Providing detailed information on non-food biomass availability and appropriate conversion technologies will help to boost Europe's sustainable transition to a bio-based economy.
FET seminar "Artificial photosynthesis: From basic principles to technological impact"
The next FET seminar “Artificial photosynthesis: From basic principles to technological impact”, organised by DG CONNECT, DG RTD and DG ENER, will focus on presenting how the artificial photosynthesis works.
The main speaker will be Dr. José Ramón Galán-Mascarós from the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) and coordinator of the FET Proactive project A-Leaf.
The seminar will take place on Thursday 15 March 2018 from 14:30 to 17:00 at the Research Executive Agency (Covent Garden building, room COV2 15/SDR1, Place Rogier 16, 1000 Brussels). The seminar is intended for all interested colleagues and internal or external experts.
EU loan helps Swedish start-up to test commercial viability of new battery cells production processes
Swedish start-up company Northvolt will build a first-of-a-kind battery cells manufacturing line for use in the automotive, stationary energy storage and industrial sectors in Västerås, Sweden, thanks to an up to €52.5 million loan from the InnovFin Energy Demonstration Projects (EDP) facility - funded under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme.
DEMOSOFC at fostering the transition towards a circular economy in Europe
On Tuesday 27 February, a unique symposium on circular economy will take place in Brussels at the Thon hotel, featuring Fuel Cell Hydrogen Joint Undertaking project DEMOSOFC as part of its programme. Running since 2015, DEMOSOFC has put into operation the largest biogas-fed fuel cell plant in Europe. The plant is a combined heat and power energy system, working by recovering the biogas obtained from the digestion of the sludge produced by Turin's wastewater treatment process. The fuel cell plant generates zero-emission energy as it is CO2 neutral and has no contaminants nor pollutants emissions. The replication potential of this installation is very significant.