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Research funding for the energy turnaround increasing

Energy research contributes towards the development of the processes and technologies necessary for achieving the goals of the energy turnaround. The German government has been continuously increasing funding for energy research since 2006. In 2013 alone, it spent 100 million euros more on this than in the prior year. This reinforced above all the research areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. It provided just under 300 million euros for each of these subjects.  more...
 
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News 16.07.2014

Urban estate concept beats the competition

20 teams from 16 countries competed in 10 categories: last weekend, the winners of the international university competition, the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014, were presented with their awards. The Italian team beat the competition with its urban concept “RhOME for denCity” to win the first prize. The best German team, Rooftop from the Technische Universität Berlin, came fourth.  more...
 
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Producing rotor blades more quickly

Scientists at the University of Bremen have developed a new automated process for the production of rotor blades together with partners from industry. A textile product is first cut to size mechanically, stacked, shaped in accordance with the subsequent blade design and then placed in the negative mould. This is followed by the injection of the resin. The process is intended to shorten production time and improve quality.  more...
 
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News 17.07.2014

Database shows output from renewables

The sources of renewable energy –sun, wind, water and biomass – account for a large share of the electricity production in Germany. At the beginning of July 2014, solar energy covered the entire peak load. This is shown in the new online “Energy Charts” database at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE.  more...
 
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Power consumption for computing centre halved

Electricity consumption for a computing centre can be halved without restrictions for users. With this in mind, scientists in the AC4DC (Adaptive Computing for Green Data Centers) research project developed a new control system which optimally coordinates the server, cooling system and all other components of a computing centre. This holistic concept is based on a study of methods for optimising the energy consumption of computing centres.  more...
 
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Projektinfo 07/2014

Producing animal feed with less electricity and heat

Keepers of livestock including cattle, pigs and poultry expect a consistently high quality of feed for their animals, regardless of the fluctuating properties of natural raw materials. This customer’s requirement is a top priority for producers. Energy efficiency is becoming an issue due to cost pressure and environmental awareness. Researchers at the University of Bremen are developing an expert system for process control. The system will serve to minimise energy use while at least maintaining product quality.  more...
 
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Durable diesel engine with electronic control

The engine manufacturers Hatz developed a diesel engine in the performance class of up to 56 kW with a common-rail injection system. Combined with a more compact design, the Lower Bavarian engineering company significantly reduced consumption. They also reduced both nitrogen oxide emissions with exhaust gas recirculation, and soot particle emissions with an entirely new combustion system. The engine concept developed in the research project is the foundation for a new line of water-cooled diesel engines.  more...
 
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News 12.03.2014

Fuel cell heating units ready for market

In Germany’s largest fuel cell heating unit field test, 350 systems by various manufacturers have been tested in homes to date. This is in preparation for market launch and mass production. By mid-2016, up to 500 units are to be tested in the “Callux” field test.  more...
 
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News 30.06.2014

Application prospects for hydrogen storage systems

Can large-scale hydrogen storage systems help pave the way for renewable energy? Scientists from several research institutes investigated the technical and economic requirements for this in the PlanDelyKaD research project. The research focused on hydrogen electrolysis and gas storage in salt caverns. The study also revealed the method’s potential on the market.  more...
 
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Compact grid nodes for low-loss electricity transmission

The development of compact switching points for DC transmission solves a problem caused by the grid expansion: the grid nodes and feed-in systems are becoming smaller and can thus be installed more conveniently in urban areas and on platforms for offshore wind farms. Siemens’ development manager Denis Imamovic is today presenting the latest results of the research project at the Berliner Energietage conference.  more...
 

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