Environment

Research Headlines - Encouraging cooperation to protect essential infrastructure EU-funded researchers have provided new decision support tools, training systems and online resources to allow decision-makers to assess the resilience of critical infrastructure - such as electricity and telecommunication - ...
Research Headlines - 'Green chemistry' for pharmaceuticals An EU-funded project is exploring techniques to produce key ingredients required for pharmaceuticals through more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly processes.
Research Headlines - Diving deeper to find answers to climate questions EU-funded researchers are reconstructing how the chemical composition of the world's sea water evolved, using brachiopod shells. Their findings should advance understanding of recent changes to our climate.
Events - EU Research Conference – Funding and Policies for Smart Mobility - 10 October 2017, Torino, Italy In the framework of Smart Mobility World 2017, an international event will be organized by Politecnico di Torino on October 10: “EU Research Conference - Funding and Policies for Smart ...
Events - Implementing Natura 2000 in forests: lessons learned and looking ahead - 27 September 2017, Brussels, Belgium What is the state of biodiversity in Europe’s forests? How is Natura 2000 implemented in forests, and what do we know about its effects on biodiversity and forest management? What ...
Research Headlines - Next-generation electric motor hits the road Is it possible to produce electric cars on a very large scale? At the moment, this can depend on costly materials that must be imported. More specifically, this concern relates ...
Success Stories - Green gold in our sea water Microscopic green algae may be the scourge of swimming pools, but scientists and businesses have started cultivating them on a large scale to explore how they could in fact improve ...
Research Headlines - Protecting communities from the effects natural disasters Damage and loss from flash floods, landslides and avalanches have increased in recent decades, and experts predict a further increase in intensity, frequency and impact. The EU-funded CHANGES project has ...
Success Stories - An underwater kite built to harness tidal energy It looks like a big toy, but it's a technological jewel designed to produce energy from the tides. It is a prototype kite, very different to those used for flying. ...
Research Headlines - Keeping Europeans safe and more resilient in a crisis The EU-funded DARWIN project is developing and testing European resilience management guidelines together with crisis and resilience practitioners. The objective is to make Europe a safer and more resilient place ...
Research Headlines - Study locates weak links in e-waste supply chain Important findings from an EU-funded project's investigation into how electrical and electronic equipment waste - or e-waste - is dealt with could help policymakers and law enforcement agencies put a ...
Events - European Universities in the Energy Transition: Towards a Clean Energy Future - 23-24 October 2017, Brussels, Belgium From 23 to 24 October 2017, the European University Association (EUA) in collaboration with InnoEnergy, organise the 6th UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event (ECE).
The event “European Universities in the Energy ...
Events - Biomass from landscape conservation and maintenance work as a source of renewable energy - 21 November 2017, Brussels, Belgium Final conference of the greenGain project will be organised in cooperation with AEBIOM during its annual conference European Bioenergy Future on 21. 11. 2017.
The speakers will present interesting results ...
Research Headlines - Reducing harmful emissions from diesel locomotives The EU-funded ENSPIRIT project is developing an innovative emission abatement system capable of reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) and sulphur dioxide (SO2) pollution levels and meeting stringent new regulations on particle ...
Research Headlines - The future of aviation is electric with possibilities Promising all-electric systems being developed for next-generation aircraft look set to transform the skies over Europe, reducing fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions and increasing competitiveness, according to EU-funded researchers.
Success Stories - 3D In The Air European research project scientists are exploring how to capture, process and display accurate 3D reproductions of cultural sites located in challenging environments.
Research Headlines - How EU engineers are creating stability in the renewable energy market A group of EU-funded engineers from across the continent has created a system to help stabilise electricity grids across Europe and ensure a steady energy supply for decades to come.
Success Stories - Trash To Treasure: How Can We Extract Valuable Resources From Production Waste? Greek scientists have developed a technology that allows them to obtain rare earth elements (REEs) from waste ore in an economical and environmentally friendly way.
Research Headlines - Embracing the children born of war The war ends, the foreign soldiers depart, and some may well be leaving babies behind... Whether the father was friend or foe, the local women to whom these children are ...

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