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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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CE4T - Clean Energy for Tourism: Project Successes

by Oxana Schmidt

The approach of "Clean Energy for Tourism" (CE4T) is the integrative, systemic optimization of the three central areas: power supply systems, electricity markets, and major consumers in the tourism industry.

The aim of the project was to advance decarbonization in ski resorts. On the one hand, this was achieved through the development and practical testing of optimization algorithms, associated interfaces, and an ICT framework for maximum energy efficiency. On the other hand, it was accomplished by utilizing all flexibility options and enhancing the integration of renewable energies.

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Review of the NEFI Technology Talk ´E-Mobility for Companies´

by Oxana Schmidt

On June 23, 2023, the NEFI Technology Talk ´E-Mobility for Companies´ took place, organized by OÖ Energiesparverband. This event was attended by 107 participants who gathered to learn about the latest technological innovations in the field of electromobility.

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Sustainable Milestone: Europe's Greenest Brick Production is Being Established in Uttendorf

by Oxana Schmidt

The most sustainable brick production within the Wienerberger Group is being built in Uttendorf: After years of collaboration with the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, the NEFI project "GreenBricks" is now launching, which is supported by the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund as part of the FTI initiative "Vorzeigeregion Energie".

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Review: NEFI Technology Talk ´Steam generation with heat pumps in industry´

by Oxana Schmidt

At the NEFI Technology Talk "Steam generation with heat pumps in industry" on 31st of May 2023, experts gave insights into the use of heat pumps in industrial processes in six presentations. Thomas Nowak, Secretary General of the European Heat Pump Association, moderated the online talk with over 90 participants.

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May 25, 2023

New Energy for Industry (NEFI) presents the Green Foundry Concept at automotive.2023

by Oxana Schmidt

On May 25, 2023 the NEFI-Team in Linz presents latest developments from NEFI project envIoTcast as part of automotive.2023, Austria's renowned conference for visions, innovations and future technologies in the field of modern mobility. In the NEFI project envIoTcast, the concept of a green foundry is being developed under the direction of the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology.

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Review: NEFI Technology Talk ´Towards a Sustainable Automotive Industry´

by Oxana Schmidt

The NEFI Technology Talk ´Towards a Sustainable Automotive Industry´ in cooperation with Pankl Racing Systems AG focused on the challenges of achieving climate neutrality in the automotive sector. More than 25 participants from different sectors, an interesting introduction to the Pankl company and an exciting exchange in the subsequent discussion round characterised this NEFI Technology Talk.

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May, 31 2023

NEFI Technology Talk: Steam generation with heat pumps in industry

by Oxana Schmidt

Heat pumps will play an essential role in the decarbonization of industrial processes. Steam-generating heat pumps, which generate steam from waste heat, are of particular interest because they can be easily integrated into existing infrastructure. This Technology Talk offers an overview of the technology, how it works and possible uses, as well as current insights into ongoing projects.  

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June, 23, 2023 09:00-12:00

NEFI Technology Talk: E-Mobility for Companies

by Oxana Schmidt

The NEFI Technology Talk´E-Mobility for Companies´ on 23 June 2023 in Linz is dedicated to technology innovations that enable progress in fleet conversion, charging concepts, ranges and the use of renewable energy. The focus will also be on the implementation of the necessary charging infrastructure with suitable load and energy management systems.

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