Liten is a major European research institute and a driving force behind the development of the sustainable energy technologies of the future. The institute is spearheading the EU’s efforts to limit dependency on fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in three key areas: renewable energy, energy efficiency/storage and development of materials.
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Liten's research teams work across a vast portfolio of renewable energy technologies. Cutting-edge photovoltaic technologies are developed at INES, the French National centre for solar research and R&D with Hydrogen and Biomass activities being managed from the LITEN's main site in Grenoble, Rhone-Alpes.
“Radically improving energy efficiency will reduce the need for investment in energy infrastructure, cut fuel costs, increase competitiveness, lessen exposure to fuel price volatility, increase energy affordability for low-income households and cut local and global pollutants improving consumer welfare” Source OECD Energy report, 2014
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While Europe and certain Asian countries are announcing ambitious hydrogen
plans, Symbio – a hydrogen fuel cell systems supplier and subsidiary of Michelin and Faurecia
– and CEA, committed to the research and development of hydrogen technologies, are
strengthening their historic relationship by signing a framework collaboration agreement. Aim:
to accelerate the industrialisation of competitive hydrogen fuel cell systems on a world scale for
the energy transition of transport.
In research conducted for the EU INTEGRAL project, Liten, a CEA Tech institute, helped scale up second-generation thermoelectric materials and validation-test their use on functional thermoelectric generator demonstrators.
Liten, a CEA-Tech institute, is testing a diphasic-fluid-based cooling system for high-power lithium-ion batteries in research for the Carnot Network’s REDBAT project.
Ventilairsec partnered with Liten, a CEA Tech institute, on a residential HVAC solution that takes care of air quality and heating.
When it comes to functionally integrating photovoltaic modules into buildings, it is vital to address architectural concerns. Liten, a CEA Tech institute recently evaluated techniques to improve the appearance of building-integrated photovoltaic solutions.
Nitrogen oxides, produced mainly when diesel fuel is burned, are harmful pollutants. Liten, a CEA Tech institute, recently modified automotive cabin air filters to effectively filter out nitrogen oxides at ambient temperature, improving air quality for drivers and passengers.
The digital publication Open Access Government published an article about the EU project SUPREME. Thierry Baffie, research engineer at the CEA-Liten and coordinator of the EU project SUPREME, highlights achievements in sustainable powder metallurgy
Microelectronics manufacturers can now access exceptional nanoparticle detection and characterization resources to test their gas and liquid effluents.
The European large-scale research initiative BATTERY 2030+ presents the long-term research roadmap that outlines the actions needed to invent the sustainable batteries of the future.
A first-ever proof-of-concept of a 1 kW PEMFC stack made with printed components was recently completed. The technology is implemented using continuous processes, which reduces costs. However, it also promises to boost power densities.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.