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Tuesday, 01 September 2015

1. Research Headlines - GEOSS: Now with more wow

Word innovation on the glassThe Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) is providing access to streams of data from around the world, but this is just one of its objectives. Enabling users to benefit from these data and derived information is another. An EU-funded project has advanced the technology, using the example of data on water, oceans and the weather (WOW). Read more

Friday, 28 August 2015

2. Research Headlines - Unlocking new recharging solutions for electric cars

Picture of the electric car at nightThe EU-funded FASTINCHARGE project is designing a more practical and efficient means of recharging electric vehicles (EV). In doing so, the project aims to make electric vehicles more appealing to consumers - helping car makers become more competitive. Read more

Thursday, 27 August 2015

3. Research Headlines - A safer, cheaper, greener Li-ion for electric cars

Picture of an electric carAn EU-funded project has developed innovative components, chemical technologies and manufacturing processes for cheaper, more-dependable and greener Lithium-ion batteries. These breakthroughs promise to boost competitiveness among European battery and electric vehicle manufacturers. Read more

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

4. Research Headlines - Pumped up about heat pumps

Picture of lounge room with modern fireplaceBuildings account for some 40% of the EU's energy consumption and CO2 emissions. More than half of them are residential, often with plenty of room for energy efficiency gains. An SME-led project funded by the EU has developed an innovative heating solution specifically for existing single-family homes. It expects this system to be on sale within a year. Read more

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

5. Success Stories - Saving water through effective knowledge sharing

Photo of a running tap of water Freely accessible online tools to enable sustainable and efficient water resource management are being developed by the EU-funded SWITCH-ON project. The initiative is currently building a web portal to host innovations such as a virtual water-science laboratory, product marketing point and meeting place. Read more

Monday, 24 August 2015

6. Research Headlines - Sunshine on demand for Spain

Picture form solar panelsThe step from design to real-world implementation is the test of any new technology. An EU-supported project showed how to combine two solar power innovations to provide sunshine energy to customers, day and night. Read more

Thursday, 20 August 2015

7. Research Headlines - Capitalising on the power of Earth Observation for economic development

Picture Earth from the spaceEOPOWER, an EU-funded project that seeks to bring Earth Observation (EO) products into wider use among environmental decision-makers, is raising awareness of EO's uses while building capacity. Strengthening the role of EO in environmental policy will contribute to sustainable economic development globally. Partners have published an online catalogue and pledged to keep up the awareness-raising after the project ends. Read more

8. Success Stories - Recharging without cables: the road ahead for electric cars

Photo of the equipment Electric vehicles are undoubtedly a form of transport with a future, but many technical challenges have to be overcome before they replace petrol and diesel-fuelled cars. Researchers in Zaragoza in northern Spain are working on resolving one of the biggest problems; how to efficiently recharge batteries. Read more

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

9. Success Stories - Measuring the cost of greenhouse gases

Photo of an industrial chimney A lack of clear data on how ecosystems deal with carbon dioxide has hindered understanding of how they are affected by land management and climate change. For a clear picture, scientists need accurate information on which ecosystems release or retain carbon and greenhouse gases (GHGs) and how much. Through detailed measurements and data analyses, EU researchers have the first answers to these pressing questions. Read more

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

10. Success Stories - An innovative, industrialised approach to retrofitting old homes

Photo of the mounting a TES element on a building An EU-funded consortium has developed innovative retrofit strategies for buildings to significantly improve energy efficiency, reduce construction time and costs, increase work-site safety and generate added value from existing residential areas. Read more

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