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
From nanosecurity, nanocharacterisation,and anti-counterfeiting technology to the development of advanced materials and point of sale: a comprehensive offering.
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A 50 kW SOFC-type fuel cell will be installed on board the MSC Europa cruise ship (built by the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard) in 2022. The project* is financed by French energy agency ADEME and marks a major step toward making cruise ships more environmentally friendly.
By inaugurating the first industrial production line for heterojunction PV cells at its Catania plant, ENEL Green Power has just given a strong signal for the future of this technology.
The Poudr’Innov powder metallurgy platform is ramping up its strip-casting process for magnetic-phase synthesis, positioning Liten, a CEA Tech institute, as a leading developer of high-performance permanent magnets.
Industrial-sized batches of silicon heterojunction solar cells with yields of 24% were recently manufactured at high throughput. Some cells set a yield record of 24.25%. The test runs mark a new step forward toward readying this promising technology for manufacturing.
Liten, a CEA Tech institute, is currently developing software to pinpoint losses in solar PV power plants. The software should be helpful in improving plant maintenance to ensure optimal performance.
The Auvergne Rhône-Alpes (AURA) regional government is supporting economic development and job creation through a partnership with the CEA signed in 2018. The partnership has financed some major equipment purchases.
A test bench for high-power PEMFCs is now up and running at Liten, a CEA Tech institute. The test bench can characterize stacks up to 100 kW.
A characterization method using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy was developed to observe the formation of metal lithium in the electrodes of lithium-ion elements during operation. The insights gained will be used to extend electrode lifespans.
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.