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

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.

New Energy for Industry Newsletter

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 You can read the first german issue here.


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

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.


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

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”. 

Waste water treatment plant as energy hub and resource supplier

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. 


NEFI Lab:InToPublic

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. 


Process design  to reduce CO2 emissions in steel production


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.


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

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


Research Project SANBA – Test drilling started

On January 21, the research team of the NEFI project SANBA started with a test drilling at the NÖM area. The properties of the substrate are tested regarding their suitability as heat and cold storage.

Sanba Probebohrung

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