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New Energy for Industry 2021: The first Conference of the Innovation Network for an Emission-free Industry

by Oxana Schmidt

Experts discuss technological and systemic solutions for the transformation of the industrial energy system

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Heat Highway – Heat Transmission Networks in Upper Austria and in Styria

by Oxana Schmidt

The project Heat Highway was officially launched with a kick-off in mid-March. Under the consortium leadership of the Energieinstitut of Johannes Kepler University Linz 17 partners from industry and research are working on the transformation of the Austrian energy system.

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Industrial networking and energy storage as topics at the second NEFI Industrial Board

by Oxana Schmidt

On 26 March, the second virtual meeting of the NEFI Industrial Board (IB) took place. The event focused on the topics of industrial networking and energy storage, and initial assessments of implementation were made.

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Number of the month #NEFI_number: 3

by Oxana Schmidt

NEFI number of the month: 3. In the framework of the NEFI_Lab a concept for a physical laboratory infrastructure was implemented which is designed to develop technologies and promote cross-sector cooperation and is at the disposal of the consortium members of the NEFI Innovation Network.

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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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NEFI as impulse generator for decarbonisation

by Oxana Schmidt

The further development of the Austrian energy system towards a modern, resource-efficient and decarbonised energy supply holds several hurdles. The co-operation between economy, science and politics is the key for success.

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EDCSproof user study is looking for participants!

by Oxana Schmidt

The AIT Center for Technology Experience is looking for participants for a user study. This is carried out online via web conference system and takes about 90 minutes. Interested parties should work in the field of industrial production (e.g. site management, energy officers, production management, innovation management).

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CE4T at the 3rd Mobility Forum IONICA

by Oxana Schmidt

On October 20-21, 2020 the 3rd Mobility Forum IONICA – New ways in tourism – took place in Zell am See with 600 online and 140 live participants. The NEFI project Clean Energy for Tourism (#CE4T) supported by the Climate and Energy Fund was strongly represented.

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Funding and financing instruments as important elements in the NEFI innovation process

by Oxana Schmidt

The purpose of the NEFI showcase region is to strengthen the innovation potential in the field of “decarbonization of industry”. Since financing and funding instruments are a central element for the implementation of innovation projects, a so-called “Open Cycle” has been established for this topic. Questions concerning research and innovation funding and various other financing instruments will be answered with reference to the technological maturity of the planned project (TRL level).

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NEFI – Community grows with the Expert Industrial Board

by Oxana Schmidt

On November 13, 2020 the kick-off of the NEFI-Industrial Board (IB) took place online with representatives of the Austrian industry and energy sector. Eleven companies accepted the invitation to actively participate in the NEFI community.

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NEFI – New Energy for Industry: Innovation network for emission-free industry grows by four additional projects

by Oxana Schmidt

Climate- and Energy Fund supports – funded by the Ministry of Climate Action – cutting-edge technologies for a fossil-free industry with a project volume of 6,7 million euros

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Number of the month
#NEFI_number

by Oxana Schmidt

NEFI number of the month: 800 giga tons – this much CO₂ may still be emitted in order not to miss the targets agreed at the Paris Climate Conference of a maximum global warming of 2°C. At current CO₂ emissions levels of around 50 gigatons per year, this budget will be used up in just 16 years.

 

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