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 government recently announced its strategy to develop hydrogen to drive the energy transition. Liten, a CEA Tech institute, plans to leverage its know-how in hydrogen technology and software to support this strategy.
EA Tech institutes – Leti and Liten – are pleased to announce that the 2nd CEA Tech Days in Japan will be held on October 16th and 17th 2018.
A capacitive plastic part prototype that meets the automotive industry’s requirements was recently developed in partnership with SE2D (Symbiose Engineering Design Development).
Liten Annual Report is now online!
A new hybrid polymer electrolyte technology with the capacity to enhance battery safety was developed for Solvay. The company has begun presenting the new technology to battery manufacturers.
PROTAVIC INTERNATIONAL, a subsidiary of PROTEX INTERNATIONAL, a manufacturer of high-added-value special industrial adhesives recognized for its investment in innovation, has begun manufacturing new products containing silver nanowires leveraging a technology successfully transferred to the manufacturer by the CEA.
Poudr’Innov 2.0, a technology platform operated by Liten, a CEA Tech institute, recently acquired an LBM (laser-beam melting) additive manufacturing machine from Prodways, the leading provider of industrial 3D printing solutions.
A heating-network substation was commissioned in the lab for testing, and then upgraded to a more advanced version. Two testing platforms at solar energy research center INES were connected for the first time ever for the tests.
The Tunisian government has adopted an energy transition policy that includes multiplying the contribution of renewable energy tenfold within twelve years. To successfully make the transition, the country needed a smart-grid solution tailored to local conditions.
CEA INES team has recently achieved a new heterojunction 72 cell module record performance at 410W in collaboration with Meyer Burger.
Perovskite-based photovoltaic systems were recently created on larger surfaces than the current laboratory prototypes, enabling the technology to be scaled up from individual cells to modules.
Several energy-related advances for the City of Grenoble, France were unveiled to the public as part of the CITY-Zen Days initiative. One of them is an innovative heating network. The prototype is currently under construction and the new network will round out France’s second-largest heating network.
Pressure can enhance the performance of co-electrolysis without negatively affecting equipment lifespans. Researchers recently demonstrated the principle for the first time ever in a long-duration test.
Automotive equipment manufacturer Plastic Omnium is implementing a model-driven engineering (MDE) method leveraging Papyrus, an MDE environment developed by List, a CEA Tech institute.
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.