‘Hydrogen technologies and systems’ was selected as a key strategic value chain for EU industrial policy. This conference will help identify the areas that are ready to accelerate the EU-wide rollout of available technologies in all related sectors.
The first “Energy & Environment Clustering Event”, hosted by Durham Energy Institute at Durham University and facilitated by the EUA Energy & Environment Platform, will focus on the need for new skills and knowledge for the energy and climate transition. It will also highlight the crucial mindset change needed to increase efficiency in the use of raw materials and reduce harmful emissions. The concept of the circular economy and the important role of consumers will be addressed.
Another truck drives through the gates of Italy’s National Research Council in Padua, heading towards the premises of Consortium RFX. More equipment is on its way to MITICA (Megavolt ITER Injector and Concept Advancement) – an experiment which will test the potential of a Neutral Beam Injector (NBI) prototype similar to that of ITER.
All-too-often it takes global disasters or looming events to bring countries together for a common cause. Climate change is perhaps the biggest ‘event’ of this kind, an existential threat driving international research cooperation in a new sustainable solution called solar-thermal electricity (STE). But it takes leadership to forge such a grand alliance of scientists, engineers, technicians and companies prepared to back progress in this field. Europe stood up when it was needed.
High-level nuclear waste includes long-lived and high-radiotoxic radionuclides. An EU-funded project helps to solve this issue by carrying out the research needed to build a facility that is capable of splitting material with long radioactive half-lives into radionuclide products with 1 000 times shorter half-lives.
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is selecting new members for its Governing Board. Leading academics, business representatives, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers are encouraged to apply and help drive Europe’s ability to innovate.
To get closer to commercial fusion power we need to invest in materials able to withstand conditions similar to those of DEMO, the fusion device that will follow ITER. Europe and Japan have agreed to develop LIPAc – a prototype accelerator to validate the design of the low energy part of a neutron source facility aiming to qualify materials.
The biennial trade fair for haulage and urban transport professionals SOLUTRANS is where innovation and information in the HGV sector come together, for all businesses. SOLUTRANS, the urban and road transport solutions show, will welcome you for its 15th edition, from 19 to 23 November 2019, at Lyon Eurexpo.
At this largest event of the cogeneration sector in Europe, the latest trends from the energy world will be discussed with industry representatives, policymakers and other key stakeholders. Focus will be placed on the role that cogeneration can play in achieving Europe’s climate and energy goals.
In the morning, the conference will explore how the EU budget can be used to address the climate emergency and respond to public concerns following scientists’ demands for climate action – most recently expressed in the ‘green wave’ at the EU elections.
In the afternoon, a capacity building workshop will build on the morning conference and bring together civil society organisations from different countries to gather feedback and recommendations on the topic.
Governments around the world are setting increasingly ambitious climate targets while at the same time pursuing challenging national policy goals such as affordable and sustainable energy for all. In many cases, achieving these goals will require technologies that either do not yet exist, or are not yet ready for market, meaning innovation will be critical. Technology innovation can be a game changer across all sectors, including power generation, industry, buildings and transport.
The utility-driven, case-study led conference programme also includes a technology-innovation panel, a series of end-user driven round table discussions, a live demo lab of the latest vendor tools, an exhibition area displaying state of the art DER and flexibility technologies, an extended blockchain tutorial and a networking evening reception open to all participants.
The committee was consulted on the Energy configuration (SC3) of the Horizon 2020 Programme Committee on the selection of 2 proposals, submitted under call H2020-LC-SC3-2019-RES-IA-CSA, for EU funding (batch 2).