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13/07/2022

EU project InShaPe – Next innovation leap in metal-based additive manufacturing

Munich, Germany – In many industrial sectors, such as in the automotive industry, in aerospace or in the energy sector, the demand for special metal components that are light and have a high strength is increasing. Modern gas turbines, for example, require extremely stable and at the same time lightweight heat shields. An important manufacturing process for this is the powder-bed fusion process of metals using laser beam (PBF-LB/M). Depending on the application, the process is not yet always competitive compared with conventional production in terms of unit costs. The research and innovation project InShaPe, funded by the EU with EUR 6.8 million, aims to make a decisive contribution to the further development of the technology. Under the coordination of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), here the Professorship of Laser-based Additive Manufacturing, ten partners from seven countries are working together on the project.

14/06/2022

Clariant produces first commercial sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol at new plant in Podari, Romania

  • After construction completion in October 2021, the plant underwent a thorough commissioning process and has successfully started  production
  • The offtake of the entire production has been contracted to global energy company Shell for several years
  • The flagship plant will process approx. 250,000 tons of straw to produce approx. 50,000 tons of cellulosic ethanol per annum
  • The production start at this first sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol plant proves the commercial viability of Clariant’s innovative technology and with that supports the licensing business strategy

01/09/2021

EU funded project CIRCULAR FoodPack to develop a system for circularity of packaging for direct food contact applications

Freising, Germany – CIRCULAR FoodPack aims to facilitate the circular use of plastic packaging addressing the most sensitive product category: Food. The food packaging sector constitutes of 87%1 of all European flexible plastic multilayer-composites. Such composites are used to fulfil the high requirements for food preservation and safety. Since such material combinations are inseparable, the multi-layer composites cannot be recycled into high-quality materials by state of the art recycling technologies, which counteracts the intentions of a circular use. Instead, most multi-material composites go to landfill or energy recovery. Furthermore, the reuse of recyclates in food packaging applications is clearly restricted by EU legislation2. The potential presence of undesired substances in the recyclates hence requires appropriate methods of decontaminations. Therefore, CIRCULAR FoodPack will further develop the Tracer-Based-Sorting systems to separate food from non-food packaging, enhance mechanical and physical recycling processes and eco-design innovative mono-material food and personal care packaging that will be easy to sort and to recycle.

11/05/2021

UAS4EUROPE Networking Conference: From breakthrough ideas to breakthrough innovation

Brussels - On 11 May 2021, UAS4EUROPE, the informal network of European Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS), held its biennial Networking Conference, this time as a virtual event, with high-level keynote speeches, a political discussion, interactive workshop sessions, face-to-face matchmaking and a virtual exhibition.

21/01/2021

The best of two systems: New EU project “HyFlow” to develop a smart hybrid energy storage system

Landshut, Germany - Modern energy grids rely on renewable energies such as wind and solar power and are characterised by higher fluctuations in both power generation and energy consumption. In order to absorb resulting power peaks and to cope with the increased demand for renewable energies, modern energy grids need more dynamic storage systems. The task is to optimally dimension the capacity and power of such energy storage systems and to ensure a secure, affordable and environmentally friendly energy supply. Smart combinations of storage systems, so-called hybrid storage systems, offer a solution for this. The development of such an efficient, sustainable and cost-effective hybrid system is the objective of the European research project HyFlow, in which eleven partners from Germany, Italy, Spain, the Czech Republic, Austria, Portugal and Russia work together under the coordination of Landshut University of Applied Sciences. HyFlow is being funded by the EU until 2023 with EUR 4 million.

05/09/2019

Advanced biofuels require a favourable legal framework in the EU

  • Innovative, climate-neutral technologies are ready for the market and can significantly reduce CO2 emissions within the European transport sector.
  • Advanced biofuels will be in use soon and are critical for achieving the ambitious climate objectives of the EU.
  • Policy makers must set the course for industry and create a stable framework for climate-friendly innovations and investments in the European transport sector.
  • With REDII, the European Union is making a step in the right direction.

17/06/2019

EU Project CIRCULAR FLOORING enables environmentally friendly recycling of post-consumer PVC floor coverings

Freising, Germany – End-of-life flexible PVC floor coverings potentially contain ‘legacy plasticizers’ which may no longer be used today for reasons of consumer protection and which in the meantime have been replaced in the EU by safer alternatives. State-of-the-art recycling of such flooring with recovery of PVC in virgin-like quality therefore requires a technically sophisticated separation of these ‘legacy plasticizers’.

21/05/2019

Circular Economy

EU Project MOVECO presents Innovation Award and Transnational Strategy for Circular Economy.

16/07/2018

The Circular Economy – A Model for the Future

EU project MOVECO publishes new online platform for exchanging resources and products

26/04/2018

From energy to logistics: controlling complex systems more effectively thanks to new algorithms

The new European Training Network “MINOA” is looking for doctoral students for four years of international training and research in applied mathematics

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