USA: University at Buffalo designed a new system to help cool buildings in crowded metropolitan areas without consuming electricity, an important innovation as cities work to adapt to climate change.
Japan: Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology. CsPbI3 has been stabilized in a new configuration capable of reaching high conversion efficiencies. CsPbI3 is an inorganic perovskite, a group of materials gaining popularity in the solar world due to their high efficiency and low cost.
Switzerland: Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne brought CsPbI3 into the realm of certified efficiency, the competitive values offered by rival solar materials.
Italy: ICI Caldaie SpA, CI CALDAIE S.p.A. was founded in 1958 and currently it can be considered as a leading company of the CHP sector thanks to the continuous research and development of highly reliable heating generators keeping up with the technological evolution.
Portugal: ENC Power is a waste to energy solution provider with over 10 years’ experience in the renewable energy sector, whose core business is designing, building and operating biogas energy recovery plants. Its range of activities also includes construction and operation of landfill biogas fields, biogas cleaning and conditioning systems development and leachate treatment.
Luxemburg: Paul Wurth S.A. (PW), developer and provider of gas processing technologies will be responsible for the design and development of the HPU, which ensures the required hydrogen quality in terms of pressure and moisture. Additionally, PW will perform cost analysis to optimize service and maintenance strategy in order to achieve lowest life cycle cost. PW will further investigate routes for N2 cleaning for applications with higher H2 purity demands (5.0 qualities) or in case that the hydrogen quality of the electrolyser is not sufficient
Belgium: ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel producing company and has an industrial presence in 19 countries around the globe. It is in an excellent position to determine the implementing and possible future replication of the Torrefaction technology and its resulting torrefied wood biomass as replacement of fossil fuel and the valorisation of its waste gasses as renewable energy as an integral part of the steel and bioethanol production plant.
The Netherlands: Torrefaction technology provider Torr-Coal is an European SME which has the necessary specialization in specific aspects of torrefaction process that is required in order to be able to advance its integration beyond the state of the art. TC designs, engineers, perform feasibility studies of their torrefaction technology. Beside deliveries to their users of torrefied products TC also delivers the required test quantities to potential users.
Germany: The DLR Institute of Solar Research facilities are located at the DLR headquarters in Cologne, DLR sites in Stuttgart and Juelich as well as at Europe’s largest test facility for concentrating solar technology Plataforma Solar de Almería run by DLR’s Spanish research partners CIEMAT. Research and development in the field of concentrating solar systems are the core topics of the institute providing state-of-the-art laboratories as well as industrial-scale testing facilities.
USA: Electric utility PPL — formerly Pennsylvania Power and Light — employs 13,000 people across its three regional energy entities in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and the UK. The most frequently hired positions include engineers, finance and accounting professionals, and plant operators. PayScale reports that 19% of employees consider their job low stress.
Italy: Politecnico di Milano. Group of Energy Conversion Systems The main subjects investigated by the GECOS Group are related to advanced power generation technologies, either by using clean fuels or by applying advanced clean technologies to dirty fuels, with a particular focus to carbon capture techniques, integrated in plants for the production of power and/or hydrogen.
Spain: Tecnalia has been involved in the development of materials and membranes for gas separation applications such as pre and post- combustion carbon dioxide capture, natural gas purification, air separation and olefin/paraffin separation.
The Netherlands: Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a research university specializing in engineering science & technology. The research at the Inorganic Membranes and Membrane Reactors (SIR) research group is related to the development of membranes and novel multiphase reactors, in particular membrane reactors and dynamically operated reactors.
Germany: Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH (SZFG), site owner and operator of the iron-and-steel works, prepares the installation site, integrates the StE system into the existing infrastructure and is responsible for the operation and production of “green hydrogen”.
Germany: Salzgitter Mannesmann Forschung GmbH (SZMF), centralized research and development (R&D) company of the Salzgitter Group, is responsible for the overall project coordination and the full Life Cycle Assessment of the Steam Electrolyser.
Germany: Sunfire GmbH (SF), the developer and provider of the steam electrolyser from their European manufacturing including installation, operation and maintenance.
