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 Mar 2019 at 3:36am
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Research Headlines - Accelerating antimatter research
21 Mar 2019 at 5:00pm
An EU-funded project is probing antimatter, one of nature's great mysteries. In doing so, it is advancing technical developments in this research area, contributing to Europe's fundamental scientific knowledge and helping us understand the origins of the universe.
Events - Paving the way towards clean energy and fuels in Europe - 29 May 20...
20 Mar 2019 at 5:00pm
This research policy workshop will focus on how to move forward the innovation chain in the EU for bioenergy, advanced biofuels and renewable fuels, contributing to the clean energy transformation in energy and transport, in line with the Strategic Development Goals and the EU Communication “Clean Planet for All”. For this purpose, the workshop will identify the research and innovation needs, the strategy and the roadmap for bioenergy, biofuels and renewable fuels to make the European industrial energy and transport sectors economically and environmentally sustainable, secure and competitive in the global markets.
The agenda will focus on the value chains of advanced biofuels, renewable fuels, intermediate bioenergy carriers and biomass-based cogeneration of heat and power. The entire innovation sequence will be discussed, from breakthrough technologies to applied research and demonstration, pre-commercial scale financing and market up-take support measures. Results from the entire portfolio of around 60 projects supported under the European Union’s Framework Programme Horizon 2020 – Secure, clean and efficient energy challenge will feed into the discussion.
The views of the engaged EU Member States and of research and industrial stakeholders will be an important additional contribution, to identify non-technological support pathways through new tools, research concepts, the mobilization of national actions, private engagement and financing mechanisms. The workshop will then report on the progress of the innovation chains, the effectiveness of pushing innovative solutions into the market and their broader penetration into the energy and transport mix. Policy recommendations based on project results, the Member States’ interests and plans, as well as the views of the stakeholders, will also be collected and reported.
The event will be free of charge upon registration through EUBCE user area.
Press Centre - New Horizon Impact Award 2019 contest opens: apply by 28 May
19 Mar 2019 at 5:00pm
The prize acknowledges and rewards the most influential and impactful project results under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme, and its predecessor, the 7th Framework programme.
EU Energy - Competition starts today: new prize to reward islands for local r...
18 Mar 2019 at 5:00pm
The European Commission is launching the first edition of the RESponsible Island Prize, which is dedicated to islands with innovative and sustainable local renewable energy production for use in electricity, heating, cooling and transport.
Research Headlines - Advancing African water management
17 Mar 2019 at 5:00pm
EU-funded researchers are using mathematical models to improve water management in Africa. Their aim is to balance the water, energy and food needs of communities in a sustainable way while allowing for economic development.
Research Headlines - New magnetic liquids to convert waste heat into energy
14 Mar 2019 at 5:00pm
EU-funded researchers are developing new liquid magnetic materials that convert waste heat into electricity. The long-term aim for these materials, which are both affordable and environmentally friendly, is to use them to harness waste thermal energy to reduce energy consumption and help tackle the global energy crisis.
Research Headlines - Solar fuel turns to plants for inspiration
12 Mar 2019 at 5:00pm
An 'artificial leaf' being developed by EU-funded researchers to produce fuel from sunlight, carbon dioxide and water, could tackle soaring global energy demands, the growing impact of climate change, and dwindling supplies of fossil fuels.
Research Headlines - Helping emerging energy market players make the right calls
4 Mar 2019 at 4:00pm
Europe's changing energy market is attracting new, smaller players that lack experience and know-how when it comes to negotiating commercial transactions. An EU-funded project has come up with a solution to help them make better decisions.
Research Headlines - Smart energy delivery, smarter energy consumers
4 Mar 2019 at 4:00pm
An EU-funded project has developed guidelines and tools for energy providers and policymakers that are empowering businesses, communities and households to use electricity wisely, saving consumers money and promoting sustainability.
Events - SESAME final international workshop - 19-21 March 2019, Petten, Neth...
3 Mar 2019 at 4:00pm
We are pleased to invite you to join us to the SESAME Final International Workshop at the NRG site in Petten, the Netherlands.
