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
23 Aug 2019 at 6:11am
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Research Headlines - Big data sheds more light on dark matter
19 Aug 2019 at 5:00pm
EU-funded researchers have helped generate the most accurate map to date of dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up 80 % of the universe. The innovative big-data technologies they used will have a significant impact on fields as diverse as astrophysics and biomedical imaging.
Events - Stunning Final Conference - 18 September 2019, Paris (France)
13 Aug 2019 at 5:00pm
Horizon 2020 STUNNING project aims at accelerating the adoption and innovative refurbishment packages and business models for attractive, energy-efficient building innovations.
Research Headlines - A safe source of drinking water for rural Malawi
13 Aug 2019 at 5:00pm
The EU-funded WATERSPOUTT project's partners in Malawi are designing and testing an innovative solar-ceramic water filtration system capable of providing local communities with a reliable source of clean water at the household level.
Research Headlines - Europe stands up to lead the solar-thermal electricity way
12 Aug 2019 at 5:00pm
All-too-often it takes global disasters or looming events to bring countries together for a common cause. Climate change is perhaps the biggest 'event' of this kind, an existential threat driving international research cooperation in a new sustainable solution called solar-thermal electricity (STE). But it takes leadership to forge such a grand alliance of scientists, engineers, technicians and companies prepared to back progress in this field. Europe stood up when it was needed.
Research Headlines - Reactor design to make nuclear waste less radioactive
8 Aug 2019 at 5:00pm
High-level nuclear waste includes long-lived and high-radiotoxic radionuclides. An EU-funded project helps to solve this issue by carrying out the research needed to build a facility that is capable of splitting material with long radioactive half-lives into radionuclide products with 1 000 times shorter half-lives.
Research Headlines - Newly discovered proteins boost booming biomaterials market
1 Aug 2019 at 5:00pm
EU-funded researchers have discovered new families of proteins and enzymes that will enable the development of novel plant-based biomaterials, potentially providing viable sustainable and renewable alternatives to plastics and other fossil-fuel-derived materials and chemicals.
Research Headlines - A pan-European approach to research on radioactive waste...
28 Jul 2019 at 5:00pm
The European Commission is supporting a new European Joint research Programme on radioactive waste management, building on the far-reaching results of an EU-funded project that explored how best to pool resources, expertise and research and development efforts for the safe, efficient and secure treatment and storage of radioactive waste.
Research Headlines - Mimicking lizard skin to save energy on an industrial scale
24 Jul 2019 at 5:00pm
An EU-funded project is set to drive the commercial development of breakthrough laser-engineered products inspired by the unique skin and scale textures of animals and insects, potentially leading to entirely new applications across industry, energy and medicine.
Research Headlines - Propelling wind turbines further offshore
17 Jul 2019 at 5:00pm
An EU-funded project has developed an innovative substructure for wind turbines that dramatically cuts the cost of their installation in deep water. This could help harness wind energy further offshore.
Research Headlines - Solving the core cooling problem for safer nuclear energy
9 Jul 2019 at 5:00pm
Decay heat must be removed from the core of nuclear power stations. An EU-funded project demonstrated a reliable and efficient way of removing decay heat, without the need for external power sources, to enhance the safety of nuclear power plants even under potential (Fukushima-like) severe accident conditions.
Research Headlines - Creating better heat storage technologies
4 Jul 2019 at 5:00pm
Scientists are focusing on technologies for storing heat as a means of increasing the share of renewables in the energy mix. As part of this push, an EU-funded project is testing new materials that perform well at very high temperatures.
Research Headlines - Energy-saving nano-surfaces inspired by nature
4 Jul 2019 at 5:00pm
More efficient, longer-lasting machine and vehicle components, improved medical implants and novel fluid control technologies are just a few of the potential applications emerging from an EU-funded project inspired by the unique ways in which the skins of some animals interact with water.
Research Headlines - Boosting innovation in bioenergy
30 Jun 2019 at 5:00pm
An EU-funded project has helped bioenergy SMEs in six EU countries to become more economically sustainable/profitable and more competitive on the market by supporting them with technical, funding and management guidance, as the EU seeks to meet its climate and energy goals.
Research Headlines - Water consumption solution for efficient concentrated so...
27 Jun 2019 at 5:00pm
Deserts and other sun-drenched regions are the ideal location for concentrated solar power plants, but where sunlight is abundant water tends to be scarce. EU-funded researchers are solving this conundrum by developing technologies to comprehensively reduce water consumption, enabling CSP plants to play an even bigger role in addressing the worlds energy and climate change challenges.