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The EU-backed Urban-Nexus project has designed and tested novel approaches, including café style debates and visualisation techniques, to help promote multi-stakeholder dialogue and knowledge sharing in cities and regions. The goal: more integrated sustainable urban development for cities of the future.
Published: 8 December 2016
EU-funded scientists are developing dedicated biomass crops that are drought tolerant so that they can be grown on land unsuitable for food crops. This will help sustainable bio-based energy and raw materials to succeed in Europe without applying pressure on food resources.
Published: 5 December 2016
Research shows that many people are put off buying an electric vehicle because of their limited operating range - the distance that they can travel before they need charging. An EU-funded project is tackling one of the functions reducing range by consuming energy: interior heating and cooling.
Published: 15 November 2016
An EU-funded project has developed a dynamic self-printing advertising solution, harnessing many of the advantages of both paper-based billboards and electronic displays at a fraction of the environmental cost - energy consumption is around 50 times lower than that of LED billboards!
Published: 8 November 2016
Many areas worldwide struggle with high levels of arsenic in the water supply. Scientists from Argentina - where several regions are affected - are collaborating with European colleagues to find solutions in the context of an EU-funded project. Together, they intend to develop a low-cost system to produce safe drinking water for people and livestock.
Published: 7 November 2016
Marine microorganism data from anywhere in the world is now easier to access. The EU-funded project that made this possible also developed the research infrastructure and legal framework necessary for industry to fully tap the potential of microbial life in the oceans.
Published: 4 November 2016
Catalysts transform carbon-derived chemicals into ingredients for products that people use every day. EU-funded researchers have identified new enzymes and processes for low-waste bio-based catalysts - supporting chemical-based industries to use resources sustainably.
Published: 3 November 2016
EU-funded researchers are testing new Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) solutions in six European cities to improve urban mobility, cut emissions and boost opportunities for high-tech European SMEs.
Published: 31 October 2016
EU-funded project XERIC plans to develop a climate-control system for electric vehicles that can cut energy use by half. Reducing energy use would extend the range of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid cars, making the industry more competitive.
Published: 26 October 2016
The identification of perennial grasses that make strong candidates for biofuel production and new drying techniques are among the results of the OPTIMA project - along with a call for support for farmers that will enable them to turn their marginal land into valuable biomass.
Published: 25 October 2016