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An EU- and industry-funded project has developed a high-efficiency fuel cell with a long lifetime suitable for integrating renewable energy sources into smart power grids in the longer term. Some of the key components are already on the market. The advance could be part of the solution to providing Europe with clean, stable electricity supplies.
Published: 16 November 2018
The atomic structure of common table salt could hold the key to a revolution in energy storage. EU-funded researchers are developing batteries that will extend the life of your mobile, power electric cars farther and support Europe's transition to renewables.
Published: 18 October 2018
Published: 25 September 2018
Storing man-made carbon dioxide deep underground is a promising intermediate solution for tackling climate change. An EU-funded project has developed innovative techniques to help ensure the potent greenhouse gas stays safely locked up.
Published: 13 September 2018
The transition toward clean, efficient and secure energy will require more than just technological innovation. An EU-funded project is applying research insights from across the social sciences and humanities to help guide European energy policy.
Published: 11 September 2018
EU-funded researchers have discovered a new family of enzymes able to break down wood into its chemical components. The findings may lead to more efficient production of biofuels and other valuable chemicals derived from biomass.
Published: 28 August 2018
Under the InnovFin Large Projects facility, a CHF 250-million loan has been provided to increase the capacity of the High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC), which is the European Organisation for Nuclear Research's (CERN) central project for the decade. The expansion will help open up new commercial possibilities and deepen understanding of our universe.
Published: 26 July 2018
A loan guaranteed by the InnovFin-EU finance for innovators initiative under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme and extended by the European Investment Bank is enabling Swedish company Northvolt to build a battery demonstration plant. The plant will help to reduce Europe's dependence on oil and imported batteries.
Published: 14 June 2018
Need to retrieve a few tonnes of cargo from Mars? Send some seriously heavy gear into deep space? Fly out sufficient mass to deflect an asteroid? Current spacecraft would not be nearly big or powerful enough, say EU-funded researchers who have looked into a possible next-generation design based on nuclear electric propulsion.
Published: 14 May 2018
It's sleek. It's fast. It's green, and that's not just the colour of the hull. EU-funded researchers have developed an award-winning battery electric commuter ferry that can reach up to 30 knots - an impressive speed, which many had deemed unattainable for such a vessel.
Published: 20 April 2018