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Keep the Energy at the right place! (EnergyKeeper)

Start date: Jan 1, 2017, End date: Dec 31, 2019,

Main idea is to allow individual users and urban communities in remote (isolated) areas to benefit from a local low carbon economy.The project will enable the communities and individual users to participate in the smart grid context, it will develop an intelligent storage solution optimizing the communities demand and supply. The solution will be scalable towards size of the community (30-10.000 h ...
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The Vision of HypoSens is to develop a widely accepted,non-invasive and crucial prognostic tool for breast cancer progression in early stages to help clinicians and specially oncologists to decide about prompt therapy approaches to patients and improve quality of life and expectancy. Our breakthrough research will focus on the development, pre-clinical and clinical validation, and industrial demon ...
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The aim of the project is to implement and demonstrate at large scale the long-term technological and economic feasibility of an innovative, sustainable and efficient solution for the treatment of high salinity wastewater from the F&D industry. Conventional wastewater treatments have proven ineffective for this kind of wastewater, as the bacterial processes typically used for the elimination of or ...
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"Pears rank third among the most important tree fruits grown in the world and fourth among all fruits for which statistics are available. Pears are a highly perishable, seasonal product, they need to be picked up before maturation and should undergo through a postharvest treatment to be commercialised in optimal conditions along the year. During this process pear production can be significantly re ...
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"Pressed wood panels are composed of chopped or cut wood that are glued together using adhesives. Most of these resins are petroleum based products containing a hazardous chemical: formaldehyde. The acceptable levels of formaldehyde in wood pressed products have been reduced over the past decades due to increased public awareness on its effects on health and the consequent consumer demand for non- ...
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More than 99% of European Food & Drink companies are small and medium enterprises. Industrial food production generates a lot of polluting wastewater. the Urban Waste Water Directive has set strict regulations to the quality of waste water discharged from these industries to the environment. But treating wastewater is expensive. The smaller the company is, the more expensive it is to treat 1m3 of ...
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In the last 10 years, EU beef production has declined nearly 15% due to decreased consumer demand because of animal disease issues. As the concern about food poisoning is growing among consumers and Food Standard and safety agencies, the food industry is called to bring in changes. On the other hand, current consume by and best before dates are confusing for consumers. A recent survey indicates th ...
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New Generation of orthopaedic Biomaterials (NEWBIOGEN)

Start date: Aug 1, 2014, End date: Oct 31, 2016,

Biomaterials industry and especially the orthopaedics sector represent a large market globally with growth rates of 7-15%. Unfortunately current biomaterials are not optimal and cause pain and distress to a large number of patients. Particularly their life cycle is very small compared to the average starting age of musculoskeletal disorders. The raw materials used can cause neurological problems a ...
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Bioplastics like PHA are long-term sustainable alternatives because they can show equal performance to conventional petrochemical plastics, originate from renewable non-food resources and are 100% bio-degradable. Although PHA shows better performance than alternative bioplastics (PLA and starch), the market uptake of PHA biosplastics shows the following obstacles: 1) PHA is expensive (>4.5 €/kg), ...
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The electronics/displays and photovoltaic (PV) sectors are massively growing industries with sales worth > €3 trillion and €100 billion, respectively. Of strategic importance, they are major contributors to EU GDP. Despite their many positive impacts, these industries face threats of: (i) sustainability of growth in terms of raw materials, energy and environment and (ii) competitive threat from As ...
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Microorganisms in swimming pool water can pose a serious health threat and pool disinfection is therefore compulsory by law in all developed countries. The most common disinfectant is chlorine, which is always found in its active form, hypochlorous acid (HOCl), in pool water. HOCl is rapidly decomposed by UV light, losing its bactericide effect, and a continuous supply is needed to maintain safe l ...
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Polyurethane (PUR) is one of the most versatile materials ever created, present in the cars, under the carpets, as packaging material, cushioning material in almost all furniture and bedding. The European PUR foam sector has 50.000 companies that employ over 1.6 million people.Polyurethane foam technology consists on foam building by reacting two chemicals, isocyanate and polyol, in the presence o ...
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Cost-effectiveness for controlling emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) in industrial waste gas depend on the characteristics of the gas emitted. SMEs affected by VOC emission Directive 99/13/EC (wood, printing, surface cleaning, dry cleaning, leather, vehicle refinishing) generate low and variable concentrations of several different VOCs in small volumes of waste air. This profile of VOC ...
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"European Chemicals Industry supplies European Textile & Clothing industry with textile fibres, 75% of which are synthetic (polyester, elastane, nylon). The European Biomass Industry needs to gain market share to the petrochemical industry as supplier of sustainable biomaterials to the Chemicals Industry. More than 99.9% of the world synthetic fibers are made of non-renewable petrochemical resourc ...
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The stringent Solvent Emission Directive (1999/13/EC), fully transposed in 2007, imposes limitations of emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) due to the use of organic solvents in paints and varnishes. The most economical way of limiting VOC emission is using water-based coating formulas in which water replaces a substantial amount of the organic solvents traditionally used. Unfortunately, ...
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Currently, display industries, LCD and OLED displays manufacturing is based on Indium-Tin Oxide (ITO) Transparent Conducting Films (TCF). Nevertheless, Indium metal is a very scarce material and its worldwide resources are becoming increasingly limited. Thus, the prices of produced displays based on ITO will inevitably rise day by day if no alternative material is developed to replace it. More ...
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Current methods to provide fire protection of light steel structures lack performance and has resulted in a decrease in structural steel market share. State-of-the-art intumescent coatings (ICs) is not a robust technology due to extensive coating and drying times, and low fire resistance (FR) values. There have not been any innovative solutions to overcome such problems in the last few years, resu ...
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The consumption of plastic materials in agriculture and horticulture in EU has dramatically increased in the last decades posing serious problems of environmental and economic concerns. Agriculture and Horticulture sector generates about 1.2 Mt of plastic waste per year in the Europe, where almost 30% (336 Kt) are coming from accessories such as nets and clips for plant support and plastics pots a ...
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Cultivation of edible mushrooms Agaricus Bisporus in Europe is an economically valuable Industry that employs 50,000 employees with a production 965,000 tonnes and 1,300M Euros sales. Pests and diseases in this industry causes loses of 60M Euros related to Pest control. The main pest insects causing crop losses in Europe are Sciarid flies, whereas the main diseases are the fungus Verticillium, My ...
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The EU market for processed foods is changing: there is now an increasing demand by consumers for foods that have undergone fewer changes during processing, foods that resemble more to the original raw materials with high nutritive values, flavour and a “natural” image.These pressures are especially significant for a SME dominated sector, the dried foods: although it represents more than €8 billio ...
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The PYROCHAR project brings together five SMEs and three research institutions to address the increasingly pressing issue of sewage sludge disposal in Europe. PYROCHAR will provide small municipalities and their waste water treatment plants (WWTPs) with an economically and environmentally sound solution for the treatment and disposal of their sewage sludge.The implementation of European Directives ...
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Meat tenderness has long being recognized as the most important attribute of meat, greatly influencing consumer acceptability. After meat slaughtering, shortening of the muscle protein fibers causes the meat to become tough (“rigor mortis”). For meat to become enough tender to be sold to the final consumer, it has to be under chilling storage for a period ,between 7-90 days, resulting in high meat ...
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The heat loss per area through windows (U-value) is still much greater (around 1.0 W/m2K) than through the building’s walls and roofs. Reduction of window heat loss is essential to reduce the energy use of buildings and their environmental impact as required by the recast Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), Directive 2010/31/EU.While substantial effort has been made to improve glazin ...
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Energy efficiency is using less energy while maintaining an equivalent service. EU set a target for 2020 of saving 20% of primary energy consumption. Nearly 40% of the energy is consumed by buildings. Large efforts are being invested in future low energy buildings, but the reality is that existing buildings represent 99% of the stock. The EPBD recast sets minimum requirements for existing building ...
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As associations of the European plastic and rubber industry, one of our main duties is to monitor potential markets in order to identify novel trends and emerging market niches which can bring growth opportunities to our enterprises, mainly SMEs. In the sector of plastic and rubber seals there is clear and growing demand for higher performance, “zero-leak” seals. A seal is a device that joins mech ...
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The European rail network is getting more and more important in the transportation sector: it hosts high speed-trains, higher loads of more passengers or goods, with increased frequency. This determines a higher mechanical load for the moving parts of the carrier involved: therefore, increasing inspection and maintenance are required in order to guarantee safety and well-being of trains. One of th ...
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We all like aesthetical pleasant colors in our every day products: kitchen and bath accessories; domestic appliances; architectural, nautical or automotive fittings; electronics components; jewelry; medical devices. In fact color coatings are present in most everyday products. PVD is one of the most promising coating processes offering brilliant and decorative finishes, superior hardness and wear ...
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Slaughterhouses (mainly for pigs, cattle and poultry which make up almost 93% of the total world meat production) produce large amounts of different wastes and wastewaters. Direct disposal of highly polluted wastewater and organic residues into the sewerage system without prior treatment on the other hand is mostly not acceptable due to resulting environmental and ecological problems and the risk ...
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The ultimate goal we seek in ASTHMAPOC project is to develop a “ready to the market” point-of-care disposable device for self-patient management of chronic asthma. According to WHO statistics more than 235 million people suffer from asthma worldwide. As for all other chronic diseases, effective management of asthma is full of challenges because of the difficulties in determining the appropriate t ...
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Technical limitations constrain the use of wind turbines (WT) in extreme (cold) climates. These arise in Northen (Scandinavia, Scotland) as well as high altitude (Switzerland, south Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Austria) regions in the EU. The main challenge is ice formation on the WT blades which significantly reduces their performance and can ultimately cause shutdown. Power losses related to i ...
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LIMOWOOD solution will develop a Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) made of a recycled thermoplastic polymer and natural reinforcing particles derived from wood. The resulting material will represent a number of advantages:•Weight and density comparable to current wood-based pannels (700 kg/m3). This will provide reduction in the cost of transport of furniture items and use of cheaper fasteners and fitt ...
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Europe is the first producer of glass containers worlwide. However, various threats endanger the sustainability of this key industry: imports from low-cost labour countries outside Europe increased and more than 14,000 employments were lost in the European glass industry during the last 3 years. In addition, glass directly competes with other materials for packaging applications, especially plasti ...
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"Greenhouse cultivation under plastic has allowed converting apparently unproductive lands in modern agriculture exploitations. Different types of plastic materials such as Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC), Poly Carbonate (PC) and Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) are commonly used for cladding of greenhouse structures. However, most of plastic polymer films are prone to photo-degradation when exposed to ...
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Agriculture in the European Union faces some serious challenges in the coming decades:competition for water resources, rising costs, competition for international markets, changes in climate and uncertainties in the effectiveness of current European policies as adaptation strategies. Greenhouse production appears as an alternative to face some of the upcoming challenges. In 2009, the surface dedic ...
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New building strategies addressing climate change effects and reduction of heating/cooling energy are two fundamental issues at EU level. Figures as the 35,000 excess deaths attributed to the last heat wave in the continent in 2003, or 10% of the world’s energy being used just for heating of buildings support European citizen’s concerns and new EU legislation. New national and communitarian string ...
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The strategic overall objective of this project is to produce the highly innovative product in the Solar Thermal market segment, the All Glass Mid Temperature Direct Flow Thermal Solar Vacuum Tube (SOLEGLASS in the future text). That will be achieved by combining the latest cutting edge technology developments in Solar Thermal and Glass industries and the comprehensive and focused research activit ...
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The main scope of the MEATCOAT is the development of a new functional antimicrobial edible coating for meat packaging to improve the integrity of products during distribution and commercialisation. The proposed system will increase shelf-life of the product due to their antimicrobial characteristics. The present proposal aims help end-user communities of SMEs: the fresh food industry (and particul ...
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"The strategic overall objective of the proposed project is to develop an optical light distribution system that will significantly increase the productivity of existing open pond algae cultivation plant designs while maintaining low capital and operating costs and consequently reducing the overall costs per unit mass of algae oil produced.Light intensity is a key parameter affecting algae growth. ...
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"Congenital and acquired diseases of the heart are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the world today; 7.2 million people die each year due to coronary heart disease, being the first cause of mortality in population above 60 years old, and the second cause after HIV in world wide young population. There is an urgent demand for new methods to repair and replace damaged cardiovascular ...
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The Eposbed Demo project aims to bring into the market a Specialty or Medical Bed for hospitals that assist patients with limited mobility in bed. Eposbed lab-scale prototype has been successfully developed in the FP7-SME-2007-1, Eposbed project nº 222064, although we only could perform those tasks devoted to its research development. In Eposbed Demo we aim to use the advanced knowledge, complemen ...
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