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.
The Department of Rural Development and Environment of the Government of Navarra has approved the distribution of the Waste Fund for the year 2022, consisting of EUR 5,143,275 from the tax on landfill disposal and incineration of waste and fines resulting from waste infringements.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.