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February, 1 2024

Energy Lunch #62: Climate-neutral industry

by Oxana Schmidt

The 'Ich tu’s Energy Lunch' is 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 are presented, accompanied by best-practice examples. The subsequent panel discussion addresses current issues related to this topic.

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Mission Innovation Net-Zero Industries Award: AHEAD is National Winner in the category 'Outstanding Project'

by Oxana Schmidt

On December 19, 2023, the NEFI project AHEAD (Advanced Heat Pump Demonstrator) was honored with the international Net-Zero Industries Award in the category 'Outstanding Project' during a ceremonial event in Vienna. The aim of AHEAD is to develop and demonstrate an environmentally friendly alternative to natural gas for supplying heat to industrial processes using a steam-generating heat pump.

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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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January, 23 2024

NEFI Technology Talk: DC Industry

by Oxana Schmidt

Innovative direct current (DC) solutions can significantly contribute to the decarbonization and flexibilization of the industry. They simplify the system integration and coupling of renewable energies through the resource- and energy-efficient integration of electric machines, photovoltaic systems, battery storage, and electric mobility. The NEFI project Austrian DC Pilot Factory is dedicated to demonstrating a secure, flexible and scalable DC network in an industrial environment.

The NEFI Technology Talk introduces innovative DC solutions in the industry and serves as a platform for exchanging experiences with existing solutions and projects.

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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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2-3. November 2023

First International Vienna Energy and Climate Forum

by Oxana Schmidt

Under the motto "Progress by Innovation", the International Vienna Energy and Climate Forum will delve into key priorities, showcase solutions from around the world and highlight the action-oriented steps required to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.

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24. November 2023

Workshop: Energize your Business: How Your Company Achieves the Climate Change

by Oxana Schmidt

In this workshop, you will learn how to identify hidden energy-saving potentials using innovative energy technologies and smart solutions, reduce your energy costs, and make progress towards decarbonisation. The workshop will showcase technology trends and successful case studies and provide updates on energy incentives.

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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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October, 12 2023

NEFI Technology Talk: Drying processes in industry

by Oxana Schmidt

To this day, 10-25% of total industrial energy consumption is caused by drying processes. In terms of energy efficiency, the use of heat pumps together with real time monitoring solutions using infrared sensor (IR) technology show great energy savings potentials for numerous industries. This Technology Talk offers an overview of energy efficient drying applications, low-cost IR product moisture sensors and insights into future projects.

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September, 12 2023

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

by Oxana Schmidt

The Austrian industry is facing enormous challenges: By 2040, it aims to achieve climate neutrality and complete decarbonisation. Hydrogen is often referred to as the key driver for this transformation.

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