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
17 Aug 2018 at 5:03am
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Events - Horizon 2020 Energy info day - 5 October 2018, Brussels, Belgium
7 Aug 2018 at 5:00pm
The Horizon 2020 Energy info day will take place on 5 October in Brussels, in the Charlemagne building.
It will present the upcoming funding opportunities offered by the EU's Horizon 2020 Programme to projects focusing on:
• Smart Energy System (total budget: €130 million)
• Smart Cities and Communities (total budget: €83 million).
It will also give an overview on the evaluation process. Previously funded projects will share their experiences.
A brokerage event will be organised in parallel by the National Contact Points. The registration for the brokerage event is separate.
Events - Renewing the EU electricity grid: the Best Paths towards energy tran...
7 Aug 2018 at 5:00pm
The Conference “Renewing the EU electricity grid: the Best Paths towards energy transition” is the chance for energy professionals, policy makers, and researchers to discuss how to attain interconnected, efficient and optimised electricity grids, suitable for the integration of more renewables.
We will also take a look at investment opportunities and policy options to make the energy transition happen.
Finally, top experts from the energy sector will introduce the breakthroughs in transmission technologies developed during the last four years within Best Paths, the largest energy research project funded by the European Commission in the last decade
Events - SAVE THE DATE! 2018 Transport Information Day - 23 October 2018, Vir...
2 Aug 2018 at 5:00pm
This year, the Transport Info Day will be virtual and will take place on 23 October from 09:00 to 13:00 CET.
Participants will need to register in order to receive the web-streaming link.
The event will present the following 2019 calls for funding making available a total of nearly €355 million:
• Mobility for Growth (MG)
• Automated Road Transport (ART)
• Green Vehicles (GV)
• Next Generation Batteries (BAT) - the brand NEW cross-cutting call
It will also give an overview of the application and evaluation process, and will offer a recap on lessons learnt from previous evaluations, including tips for writing a good proposal.
Registration will open in September.
For more information please check the event website
Research Headlines - New multidisciplinary research centre in Sweden and Denmark
1 Aug 2018 at 5:00pm
A loan backed by the InnovFin-EU finance for innovators initiative under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme and the European Investment Bank (EIB) is supporting construction of the European Spallation Source (ESS) research centre. Its powerful neutron beams will open up opportunities for researchers in a range of disciplines.
Research Headlines - Turning waves into electricity
29 Jul 2018 at 5:00pm
Wind turbines and solar panels are a familiar sight but wave energy remains untapped. A loan supported by the InnovFin-EU finance for innovators programme under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme and extended by the European Investment Bank helped a Finnish firm AW-Energy to turn waves into electricity.
Research Headlines - Gaining a deeper understanding of the universe
25 Jul 2018 at 5:00pm
Under the InnovFin Large Projects facility, a CHF 250-million loan has been provided to increase the capacity of the High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC), which is the European Organisation for Nuclear Research's (CERN) central project for the decade. The expansion will help open up new commercial possibilities and deepen understanding of our universe.
Events - Session ?Supporting clean energy innovations in regions? at the Euro...
19 Jul 2018 at 5:00pm
On 10 October 2018 a session “Supporting clean energy innovations in regions”, organised by DG RTD in partnership with DG REGIO will take place as part of the European Week of Regions and Cities activities.
The aim of the session is to bring together the proposals for Horizon 2020 programme that hold “Seal of Excellence” label and the regional and local authorities able to help these projects with funding. The holders of Seal of Excellence from Horizon 2020 are SMEs and Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions' applicants in the area of clean energy that could not be funded despite the high quality of their proposals.
During the session the representatives of projects and the corresponding authorities will discuss the existing possibilities or boundaries for synergies between European and national/regional level.
• The registration is open until 28 September 2018.
Events - Horizon 2020 Energy virtual info day - 13 September 2018, Brussels, ...
19 Jul 2018 at 5:00pm
The H2020 Energy virtual info day will take place on Thursday, 13 September 2018. The event will cover the upcoming Horizon 2020 calls for funding in the areas of:
• Renewable Energy Sources;
• Carbon Capture and Storage;
In addition the participants will have the opportunity to learn about Horizon energy prizes, evaluation process and how to apply for funding. The event will be webstreamed. In order to receive the link to the webstreaming of the event, participants will need to register.
The registrations will open on 3 September 2018.
Research Headlines - International cooperation key to Europe's energy security
17 Jul 2018 at 5:00pm
EU-funded researchers are boosting energy cooperation between the EU and nearby countries to the south and east, advancing knowledge on integrating renewables into energy systems, as well as researching improvements in energy efficiency.
Events - 30th Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT) Conference - 16-21 Septe...
16 Jul 2018 at 5:00pm
The 30th Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT 2018), the most important conference in this field will take place in Messina, Sicily, between 16 and 21 September 2018.
The event brings together more than 800 scientists, engineers, industry representatives and exhibitors from all over the world and focuses on the latest developments on fusion experiments and activities. This year the organiser is the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, leading agency for fusion research and technology development in Italy.
The programme of the conference includes the third edition of SOFT Innovation prize award ceremony on 16 September, when the three winners will receive prizes for excellence in innovation in fusion research.
Events - Solar thermal conference: the impact of EU R&D funding / A 20 year p...
10 Jul 2018 at 5:00pm
A conference on solar renewable energy will take place in Brussels on 24 September 2018. The event will provide insights into the impacts of R&D funded through the EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation; including providing access to the solar thermal Renewable Energy R&D Impact Report and an opportunity to influence the recommendations to increase future R&D impacts. During the workshop key industry experts, including ESTELA, Solar Heat Europe / ESTIF, Tecnalia, and AEE - Institute for Sustainable Technologies, will share their insights on the future of solar thermal technologies. There will be opportunities to discuss how to increase the impacts of your own research projects.
Events - Geothermal conference: the impact of EU R&D funding - A 20 year per...
10 Jul 2018 at 5:00pm
On 20 September 2018 a conference on geothermal renewable energy will take place in Brussels. The event will provide insights into the impacts of R&D funded through the EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation; including providing access to the Geothermal Renewable Energy R&D Impact Report and an opportunity to influence the recommendations to increase future R&D impacts. During the workshop key industry experts, including TNO, the Joint Research Centre, the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) and Italian National Research Council, Inst. Geosciences and Earth Resources, will share their insights on the future of Geothermal technologies. Additionally there will be opportunities for discussion on how to increase the impacts of your own research projects. More information and registration
Research Headlines - Streamlining the development of sustainable aircraft fuels
8 Jul 2018 at 5:00pm
An EU-funded consortium is developing novel screening, modelling and optimisation processes for alternative jet fuels, supporting efforts to create a cleaner and more sustainable European aviation industry.
Events - Superconducting cables for very high power transmission - 5 July 201...
21 Jun 2018 at 5:00pm
The last special workshop of the EU funded Best Paths project will show the results of the Demonstration 5, which is developing a new superconducting direct current cable enabling power transmission of several gigawatts.
The workshop, organised by Nexans, IASS Potsdam and ASG Superconductors, will also discuss the future European grid and the opportunities for integrating superconducting transmission links.
The day will include a visit of Columbus Superconductors, which is a world leader in the manufacturing of superconducting wires.