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30 years of energy future – the 30th anniversary of the OÖ Energiesparverband

by Oxana Schmidt

Der OÖ Energiesparverband, Konsortialmitglied des NEFI Innovationsverbundes, feiert heuer seinen 30. Geburtstag. Aus diesem Anlass fand im Rahmen der internationalen Tagung World Sustainable Energy Days am 23. Juni eine Festveranstaltung unter dem Motto “30 Jahre Energiezukunft” statt. Der Event blickte in die letzten 30 Jahre zurück, wagte aber auch einen Ausblick 30 Jahre voraus.

 

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European Forum Alpbach 2021 – Technology Symposium

by Oxana Schmidt

The manufacturing industry is responsible for a significant share of global energy consumption and CO₂ emissions. The switch to renewable energies and the increase in energy efficiency to achieve the European climate protection goals pose great challenges for domestic industry. Nevertheless, the question for the transformation of the industrial energy system is no longer “if”, but “how” it can succeed.

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Industrial Energy Efficiency Conference in Wels/ Austria and online

by Oxana Schmidt

Europe is aiming for a 55% reduction of CO₂ emissions by 2030 as a milestone on its way to climate neutrality by 2050. It is crucial that the investment decisions made in the next few years put us on the path to being “fit for 55” by the end of this decade. With the motto “Boosting economic recovery with the energy transition”, the World Sustainable Energy Days 2021 (WSED) presented how we can make a green recovery happen in practice and how renewable energy and energy efficiency can contribute as an investment engine.

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CE4T develops optimisation tools for practice

by Oxana Schmidt

Over the past 3 years, in the project Clean Energy for Tourism (CE4T), a Living Lab has been working closely with cable cars from the Pinzgau/Salzburg region. The aim of the project is to identify flexible loads in ski resorts and to develop optimisation algorithms and tools that will identify optimal solutions on the following three levels:

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NEFI-Project SANBA: Using waste heat from industrial processes as an energy source for the Martinek barracks site

by Oxana Schmidt

NEFI research project SANBA developed three scenarios towards an innovative, sustainable energy system for the 40-hectare large area of the Martinek-barracks.

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#NEFI Number of the Month: 13

by Oxana Schmidt

NEFI_Number of the Month June is 13. I the framework of the NEFI_Lab innovation process we are following – 13 Open Cycles on the NEFI innovation fields. In our Open Cycles, we discuss topics related to our technological and systemic NEFI innovation fields with you.

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Open Cycle ‚AustroStorage‘

by Oxana Schmidt

New ideas require innovative solution formats, therefore the NEFI – Innovation Network started the format of ‚Open Cycle‘ (OC). The format aims to find suitable industrial use cases and demonstrate their system integration. They will be intensively discussed and refined in expert panels in cooperation with industry partners before they continue their successful run in a “project cycle” at one of our partner companies.

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NEFI Interview Series
‘Four questions for …’

by Oxana Schmidt

We are hereby opening a new interview series in which we introduce you to people who are active within the NEFI community and are working on the decarbonization of the industry.

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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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