Energy System

6 Use Cases: Open Call for Innovative Grid Services

INTERRFACE, an H2020 project in the field of innovative grid services, publishes an Open Call for innovators with up to €60,000 awarded to each successful applicant. A sister (or rather parent) project of OneNet - One Integrated Power Grid for Europe, INTERRFACE was established pursuing an innovative grid architecture that fully integrates the coordination between TSOs and DSOs. To enable this…

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Sustainable bioenergy and its crucial role in driving the green transition in industries
Renewables

Sustainable bioenergy and its crucial role in driving the green transition in industries

The annual  EU Industry Days together with the EU Industry Week (local events) are Europe’s flagship annual events dedicated to the industry playing an important role in showcasing latest innovations…

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New IEA Energy Efficiency 2020 report signals reversals for First Fuel
Energy System

New IEA Energy Efficiency 2020 report signals reversals for First Fuel

The recently released annual IEA update on energy efficiency trends is grim reading. It sets out cold evidence of the concern we all share that the Covid-19 crisis has significantly damaged energy…

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One Electrical Network Infrastructure for Europe: the OneNet Project
Energy System

One Electrical Network Infrastructure for Europe: the OneNet Project

The traditional power system is experiencing a push towards innovation like never before. The abundance of renewable energy sources and solutions, increasingly fragmented stakeholder groups,…

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New report from JRC: Enabling Positive Energy Districts across Europe: energy efficiency couples renewable energy
Renewables

New report from JRC: Enabling Positive Energy Districts across Europe: energy efficiency couples renewable energy

From an energy perspective, zero or positive energy districts (PED) provide opportunities to achieve cost-effective levels of high-energy efficiency and renewable energy systems. This newly published…

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7 major challenges of a power grid and their solutions
Energy System

7 major challenges of a power grid and their solutions

Electricity is a powerful thing. In order to use its benefits, it is necessary that the amount of electricity in the grid corresponds with actual consumption needs. Due to the ever-increasing demand…

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Is the future synthetic? E-fuels and the future energy system
Energy System

Is the future synthetic? E-fuels and the future energy system

I’ve previously talked about the challenges of finding an energy source for industries needing a source of concentrated energy such as aviation or even space flight. In my discussion I highlighted the…

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The role of nuclear energy in the European decarbonization path
Energy System

The role of nuclear energy in the European decarbonization path

Last December the European Commission presented the European Green Deal, a plan which is at the core of the strategy to become a carbon neutral region by 2050. This ambitious plan requires significant…

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What is the carbon footprint of space travel?
Energy System

What is the carbon footprint of space travel?

Who couldn’t have been wowed by the recent incredible crewed Space X launch on the 30th May? Two astronauts successfully left the earth’s atmosphere to dock with the international space station on a…

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Could Ammonia be an energy black swan?
Energy System

Could Ammonia be an energy black swan?

  The ammonia market is worth about 33 billion dollars accounting for a staggering 1.8% of global carbon emissions. Produced under super high pressures from Hydrogen and Nitrogen; Ammonia…

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