The selected idea holders were invited to Berlin to join the EIT RawMaterials Summit 2019 that gathered over 400 stakeholders to discuss the latest on innovation and new technologies covering the entire raw materials value chain. During the summit, the raw materials community celebrated the winners of the EIT RawMaterials Battery Challenge!
Municipalities and other public authorities across Europe spend huge amounts of money on the purchase of goods, services and
works each year – according to European Commission estimates, public procurement accounts for 14% of EU GDP1. A very wide
variety of items are procured, from office supplies, to canteen catering services, from street furniture to the construction of
municipal buildings. In almost every case some form of transportation of people or products is required to deliver the contract.The BuyZET project aimed to understand the impact of this spending on transportation flows in EU urban areas, to see how procurement may be used to best support the shift to sustainable mobility.
The results from the fifth EIT InnoEnergy’s PowerUp! competition – which saw participation from over 300 start-ups from 24 countries across Central and Eastern Europe – have now been announced.
Since the beginning of May, Ellen the first all-electric ferry built in the framework of the Horizon 2020 Project E-Ferry, has started its first official sea trials.
The areas of focus for the fifth EIT InnoEnergy PowerUp! include energy, mobility, cleantech, heating, clean air and smart technologies, meaning there is a wide variety of different products and solutions on show. The participants all have one thing in common though: they are bright, ambitious and confident that their products and services can change our world for the better.
The expert panel aims to discuss the conditions that could facilitate a full role out of EVs. It will develop the discussion focusing first on specific topics, trying to address challenges and solutions that could facilitate greater EV deployment: freight and mass transit, charging infrastructure and batteries. A fourth panel will provide indications for CEM governments on the policies that are most relevant to move towards a deep transition towards electric mobility.
The first multi-energy station in Iceland opened today, 15 May 2019, in Reykjavík. The station, built in the framework of the Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) project, is the third hydrogen station in Iceland, and the first combined station where biomethane, fast charging and hydrogen are all available under the same canopy.
In principle approval of the European Investment Bank to support Northvolt’s gigafactory for lithium-ion battery cells in Skellefteå, Sweden. Pending finalisation of due diligence and negotiations, the EIB’s financing commitment is foreseen to be €350 million.
On Friday 17 May 2019, the International Sustainable Mobility Forum, focused on Hydrogen-based Emission-less solutions, will take place as part on EU Green Week 2019 at Museu Ferroviário / Rail Museum, Entroncamento, Portugal.
This forum aims to promote a meeting of the supply and demand of innovative hydrogen and fuel cell solutions in transport systems in the context of emissions-free mobility. The event will bring together suppliers of technology solutions, industry, transport management entities and fleet owners, urban planners, land managers and decision makers – among others – promoting mutual updating on opportunities and challenges related to the use of hydrogen. Hydrogen ecosystems, such as production, storage, distribution, refueling and end-use, are presented through innovative pilot projects carried out in the context of European projects and strategies.
PRIME, the European Network of Rail Infrastructure Managers published today its second internal benchmarking report based on 2012-2017 data from 15 organisations. It includes 49 selected key performance indicators (KPIs) in various performance dimensions, such as punctuality, costs, resilience, sustainable development and safety.
In 2018 the European Union (EU) exported € 4.7 billion worth of electric cars and hybrid electric cars that can be driven in combination with a petrol or diesel engine. Imports of electric and hybrid electric cars were worth € 1.6 billion, resulting in a trade surplus of € 3.0 billion.
In the first quarter of 2019, nearly 60% of all new passenger cars registered across the EU ran on petrol, while less than one third was fuelled by diesel.
All alternatively-powered cars combined accounted for 8.5% of the EU market, with electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECV) accounting for 2.5% of all cars sold in the region during the first quarter of this year.
With climate change high on the agenda of most financial institutions, the agreement provides that at least 20% of the available funding will be channelled to companies with climate-relevant business models or plans. The eligible sectors include sustainable public transport, for example in the form of electric buses.
In 2017 there were 262 million cars registered in the European Union (EU) Member States. Around 2 million (0.8 %) of these were classified as either electric cars or hybrid electric cars that can be driven in combination with a petrol or diesel engine.
Over half the time (61.4%) that electric vehicles spend connected to public charging stations, they’re idly occupying a space that another car could use, according to a JRC-led study of e-vehicle charging times in the Netherlands.