The European Commission has awarded Europe’s most promising digital innovations emerging from EU funded research and innovation projects. Gr3n (pronounced ‘green’) from Switzerland won the 2018 Innovation Radar Prize for for their breakthrough technology for ‘upcycling’ PET / polyester. The awards ceremony took place at the European Commission’s ICT 2018 in Vienna, Austria on 6 December. Five other EU-funded innovators also secured prizes at the awards ceremony.
EFSA has set a new deadline for completion of two pilot assessments on the risks posed to humans by residues of multiple pesticides in food. The assessments were originally scheduled for publication by the end of this year but have been moved back following feedback from stakeholders.
We will be discussing the inherent benefits of using public procurement strategically, as well as allowing for more innovation through public procurement – especially when public procurers join forces. This in turn, will allow for relevant green and climate smart innovations to be available at scale at an accelerated rate.
Four EU funded projects will showcase their innovative solutions in digital water management at the ICT 2018 event in Vienna on 4-6 December 2018.
For the 4th time, TP Organics launched a Call for Organic Innovations to collect solutions that advance the transformation of European food & farming systems based on organic and agroecological principles.
The Smart Specialisation Platform, managed by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commisison, organises in cooperation with the Basque Country the S3 Thematic Platform Days in Bilbao, Spain. This two-day event will bring together partners from the three thematic platforms: agri-food, energy, and industrial modernisation.
Despite the overwhelming consensus about the need for collective action to combat climate change and adapt to its effects, global efforts have not yet led to substantial carbon reductions. With the increased recognition that a decentralised, multi-stakeholder, bottom-up approach is required to address this issue, innovative and disruptive technologies have entered the spotlight. However, in the rapidly changing world of digital transformation, keeping up with such initiatives could be challenging.
The congress is a platform to exchange the latest information, to meet business partners and to get easy access to new potential clients.
Brussels, 12 November 2018: Europe needs an open legislative framework where all solutions contributing to the decarbonization of the transport sector and achieving air quality goals can be assessed on fair terms.
To reach the 2030 targets currently under discussion, engine and vehicle technologies, in combination with low carbon and renewable gaseous fuels, will still have to play an important role in the heavy-duty sector. But the current CO2 tailpipe emissions methodology has to be complemented to consider the contribution from advanced bio and renewable gas.
Natural and renewable gas is an available fuel solution that is ready to play its role today. Renewable gas production is already standard practice, and its availability and vehicle fleet is growing fast.
Therefore, just before the European Parliament’s final vote on the regulation setting CO2 emissions standard for new heavy-duty vehicles, NGVA Europe urges for the inclusion of a new complementary approach.