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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In research conducted in partnership with Naval Group, Liten, a CEA Tech institute, successfully implemented a laser powder-bed fusion additive manufacturing process on a 316LN stainless steel alloy. This is the first time additive manufacturing has been used to produce 316LN parts.
Industrial equipment manufacturer Leroux et Lotz Technologies turned to Liten, a CEA Tech institute, to design and build a complete sample collection and analysis system for gasification reactors. The system was installed on Leroux et Lotz’ test reactor in Nantes, France.
Liten, a CEA Tech institute, leveraged its broad, deep knowledge of printed electronics and plastronics to develop a completely smooth car dashboard demonstrator with no mechanical buttons. The demonstrator was unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show.
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A power-component test bench with photovoltaic-type aging capabilities was developed under the Memphis project.
Researchers at Liten, a CEA Tech institute, set out to determine whether or not micro cogeneration affects fuel-cell aging. The first long-duration tests conducted under the Propice project provided some answers.
The REACSOL solar reactor developed by Liten, a CEA Tech institute, was successfully used for high-temperature biomass gasification in tests carried out in conjunction with lab CNRS-PROMES. The results of the tests—gasification of wood-based biomass continuously fed into the reactor with concentrated solar energy as the heat source—were encouraging.
Leti and Liten, both CEA Tech institutes, developed the electronics and algorithms required to measure the internal temperature of a battery cell by estimating electrical impedance. The purpose of the solution is to detect the early signs of thermal runaway in embedded lithium-ion batteries.
Liten, a CEA Tech institute, recently joined forces with France’s energy agency ADEME to assess the benefits combining electricity storage and renewable energy production could bring to micro-grids connected to the main grid on the island of Corsica.
Silicon electrodes are among the frontrunners in the race to replace the graphite electrodes currently used in Lithium batteries. Several imaging and spectroscopy techniques have provided a deeper understanding of the mechanisms that underpin silicon electrode degradation.
For the first time ever, 60 bifacial photovoltaic modules were manufactured on the semi-automated assembly line at the Modules Platform operated by Liten, a CEA Tech institute.
Liten, a CEA Tech institute, has developed a tool to predict concentrating solar power (CSP) plant production based on forecasts of direct solar irradiance.
Kick off Meeting INTEGRAL Project, CEA, Grenoble, France, 14-15 December 2016
Liten, a CEA Tech institute, and Safran recently developed a new low-mass, high-energy-density hybrid energy source that can operate within a wide temperature range. The R&D was commissioned by the French Directorate General for Armaments.
Construction-industry professionals are constantly on the lookout for ways to make the homes they build more energy efficient, which includes making the best use of resources in the environment to ensure effective heating and cooling.
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.