This international workshop is the final event of the Horizon 2020 European Research Project SESAME (thermal hydraulics Simulations and Experiments for the Safety Assessment of Metal cooled reactors).
The aim of this event is to disseminate the main achievements of the project among the international nuclear community and to foster the exchange of the newest scientific and technical results between researchers and experts.
The workshop will focus on thermal hydraulic aspects of liquid metal cooled reactors. In particular, it will cover: Temperature Fluctuations Mechanical Vibrations Core Thermal Hydraulics Pool Thermal Hydraulics System Thermal Hydraulics Best Practice Guidelines and Validation & Verification
The participation fee for the workshop is 300 euro. For partners of the SESAME project the event is free.
Events - ERRIN H2020 Energy Brokerage Event - 9 April 2019, Brussels, Belgium
26 Feb 2019 at 4:00pm
The ERRIN Energy & Climate Change WG invites you to a Brokerage event dedicated to the upcoming H2020 Programme Call Building a low-carbon, climate resilient, future: secure, clean and efficient energy.
The event aims to provide useful information and tips regarding energy-related projects, support knowledge exchange and debate, efficiently facilitate the creation of partnerships for future H2020 projects.
Participants will have the opportunity to listen to Institutional speakers, NCPs and regional experts. Choose the projects that fit your organisation’s expertise (full list in the document attached), or sign yourself up for a session of open matchmaking.
Registration for the event is now open.
Events - Transition to fossil-free industries: technology pathways and polici...
25 Feb 2019 at 4:00pm
Technology pathways and roadmaps towards decarbonisation are emerging in sectors such as steel, plastics, and other sectors.
The role of electrification, of hydrogen, circular and biogenic carbon utilisation, CCUS and new interdependencies between sectors are salient features of such pathways and for re-industrializing Europe.
The event will take stock of the current understanding of future options and strategies and based on this explore the implications for future policy-making, research and society at large.
The event will bring together EU-funded project and national as well as regional initiatives related to the decarbonisation of energy intensive industry sectors.
The event adopts a multi-stakeholder format to enable the development of a joint understanding of opportunities, challenges and policy needs in the ´hard to abate´ industrial sectors.
The overall objective to explore emerging visions for industrial zero net-carbon pathways and their policy implications and share information and develop knowledge between key EC, core industrial regions, industry and academic experts.
The event includes: i) policy sessions, to present and discuss policy options in order to explore new ideas and approaches to policy development. ii) stock-taking of emerging pathways, to present and discuss technology pathways based on current understanding, and identification of knowledge gaps.
Research Headlines - Power of 'social' in low-carbon innovation take-up
24 Feb 2019 at 4:00pm
Climate change mitigation, green labels, renewable energy, clean technology... we are familiar with the words, but how much do we really know and what do we think about them? The EU-funded SILCI project is exploring the world of low-carbon innovations and how they spread through processes of social influence.
Events - FISA 2019 and EURADWASTE '19 - 4-7 June 2019, Pitesti, Romania
13 Feb 2019 at 4:00pm
The European Commission is co-organising the FISA 2019 and EURADWASTE '19 conferences with the Ministry of Research and Innovation of Romania and the Institute for Nuclear Research (RATEN ICN) under the auspices of the Romanian Presidency of the EU in 2019.
The event will be held on 4 to 7 June 2019, in Pitesti, in Romania. The previous conferences were organised in October 2013, in Vilnius, together with the Lithuanian Presidency. FISA 2019 and EURADWASTE '19 conferences expect to attract up to 500 participants.
The overall objective is:
• To present progress and key achievements of some 90 projects carried out, since the previous conference edition in 2013, as part of the 7th and Horizon 2020 Euratom Research and Training Framework Programmes (FP)
• To stimulate discussions on the state of play of R&D, key challenges addressed at national, European and international levels on Research and Innovation policies, synergies and partnerships benefitting research and innovation programmes, and future perspectives.
FISA 2019 and EURADWASTE ’19 conferences will address and engage with all relevant stakeholders involved: research and training organisations, academia, industry, technology platforms, European fora and European civil society, and International Organisations. The enclosed structure of the programme includes parallel & poster sessions and thematic workshops. Each thematic session will be concluded by a panel discussion.