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 Jun 2019 at 2:08am
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Research Headlines - A big step for hydrogen fuel cells in cars
20 Jun 2019 at 5:00pm
The launch of hydrogen fuel cell-powered cars is being held back by several barriers. An EU and industry-funded project removed one such hurdle by developing a prototype fuel cell that meets all industrial specifications.
Research Headlines - Smarter LED lights that are better for our health
20 Jun 2019 at 5:00pm
An EU-funded project is developing smart luminaires that are customised, have longer lifespans, and can improve our moods and productivity. This could make us healthier and boost the competitiveness and eco-friendliness of Europe's lighting industry.
Research Headlines - Rapid response tools for nuclear emergencies
19 Jun 2019 at 5:00pm
An EU-funded project is improving the methodology and the tools required for rapid response to emergencies at nuclear power plants. Combined with a reference database of accident scenarios and a common methodology, these tools will enable emergency centres to better protect citizens.
Research Headlines - Battery factory to cut Europe's reliance on imports
18 Jun 2019 at 5:00pm
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed in principle to provide EUR 350 million in financing to support Northvolt's development of Europe's first lithium-ion battery cell gigafactory. The factory in Sweden will help reduce the EU's dependence on oil and imported batteries.
Research Headlines - The future is bright for OLED technology
17 Jun 2019 at 5:00pm
A team of EU-funded researchers and industrial partners joined forces to develop new materials and systems for organic LED lighting. The results are already being exploited to make more robust and environmentally friendly products.
Research Headlines - Biomass crops are energy efficient and climate friendly
16 Jun 2019 at 5:00pm
EU-funded researchers planted, harvested, processed and analysed the life cycle of woody crops to establish how efficient and environmentally friendly they are as a source of fuel for electricity and heat.
Research Headlines - Energising a greener, smarter European electricity grid
10 Jun 2019 at 5:00pm
An EU-funded project has developed nine innovative products to help integrate homes and businesses into a smart European electricity grid. The aim is to make green energy smarter, easier and cheaper to use at home and work - good for the pocket, the planet and Europe's energy security.
Events - EU Sustainable Energy Week side event: Smart Regions - Smart Solutio...
28 May 2019 at 5:00pm
Together with its working groups, ERRIN will host a side event during European Sustainable Energy Week considering how the next European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon Europe, can deliver on support the decarbonisation of our energy and transport systems.
Mobilising the power of Europe’s research and innovation ecosystems at a regional level will be critical in terms of meeting the ambitions of the European Commission’s Clean Planet for All strategy. Using concrete examples, this session will demonstrate the role of regions in helping the EU reach its decarbonisation goals, by fostering engagement, empowering all actors to work together, and highlighting the crucial role of place-based innovation ecosystems.
The event will provide inputs to the Horizon Europe Strategic planning process, including proposing priority areas for the thematic cluster in climate, energy and mobility, whilst also offering up some inspiration for the mission on climate neutral and smart cities.
The meeting will take place on 19th June at 14.00-15.30.
Research Headlines - Customised chips save computing power
26 May 2019 at 5:00pm
With data centres consuming ever-increasing amounts of energy, the search is on for less profligate processing hardware. An EU-funded project has devised a tool for the rapid creation of customised and energy-efficient computing engines.
Events - EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019 - Shaping Europe's Energy Future - ...
21 May 2019 at 5:00pm
The 14th edition of EUSEW will take place from 17 to 21 June 2019.
The event will include a 3-day policy conference offering various networking opportunities between 18 and 20 June 2019, an EU Sustainable Energy Awards competition with a public vote for the citizens' award and local events, Energy Days, held across Europe throughout the months of May and June.
The policy conference under the theme "Shaping Europe’s energy future" will focus on latest policy advancements and solutions for a climate-neutral Europe by 2050.
Events - 12th Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) Conference - 12-14...
21 May 2019 at 5:00pm
The 12th SET Plan Conference will take place between 12-14 June in Bucharest, under the auspices of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU and will be merged with the external ENVE (Environment, Climate Change and Energy ) Commission and Conference from the European Committee of the Regions, where more than 120 EU local and regional leaders are working on environment, climate change, energy and space policies.
The SET Plan & ENVE Conference in Bucharest will focus strongly on the interaction of different stakeholders with local and regional authorities on the road towards a clean energy transition. This will be accomplished by the strong involvement of partners working together for this unique SET Plan and ENVE Conference edition:
• Romanian Presidency of the European Union
• Romanian Ministry of Energy
• European Committee of the Regions
• European Commission
• Romanian Municipalities Association
Research Headlines - Recycled bulky urban waste gains new value
19 May 2019 at 5:00pm
An EU-funded project has developed more efficient ways to obtain high-quality, recyclable raw materials from bulky waste. The advances contribute to Europe's efforts to reduce landfilling, recover valuable raw materials for reuse by industry, and protect the environment.
Research Headlines - Profound changes for shallow geothermal systems
16 May 2019 at 5:00pm
Heat from the Earth is in plentiful supply - and innovation could help to reduce the cost and further improve the efficiency of technology for its extraction. An EU-funded project has set out to upgrade shallow geothermal systems and underground thermal storage. Part of the research is conducted in Turkey, where activities focus on the grouting.
Events - Webinar on ExcEED project Database: from data to information to know...
15 May 2019 at 5:00pm
This webinar will take place June 4th from 12:00 to 13:15.
It will present the project results up to date analysing the current stage in regard to the project goals. ExcEED project has developed a collaborative platform that aims to be feed with as much data as possible.
During the webinar, the ExcEED team will do an online demonstration of how these data could be uploaded. This database would support users to better design energy efficient buildings and define innovative building construction policies.