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Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) are one of the most efficient and fuel flexible power generators. However, a great limitation on their applicability arises from temperature restrictions. Operation approaching room temperature (RT) is forbidden by the limited performance of known electrolytes and cathodes while typical high temperatures (HT) avoid their implementation in portable applications where ...
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SmArt BI-directional multi eNergy gAteway (SABINA)

Start date: Nov 1, 2016, End date: Oct 31, 2020,

Flexibility needs to be added to Europe’s power system to accommodate an increasing share of variable power generation from renewable sources. Indeed, service quality issues start to arise on the grid when this share in electricity consumption reaches 10%. To meet the EU’s targets for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions this share should rise to 30% by 2030 and up to 50% by 2050. The cost of thi ...
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RESCCUE aims to deliver a framework enabling city resilience assessment, planning and management by integrating into software tools new knowledge related to the detailed water-centred modelling of strategic urban services performance into a comprehensive resilience platform. These tools will assess urban resilience from a multisectorial approach, for current and future climate change scenarios and ...
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GrowSmarter

Start date: Jan 1, 2015, End date: Dec 31, 2019,

GrowSmarter aims to:• Improve the quality of life for European citizens by better mobility, housing and the quality of urban infrastructure while improving the citizens economy by lower energy costs and creating as much as 1500 new jobs (on the demonstration level).• Reduce the environmental impact by lower energy needs by 60 % and increased use of renewable energy thus reducing GHG emissions eve ...
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A Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) is a ceramic-based multilayer device that involves expensive and time-consuming multi-step manufacturing processes including tape casting, screen printing, firing, shaping and several high-temperature thermal treatments. In addition, these cells are manually assembled into stacks resulting in extra steps for joining and sealing that difficult the standardization and ...
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STARCELL proposes the substitution of CRM’s in thin film PV by the development and demonstration of a cost effective solution based on kesterite CZTS (Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4) materials. Kesterites are only formed by elements abundant in the earth crust with low toxicity offering a secure supply chain and minimizing recycling costs and risks, and are compatible with massive sustainable deployment of electr ...
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The continuous increase of the share of renewable energy sources is redefining the electrical networks. In future infrastructures, an important number of agents (sources, storage devices and consumers) will have intelligent interfaces allowing the regulation of the injection and extraction of power into the grid. This context will create multiple alternatives to increase the efficiency in electric ...
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High energy lithium sulphur cells and batteries (HELIS)

Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2019,

Lithium sulphur batteries (LSB) are viable candidate for commercialisation among all post Li-ion battery technologies due to their high theoretical energy density and cost effectiveness. Despites many efforts, there are remaining issues that need to be solved and this will provide final direction of LSB technological development. Some of technological aspects, like development of host matrices, in ...
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The overall goal of ECo is to develop and validate a highly efficient co-electrolysis process for conversion of excess renewable electricity into distributable and storable hydrocarbons via simultaneous electrolysis of steam and CO2 through SOEC (Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells) thus moving the technology from technology readiness level (TRL) 3 to 5.In relation to the work program, ECo will specifi ...
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Integrated Research Programme on Wind Energy (IRPWIND)

Start date: Mar 1, 2014, End date: Feb 28, 2018,

IRPWIND is an integrated research programme that combines strategic research projects and support activities within the field of Wind Energy, with the aim of leveraging the long term European research potential. The concept behind this programme is built on the success of existing initiatives supporting the SET Plan Agenda such as the European Energy Research Alliance Joint Programme on Wind Ener ...
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Today, Building Energy Performance Simulation (BEPS) analysis tends to show a large discrepancy with real energy performance. Most cases are due to gross mistakes rather than fundamental inadequacy of available technology and methods. The reasons are manifold. Highly simplified calculation methods are used far beyond their domain of validity. Assumed boundary conditions such as occupant behaviour ...
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Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) are one of the most efficient and fuel flexible power generators. However, a great limitation on their applicability in portable devices arises from long start up times involving high energy consumption. A recent revolution based on the integration of SOFCs in mainstream silicon technology allows overcoming these drawbacks while opening new avenues for the use of fue ...
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"The project aims at developing reliable predictive models to estimate long-term (i.e. > 20 kh) performance and probability of failure of SOFC stacks based on existing materials and design produced by the industrial partners. This will allow the realization of stacks with extended service intervals and reduced maintenance cost with respect to the present stack technology. The extension of service ...
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PREVENTIVE METHODOLOGY AND TOOLS TO PROTECT UTILITIES (PREEMPTIVE)

