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The NEFI project HEAT HIGHWAY is being honored with the Styrian State Prize, the Energy Globe Styria Award

by Oxana Schmidt

The NEFI Heat Highway project was honoured with the Energy Globe STYRIA AWARD 2024 in the category RESEARCH. The Styrian state prize is awarded annually to the best and most innovative Styrian projects.

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Recap of the NEFI Technology Talk "Photovoltaics for Businesses“

by Oxana Schmidt

The NEFI Technology Talk "Photovoltaics for Busineses" of the OÖ Energiesparverbandes on May, 16th, 2024 in Linz was dedicated to technology innovations and new solutions for operational PV systems.

The event with 114 participants offered an overview of the market, research news, successful project examples and information on current funding opportunities.

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Recap of the NEFI Technology Talk 'Economically viable flexibilities in industry - Low Hanging Fruits?'

by Oxana Schmidt

On April 17th, 2024, 23 visitors gathered at the Chair of Energy Composite Technology at the Montanuniversität Leoben to discuss the flexibilisation of industrial energy consumption in the future renewable energy system.

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Recap of the NEFI Technology Talk 'Stable power grids despite fluctuating energy generation'

by Oxana Schmidt

On April 10th 2024, the NEFI Technology Talk took place as part of the oö Zunkunftsforum Zukunftsforum Oberösterreich (= Future Forum of the region Upper Austria), bringing together more than 50 participants to discuss the challenge of stable electricity grids despite fluctuating energy generation.

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Recap of the NEFI Technology Talk 'Industrial Waste Heat Utilization with High Temperature Heat Pumps'

by Oxana Schmidt

The NEFI Technology Talk on "Industrial waste heat recovery with high-temperature heat pumps" on April 3rd, 2024 was a complete success. Around 90 participants came together to discuss the latest developments and challenges in this field.

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Upper Austrian State Prize for Innovation

by Oxana Schmidt

Innovation has a long tradition in Upper Austria. Last year, the State Prize for Innovation demonstrated for the 30th time how Upper Austria's innovative strength is fueling progress in our country. Courageous companies that focus on future technologies, break new ground with products and services and pursue innovative strategies are what set us apart.

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Review of the Industrial Energy Efficiency Conference within the framework of the international conference WSED

by Oxana Schmidt

The decarbonisation of the industry is one of the central challenges of the energy transition. The Industrial Energy Efficiency Conference, which took place on March 7, 2024, as part of the World Sustainable Energy Days organized by the OÖ Energiesparverband in Wels, presented new developments surrounding the industrial energy transition.

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Recap: LEGO® Serious Play® Workshop

by Oxana Schmidt

The NEFI innovation network offers a platform for cooperation between Austrian industry, renowned research institutions and the general public in order to implement the decarbonization of the manufacturing, energy-intensive industry through research projects.

The use of the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method in this context underlines the importance of new perspectives for the successful implementation of the energy transition. Creative methods such as these are particularly suitable for dealing with complex issues and conflict-laden topics.

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Recap of the Energy Lunch #62: Climate-neutral industry

by Oxana Schmidt

The 'Ich tu’s Energy Lunch' was an information and networking event organized by the state of Styria, focusing on the current important issues and challenges of the energy transition.

During the event, strategies for the industry's transition away from fossil energy supply were presented, accompanied by best-practice examples. The subsequent panel discussion addressed current issues related to this topic.

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Recap of the NEFI Technology Talk 'DC Industry'

by Oxana Schmidt

On January 24, 2024, the NEFI Technology Talk 'DC Industry' captivated a diverse and engaged audience in a dynamic online event. The Technology Talk introduced innovative DC solutions in the industry to over 80 participants from manufacturing companies, energy technology providers, and research, fostering a lively exchange of experiences about current and future solutions. The event provided an ideal platform for networking and expanding the NEFI community.

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Study shows: climate-neutral industry by 2040 is feasible

by Michael Wöss

The study "transform.industry - transformation paths for a climate-neutral industry in Austria in 2040" shows various solutions that reconcile climate protection with innovation and competitiveness.

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The Seccon facility within the NEFI project TCP_to_Industry has commenced its test operation

by Oxana Schmidt

As part of the NEFI project TCP_to_Industry, the pilot operation of a patented process for the processing of secondary raw materials has commenced.

The test facility was officially inaugurated on November 21, 2023. Project partner Seccon installed the first "Small-scale demonstrator" at the Pettenbach Technology Center. This enables the examination of various input materials on an industrial scale. In the test facility, among other things, aluminum and bio-fertilizer can be recovered from used coffee capsules.

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