The European Commission has launched the fifth of six European Innovation Council (EIC) Horizon Prizes, on Innovative batteries for eVehicles, worth €10 million. The EIC Horizon Prizes are part of the first phase of the European Innovation Council under Horizon 2020, the EU’s Research and Innovation Framework Programme.
Lightweight electric mini-cars could soon be a common sight on the streets of Europe’s cities thanks to longer-lasting batteries, tilting and stackable design, and modular components to bring down the cost of mass production.
This report describes the implementation of the Dispa-SET model version 2.2. It extensively describes the model equations, the model inputs, and the resolution process. This version of Dispa-SET focuses more specifically on the inclusion of the heating sector, with a new dedicated module. It allows simulating the potential interactions between heat and power and the exploitation of thermal storage as a flexible resource.
The European Commission has fined Elna, Hitachi Chemical, Holy Stone, Matsuo, NEC Tokin, Nichicon, Nippon Chemi-Con, Rubycon € 253 935 000. Together with the immunity applicant, Sanyo, they operated a cartel for the supply of aluminium and tantalum electrolytic capacitors between 1998 and 2012.
Developing energy storage and integrating infrastructure in order to speed up decarbonisation were the focus of an event held on 1 March in Brussels. The High Level Roundtable on Energy Storage and Sectoral Integration brought together speakers from the European Commission, including Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete and Director-General for Energy Dominique Ristori, and the energy, automotive and chemical industries.