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Tourism flagship region – key elements of a sustainable tourism region

by Oxana Schmidt

A sustainable tourism region is created from individual pieces and elements of the puzzle of innovative ideas that fit together to form a large whole thanks to the commitment of interested stakeholders. Supported by the Climate and Energy Fund the project Clean Energy for Tourism (#CE4T) is contributing to complete the picture and aims to work with Pinzgau cable car companies to promote decarbonisation and efficiency improvements in the winter tourism industry.

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„Climate Protection Made in Austria “: Investing in the energy future

by Oxana Schmidt

On 29 September, the Climate and Energy Fund organised the annual event of the FTI initiative under the motto “Innovations for Climate Protection”. The three showcase regions Green Energy Lab (GEL), New Energy for Industry (NEFI) and the Hydrogen initiative showcase region Austria Power & Gas (WIVA P&G) resented the progress made in various individual projects to some 40 invited guests at the Linz Ars Electronica Center. In addition, more than 100 people followed the presentations and discussions online.

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Investment premium: 14 % additional support for the energy transition in companies

by Oxana Schmidt

The new investment premium promotes investments in energy efficiency, renewable energy and e-mobility as well as other greening measures with a premium of 14 %. The measure is available for all companies with Austrian sites, regardless of their size or sector. The funding is for investments from 5.000 Euros to a maximum of 50 million Euros, excluded are e.g. climate-damaging investments (such as in oil and gas or fossil-fuelled vehicles). The premium can be applied for until February 28, 2021 for investments that have been made since August 1, 2020. The Austria Wirtschaftsservice GesmbH (aws), the promotional bank of the Austrian federal government, is processing the application.

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The New Energy for Industry Newsletter (Kopie)

by Oxana Schmidt

The first german issue of our New Energy for Industry Newsletter was published at the end of July! If you would like to receive news and insights on industry decarbonization, you can subscribe to our newsletter at nefi.at/newsletter. You can read the first german issue here.

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Clean Energy for Tourism (#CE4T) – First use of optimization algorithms

by Oxana Schmidt

The aim of the CE4T project is to support Salzburg’s ski resorts on their way to decarbonisation by, among other things, identifying flexible loads in ski resorts and deploying them optimally according to network load, electricity market and CO₂ emissions.

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NEFI Lab:InToPublic

by Oxana Schmidt

University of Leoben is currently building up the NEFI Lab:InToPublic , which is based on the “Hardware in the Loop – HiL” approach. This makes it possible to combine novel energy supply and consumption technologies and flexible components as hardware depending on the task at hand. In the field of industrial energy system technology, this approach represents an innovative way to research into complex (hybrid) energy systems.

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Waste water treatment plant as energy Hub and Resource Supplier

by Oxana Schmidt

The online seminar series will be continued due to the vivid interest on September 9, 2020 at 10:00 a.m . More information on registration and topics is to follow soon.

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NEFI Industry Dialogue Sessions – Direct interviews to design the szenario development of NEFI

by Oxana Schmidt

In the past quarter, rounds of interviews were held with representatives from various industrial sectors on the overall picture of the industrial energy system in Austria. The results of the individual interviews show first approaches for the decarbonisation of industry “Made in Austria”.

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Process design to reduce CO₂ emissions in steel production

by Oxana Schmidt

The NEFI-project „OxySteel“, directed by Dipl.-Ing. Johannes Dock, is concerned with increasing energy efficiency in electric steel production. The process layout is used to explain how CO₂ emissions can be reduced by using new technologies.
It deals with the question to what extent new technologies and demand side management measures can be used to increase energy efficiency and the share of renewable energy sources in electric steel production.

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Online industry scenario workshop is currently in round three: 15 Interviews in the new format so far

by Oxana Schmidt

The measures based on COVID-19 resulted in a new and now successful model for the planned industry scenario workshop.

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Research Project SANBA – Test drilling started

by Oxana Schmidt

NEFI Research project SANBA, with a focus on low-temperature networks, also called anergy systems, is one of the largest research projects that have so far been carried out in the urban area of Baden.

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