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Monday, 20 October 2014

1. Research Headlines - Nano-powered boost for stone conservation

Castles and cathedrals, statues and spires... Europe's built environment would not be the same without these witnesses of centuries past. But, eventually, even the hardest stone will crumble. EU-funded researchers have developed innovative nano-materials to improve the preservation of our architectural heritage. Read more

Friday, 17 October 2014

2. Research Headlines - Research allows early warning for flash floods

IMPRINTS project allowed the research team to integrate in an Early Warning operational platform developments such as hydrological warnings based on the rainfall anticipated by meteorological models and by weather radar networks. Read more

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

3. Success Stories - European research project helps cut CO2 emissions

Global warming is the biggest threat to mankind in the 21st century as the ongoing battle against CO2 emissions takes many forms. Throughout Europe there is the growth and development of windfarms, research into wave energy, the focus on recycling, waste reduction, and prototypes of electric engines or engines fuelled by alternative energy technologies. Read more

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

4. Success Stories - Richer soil from old bones

Is it possible to produce fertilizer from animal bones? And what are the potential benefits for agriculture and the environment? To find out Futuris went to a test plant in Hungary, where an unusual experiment is under way. Read more

Monday, 13 October 2014

5. Events - Research & Innovation for a Circular Economy in European Regions - 15 October 2014, Brussels

Under the patronage of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Representation of the Region of Lazio and RTD I.2 "Eco-Innovation" are organising a one-day conference titled “Research & Innovation for a circular economy in European Regions”. The conference is taking place in Brussels on Wednesday 15th October 2014. The aim of the conference is to provide an overview on circular economy and to inform on the European policies and programmes which are supporting Research and Innovation in this field. The conference will be held in the premises of the Lazio Representation and will be attended mainly by representatives of European Regions (invitation-only event). Read more

6. Research Headlines - Uniting the front against forest fires

Forest fires are one of the greatest threats to Europe's woodlands, and their incidence is expected to increase as a result of climate change. Successfully preventing forest fires has become more important than ever. However, it remains a challenge for governments - also because forest fires tend not to respect national borders. Read more

Friday, 10 October 2014

7. Events - 2015 calls Information Day for Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge: Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials - 17 November 2014, Brussels

This Infoday is for anyone who wants to carry out a European project related to the Societal Challenge 5 and would like to know more about the objectives of Work Programme 2015 and application procedures. The purpose of the Information Day is to present the calls under Work Programme 2015 to the potential applicants as well as to provide guidance on the preparation and submission of proposals. Six brokerage sessions planned in the afternoon will be an opportunity for participants to network with other potential applicants. The Infoday will take place in the Albert Borschette Conference Centre, rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels. Read more

8. Research Headlines - Innovative paper bottles to help reduce waste

The world's dependence on plastic, a material less than 100 years old, is a growing concern for today's societies. We use almost 20 times more plastic now than in the 1950s, and while recycling is on the rise, the disposal of non-recyclable plastic waste is still an issue. In the United Kingdom (UK) alone, 15 million plastic bottles are thrown away every day, most of which end up in landfill sites, where they can remain for up to 500 years. The lack of specialised recycling infrastructures capable of dealing with plastic waste further increases the problem. Read more

Thursday, 09 October 2014

9. Events - 10 years ERA-NET Bioenergy - Research results and future strategies - 11 November 2014, Hanover, Germany

RESEARCH FOR THE AGRI-FORESTRY SECTOR, BIO-BASED INDUSTRIES, ENERGY CONSUMERS AND FOR SOCIETY - This conference brings together selected key members of the agri-forestry sector to showcase the results of innovative projects in the fields of sustainable forest management, optimised use of lignocellulosic resources, biogas production and energy crops. We will also take a policy view of the sector and discuss strategic direction, suitability and use of Era-Nets for the agri-forestry sector. The event takes place in the frame of the International trade fair for innovative energy supply Energy Decentral (www. Read more

Wednesday, 08 October 2014

10. Research Headlines - A smart way to irrigate crops - and save water

EU-funded researchers have developed a smart irrigation system that calculates the exact amount of water crops need each day. The technology allows farmers to save time, effort and water and achieve the best yield possible - drop by drop. Read more

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