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Refrigerated warehouses may soon be storing more than food

Refrigerated warehouses may soon be storing more than food

Monday, 24 de January de 2022

Refrigerated food warehouses consume large amounts of electricity and produce significant amounts of waste heat. A novel energy storage technology developed with EU funding will improve the sector’s energy profile, support renewables, and contribute to Europe’s ambitious carbon neutrality and sustainability plans.

CEF-DIGITAL. Call for proposals 2022

CEF-DIGITAL. Call for proposals 2022

Monday, 17 de January de 2022

Calls for proposals under the digital part of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF Digital) programme. With a planned budget of €258 million, the calls aim to improve digital connectivity infrastructures and contribute to Europe's digital transformation. Deadline: 22 march

47 million fund to protect intellectual property of EU SMEs in their COVID-19 recovery and green and digital transitions

47 million fund to protect intellectual property of EU SMEs in their COVID-19 recovery and green and digital transitions

Tuesday, 11 de January de 2022

The Commission and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) launched the new EU SME Fund, which offers vouchers for EU-based SMEs to help them protect their intellectual property (IP) rights. This is the second EU SME Fund aiming at supporting SMEs in the COVID-19 recovery and green and digital transitions for the next three years (2022-2024).

Commission proposes new EU framework to decarbonise gas markets, promote hydrogen and reduce methane emissions

Commission proposes new EU framework to decarbonise gas markets, promote hydrogen and reduce methane emissions

Monday, 20 de December de 2021

the Commission has adopted a set of legislative proposals to decarbonise the EU gas market by facilitating the uptake of renewable and low carbon gases, including hydrogen, and to ensure energy security for all citizens in Europe. The Commission is also following up on the EU Methane Strategy and its international commitments with proposals to reduce methane emissions in the energy sector in Europe and in our global supply chain.

In focus: The digital transformation of our energy system

In focus: The digital transformation of our energy system

Thursday, 16 de December de 2021

Data is intrinsically linked to two of the major political priorities of the European Commission, the digital transition of the EU economy and society and the clean energy transition under the heading of the European Green Deal. While the link to the digital transition is clear and obvious, the role that digitalisation can play in reaching our long-term ambition of becoming climate-neutral by 2050 is perhaps less evident, but no less important.

Greenhouses join plants in the energy conversion business

Greenhouses join plants in the energy conversion business

Monday, 13 de December de 2021

Until recently, there were opaque photovoltaic panels, and there was transparent glass. Innovative nanomaterials bring photovoltaics and transparency together in greenhouse panels that convert the sun’s light into electricity, while augmenting plant photosynthesis.

Commission welcomes approval of the Pact for Research and Innovation in Europe and future governance of the European Research Area

Commission welcomes approval of the Pact for Research and Innovation in Europe and future governance of the European Research Area

Monday, 29 de November de 2021

The Pact for R&I defines common values and principles for research and innovation in Europe, such as freedom of scientific research and free circulation of researchers and knowledge. It also outlines 16 shared priority areas for joint action, ranging from fostering open science for faster sharing of knowledge and data, to reinforcing the scientific leadership and excellence of the European Union, with the involvement of all European regions and citizens.

Reusable construction technology reduces CO2 and waste

Reusable construction technology reduces CO2 and waste

Monday, 29 de November de 2021

As a general sustainability principle, reuse of materials is usually preferable to recycling. REUSE applies this to the construction industry, developing technology for easy reuse across building projects, benefitting the environment with less carbon dioxide and polluting waste.

EU invests over 1 billion in innovative projects to decarbonise the economy

EU invests over 1 billion in innovative projects to decarbonise the economy

Wednesday, 17 de November de 2021

The European Union is investing over €1.1 billion into seven large-scale innovative projects under the Innovation Fund. The grants will support projects aiming to bring breakthrough technologies to the market in energy-intensive industries, hydrogen, carbon capture, use and storage, and renewable energy. The projects are located in Belgium, Italy, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden.