This international conference is an annual event organised jointly by the City of Freiburg, the City of Basel and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. This year the lead topic will be: Energising the Smart City and Region. The conference will focus on the development of local and regional strategies to increase renewable energy production and use, opportunities and limitations of smart technologies for urban energy transformation and the role of social innovation and citizen engagement.
The 9th SET-Plan Conference Energy Union: towards a transformed European energy system with the new, integrated Research, Innovation and Competitiveness Strategy has been scheduled from/for 30 November to 2 December 2016, in Bratislava.
This 11th European Conference on Industrial Furnaces and Boilers is the latest in a series of very successful Conferences which have been held in Portugal since 1988. These have been attended by a large number of delegates from over 30 countries and approximately 90 papers have been presented at each Conference.
The EU-funded TOWERPOWER project is developing reliable new techniques to continuously monitor the structural condition of offshore wind turbines. Optimising maintenance and inspections is a key way to help the sector achieve cost efficiencies.
Environmental Impact Assessments – which generally tend to be completed before offshore renewable energy plants can be built – could be delivered much more cost-effectively through applying a risk-based approach, say EU-funded researchers.
Researchers have combined sugar alcohols with carbon nanotubes to create a material capable of storing renewable energy as heat. As scientists and researchers continue to seek new ways to reduce dependency on fossil fuels and decrease the amount of CO2 put into the air, one area that is sometimes overlooked is how heat is stored.
The EU-funded ATBEST project has recently hosted its final international conference from 7 to 8 September 2016 in Linköping, Sweden, where it outlined its toolbox of innovative solutions to support and promote the future growth and sustainability of the European biogas sector.
EU-funded researchers are combining high-performance computational power with hardware and servers in order to build a more efficient, heterogeneous cloud. Whether it’s sharing files via Dropbox, saving images on Google Drive or placing an order with Amazon, we all use what is commonly referred to as ‘the cloud’ for our basic computing needs.
Research partly supported through the EU-funded EXPEER project has found that plants are increasingly adapting to increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), which could have important implications for global food security and nature conservation.
Businesses looking to cut costs and reduce their carbon footprint now have access to a new tool that evaluates the energy performance of data centres. The ever-increasing popularity of the internet, cloud computing and high-powered computing have created new and exciting ways of working, communicating and storing information.
Existing methods to capture CO2 suffer from a series of drawbacks directly affecting their output. Aiming to improve the situation, Dr. Sonia Zulfiqar has been investigating the CO2 absorption capacity of new materials based on amide polymeric ionic liquids.