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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The French National Solar Energy Institute (INES) developed and tested an energy management system coupled with battery-based energy storage. The solution is currently being rolled out at the Sainte Rose wind farm in Guadeloupe.
Parametric design optimization can improve heat-exchanger performance. A tool suitable for use in industrial environments was developed to address the multi-scale and multi-physics aspects of heat-exchanger design.
The first-ever tool to study the pressure exerted by granular material on the walls of the tank containing the material was developed by Liten. The tool will be used to dimension and make improvements to dual-media thermocline-type thermal energy storage systems.
A study of the impacts of various pollutants present in hydrogen on fuel cell performance and lifespans was completed, and the results will aid in the development of international standards.
Year after year CEA Tech events in Asia are gaining momentum. The third CEA Tech Days, held on October 16 and 17 in Tokyo, brought in nearly 400 participants, more than 90% from industrial companies. The event was followed by the second Leti Day in Hsinchu, Taiwan, with 140 participants, 70% from industry.
Startup SEED-Energy was spun off from Liten in 2017 to evaluate the profitability of multi-energy (electricity, heat, natural gas, hydrogen, etc.), multi-technology (conventional production, renewable production, and conversion and storage) energy systems using an innovative software platform, Odyssey
Liten, a CEA Tech institute, developed an ultra-lightweight module specifically for the Stratobus project with Thales Alenia Space France (TAS-F), once again demonstrating its capacity to develop personalized modules to meet manufacturers’ unique needs.
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A power transformer with satisfactory thermal performance was produced using powder injection molding (PIM) and a printed-circuit-type industrial assembly. This advance will pave the way to smaller power supply components suitable for a variety of mobile devices.
The EU COBRA project was set up to make improvements to PEMFC bipolar plate manufacturing processes and enhance the plates’ durability with the ultimate goal of bringing costs down. Several innovations were tested in the lab and on actual vehicles.
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.