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
19 Jul 2019 at 2:13am
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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.
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.
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.