the future, they first need to demonstrate their viability. Researchers from Europe and Morocco have teamed up to make one specific energy system a reality - dispatchable concentrating solar plants.
Research Headlines - Overcoming grid constraints for renewable energy provision
27 May 2018 at 5:00pm
The Orkney Islands' entire electricity needs are met from renewable sources but further generation is hampered by grid constraints. EU-funded researchers are looking at how to overcome this and how to transfer the solutions to other regions.
Events - E2Tech4Cities Brokerage and Pithing Event 2018 - 7 June 2018, Brusse...
23 May 2018 at 5:00pm
E²Tech4Cities 2018 – Energy & Efficiency Technologies for Cities – is back with a 4th editon of its highly visible brokerage event organized by Enterprise Europe Brussels.
Also this year, the B2B event will be hosted by hub.brussels (former impulse.brussels) at the occasion of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2018 #EUSEW2018 and the Brussels Exporters day
Research Headlines - Greening aluminium production
17 May 2018 at 5:00pm
Aluminium is a vital material. Yet its production consumes vast amounts of raw materials and energy. An EU-funded project has developed waste-ore recycling processes and power-saving furnaces that could shrink the industry's environmental footprint while increasing its long-term competitiveness.
Events - EaP Plus Horizon 2020 Webinar 3: "Horizon 2020 calls on Energy with ...
14 May 2018 at 5:00pm
This webinar will deal with basic issues and Energy (important deadlines in September 2018) within Horizon 2020. It will be the third in a series of 11 webinars planned within the EaP PLUS project providing information on possibilities for EaP researchers and innovators in the Horizon 2020 program
Events - EERA 10th Anniversary Conference - 26-27 June 2018, Brussels, Belgium
13 May 2018 at 5:00pm
European Energy Research Alliance will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with a high-level policy event addressing key factors for the future of the energy community in Europe and highlighting EERA´s contribution as a key pillar of the EU Strategic Energy Technology (SET)-Plan.
How should the energy research community, governments, industry and other stakeholders coordinate to contribute to the SET-Plan Implementation Plans? How can the Implementation Plans be integrated in the transition from H2020 to the next EU Framework Programme for Research & Innovation? What are the megatrends in energy transition and how can different technologies and disciplines come together to contribute shaping a sustainable energy future?
Join EERA members and representatives from EU institutions, Member States, research, industry and other stakeholders to discuss these topics.
More information about the event and registration
Research Headlines - How to build a large spacecraft
13 May 2018 at 5:00pm
Need to retrieve a few tonnes of cargo from Mars? Send some seriously heavy gear into deep space? Fly out sufficient mass to deflect an asteroid? Current spacecraft would not be nearly big or powerful enough, say EU-funded researchers who have looked into a possible next-generation design based on nuclear electric propulsion.
Research Headlines - Delivering cost-effective clean energy to consumers
7 May 2018 at 5:00pm
EU-funded research is ensuring that new policy tools supporting the renewable energy sector - such as auctions - deliver on their promise to provide cost-efficient, carbon-free energy for consumers, helping Europe meet its environmental and economic targets.
Research Headlines - Improving testing and repair of oil and gas pipelines
6 May 2018 at 5:00pm
Novel testing and maintenance methods for oil and gas pipelines developed by EU-funded researchers are helping to ensure the reliability and safety of the extensive pipeline networks that are critical to Europe's energy security.