The Energy Union: from vision to reality

The fourth report on the State of the Energy Union, adopted, shows that the Commission has fully delivered on its vision of an Energy Union strategy guaranteeing accessible, affordable, secure, competitive and sustainable energy for all Europeans. Europe is already a global leader in fighting climate change. European policies implemented over the last five years Read more about The Energy Union: from vision to reality[…]

€385 million support for production of electricity from renewable sources in Lithuania

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a scheme to support electricity production from renewable energy sources in Lithuania. The measure, open to all types of renewable generation, will contribute to the EU environmental objectives without unduly distorting competition. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “The scheme will contribute to Read more about €385 million support for production of electricity from renewable sources in Lithuania[…]

Business case for industrial waste heat/cold recovery

Specific Challenge: Energy and fuels represent an important part of the production costs in several Resource and Energy Intensive Industries (REII). While a lot of technical progress has already been done in REII to reduce the energy consumption of the main industrial processes, significant parts of the input-energy are still lost in the form of Read more about Business case for industrial waste heat/cold recovery[…]

Big data solutions for energy

Specific Challenge: Tomorrow’s energy grids consist of heterogeneous interconnected systems, of an increasing number of small-scale and of dispersed energy generation and consumption devices, generating huge amounts of data. The electricity sector, in particular, needs big data tools and architectures for optimized energy system management under these demanding conditions. Scope: Innovation Actions targeting large-scale pilot test-beds Read more about Big data solutions for energy[…]

€50 million programme to support rural electrification in Tazania

The new financing agreement will support the access of Tanzanian citizens to affordable and sustainable energy through extending energy grids as well as expanding distribution networks. During the signing ceremony, Commissioner Mimica said: “Our important programme worth €50 million will help accelerate the Tanzanian people’s access to modern energy. It will provide electricity to over 3600 villages in Read more about €50 million programme to support rural electrification in Tazania[…]

Picosun’s ALD solutions transform battery technology

Picosun Oy, the leading supplier of advanced ALD (Atomic Layer Deposition) thin film coating technology, now provides ALD equipment to transform battery manufacturing. The sustainable energy economy of the future, greener transportation, and the increasing number of portable, mobile and personal electronic devices all require improved means for local energy storage. Nanostructured, solid-state thin film Read more about Picosun’s ALD solutions transform battery technology[…]