Energy

DWARFe: Environmental nanotechnology: applications, fate and risks of engineered nanoparticles

This project combines two major topics. The first relates to the dramatic growth of the importance of nanotechnologies in science and engineering in the last few years; the second refers to the impact of human activities on the environment, which is becoming increasingly serious, and the stemming interventions which become necessary to reduce and control …

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AMuPreMo: Advanced Multisensor Precipitation Monitoring

The AMuPreMo project deals with multisensor assimilation and fusion of the data observed using different sensors and carriers, including satellite-borne sensors, radar and ground-truth raingage networks with different spatial and temporal scales, resolutions and accuracy levels. The identified problems include: 1. errors of radar measurements in presence of orographic controls; 2. variability of the relationship …

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PreMEMB: Prefabricated modules for energy management in buildings

In the last decades, it’s becoming more and more clear everyday that the rational use and production of Energy will be a crucial issue for the development of our civilization. Big efforts are being done to find new exploitable energy resources and to improve the performance and efficiency of the existing conversion technologies. To make …

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NEWSOLAR: A new generation of solar cells

The challenge of the project is: – To create a world free of carbon emissions, where power is plentiful, safe and truly green and where even the most remote village has Internet access and with light in every home, including aesthetic solutions for buildings. – To mimic the energy production in plant leaves, creating artificial …

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WIMSAE: Wireless Intelligent Monitoring Systems for Aquatic Environments

Widespread, real-time monitoring of aquatic environments is essential if we are to meet the management needs of climate change, environmental monitoring, emergency management, water resource limitation and the wider sustainability of industries such as tourism, fisheries and agriculture. In view of the continued and expansive impact of phenomena such as climate change and waterborne pollution, …

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Build Smart: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for Intelligent and Sustainable Buildings

The two teams addressed an important and topical challenge: how to design a new residential or office building achieving the best energy performance at a certain extra cost, or minimizing the extra cost required to achieve a certain energy performance. To that aim, a number of specific data bases of the most important technologies for …

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PCV: Personal Commuting Vehicles

With a seating capacity of two and a small footprint, a Personal Commuting Vehicle perfectly fully reflects the requirements in personal mobility of most commuters – because most trips are taken alone (In European cities, the average commute occupancy rate is 1.1-1.2 persons per vehicle). Moreover PCV should be as safe, stable, and energy efficient …

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