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
26 May 2017 at 1:09am
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Research Headlines - Tritium-extracting solution decontaminates nuclear waste
22 May 2017 at 5:00pm
EU-funded researchers have been recognised for their ground-breaking work on recovering and reusing waste material in nuclear fusion reactors. They developed and demonstrated new membrane technologies capable of decontaminating waste and extracting valuable tritium for re-use.
Success Stories - Ready to wear electronics
21 May 2017 at 5:00pm
Scientists at a research facility in the German city of Berlin dream of clothing that produces energy as we walk. They have combined very different nanomaterials into so-called energy harvesters.
Success Stories - Fluid glass in windows which could provide an energy
16 May 2017 at 5:00pm
In Liechtenstein a project is developing windows which could provide a source of energy. The outer face of the window is able to collect solar radiation and transform it into energy and the inner face is able to cool or heat the space inside the container.
Research Headlines - Why electric cars need to start talking to the grid
11 May 2017 at 5:00pm
EU-funded researchers have developed new planning techniques that will help ensure Europe's existing smart grid infrastructure can sustainably meet growing demand for plug-in electric vehicles - and they want to see these cars communicating with charging stations.
Events - Hydropower and Fish _ Joint Workshop IEA Hydropower TCP ? European C...
2 May 2017 at 5:00pm
The increased focus on ecological issues in regulated rivers calls for an international understanding on how hydropower industry can be developed towards a more environmentally friendly operation and how European legislation and framework is used to regulate renewable energy production from hydropower. The workshop intends to address the European research and legislation relevant for hydropower production and the impacts on fish in regulated rivers.
Research Headlines - Making Poland's energy infrastructure more sustainable
2 May 2017 at 5:00pm
The EU-funded SuPREME project will help to promote a conversion to renewable energy systems and resources in Poland by twinning one of the country's best energy research centre with more advanced EU centres of excellence in the field.
Research Headlines - Orchard waste could be a fruitful source of biofuel
1 May 2017 at 5:00pm
Waste prunings from orchards, vineyards and olive groves could be a valuable source of biomass energy and help boost rural economies, say EU-funded researchers. The key ingredient is a sustainable supply chain.
Events - 90% Indoors ! Solutions for healthy and energy efficient buildings ...
26 Apr 2017 at 5:00pm
We spend up to 90% of our lives indoors. Yet the air quality inside buildings has been shown to be 2 to 5 times poorer than outdoors. This can also true for modern energy efficient buildings due to increased insulation levels and greater air tightness.
The event will be an opportunity for policy makers, industries, building designers and academia to learn how innovative eco-materials can help address both indoor air quality and energy efficiency in buildings, and discuss how best to bring those innovations to the market.
Participation is free of charge, however registration is required (please use the registration button on the right hand side). As places are limited, please make sure to register for the event no later than 31 May 2017.
Research Headlines - Harnessing the sun to clean up industrial processes
18 Apr 2017 at 5:00pm
The production of cement and lime involves fossil fuels and produces harmful greenhouse gases. Industry could change this, if scientists can develop a technology that can use solar power for high temperature industrial processes. The EU-funded SOLPART project has built lab-scale reactors that use a solar powered process to meet this need.
Events - Conference on Sustainable Energy, Engineering, Materials and Environ...
12 Apr 2017 at 5:00pm
This conference offers a platform for worldwide researchers and scientists from academia, industry and government to discuss proposals and disseminate results on sustainable energy and materials and its impact on engineering and our Environment.
The formation of lasting productive partnerships between the participants is also an objective of this conference.
This research conference is open to all in the research and scientific community. All presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Selected papers will be invited for consideration as a full peer review submission of the conference journals.
There will also be opportunities for companies and institutions to introduce their products and services at this conference. If you wish to enquire further about this option, please contact the Organising Committee
Events - 5th UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event will focus on science & skills f...
12 Apr 2017 at 5:00pm
From 31 May to 2 June 2017, KU Leuven (Belgium) hosts the 5th UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event (ECE) on the SET-Plan Core Priority “N°1 in Renewable Energy”. The event intends to stimulate discussion among university leaders on the development of innovative and multidisciplinary research and education programmes.
The conference will also offer specific opportunities for “clustering” knowledge, in which research and education leaders from different disciplines will present their views on the specific priorities of the SET-Plan.
The event is the fifth of the series of six events aiming to mobilise Europe’s university community in the field of energy. It carries forward the activities outlined in the “Roadmap for European Universities in Energy” published in December 2016.
Through the event, participants will also have the opportunity to engage in discussions for new paradigms in energy higher education and research in the specific field of renewables integration. EUA and the UNI-SET consortium have launched a Call for Contributions welcoming proposals for parallel sessions in form of good practices and initiatives (download the Call for Contributions on the event`s website).
The ECE themes are based on the priorities of the SET-Plan. For any enquiries please contact email@example.com
Events - Opportunities for small wind turbines in urban areas - Results of th...
10 Apr 2017 at 5:00pm
Small scale wind energy has significant potential in urban, suburban and industrial areas, but numerous challenges currently stand in the way to wide-scale uptake of this decentralised energy resource.
At this conference, organised in the framework of the European-funded SWIP project, you will learn about new technological developments in small wind turbines, and how to best integrate small turbines into urban areas, taking account of aesthetic impact, noise, vibration and safety issues, social awareness and acceptance, and regulatory and commercial limitations.
Research Headlines - Controlled catalysis for ultra-clean fuels
3 Apr 2017 at 5:00pm
Catalysts are essential for a lot of chemical production processes, accelerating and enhancing chemical reactions to produce plastics, medicines and fuels more efficiently. Now, thanks to EU-funded research, catalysts are being made more precise and effective with potentially significant benefits for industry and the environment, not least through the development of ultra-clean fuels.
Research Headlines - The magnetic appeal of fusion technology
30 Mar 2017 at 5:00pm
Nuclear fusion could, potentially, solve our energy problems once and for all, but we're not quite there yet. However, we are already reaping benefits from the research. Technology development for ITER, for example, generates new know-how with possible applications in industry. It has inspired world-leading innovation for a type of analytical instrumentation.