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.
Our platforms, sophisticated tools for industry & the scientific/technical infrastructure/expertise to overcome technological hurdles
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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Liten, a CEA Tech institute, recently produced the first-ever cylindrical lithium-sulfur battery. The prototype’s performance indicates a bright future for the batteries!
Joint R&D conducted by CEA Tech institute Liten, chemical-industry leader Arkema, and Arkema subsidiary Piezotech won an Innovation Award at TechConnect World 2016. The award recognized the partners’ growing knowledge of printed electronics.
Liten, a CEA Tech institute, recently developed two pieces of equipment to model hydride breathing, providing valuable insights that could help make hydrogen storage tanks more reliable.
CEA Tech institute Liten recently dimensioned, selected, and tested the components—including the battery—for a complete train on tires for tunnel construction projects. A prototype of the electric-powered train will be tested with Métalliance this fall.
Liten, a CEA Tech institute, has successfully reduced monolike silicon solar cell performance losses due to light-induced degradation to under 2%.
Improved management of water in proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) could help reduce costs and lengthen lifetimes, both of which are crucial to the fuel cells’ commercial success. Research conducted at Liten, a CEA Tech institute, in conjunction with CNRS/IMFT* and PSI** has unlocked some of the secrets to further progress.
The Génépi biofuel platform is open! Following three years of construction, most of the facility’s equipment is now operational. The platform is ready to innovate efficient biomass gasification methods to produce fuel.
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Liten, a CEA Tech institute, gathers data from 10% of France’s installed PV power-plant base, analyzes the data, and makes recommendations to improve plant performance. The installed base monitored by Liten should reach 400 MW by the end of 2016, making the institute a key source for information on PV production in France.
Powder injection molding almost ready for industrial rollout
Liten, a CEA Tech institute, is proving that powder injection molding is a technologically- and economically-efficient way to manufacture complex-shaped metal parts without machining. The institute’s Poudr’Innov platform is helping manufacturers access the technique, with support at all stages up to test manufacturing runs.
Accelerated aging tests provide valuable information about the damage batteries suffer over time. Researchers at CEA Tech in Grenoble and IRAMIS, the Institute of Matter and Radiation of the CEA’s Physical Science Division in Saclay, recently uncovered new information using a novel test in research conducted with labs LRMO (DEN/DPC), LCP, and ICMMO of the University of Paris Sud.
Liten, a CEA Tech institute, has acquired a TEM (transmission electron microscope) holder, making it possible to observe nanoparticles in liquid at ambient temperature and at atmospheric pressure.
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.