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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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.
Lithium battery cells produced by Liten, a CEA Tech institute, have passed a first round of tests on the road to qualification for the upcoming Ariane 6 satellite launch mission.
Researchers at Liten, a CEA Tech institute, have discovered what makes the vibrational spectrum of manganese silicides so unique. Their research was published in the journal Nature Communications.
Liten, a CEA Tech institute, possesses unrivalled know-how in diffusion welding that manufacturing companies and other research labs can use to further their development work.
Recent developments at Liten, a CEA Tech institute, could lay the foundations for PV modules with advanced BIST (built-in self-test) capabilities. Faults will be detected and identified in record time, without bringing PV production to a halt.
Researchers at Liten, a CEA Tech institute, printed strain gauges on a flexible plastic substrate. The technique, which had previously been validated on pressure sensors, is paving the way to low-cost volume manufacturing.
Urban heat networks are expected to play a major part in the energy transition
Liten, a CEA Tech institute, recently produced a small run of PV modules on its dedicated platform. The project was completed in partnership with Mondragon Assembly. And the modules passed IEC 61215 certification testing without a hitch!
Liten will be attending Interbattery, an international trade fair in Korea, from October 22 - October 24. Click here to find out more and to book a meeting with one of our representatives.
Liten, a CEA Tech institute, developed and patented a home cooling system that is economical to install, uses renewable energy, and provides the ultimate in comfort.
Researchers at Liten, a CEA Tech institute, recently produced thermoelectric materials that meet the specifications of the automotive industry from a cheap, abundant, and non-toxic raw material. The highly-reproducible process was rolled out with success at an almost-industrial scale.
CEA Tech wishes to challenge the existing record for the highest quantity of electricity generated by bicycle power (the current record being held by Emanuel Fernando Valdez Avila in Mexico – 495.4 watt hours). In order to try to beat this record CEA Tech’s LETI and LITEN research institutes will use a turbo trainer fitted with a high performance alternator, based on patented CEA Tech technology, at the heart of which lies an extremely powerful bespoke magnet.
Lithium-sulfur batteries are ideal candidates for applications requiring high specific energy, but they do have limitations. Thanks to some clever tricks, researchers at Liten, a CEA Tech institute, have successfully overcome the most serious of them.
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.