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ENERGIES | HYDROGEN | FUEL CELLS
As hydrogen cars do not emit greenhouse gases, developing them is an efficient tool for the EU to decrease its emissions. However, their high prices hamper widespread usage. To tackle this issue, the H2020 project COPERNIC contributed to drastically decreasing the cost and increasing the performance of hydrogen storage tanks for cars, helping to make hydrogen cars a more viable and competitive option.
NUCLEAR ENERGY | DISMANTLING | RADIOACTIVE WASTE
Dismantling and clean-up of nuclear facilities is a global challenge for industries. Applying a waste-led approach, the INSIDER project addresses these challenges by looking at the front end of decommissioning operations, namely pre-decommissioning characterisation.
ENVIRONMENT | CLIMATE | RECOVERY OF CO2 | CARBON CYCLE | GREENHOUSE EFFECT | IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE | SCIENCE ＆ SOCIETY | TOOLS ＆ RESEARCH INSTRUMENTS
The European project VERIFY, coordinated by the CEA, aims to provide the European Commission with a system to monitor greenhouse gas emissions declarations submitted by each country under the United Nations Framework Convention on climate change.
ENERGIES | ENERGY EFFICIENCY | ENERGY STORAGE | BATTERIES | LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES
Scientists have performed a thorough analysis of promising silicon-based electrode technology with regard to Li-ion battery decay in the course of charge/discharge cycles. Oversaw by the CEA, this project was carried out through a balanced partnership between three academic and as many industry partners.
ENERGIES | ENERGY STORAGE | BATTERIES
H2020 project NAIADES proposes to develop a new generation of battery based on the sodium ion technology aiming for a drastic cost reduction compared to traditional lithium-ion technology for stationary Electric Energy Storage (EES) application.
NUCLEAR ENERGY | NUCLEAR REACTORS | 2ND AND 3RD GENERATION REACTORS | NUCLEAR SAFETY
To ensure the safe long‐term operation of existing European nuclear power plants, the H2020 project SOTERIA proposes a comprehensive research approach in order to enable nuclear power plant operators, as well as regulators, to better understand and thereby predict the ageing phenomena occurring in reactor pressure vessels and internal steels.
PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR POWER | SOLAR ENERGY | RENEWABLE ENERGIES
The European HERCULES project targets the development of the next generation of photovoltaics in Europe in developing high efficiency solar cells and modules to reach a reliable, sustainable and cost-competitive PV technology from the lab to factories.
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.