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Agreement to limit use of crops as feedstock for biofuels

Politicians have approved a cap on the volume of biofuel from agricultural crops that can be used for transport

A dirt cheap way of capturing CO2?

New research suggests that ordinary clay could make a relatively cheap contribution to the decarbonisation struggle. But feasibility remains a long way off

EU announces around €12 million in funding for fracking research

Disquiet among environmentalists as Edinburgh University and University College London chosen to lead research studies on the impact of shale gas exploration above and below ground

Smart specialisation: how a harsh climate inspired a tech boom

Cold air and abundant renewable energy are the ingredients for greener data centres, says Matz Engman, who helped entice internet giant Facebook to set up shop in the remote north of Sweden

VIDEO: Technology can help tackle Europe’s energy challenge

But in a time of dwindling resources in Europe and beyond, new energy technologies and processes must have efficiency as their watchword, says David Eyton, group head of technology at BP

Video: Get the incentives right or inventions will sit idle in the lab

Breakthroughs in renewable energy don’t come from Eureka moments in the laboratory, but from long term effort and investment to push nascent technologies to the point of cost efficiency, says Carlos Härtel, GE’s head of R&D in Europe

Energy Archive
Aalto University: Intermediate pseudoparticle sheds light on the energy conversion process
Researchers in Finland and Germany have unveiled the existence of a new pseudoparticle that helps explain the conversion of sunlight into...
Agreement to limit use of crops as feedstock for biofuels
Politicians have approved a cap on the volume of biofuel from agricultural crops that can be used for transport
Smart specialisation: how a harsh climate inspired a tech boom
Cold air and abundant renewable energy are the ingredients for greener data centres, says Matz Engman, who helped entice internet giant...
A dirt cheap way of capturing CO2?
New research suggests that ordinary clay could make a relatively cheap contribution to the decarbonisation struggle. But feasibility remains a long...
Climate-KIC: Move from individual projects to challenge-led programmes to maximise Europe’s low carbon activities
A new study by Climate-KIC shows how towns and cities can chart a path for a successful transition to a low...
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The Role of Science in Policymaking
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Innovation in Progress - Science|Business Network

Aalto University: Intermediate pseudoparticle sheds light on the energy conversion process

Researchers in Finland and Germany have unveiled the existence of a new pseudoparticle that helps explain the conversion of sunlight into energy.

Climate-KIC: Move from individual projects to challenge-led programmes to maximise Europe’s low carbon activities

A new study by Climate-KIC shows how towns and cities can chart a path for a successful transition to a low carbon economy. The report, ‘Maximising Europe’s Low Carbon Activities: Moving from Individual Projects to Challenge-led Programmes’ assesses programmes where public authorities have recognised the limitations of a traditional project approach, and moved towards more comprehensive programmes.

Global Desalination Innovations Announced in Saudi Arabia

To say desalination is important to Saudi Arabia – not to mention the rest of the Gulf – is a huge...

Horizon 2020 Special Coverage
Unlocking the value of Personalised Healthcare in Europe
This new study shows ICT investments could cut healthcare costs for key ailments by more than 35%.
Bigger and Simpler: A short guide to the EU's €80 billion Horizon 2020 programme
A two-year political fight formally began in Brussels on 30 November with the publication of the European Commission's plan for Horizon 2020, its omnibus R&D programme. It promises less red tape, broader benefits, and more jobs and economic growth.
Biofuels: The Next Generation
Key ideas and recommendations to accelerate the deployment of sustainable biofuels have emerged at the second in a series of three high-level academic policy debates on the energy R&D challenge, The Energy Difference
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