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iAMP-Hydro – New Project to Make EU’s Hydroelectric Power More Sustainable

WIP is proud to announce its involvement in the newly-launched Horizon Europe project iAMP-Hydro (intelligent Asset Management Platform for Hydropower), which has been awarded €4.1 million to develop digital solutions that will improve the efficiency, flexibility, and sustainability of the existing EU hydropower fleet. Half of the current hydro generation assets in Europe may require upgrading by 2030. Thus, the project has the potential to make a huge impact on energy sustainability in the EU (i.e., by reducing CO2 emissions by 1,260 tonnes, while saving €1 billion per year and creating 10,000 future-proof jobs).

More specifically, the project will improve the operations of existing hydropower stations through the development of new digital sensors and services, which will collectively form iAMP: a novel intelligent Asset Management Platform encompassing secure, open, and transparent data-sharing protocols and three novel digital solutions. These include new condition monitoring and predictive maintenance tools for hydropower turbines, ecological water status monitoring, and improved weather and flow forecasting.

More information will follow soon!

ICARUS – New Project to Advance Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

The Icarus Consortium is dedicated to revolutionising Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) production by addressing critical technological limitations in key routes: Biocrude from hydrothermal liquefaction, Isobutanol from lignocellulosic biomass, and Synthetic Fischer-Tropsch from biomass gasification. These value chains have been strategically chosen due to their proximity to market deployment and their pivotal role in meeting European and international SAF deployment targets.

The kickoff meeting was held on 30 and 31 October 2023 in beautiful Crete, Greece, as we embark on a journey towards a greener aviation future. Together, we will significantly advance SAF production and reduce the aviation industry's environmental footprint.

Stay tuned for more project information!

GIFFT – New Project Greening Europe's Glass Industry!

The EU-funded GIFFT project kicked off at the Lithuanian Research, Development, and Innovation Liaison Office on 12 October 2023. Focused on transforming glass manufacturing, GIFFT employs plasma-assisted combustion and bio-based solutions to enhance sustainability. The kick-off meeting, attended by Dr. Nerijus Striūgas and Javier Sanchez Lopez, outlined the project's structure and objectives. Work package leaders shared plans for concept development and combustion systems, marking a robust start. GIFFT aspires to revolutionise the glass industry through collaborative efforts and sustainable innovation.

More information on this project coming soon!

POWER-E-COM – New Life Project to Empower Energy Communities

The new LIFE project, POWER-E-COM, coordinated by WIP, officially commenced earlier this month.

The project aims to facilitate the emergence of new local energy communities in six different European countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Ireland, Slovenia, and Spain. This initiative brings together regional and local authorities with interested citizens to develop a replicable process, covering everything from conceptual energy community design to the effective establishment of these energy communities.

The project's pre-kickoff meeting, where partners convened for the first time with the entire consortium, took place online on 17 October 2023. WIP organised the official kickoff meeting of POWER-E-COM at their venue on 23 & 24 October. We are thrilled to be coordinating this LIFE project and look forward to empowering energy communities!

More information coming soon!

BioTheRos – New Project to Accelerate the Scale-Up of Sustainable Biofuels

The EU-funded BioTheRos project has officially started in October 2023. The project's first consortium get-together took place in Athens, on 18 October. During its 3-year duration, the projects aims to develop best practices and concepts along the entire value chain for accelerating the scale-up of sustainable biofuels for the maritime and aviation sector via international collaboration. Read the project’s first press release to learn more about BioTheRos and follow us on LinkedIn and X to keep up with all the news!

EU PVSEC 2023 – Event Report Available

The EU PVSEC 2023 was a resounding success! We were thrilled by the high number of participants and the exciting discussions during the event.

For those who were unable to attend the event or just want to relive its moments, we have put together a comprehensive event report.

We would also like to emphasise that the entire knowledge presented at the EU PVSEC is available for streaming on demand for another two months on the online event platform. With a valid registration, you have access to all plenary, oral and visual presentation, as well as the panel discussions, parallel events and industry sessions.

You can still register for the online platfrom and access the entire content of the
EU PVSEC 2023!

EU Disclaimer

This Newsletter includes short reports on projects that have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 / Europe research and innovation programme under Grant Agreements No 101122167 (Project: iAMP_Hydro), 101122303 (Project: ICARUS), 101122257 (Project: GIFFT), 101120998 (Project: POWER-E-COM), 101122212 (Project: BioTheRos). The sole responsibility for the content of contributions related to these projects in this Newsletter lies with the authors. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union. Neither the EASME/INEA nor the European Commission are responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.
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