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
30 Mar 2017 at 4:59am
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Events - Cost-competitive deep renovation of shopping centres: technologies a...
21 Mar 2017 at 5:00pm
The final conference of the project CommONEnergy will be held on September 7 at the Hotel Bloom! giving a clearer picture on retail buildings in the EU. It will then be followed by an award ceremony of the Sustainable Building Challenge.
The EU-funded project CommONEnergy aims to re-conceptualize shopping malls through deep retrofitting, developing a systemic approach made of innovative technologies and solution sets as well as methods and tools to support their implementation and to assess their environmental and social impact in a life-cycle approach.
This is the closing year of the project and it can already encount many positive results to look back at a clearer picture on retail buildings in EU, their features, inefficiencies and inclusion in EU policies; innovative technologies developed, implemented and tested improving comfort, reducing costs and energy consumption; useful sustainability and economical tools, addressing the retail sector needs and much more!
23 partners representing various industry stakeholders, as well as research and academia from ten European countries gathered to develop concept and technologies to make EU retail buildings better and smarter.
The final conference in Brussels is organised jointly with the Sustainable Building Challenge award ceremony, awarding the Best Sustainable Shopping Centres for two categories (hyper and super buildings). Best practices of recently retrofitted shopping centres will be showcased and awarded.
Events - GLOBAL VALUE virtual launch - 12-14 June 2017, Vienna, Austria
12 Mar 2017 at 5:00pm
GLOBAL VALUE is launching a toolkit based on three years of research on corporate impact measurement & management between 12-14 June 2017. Join the virtual launch and participate in exciting live sessions, keynotes, webcasts and group chats.
Find out what the Sustainable Development Goals are and how they are relevant to your organization.
Explore tools and guidance on how to measure your sustainability impacts and manage for global value.
Get to know the GLOBAL VALUE toolkit with plenty of resources to get you started. T
he event is free of charge and open to all stakeholders.
Success Stories - Sustainability and a sea of change for the ship industry
6 Mar 2017 at 4:00pm
Today, the shipping industry finds itself in a sea of change. New international standards require vessels to reduce air pollution, meaning fewer emissions. It's a challenge for builders as altering a ship's power can sacrifice safety. How can the industry ensure that marine vessels remain safe while cutting emissions? A shipyard in Croatia is helping scientists to improve maritime transport.
Events - Flexible and Integrated Energy Systems - A Smart Opportunity - 30 Ma...
5 Mar 2017 at 4:00pm
This afternoon workshop at the Welsh Horizon 2020 Annual Event will focus on R&I in relation to smart energy systems.
You will hear about the excellent research being undertaken in Wales through the FLEXIS and SPECIFIC programmes, both funded by the European Regional Development Fund, as well as the wider U.K. and E.U. context.
The advantages of international cooperation will be explored using examples of Horizon 2020 projects. Finally, the impact of research on real world problems and economic opportunities will be demonstrated through the examples of the Tata steel site in Port Talbot and a Bridgend Council's Heat Network preparations.
Attendees are also welcome to register for the general Horizon 2020 event in the morning, which includes a keynote speech by Deputy Director General Patrick Child.
Research Headlines - Nuclear issues: who decides?
22 Feb 2017 at 4:00pm
An EU-funded project has empowered local communities and stakeholders in radioactive waste disposal decision-making. IPPA uses participatory approaches to improve public involvement in nuclear issues in Central and Eastern Europe.
Research Headlines - Extending the lifespan of offshore maritime structures
21 Feb 2017 at 4:00pm
EUfunded researchers have developed an innovative aluminium-based coating that provides better, more environmentally friendly protection to offshore energy installations. The coating is now being commercialised.
Success Stories - From wings to walls: EU funded project turns on a new era i...
15 Feb 2017 at 4:00pm
Imagine wind turbine or aircraft wings that de-ice themselves in extreme conditions or floors and walls with invisible, built-in heating. Or even clothes that warm you up on the coldest of days.
Research Headlines - Sharing maritime space to unlock growth in the blue economy
14 Feb 2017 at 4:00pm
From mussel farming to wind farms, the EU-funded MARIBE project showed how various marine projects could cut costs and benefit from each other by linking up. Optimising the use of our oceans and seas would also stimulate growth in the blue economy.
Events - Innovative Energy Solutions for European Regions and Cities - 24 Mar...
8 Feb 2017 at 4:00pm
This conference will launch the KEP 2017 theme of Energy, with more events to follow later.
High-level speakers will come together with the latest on energy-related research and innovation, ranging from policy specialists of the European Commission to hands-on best practice from Europe's regions.
The Knowledge Exchange Platform (KEP) is a concept jointly developed by the European Committee of the Regions and DG Research and Innovation of the European Commission. It is aimed at presenting new R&I solutions, innovative products and best practices in response to societal challenges facing the regions and cities of Europe. In 2016, the KEP addressed the themes of Bioeconomy and Key Enabling Technologies.
Research Headlines - New valve increases oil recovery for better fuel security
7 Feb 2017 at 4:00pm
Most oil wells are only able to extract about 32% of the oil available inside. This makes oil a costly and somewhat limited resource, placing Europe's fuel security at risk. The EU-funded REVIVAL project has improved and tested a valve that can significantly increase the recovery of oil from offshore and onshore wells and prolong their productive life.
Events - E² Tech4Cities Brokerage Event 2017 - Find your next research, techn...
31 Jan 2017 at 4:00pm
E²Tech4Cities 2017 – Energy & Efficiency Technologies for Cities – is back with a 3rd editon of its highly visible brokerage event organized by Enterprise Europe Brussels.
Also this year, the B2B event will be hosted by impulse.brussels at the occasion of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017 #EUSEW2017 NEW!!! Pitch your project idea in front of a panel of investors
For whom: Private companies (including Start-ups SMEs and large companies), Public authorities and municipalities Industry associations Universities and research centers Investors and Business Angels Focus and main areas topics: Renewable energies Energy-efficient Buildings and districts ICT for cities, Smart cities and communities Energy efficient mobility and transport European Research and Innovation opportunities under Horizon 2020 Energy management Energy recovery Smart grids and energy systems integration
Research Headlines - New software to improve reliability of Europe's electric...
31 Jan 2017 at 4:00pm
A consortium of software firms, power network operators and universities from across Europe has developed software aimed at ensuring a steady electricity supply throughout the continent.
Success Stories - Energy for everyone: EU researchers take first steps toward...
31 Jan 2017 at 4:00pm
Mobile devices like laptops, cellular phones and other devices - powered by a new generation of lithium-ion based batteries - have changed our lives, according to Professor Silvia Bodoardo of the Politecnico di Torino, Italy. Likewise, electric vehicles (or EVs) powered by larger versions of these batteries could transform our cities - reducing petrol consumption and emissions of carbon dioxide and toxic air pollutants.
Research Headlines - Light vehicles for a greener future: meeting users' needs
29 Jan 2017 at 4:00pm
To increase the uptake of electric vehicles in European urban areas, the EU-funded WEEVIL project is developing a light three-wheeler that meets users' expectations in terms of comfort, driving experience, innovation and affordability.