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Solar collection installation developed by EU project helps Turkish hospital meet energy needs

2018.01.09

Turkey faces a wider range of temperatures from hot summer days to very cold nights, which means it has both substantial heating and cooling needs for its building stock. Energy efficiency measures need to be earthquake resistant as the country lies one of the world’s most seismic zones.

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New photovoltaic production technique reduces cost while boosting stability

2018.01.09

Perovskite solar cells are cheap to produce and simple to manufacture. Improving their efficiency, as one EU-backed project has just done, makes them an ever-more compelling alternative source of energy.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

2017.12.18

Christmas is the time of loving, giving and sharing.
May the spirit of this season fill you with warmth, happiness, and optimism.

CENERG Team

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research*eu RESULTS PACK - All aboard for better marine stewardship through research and innovation

2017.11.21

The latest research*eu RESULTS PACK– a collection of articles on EU-funded projects dedicated to a specific field of scientific research – is now available in free, accessible PDF. This brochure provides a detailed snapshot at the EU’s wide array of research interests with regards to the Earth’s marine environments.

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Trending Science: 2016 atmospheric carbon dioxide surges to levels not seen in 800 000 years

2017.11.09

According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) the level of CO2 recorded in earth’s atmosphere in 2016 was up 50 % on that of last ten-year average. Research stations located in 51 countries returned measurements of concentrations of carbon dioxide and other ‘warming gases’ such as methane and nitrous oxide, showing a dramatic rise.

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Photovoltaic panels – improving methods of measuring electron transfer

2017.09.06

Current methods of measuring electron transfer in photovoltaic panels are ambiguous, but new research supported with EU funding is helping to distinguish between the response of the substrate and that of the sensitiser.

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Getting CCL technology ready for use at coal power plants

2017.08.22

Among second generation carbon capture technologies stands ‘Calcium carbonate looping’ (CCL). But even though it is considered less toxic than alternatives and proved to yield low efficiency penalties, the method is still far from being market-ready. SCARLET-enabled breakthroughs are expected to give it a push.

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Chemical looping combustion for CO2-neutral gas facilities

2017.08.22

A novel gas combustion method removing the need for expensive gas separation has been successfully scaled-up. The novel method has gas-to-steam efficiency penalties much lower than alternative CO2 capture technologies, as well as a CO2 avoidance cost reduced by 60 % compared to amine scrubbing. The consortium is already looking to extend it to biomass combustion.

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