In October 2020, the Results Pack Social Sciences and Humanities in Energy Research featured SMARTEES, a project that explored the concept of social energy innovations and how they evolve over time. The project has helped shed new light on how social innovations develop and their effects on local populations, including vulnerable groups.
There is a strong need to transition to a carbon-neutral economy in Europe to reduce pollution, address the increasing resources constraint and support economic growth. The aim of the EU-funded SYSTEMIC project was to select the most promising technologies and demonstrate how they can be implemented for the valorisation of biowaste into green energy and products at large scale.
The EU-funded S3FOOD project is championing digital innovation in Europe’s food processing industry. Its smart digital tools are helping food SMEs reduce their energy consumption while maintaining their productivity. According to a news item posted on the project website, this could lead to energy savings of up to 40 %.
Armed with digital technologies, the EU-funded HyperCOG project is helping to create the factories of the future. Its smart system promises to increase production performance and reduce emissions and energy use in Europe’s process industries. Industry 4.0 is bringing about a complete overhaul of existing processes, and blurring the lines between the digital and physical worlds.
A new EU-wide public database enabling consumers to compare the energy efficiency class and other data about different household products has been launched by the European Commission this week. With detailed information on well over 1 million products, the European Product Registry for Energy Labelling (EPREL) breaks new ground in helping EU consumers become more energy efficient.
The EU-funded DiBiCoo project has launched the Biogas and Gasification Matchmaking Platform, a free online hub connecting countries that import and export biogas and biomethane technologies. The platform serves as a database for stakeholders in the biogas and gasification field, while also offering a business matchmaking feature and a biogas and gasification knowledge base.
Smart grids enable efficient and reliable access to energy while decreasing emissions and energy costs and are prerequisites to a sustainable, productive and equitable society. Innovative tools for distribution system operators will foster a smooth and successful green energy transition. EU funding of the inteGRIDy project and its consortium of 31 partners supported the development and piloting of holistic solutions to address the technical and business challenges faced by DSOs.
The vision of the EU FLEXCHX project is to realise a process for optimal use of the seasonal solar energy supply and available biomass resources to satisfy the seasonal demand for heat and power, and to simultaneously produce low-GHG fuels for the transport sector. Behind FLEXCHX there is a multi-national consortium composed of RTD organizations, industry and SMEs representing the entire value chain.
The FIThydro wiki is a comprehensive collection of mitigation measures, methods, tools and devices for the assessment and measure implementation of fish-friendly hydropower. It also includes practical examples from the FIThydro test cases. The wiki, developed by SINTEF, is now accessible online. One of the objectives of FIThydro is to catalogue existing and to develop new solutions (mitigation measures), methods, tools and devices (MTDs) to improve conditions for fish while at the same time maintaining hydropower production.
This map presents the statistics of some european programmes. Filters can be used to view the list of programmes running in a given country or to refine the search. All the detalis of the chosen campaigns can as well be seen. Moreover, there is an option called "proposing country view", where the statistics by proposing country can be seen. Furthermore, there is also an option to filter Commission Campaigns, in order to view the campaigns rn directly by the European Commission.
This EC proposal follows the same approach as the current Ecodesign Directive. Such requirements will be set in the product-specific legislation and will include rules to make them more durable, reliable or reusable between other characteristics. In apreliminary assesment, the Commission has identified that textile products, furniture, tires, lubricants, iron, steel, aluminium, detergents or paints could be suitable for the first work plan.