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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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The NEFI project Heat Highway wins the Upper Austrian State Prize for Innovation

by Oxana Schmidt

For 30 years, the Upper Austrian State Prize for Innovation has been awarded. In this anniversary year, the team from the Energieinstitut at JKU Linz is delighted to receive the award. The NEFI project Heat Highway, led by Key Researcher Simon Moser from the Energieinstitut at JKU Linz, has secured the first place in the research category.

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Recap of the NEFI Technology Talk: Drying Processes in Industry

by Oxana Schmidt

On October 12, 2023, the NEFI Technology Talk on Drying Processes in Industry captivated a diverse and engaged audience in a dynamic online event. With over 60 enthusiastic participants, the Technology Talk, moderated by our NEFI expert Veronika Wilk (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Center for Energy), delved into the crucial role of drying processes in industrial settings, a sector that significantly contributes to industrial energy consumption.

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FutureDays 2023: The camp for young creative minds at the Energy Systems Lab

by Oxana Schmidt

The FutureDays 2023 of the Chair of Energy Network Technology at Montanuniversität Leoben were held under the motto "Get Climate-Fit Yourself!". A diverse program awaited the participants:

In addition to engaging workshops and lectures on renewable energies, excursions were planned as well as a lot of fun in the leisure activities. Furthermore, research was conducted in the NEFI Energy Systems Lab of the Chair of Energy Network Technology.

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Review of the NEFI Technology Talk ´Hydrogen for Austria's Industry - Challenges and Solutions on the Path to Decarbonisation´

by Oxana Schmidt

The NEFI Technology Talk on the topic of 'Hydrogen for Austria's Industry – Challenges and Solutions on the Path to Decarbonisation' provided an opportunity for experts, professionals, and enthusiasts to discuss the current challenges and opportunities related to the integration of hydrogen as a key component in the Austrian industry."

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Austrian DC Pilot Factory - Direct Current Networks for Industry: First Steps

by Oxana Schmidt

The Austrian DC Pilot Factory is a pioneering NEFI-project that aims to develop and demonstrate a secure, flexible and scalable direct current (DC) network for the industry. By integrating solar power generation and a bidirectional charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, the NEFI project sets new standards in sustainable energy supply and mobility.

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Forum Aluminium: NEFI expert Christoph Zauner presents groundbreaking NEFI solutions for green foundries

by Oxana Schmidt

In early July 2023, the FORUM ALUMINIUM trade conference took place for the first time at the Glanzstoff-Areal in St. Pölten. Over a period of three days, visitors were able to experience a wealth of cross-industry presentations, best practice examples, and presentations on current industry developments and research findings.

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OÖ EDISON Innovation Award goes to NEFI project idea

by Oxana Schmidt

On June 29, 2023, the time had come - the award ceremony of the largest Upper Austrian idea competition, EDISON 2023, took place. Numerous guests attended to honor the best ideas in Upper Austria.

The "Seccon Process," developed as part of the NEFI project's TCP_to_Industry, achieved first place in the innovation category and received a special prize in the sustainability category at the competition.

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Industry4Redispatch - First Research Results Presented

by Oxana Schmidt

At the 6th consortium meeting in Graz at the beginning of July, organised by Energienetze Steiermark, significant progress was presented within the project "Industry4Redispatch" (I4RD). The meeting focused on TSO-DSO interaction, redispatch, and operational planning of energy supply for industrial facilities. The spotlight was on initial research findings that revealed promising opportunities for optimizing energy consumption.

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