Start date: Mar 1, 2014, End date: Feb 28, 2017,

In recent years, we have witnessed an increase in the number and impact of cyber attacks. A successful attack might affect, or even endanger, daily human activities. Multiple countermeasures have been put in place to prevent Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attacks, but they failed, allowing the latest generation of APT. The goal of PREEMPTIVE is to provide an innovative solution for enhancing exi ...
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"Kesterite based solar cells are emerging devices with a strong interest for the development of high efficiency and low cost sustainable photovoltaic (PV) technologies. Kesterites are quaternary compounds with a crystalline structure very similar to that of chalcopyrites (CIGS: Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)2). In contrast to CIGS - where the potential for high mass production is compromised by the scarcity of I ...
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Sofc Apu For Auxiliary Road-truck Installations (SAFARI)

Start date: Jan 1, 2014, End date: Dec 31, 2016,

SAFARI aims to design, optimise and build 5 100We SOFC stacks, and to integrate then into 2 truck cab power systems comprising both rapid heating planar SOFC from ALM and microtubular SOFC from ADE, together with a battery and appliances found in a modern truck manufactured by IVECO. Additional components of the system are a gas processor to clean up the molecules from liquefied natural gas (LNG) ...
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The HILED project will advance the state of the art of Solid State Lighting (SSL) through research on innovative light engines that take advantage of full control of light. The incorporated intelligence enables responsive fine tuning of spectral properties in real time, as well as precise dimming capabilities. These smart engines with added intelligence offer natural illumination patterns that res ...
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This proposal selects a series of relevant examples of power microgeneration and storage (thermoelectric generators, vibrational harvesters and microstructrured batteries) and pushes them further into their development and performance maturity. With that goal in mind the emphasis is put on the materials themselves and their integration route into a technology able to bring the eventual solutions c ...
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Ideal Grid for All (IDE4L)

Start date: Sep 1, 2013, End date: Oct 31, 2016,

The IDE4L project will define, develop and demonstrate the entire system of distribution network automation, IT systems and applications for active network management. Active distribution networks will utilize distributed energy resources (DERs) for network management including both real time operation and long-term network planning viewpoints. DERs consist of aggregated distributed generation, de ...
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The interest in the carbon footprint of Data Centres (DCs) has become more urgent with the rapid increase in Cloud computing, High-Powered Computing, and the vast growth in Internet use, and of DCs as key enablers of this paradigm. However, whereas energy efficiency is necessary to reduce ecological impact of DCs, it is not enough. In addition, the carbon emissions of DCs are greatly influenced by ...
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"The overall objective of this project is the creation of an ITN network for the structured interdisciplinary training of researchers in advanced thin film photovoltaic (PV) technologies.The project proposes the development of new technologies compatible with the cost, efficiency, sustainability and mass production requirements that are needed to become areliable and future alternative to conventi ...
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Interfaces of Fluid Electrodes: New Conceptual Explorations (INFLUENCE)

Start date: Sep 1, 2013, End date: Aug 31, 2016,

The project proposal InFluENCE aims at improving the fundamental understanding and control of interfaces of a battery type based on Li-ion and Na-ion active materials: semi solid flow batteries (SSFB). The fact that the case study will be a SSFB set-up instead of classic lithium ion batteries is an asset, given that the methods and techniques developed are generic and could as well be implemented ...
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The Eco2CO2 project aims at exploiting a photo-electro-chemical (PEC) CO2 conversion route for the synthesis of methanol as a key intermediate for the production of fine chemicals (fragrances, flavourings, adhesives, monomers,…) in a lignocellulosic biorefinery. A distinct improvement in the ecological footprint of the envisaged chemical industries will thus be achieved by: i) boosting the potenti ...
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CEOPS project will focus on a sustainable approach for the production of methanol from CO2, which is a precursor for fine chemicals products. The approach will reinforce the link between large CO2 emitters and fine chemical industries at the European level. The concept relies on two chemical pathways, CO2 to CH4 and CH4 to CH3OH with the intermediate carbon vector: methane. Methane benefits from t ...
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The rising global interest in hydrogen as the fuel of future has prompted tremendous interest in the development of efficient hydrogen production technologies that may serve as economically viable solutions towards solar fuels.The project SOLARGENIX will investigate novel nanostructured photocatalysts starting from comprehensive theoretical and experimental investigations on visible-light active m ...
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UNION will develop nanoparticle (NP) assembly techniques, and assembly monitoring technologies to prepare novel hierarchically-ordered nanoparticle clusters (NPCs).By improving control over the synthesis and assembly of NPs we will produce materials with tailored and predictable properties. Furthermore, by incorporating hierarchical control into the assembly (through the type, size and spatial dis ...
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Oxide Nanostructures for Wireless Chemical Sensing (WIROX)

