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
20 Jul 2018 at 2:39am
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Research Headlines - International cooperation key to Europe's energy security
17 Jul 2018 at 5:00pm
EU-funded researchers are boosting energy cooperation between the EU and nearby countries to the south and east, advancing knowledge on integrating renewables into energy systems, as well as researching improvements in energy efficiency.
Events - 30th Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT) Conference - 16-21 Septe...
16 Jul 2018 at 5:00pm
The 30th Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT 2018), the most important conference in this field will take place in Messina, Sicily, between 16 and 21 September 2018.
The event brings together more than 800 scientists, engineers, industry representatives and exhibitors from all over the world and focuses on the latest developments on fusion experiments and activities. This year the organiser is the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, leading agency for fusion research and technology development in Italy.
The programme of the conference includes the third edition of SOFT Innovation prize award ceremony on 16 September, when the three winners will receive prizes for excellence in innovation in fusion research.
Events - Solar thermal conference: the impact of EU R&D funding / A 20 year p...
10 Jul 2018 at 5:00pm
A conference on solar renewable energy will take place in Brussels on 24 September 2018. The event will provide insights into the impacts of R&D funded through the EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation; including providing access to the solar thermal Renewable Energy R&D Impact Report and an opportunity to influence the recommendations to increase future R&D impacts. During the workshop key industry experts, including ESTELA, Solar Heat Europe / ESTIF, Tecnalia, and AEE - Institute for Sustainable Technologies, will share their insights on the future of solar thermal technologies. There will be opportunities to discuss how to increase the impacts of your own research projects.
Events - Geothermal conference: the impact of EU R&D funding - A 20 year per...
10 Jul 2018 at 5:00pm
On 20 September 2018 a conference on geothermal renewable energy will take place in Brussels. The event will provide insights into the impacts of R&D funded through the EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation; including providing access to the Geothermal Renewable Energy R&D Impact Report and an opportunity to influence the recommendations to increase future R&D impacts. During the workshop key industry experts, including TNO, the Joint Research Centre, the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) and Italian National Research Council, Inst. Geosciences and Earth Resources, will share their insights on the future of Geothermal technologies. Additionally there will be opportunities for discussion on how to increase the impacts of your own research projects. More information and registration
Research Headlines - Streamlining the development of sustainable aircraft fuels
8 Jul 2018 at 5:00pm
An EU-funded consortium is developing novel screening, modelling and optimisation processes for alternative jet fuels, supporting efforts to create a cleaner and more sustainable European aviation industry.
Events - Superconducting cables for very high power transmission - 5 July 201...
21 Jun 2018 at 5:00pm
The last special workshop of the EU funded Best Paths project will show the results of the Demonstration 5, which is developing a new superconducting direct current cable enabling power transmission of several gigawatts.
The workshop, organised by Nexans, IASS Potsdam and ASG Superconductors, will also discuss the future European grid and the opportunities for integrating superconducting transmission links.
The day will include a visit of Columbus Superconductors, which is a world leader in the manufacturing of superconducting wires.
Research Headlines - Battery factory to cut Europe's reliance on imports
13 Jun 2018 at 5:00pm
A loan guaranteed by the InnovFin-EU finance for innovators initiative under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme and extended by the European Investment Bank is enabling Swedish company Northvolt to build a battery demonstration plant. The plant will help to reduce Europe's dependence on oil and imported batteries.
Research Headlines - Wave and tidal-power design and analysis tools make a sp...
6 Jun 2018 at 5:00pm
EU-funded researchers have developed new tools for designing and analysing the economic reliability and environmental performance of wave and tidal-energy power farms. These are currently being implemented and validated in real-life situations, while the DTOCEAN consortium has secured further EU funding.
Research Headlines - Renewable energy gets a boost from smarter electricity g...
5 Jun 2018 at 5:00pm
Connecting many small renewable energy sources to electricity grids is vital for EU environmental and energy goals. EU-funded research has shown how this can be achieved more efficiently through advanced functionalities that ensure grid stability.
Research Headlines - Island life: laying the foundations for a fossil-free fu...
3 Jun 2018 at 5:00pm
The award-winning EU-funded TILOS project is tackling the sustainable energy challenges facing Mediterranean islands with practical solutions for storing, sharing and better managing power generated locally from the wind and sun.
Research Headlines - Moroccan and EU researchers set their sights on more eff...
28 May 2018 at 5:00pm
Many consider renewable energy systems to be the way forward. However, before such systems can power the future, they first need to demonstrate their viability. Researchers from Europe and Morocco have teamed up to make one specific energy system a reality - dispatchable concentrating solar plants.
Research Headlines - Overcoming grid constraints for renewable energy provision
27 May 2018 at 5:00pm
The Orkney Islands' entire electricity needs are met from renewable sources but further generation is hampered by grid constraints. EU-funded researchers are looking at how to overcome this and how to transfer the solutions to other regions.
Research Headlines - Greening aluminium production
17 May 2018 at 5:00pm
Aluminium is a vital material. Yet its production consumes vast amounts of raw materials and energy. An EU-funded project has developed waste-ore recycling processes and power-saving furnaces that could shrink the industry's environmental footprint while increasing its long-term competitiveness.
Events - EERA 10th Anniversary Conference - 26-27 June 2018, Brussels, Belgium
13 May 2018 at 5:00pm
European Energy Research Alliance will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with a high-level policy event addressing key factors for the future of the energy community in Europe and highlighting EERA´s contribution as a key pillar of the EU Strategic Energy Technology (SET)-Plan.
How should the energy research community, governments, industry and other stakeholders coordinate to contribute to the SET-Plan Implementation Plans? How can the Implementation Plans be integrated in the transition from H2020 to the next EU Framework Programme for Research & Innovation? What are the megatrends in energy transition and how can different technologies and disciplines come together to contribute shaping a sustainable energy future?
Join EERA members and representatives from EU institutions, Member States, research, industry and other stakeholders to discuss these topics.
More information about the event and registration