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NEFI Power Women for the Decarbonisation of Industry

by Oxana Schmidt

Despite numerous efforts to promote and address the issue, the proportion of women in technical professions remains low. On the International Women’s Day, the NEFI Innovation Network will bring successful female technicians to the stage. They are NEFI project managers or are pushing the decarbonisation of industry with their know-how and expertise.

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NEFI as impulse generator for decarbonisation

by Oxana Schmidt

The further development of the Austrian energy system towards a modern, resource-efficient and decarbonised energy supply holds several hurdles. The co-operation between economy, science and politics is the key for success.

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EDCSproof user study is looking for participants!

by Oxana Schmidt

The AIT Center for Technology Experience is looking for participants for a user study. This is carried out online via web conference system and takes about 90 minutes. Interested parties should work in the field of industrial production (e.g. site management, energy officers, production management, innovation management).

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CE4T at the 3rd Mobility Forum IONICA

by Oxana Schmidt

On October 20-21, 2020 the 3rd Mobility Forum IONICA – New ways in tourism – took place in Zell am See with 600 online and 140 live participants. The NEFI project Clean Energy for Tourism (#CE4T) supported by the Climate and Energy Fund was strongly represented.

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Funding and financing instruments as important elements in the NEFI innovation process

by Oxana Schmidt

The purpose of the NEFI showcase region is to strengthen the innovation potential in the field of “decarbonization of industry”. Since financing and funding instruments are a central element for the implementation of innovation projects, a so-called “Open Cycle” has been established for this topic. Questions concerning research and innovation funding and various other financing instruments will be answered with reference to the technological maturity of the planned project (TRL level).

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NEFI – Community grows with the Expert Industrial Board

by Oxana Schmidt

On November 13, 2020 the kick-off of the NEFI-Industrial Board (IB) took place online with representatives of the Austrian industry and energy sector. Eleven companies accepted the invitation to actively participate in the NEFI community.

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NEFI – New Energy for Industry: Innovation network for emission-free industry grows by four additional projects

by Oxana Schmidt

Climate- and Energy Fund supports – funded by the Ministry of Climate Action – cutting-edge technologies for a fossil-free industry with a project volume of 6,7 million euros

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Number of the month
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by Oxana Schmidt

NEFI number of the month: 800 giga tons – this much CO₂ may still be emitted in order not to miss the targets agreed at the Paris Climate Conference of a maximum global warming of 2°C. At current CO₂ emissions levels of around 50 gigatons per year, this budget will be used up in just 16 years.

 

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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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