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NEFI - New Energy for Industry developed scenarios for climate neutrality in industry

by Oxana Schmidt

The domestic manufacturing industry emitted about 28 million tonnes of CO₂e into the atmosphere in 2021 and is thus responsible for more than one third of the total emissions in Austria. In their current study, the experts of the NEFI innovation network have developed three scenarios that provide important impulses for a climate-neutral future of Austrian industry.

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Review: Industrial Energy Efficiency Conference at the WSED

by Oxana Schmidt

The Industry Energy Efficiency Conference at the beginning of March was dedicated to accelerating the industrial energy transition.

'Motivating examples from and for industry' brought success stories about the corporate energy transition and showcase companies to the stage. Head of the NEFI_Lab Thomas Kienberger presented successful solutions from NEFI projects.

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NEFI Power Women for the Decarbonisation of Industry

by Oxana Schmidt

Despite numerous efforts to promote and address the issue, the proportion of women in technical professions remains low. On the International Women’s Day, the NEFI Innovation Network will bring successful female technicians to the stage. They are NEFI project managers or are pushing the decarbonisation of industry with their know-how and expertise.

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03.03.2023 14:30 – 16:30

Heat Highway: Using decarbonised heat sources via supra-regional heat networks. Workshop organised in the context of the NEFI project Heat Highway

by Oxana Schmidt

The use of industrial waste heat is essential for the decarbonisation of heat supply. Interregional heat transmission networks connect urban consumption centres and waste-heat-intensive industrial sites and, in doing so, traverse areas with further heat sources and sinks.

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Steam without gas

by Oxana Schmidt

On January 25, 2023, the new NEFI project AHEAD (Advanced Heat Pump Demonstrator) was presented in Vienna. in collaboration with the biopharmaceutical company Takeda, the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation, and Technology (BMK), the Climate and Energy Fund, and the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology.

Under the leadership of the AIT Center for Energy, a steam-generating heat pump is being integrated for the first time in an industrial operation. The aim of this natural gas-free steam generation is to achieve a CO₂ reduction of up to 90 percent at one of Takeda's largest pharmaceutical production sites in Vienna, using only natural refrigerants.

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15.-17.02.2023

IEWT 2023 – International Energy Economics Conference at the TU Vienna

by Oxana Schmidt

The Future of Energy MARKETS in Europe against the Background of New Geopolitical Imbalances

The 13th International Energy Economics Conference at the TU Vienna (IEWT 2023) will focus on the recent disruptions of the European energy system, the associated market dislocations and necessary regulatory interventions, as well as on the current questions triggered by them on how we can maintain the originally envisaged long-term paths of decarbonisation and transformation of the energy system.

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SANBA – Smart Anergy Quarter Baden: Project Achievements

by Oxana Schmidt

The completed SANBA project shows that a so-called anergy or low-temperature heating/cooling network can also be used for heritage-listed buildings as an innovative solution for the local coverage of heating and cooling needs.

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Clean Energy for Tourism: Management and Optimisation of Electricity Consumption in Ski Resorts

by Oxana Schmidt

The final consortium meeting of the NEFI project Clean Energy for Tourism took place from 19-20 September 2022. In this project, Salzburg ski resorts, as well as technology and research partners such as the AIT, BEST, Faradis, World Direct, Sattler Energie Consulting and the Montanuniversität Leoben, led by Salzburg AG, investigated opportunities for applying energy system flexibility, CO₂ mitigation options - as well as energy savings, in addition to the increasing the amount of integration of local renewable energy generation in ski resorts.

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That was #NEFI2022 - 2nd International Scientific Conference of the Innovation Network

by Oxana Schmidt

On the 13th/14th of October 2022, the second international scientific conference of the NEFI Innovation Network took place in Linz. The focus was on the importance of research and innovation as well as the necessary framework on the path to a climate-neutral industry.

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Review: NEFI Technology Talk: Decarbonisation of heating and cooling supply with geothermal energy and industrial waste heat

by Oxana Schmidt

The energy transition is also a heat transition, and this aspect has hardly been talked about so far. Since the beginning of the year, the energy crisis has brought this challenge into the public sphere. Five keynotes highlighted the possibilities of how heating and cooling networks can be decarbonised with the help of geothermal energy and industrial waste heat at this NEFI Talk .

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14.10.2022

IETS Task 19 Workshop: Electrification of Industry

by Oxana Schmidt

The industrial sector aims to make use of green electricity as a source for energy and feedstock production towards reducing climate impacts. Electrifying industry implies important changes to processes and also influences the entire energy supply chain.

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14.10.2022 09:30-12:00

NEFI Technology Talk: Decarbonisation of heating and cooling supply with geothermal energy and industrial waste heat

by Michael Wöss

In the NEFI Technology Talk "Decarbonisation of heating and cooling supply with geothermal energy and industrial waste heat" on 14.10.2022 in Linz, possibilities are to be shown how heating and cooling networks can be decarbonised with the help of geothermal energy and industrial waste heat.

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