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Smart delivery of cost efficient hydrogen - SPERA

Chiyoda Corporation, an engineering company in Japan, proposed the global hydrogen supply chain concept by liquid organic hydrogen carrier with Toluene /Methylcyclohexane system. In this method, hydrogen is fixed to toluene with the hydrogenation reaction and converted into SPERA Hydrogen, which can be transported by chemical tanker at the normal atmospheric temperature.

NanoPCM: High performance, low cost, nano-insulation foam with improved LCA

A high performance insulating foam has been developed for building applications by the NanoPCM project. The innovation lies in the encapsulation of Phase Change Materials (PCM) within a polymer matrix with addition of nano materials, the encapsulation being carried out via a zero-waste spray-drying process.

FIEMSER

Among the challenges related to matching the global increasing energy demand, there are resource deficiency and emissions of greenhouse gases. Two common responses to meet these challenges consist of introducing measures to decrease the energy consumption or choosing more sustainable energy sources. This dual approach can be found in the project FIEMSER (Friendly Intelligent Energy Management System for Existing Residential Buildings), where the development of a ground-breaking energy management system for buildings (BEMS) is currently taking place. The project is funded under the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission (FP7), a grant funding programme, running for three years and coming to an end in 2013. 

TyGRE

In recent years, the quantity of Solid Waste collecting has increased significantly in the EU and other industrialized countries. The problem of managing waste strongly affects not only the environment protection but also resource savings. The storing of waste tyres represents a problem within the waste management strategy of the European Community: the world production amounts to 7 million tons (according to the European Tyre Recycling Association, Report 2008), of which 3 million are generated in Europe which corresponds to 2% of the total solid waste production. Even today the final destination of nearly 23% of such an amount is the landfill, with the consequent loss of high added value materials and the adverse environmental impact.

ENVIROGRIDS

ENVIROGRIDS aims at collecting and gathering spread data concerning the Black Sea catchment area as well as building a network of information and observation systems to address environmental and societal benefit aspects within a changing climate, demographic and land use framework.

ESTOMAD

ESTOMAD stands for Energy Software TOols for Sustainable MAchine Design. This project aims to enhance existing ICT tools for functional design of machines with capabilities for energetic modelling. This innovative eco-designing approach should enable machine designers and manufacturers to make their machine more energy efficient without losing any functional capacities.

ECOPROTECTION

Bitumen is a petroleum-based material used in many applications within the construction sector. The material can for instance be applied as a binding agent in roads or as roofing materials for flat roofs. Despite the present awareness in the use of natural resources, especially of fossil origin, bitumen is not widely recycled yet. In many countries a more common method of getting rid of the material is incineration or landfilling, mostly due to a lack of alternative damage-reducing techniques