NEOHIRE project kick-off meeting

04/12/2017 by cidaut

Last March 8th, the NEOHIRE consortium met in Brussels to kick-off the project. All partners discussed the details of the implementation of the work plan for the following three years of research.

NEOHIRE project (NEOdymium-Iron-Boron base materials, fabrication techniques and recycling solutions to HIghly REduce the consumption of Rare Earths in Permanent Magnets for Wind Energy Application) aims to research and develop new Permanent Magnet material technologies and solutions, in order to achieve a High Efficient Electric Power System based on highly optimized Wind Turbines with a strongly reduced dependence of Europe Access to Critical Raw Materials, especially rare earth elements

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Ciderplus Energy Box: efficient, smart, connected and renewable energy generation

04/12/2017 by cidaut

Ciderplus Energy Box (CEB) was presented in the “Innovation Gallery” of GENERA 2017, the Energy and Environment International Trade Fair, held in Madrid from February 28th to March 3rd. This gallery is intended to serve as a showcase for dissemination and promotion of new products with clear innovative features.

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In this edition, among the fourteen cutting-edge projects dealing with energy efficiency and renewables, CIDAUT presented an alternative for efficient, smart, connected and renewable energy generation. The so-called CEB is a solution that allows the local

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Hydrogen deployment in the transport sector

04/12/2017 by cidaut

A clean revolution is quietly taking place on Europe’s roads and hydrogen fuel cells can be part of this change. There has recently been a significant leap in terms of technology, cost and infrastructure and it seems this trend will continue over the coming years. In this context, infrastructure development plays a crucial role in the deployment of clean mobility solutions. Last March, there have been several opportunities to discuss about hydrogen and the transport sector and CIDAUT participated actively on them.

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Technical Workshop: “Hydrogen

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HYACINTH-project findings and next steps

02/10/2017 by cidaut

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HYACINTH Project (Hydrogen acceptance in the transition phase), funded by the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking will help technology providers, governments and promoters to answer these questions:

What’s the current state of public awareness and acceptance of Hydrogen Energy and Technologies in Europe?

What kind of fears is associated with Fuel Cell and Hydrogen technologies to date?

How can a successful transition towards the use of hydrogen in the mobility

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VULKANO-project partners met at the First Steering Committee

02/10/2017 by cidaut

The first Steering Committee of VULKANO project was held in Zaragoza from the 14th to the 15th of December 2016. Representatives of all the 12 different companies and research centres that make up the VULKANO consortium attended the two-day meeting.

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The first day, the state of progress of the activities after the first months of implementation was reviewed. As Task leader, CIDAUT presented the preliminary results obtained in the feasibility assessment of natural gas substitution by alternative fuels (Co-firing)

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Cidaut, Nissan and Renault participate in the meeting “Palencia: Capital del Vehículo Eléctrico”.

02/10/2017 by cidaut

On December 1st, El Norte de Castilla organized a conference to bring the electric vehicle closer to the public.

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Electromobility experts from the three companies exposed their point of view on the difficulties, opportunities and challenges for the electric vehicles promotion. The vehicle manufacturers presented their new innovations in the market and focused on the need of a continued support from the administration. The public needs a better understanding of the electromobility advantages and also

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Successful end of Free-Moby and Plus-Moby projects.

02/10/2017 by cidaut

Both European projects have run parallel for three years to balance the vehicle and infrastructure development.

Both projects are aimed to take advantage of the solar energy for electromobility. They work on the same vehicle, but Free-Moby is focused on the infrastructure while Plus-Moby’s target is the vehicle itself, which is an L7 type vehicle.

The vehicle has the possibility to be charged trough a connector but also by battery swapping. Then the batteries can be charged both in the vehicle and at home. Free-Moby has developed an innovative charging system based on photovoltaic energy. The

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LIFE-SOUNDLESS project

02/10/2017 by cidaut

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In mid 2015, CIDAUT started the LIFE-SOUNDLESS project (New Generation of eco-friendly asphalts with recycled materials and high durability and acoustic performance). CIDAUT is member of LIFE-SOUNDLESS project together with the Consejería de Fomento de la Junta de Andalucía (coordinating beneficiary) and Eiffage Infraestructuras (associated beneficiary).

The LIFE-SOUNDLESS project aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of innovative noise reducing asphalt mixes (SMA-like thin layer), using waste products from other industries, to mitigate acoustic contamination at the point of origin, while ensuring their durability, and ultimately to encourage public

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Cidaut supports a FACYL event providing its approach on Circular Economy

11/17/2016 by cidaut

Last October 28th, the Automotive Cluster of Castilla y León (FACYL) organized a working day focused on Energy and Environment in the automotive sector: “Meeting of Strategic Reflection: Energy and Environment Working Groups”. The meeting was divided into two sections, so that the first turned around challenges and opportunities for the automotive sector in the area of Energy, while the second focused on the new regulations on waste transport, the Circular Economy and the challenges and opportunities in the area of Environment for automotive companies.

In addition to participating in the discussions on both sections, CIDAUT participated

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HYACINTH project held a progress meeting at Aberdeen

11/17/2016 by cidaut

The latest HYACINTH progress meeting was held at Aberdeen (UK) in October 5th, 2016. During the meeting, each Work Package Leader summarized the results obtained, deliverables and milestones achieved.

The meeting started with completed Work Packages (Context Analysis, Methodological Design and Data collection). Later on, work packages in progress (Data Analysis and interpretations, Development of Management toolbox and finally, Dissemination) were reviewed. The results of the stakeholder survey and general findings on public acceptance were discussed. Additionally, a brief pilot demo on the Stakeholder Acceptance Management Tool was made by WP6 leader. Finally, the coordinator explained the

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