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European Research 2002

The European Research Area and the Framework Programme

Brussels, 11-12-13 November 2002

Exhibition

9. Sustainable development and global change

Stand title

Management of Radioactive Waste

Exhibitor 1

Firstname

Werner

Lastname

Bechthold

Organisation

FZK

Country

Germany

Exhibitor 2

Firstname

Christer

Lastname

Svemar

Organisation

SKB

Country

Sweden

Description of the activities presented on the stand

1) BAMBUS Project:

The project deals with backfilling and sealing of repositories for high-level radioactive waste (HLW) in rock salt. The main Objectives are:

- to increase the data base on thermo-mechanical phenomena and processes in backfilled HLW disposal drifts

-to develop and confirm computer codes and material models required for predicting these processes

- to conduct a post-test evaluation programme of a nine years field experiment on HLW disposal in rock salt formations to verify observed disagreement between predicted and measured backfill compaction data

2) Prototype Repository Project:

The Prototype Repository is set up to simulate a part of the KBS-3 repository under realistic conditions regarding geometry, materials and rock environment. Spent fuel is in this simulation replaced by electrical heaters for simulation of the heat generation. It is a full-scale test of the KBS-3 method for deep geological disposal of spent nuclear fuel in crystalline rock.

 

Stand title

Reactor Safety

Exhibitor 1

Firstname

Roland

Lastname

Zeyen

Organisation

JRC Petten at CEA Cadarache

Country

France

Description of the activities presented on the stand

The PHEBUS Fission Product Programme is a wide international research effort to investigate LWR severe accident phenomena, in particular in core melt progression up to melting and pool formation and the subsequent fission product release. Four out of six integral in-pile experiments have already been carried out in the Phébus facility operated by the French Institute de Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) in collaboration with the European Commission, the French Utilities (EdF), and with a number of countries using nuclear power: USA, Canada, Japan, South Korea and Switzerland.

 

Stand title

Fusion Energy Research

Exhibitor 1

Firstname

Rosa

Lastname

Antidormi

Organisation

European Commission

Country

Belgium

Exhibitor 2

Firstname

Douglas

Lastname

Bartlett

Organisation

European Commission

Country

Belgium

Description of the activities presented on the stand

Fusion is one of the options for future sustainable and large-scale energy supply. The European fusion programme, aimed at this long-term objective, is managed by the Commission with the research carried out by the Euratom Fusion Associations and European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA). Current R&D activities, including the EU contribution to the preparation for ITER (an international collaboration aimed at making the next step towards the realisation of fusion power) are presented. More information on fusion can be found at the EFDA stand in the Exhibition area.

 

Stand title

Fuel Cells And Hydrogen

Exhibitor 1

Firstname

Ulrich

Lastname

Bünger

Organisation

LBST

Country

Germany

Exhibitor 2

Firstname

Jan-Welm

Lastname

Biermann

Organisation

IKA

Country

Germany

Description of the activities presented on the stand

HYNET – a thematic network dealing with standardisation, regulatory and safety issues for hydrogen.

Also, FUERO, a cluster of projects addressing the development of fuel cell vehicles.

 

Stand title

Renewable Energy Sources

Exhibitor 1

Firstname

Rolf

Lastname

Ostrom

Organisation

European Commission

Country

Belgium

Exhibitor 2

Firstname

Garbine

Lastname

Guiu Etxeberria

Organisation

European Commission

Country

Belgium

Description of the activities presented on the stand

As examples of renewable energy sources :

a selection of running projects researching and developing thin-film photovoltaics components and systems.

a series of projects dealing with biofuels for transport.

 

Stand title

Integrated and Cleaner Systems

Exhibitor 1

Firstname

Jürgen

Lastname

Schmid

Organisation

Institut für Solare Energieversorgungstechnik, ISET

Country

Germany

Exhibitor 2

Firstname

Annette

Lastname

Cutler

Organisation

Technology Initiatives Ltd on behalf of CO2NET and Statoil ASA

Country

United Kingdom

Description of the activities presented on the stand

The integration of Renewable Energies and Distributed Generation into the future European electrical energy network. The cluster co-ordinates 6 projects aiming to support the transition of today’s energy supply towards a more decentralised and market oriented supply structure.

Sleipner CO2 injection and "SACS – Saline Aquifer CO2 Storage" is the first industrial scale CO2 storage project in the world. The poster shows data that are being collected to model and verify the CO2 distribution in the sandstone and help demonstrate the long-term feasibility of CO2 storage.

 

Stand title

Strategy and Socio-Economy

Exhibitor 1

First name

Domenico

Last name

Rossetti di Valdalbero

Organisation

European Commission, DG Research (Energy)

Country

Belgium

Exhibitor 2

First name

Marialuisa

Last name

Tamborra

Organisation

European Commission, DG Research (Environment)

Country

Belgium

Description of the activities presented on the stand

Socio-economic and strategic research provides a substantiated scientific background to policy formulation, especially in relation to Sustainable Development. Research is focused on:

Energy, economy, environment and integrated models for policy simulations and forecasting (including long-term issues);

Quantification and monetary valuation of socio-environmental damages ("external costs");

Definition and incorporation of sustainability indicators in decision-making;

Social acceptability and implementation of policies and technologies in the field of energy and sustainable development.

