The projects awarded the EU funding are expected to develop technologies for capturing, storing and conversion of CO2 and contribute to the transition to clean energy through researching its social aspects, modelling, building education and research capabilities and focusing on coal-intensive regions.
Sandwiching an oxygen-rich layer of silicon between a solar cell and its metal contact has allowed researchers in Europe to break performance records for the efficiency with which silicon solar cells convert sunlight into electricity. But the challenge now is how to make these so-called passivating contacts suitable for mass production.
INEA has signed grant agreements with 29 projects that were selected for H2020 Energy funding. Some projects have already started, whereas the others will be launched the latest by January 2019.
Funded by Horizon 2020 LabelPack A+ project developed a free energy labelling tool to support the most efficient choices in heating systems. It calculates and produces the energy label for customised packages of space, water and combination heaters.
Funded by Horizon 2020 QualitEE projectaims to build trust in energy efficiency services and providers by fostering a common understanding of ‘good quality’ and standardising quality aspects of energy efficiency services.
On 30 October, the award ceremony for the National Prize2018 Environment and Energy Technology and the Special Prize2018 for Resource Efficiency took place in the MUMUTH (House of Music and Music Drama of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz). The winners of the highest national accolade in the area of environment technology were Technologies GmbH, Fronius International GmbH and Compuritas GmbH. Federal Minister Elisabeth Köstinger and Federal Minister Norbert Hofer congratulated the winners of this important award.
“The EU has been at the forefront of addressing the root causes of climate change and strengthening a concerted global response to it in the framework of the Paris Agreement. Today’s report is a remarkable endeavour of scientists to inform policy-makers worldwide and society at large. EU-funded research provided indispensable input to this undertaking. We would like to thank the scientists for their outstanding work in delivering this timely report.”
From 2 October to 7 October, the opinion of the Energy configuration (SC3) of the Horizon 2020 Programme Committee on the selection of 4 proposals submitted under call H2020-LC-SC3-2018-ES-SCC (batch 1) for EU funding is requested.
Apply for funding for your project focusing on smart cities, contributing to a smart energy system or developing renewable energy technologies and bringing them to the market. Depending on the call, the deadlines are 11/12/2018 or 05/02/2019.
GOT ENERGY TALENT (GET) is meant to be a highly competitive, merit-based fellowship programme aimed at attracting postdoctoral talent in the field of smart energy. GET will offer a total of 34 fellowships equally distributed in 2 calls. The first call opened on the 2nd of July 2018. The second one is planned for Spring 2019.