Italy: Tenova (TENOVA), a developer of innovative technologies and services for the metal and mining industries will create a study on the CO2 avoidance potential of hydrogen in the European steel industry. With its ENERGIRON-ZR process, a direct reduction process (DR) able to use alternative reducing gases such as hydrogen on a large scale, represents the leading edge of gas-based reduction technologies and an ideal step into the upcoming hydrogen era.
Belgium: Renewi is a leading waste management service provider, recycler and supplier of highquality secondary raw materials. Renewi collects, treats and processes waste, from which valuable raw materials are generated. In the Torero project is will assure the necessary supply of Type B wood waste for the plant demonstration. In addition through its waste expertise Renewi will be able to contribute to the necessary valorisation of wood waste as reliable available biomass feedstock global supply for the future replication of possible torrefaction technology process.
Austria: Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, one of Austria’s largest non-university research organisations, is focusing on the sustainability of the Torero process. LIFE – Centre for Climate, Energy and Society will apply as part of the Torero project the methodology of Life Cycle Analysis (LCA). The relevant environmental aspects and parameters and their influencing factors will be identified and quantified over the whole value chain using LCA. Within a Social Life Cycle Analysis (sLCA) social impacts will be analysed quantitatively and qualitatively.
Germany: The Engler-Bunte-Institute (EBI) with its Division of Combustion Technology (EBI-VBT) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is one of the major institutes within the department of Chemical Engineering at the KIT. EBI is very well equipped with all relevant advanced experimental diagnostics, pilot plants, test rigs, in-house developed CFD packages, the necessary computing cluster and has access to several national high performance computing centers.
Italy: Processi Innovativi S.r.l. is a company that operates as provider of proprietary technologies and as an EPC contractor for medium sized gas processing & refinery plants. The development and continual updating of in-house technologies, and a nucleus of process specialists with consolidated international experience acquired in over 500 projects, make Kinetics Technology S.p.A. a technological world leader.
Israel: BrightSource Energy Israel is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BrightSource Energy, Inc. (BSE), a US corporation registered in the state of Delaware and headquartered in California. BrightSource Energy Israel, corporation registered and headquartered in Jerusalem, Israel, acts as the technology arm of the BSE group, performing design, engineering, R&D, project management and product supply functions.
Czech Republic: Czech Biogas Association was founded in January 2007 as national technology platform in the field of biogas production and utilization. CzBA currently associates more than 40 biogas industry members and leading R&D institutions as well as engineers, biogas plant operators, project specialists and other experts not only from the Czech Republic.
UK: Oxford PV- with nearly $140 Million in funding, we are proud to partner with a diverse range of leaders in the strategic and venture capital investor communities. Our partners recognise the opportunity our perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell technology has to revolutionise the global solar market.
The Netherlands: SmartGreenScans is fully dedicated to help photovoltaic module- and system producers to understand and report their environmental footprint based in full Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). This includes evaluation of Carbon Footprint, Toxicity and other environmental impacts, energy payback time and life-cycle emissions to air and water.
Italy: Solaris is a dynamic company founded in 2002. Our mission is to help our customers to define and realize their product in the fastest, cheapest and most efficient way, concerning both equipment and processes. What we offer is a unique integrated service. Our customers are labs, public and private research institutes, small, middle and big manufacturers from the energy, biotech, pharma and food industry.
Israel: Weizmann Institute of Science is one of the leading world university working on energy research.
Italy: Combustion research institute.
The activities are focused on various topics in the field of energy and the environmental impact:
combustion and gasification technologies with high efficiency and environmental compatibility
catalytic systems in combustion and gasification processes and species in the abatement of pollutants from effluents
USA: The holding company oversees operations for Ameren Missouri and Ameren Illinois, two of the largest energy providers in their respective states. Ameren employs more than 8,500 people, and PayScale reports that 74% of employees say that their job has high meaning.
USA: NRG Energy. Employees at green-energy company NRG can take advantage of benefits like college scholarships, rewards for outstanding work, and discounts on appliances and services to make their homes more sustainable, such as solar-panel installation, smart thermostats, and electric vehicles. The company's Houston campus is LEED-certified, and the Princeton headquarters will receive a number of upgrades to make it more environmentally friendly.
USA: ExxonMobil, the world's largest publicly traded oil and gas company, makes employee retention a priority. Part of that plan involves significant investment in ensuring their workforce continues to grow. The company spent more than $115 million on professional training for 79,000 company participants in 2014.