Start date: Jan 1, 2012, End date: Dec 31, 2015,

Wireless sensor nodes (the so called ”Smart Dust”) are autonomous devices incorporating sensing, power, computation, and communication into one system. The incorporation of electrical gas sensors in motes is a scientific challenge which has not been solved yet. The objective of the project is to build up an international partnership to tackle these scientific challenge developing self-powered auto ...
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SOFC Auxiliary Power In Emissions/Noise Solutions (SAPIENS)

Start date: Nov 1, 2012, End date: Oct 31, 2015,

This project aims to design, optimise and build several 200W mSOFC stacks and to integrate them into hybrid power systems comprising the fuel cell, a battery and appliances found in a recreational vehicle (RV). Additional components of the system are a gas processor to clean up the autogas propane fuel plus other equipment for electrical, mechanical and control balance of plant (BOP). All these ...
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"The objective of this project is the interchange of knowledge and the establishment of cooperative synergies between the research and industrial sectors that are required for the development and industrial implementation of advanced photovoltaic (PV) technologies for the fabrication of low cost high efficiency Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)2 (CIGS) thin-film solar cells and modules. The project aims exploiting ...
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This project will exploit the potential of chalcogenide based thin film photovoltaic technologies for the development and scale-up of new processes based on nanostructured materials for the production of high efficiency and low cost photovoltaic devices and modules compatible with mass production requirements. Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)2 (CIGS) chalcogenide based devices have the highest efficiency of all th ...
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Green eMotion aims at enabling mass deployment of electromobility in Europe. To achieve this, major players from industry, the energy sector, municipalities as well as universities and research institutions have joined forces to develop and demonstrate a commonly accepted and user-friendly framework consisting of interoperable and scalable technical solutions in connection with a sustainable busin ...
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The key objective of this multidisciplinary project is to intensify and consolidate cooperation between research groups from member states and Third countries on topics of synergy in research, innovation, sharing common expertise and technology transfer in the area of photovoltaic, more specifically in Kesterite materials. This project will provide the possibility to the involved research organiza ...
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Hospitals are known to be large energy consumers and in most European countries the high proportion of ageing building stocks makes hospitals amongst the least energy efficient public buildings. Nowadays there is a growing urgency to achieve real energy savings from existing building stocks and to build more sustainable new hospitals.The GREEN@Hospital project aims at integrating the latest ICT so ...
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SOI-HITS is an ambitious, innovative and timely STREP project that will enable significant energy consumption savings and reduce waste in processes such as: combustion in domestic boilers; oil & gas storage and transportation; CO2 capture and sequestration. It aims to deliver at least 15% saving of energy consumption in domestic boiler industry (~40 million domestic boilers in the EU with a growth ...
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High quality and energy efficient LED illumination for art (LED 4 ART)

Start date: Jan 1, 2012, End date: Dec 31, 2014,

The Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's famous "universal judgement" from 1541 is one of the most impressive icons in European art works and is ranked sixth worldwide in the number of visitors with 4.44 million visitors per year.The illumination of art certainly belongs to one of the most ambitious tasks in interior lighting with respect to requirements towards the light quality. Thus in many museu ...
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An increasingly important factor in the construction of data centres is the use of modular building blocks as opposed to bespoke facilities. This modular approach is becoming popular due to lower costs, shorter building times, and flexibility of design. However, as this flexibility gives a broad spectrum of configurations, there is significant scope for analysing the energy efficiency aspects of t ...
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The objective of S3 is developing breakthrough technologies in gas sensing that will provide higher sensitivity and selectivity at reduced cost. This objective will be pursued by bringing together excellence and complementary skills of ropean Union and Russian groups. Enhanced sensitivity and selectivity will enable toxic and explosive gases to be detected against a background of air constituents ...
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