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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Cidaut shows the results of Plus-Moby at LEVS in Barcelona

11/17/2016 by cidaut

On the 20th and 21st of September, the first Light Electric Vehicle Summit was held in Barcelona. The event was successful; more than 150 participants from 25 different countries had the opportunity to attend the 70 presentations shown during the congress. Cidaut was there as a part of the Scientific Committee and also presenting the results of the European project Plus-Moby.

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During the congress it was demonstrated that the integration of the light electric vehicles in the

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Cidaut organized a technical workshop on “Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing And Scanning Technologies vs Industry 4.0”

11/17/2016 by cidaut

The latest technological developments, hyperconnectivity and the globalisation of the economy are creating important challenges and opportunities for our economy. These issues are already changing the “how to make” of our enterprises. This is what is recognized as Industry 4.0 or Fourth Industrial Revolution. It´s comprised of growing trends in new processing technologies, automations, the internet of things, big data and cloud computing technologies, etc. Just like steam power, electricity and digital automation of the previous industrial revolutions, cyber-physical systems and new processing technologies will create the factory of the future; the smart factory.

In this sense,

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Cidaut takes part at EU MSCA-ETN DEMETER Summer School

09/20/2016 by cidaut

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H2020 Remaghic project, coordinated by CIDAUT is one of the co-organizers of the event led by the EU MSCA-ETN DEMETER initiative (European Training Network for the Design and Recycling of Rare-Earth Permanent Magnet Motors and Generators in Hybrid and Full Electric Vehicles), together with KU Leuven Arenberg Doctoral School and the RARE³ KU Leuven cluster. The aim of this Summer School is to bring 50-60 PhD students and postdocs together to learn and discuss about the “Design and Recycling of

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