Research & Development

Resource Efficiency

Portal aims to help the seeds of innovation to grow
An online portal is aiming to promote the results of European environmental research and development by providing details of a range of promising eco-innovations, and rating their “technology readiness”. The Innovationseeds portal went public in mid-2012. It has established a library of results...
Making building materials greener
Life-cycle assessment reveals potential for eco-innovation and substitution of traditional materials by natural, local equivalents to cut the environmental footprint of buildings. The impact of a building on its environment has just as much to do with the materials used to construct it as with...
Developing second-generation biofuels for commercial flights
Airbus and Honeywell are working with others to develop biofuels that could satisfy nearly a third of global demand from commercial aircraft by 2030 without affecting food supplies Airbus, JetBlue Airways and International Aero Engines will work with two Honeywell companies – UOP and Honeywell...
Integral cylinder pressure sensor cleans up diesel engines
The 2008 EUREKA Lillehammer Award went to a glow plug pressure sensor that can cut nitrogen oxide (NOx) and soot particle emissions from car diesel engines by up to 90%. As a result of work in the EUREKA CYPRESS project, diesel cars can now meet new EU and US emissions standards with reduced...
Cleaning up on off-road diesels
A diesel particulate filter technology developed in a German project funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is set to clean up emissions from off-road construction vehicles. Reduction of nitrogen oxide and particle emissions from diesel vehicles has been a major problem....