 

Stand title

Understanding Biodiversity

Exhibitor 1

Firstname

Allan D

Lastname

Watt

Organisation

Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

Country

United Kingdom

Exhibitor 2

Firstname

Steven

Lastname

Declerck

Organisation

Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology

Country

Belgium

Description of the activities presented on the stand

The maintenance of biodiversity is the key measure for sustainability. The BIOTA cluster will help to co-ordinate and to provide common purpose to an important collective European effort to develop biodiversity research. This may help to increase awareness of new and emerging scientific trends in biodiversity. The cluster will also allow us to identify and promote innovative, efficient and state-of-the-art methods to assess and conserve biodiversity. BIOTA comprises more than 24 projects and 9 further projects will join it. The cluster then will involve about 380 participating organisations.

 

Stand title

Water for Sustainability

Exhibitor 1

Firstname

Wim

Lastname

De Lange

Organisation

RIZA – Institute for Inland Water Management and Waste Water Treatment

Country

Netherlands

Exhibitor 2

Firstname

Panagiotis

Lastname

Balabanis

Organisation

European Commission

Country

Belgium

Description of the activities presented on the stand

The development of sustainable water resources management requires integrated approaches taking into account environmental, economic and social aspects. The CATCHMOD initiative has been initiated with a view of developing and harmonising integrated modelling tools that should be used by water authorities for planning and managing water resources at the scale of river basin, thus supporting the implementation of the Water Framework Directive. The stand provides information on EC research projects and activities for developing harmonised tools and bridging the gap between research and policy.

 

Stand title

Forecasting for Safer Seas

Exhibitor 1

Firstname

Silvana

Lastname

Vallerga

Organisation

International Marine Centre (IMC)

Country

Italy

Exhibitor 2

Firstname

Yves

Lastname

Desaubies

Organisation

Institut Francais de Recherche et d’Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER)

Country

France

Description of the activities presented on the stand

Operational oceanography is the long-term observation of the oceans and atmosphere, with the rapid interpretation of the data to provide forecasts. The Operational Forecasting cluster of EC projects is helping to build a European capacity in this field. This will provide ocean-state forecasts for end-users including shipping, fisheries, offshore operations, policy makers, etc. Two typical projects will illustrate these efforts: MAMA, Mediterranean network to access and upgrade the monitoring and forecasting activity in the region; MerSea, Marine Environment and Security in the European Area.

 

Stand title

Maritime Integration

Contact(s)

Lastname

Smith

Camisetti

Firstname

Joanne

Carlo

Organisation

University of Strathclyde

Cetena SPA

Address

75 Montrose street

Via ippolito d’aste 5

Postal code-City

G1 1 XJ - GLASGOW

16121 - GENOVA

Country

United Kingdom

Italy

Telephone

+44 0141 5484783

+39 010 5995483

Fax

+44 0141 5520557

+39 010 5995790

E-mail

joanne@cad.strath.ac.uk

Carlo.camisetti@cetena.it

Description of the activities presented on the stand

Research in the maritime sector has, on one side, the task of allowing the competitive development of the European industry, while enhancing the attractiveness for passengers and freight shippers in order to balance the modal distribution of transport.

In this stand two projects are presented that answer these needs. The INTEGRATION project aims at selecting, simulating and testing ship/terminal technologies which can improve multi-modal transport.

VRShips-ROPAX integrates effort to provide a standardised platform upon which a variety of maritime industries can function. The aim is to integrate and simulate critical technologies of ship systems to ensure safe and reliable transportation of goods and people.

 

Stand title

Rail 2020

Contact(s)

Lastname

Gardiner

Nieuwenhuis

Firstname

Richard

Drewin

Organisation

ARRC

UNIFE

Address

The innovation centre, 217 Portobello-

221 AV Louise

Postal code-City

SI4 DP - Sheffield

1050 - Brussels

Country

United Kingdom

Belgium

Telephone

+44 11 42220150

+32 2 6261260

Fax

+44 11 42220155

+32 2 6261261

E-mail

mark.robinson@sheffield.ac.uk

drewin.nieuwenhuis@unife.org

Contact(s)

Lastname

Janig

 

Firstname

Nils

 

Organisation

TTK

 

Address

Gerwigstrasse 53

 

Postal code-City

76131 - Karlsruhe

 

Country

Germany

 

Telephone

+49 721 6250331

 

Fax

+49 721 6250333

 

E-mail

nils.jaenig@ttk.de

 

Description of the activities presented on the stand

The European railways are facing the challenge of shaping the railway system for the 21st century and addressing the future mobility demands of European citizens. For this purpose, the European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC) was created. It includes stakeholders from the European railway sector, the European Commission and the EU Member States.

ERRAC established the Strategic Rail Research Agenda (SRRA) which paves the way to the future of railways in Europe. It is a powerful instrument aimed at catalysing competitive and collaborative research around a long-term, common, forward-looking, strategic path.

The "RAIL 2020" stand incorporates two examples of collaborative research networks between academia, operators, suppliers and authorities to facilitate the SRRA implementation: Libertin and Trainsafe.

 

Stand title

Clean & Efficient Engines

Contact(s)

Lastname

Cornetti

Giorgio

META-Ricerche S.n.c.

Via Servais 200/Z

10146 - Torino

Italy

+39 011 729252

+39 011 7724663

cornetti@iol.it

Firstname

Organisation

Address

Postal code-City

Country

Telephone

Fax

E-mail

Description of the activities presented on the stand

The thematic network "Efficient and low emitting propulsion technologies (PREMTECH)" joins together projects, funded at Community level, dealing with the development of clean, efficient and intelligent Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) running on conventional or alternative fuels.

The network activity is structured to:

identify linkages and favour the integration of the network projects with facilitation of the technology transfer;

design and update the road map of ICEs;

perform the cost effectiveness assessment of measures concerning the ICE advanced technologies taking into account the integration with other technologies.

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