HITECO Final Workshop in ENEA facilities in Rome. Results and demonstration event

11/07/2014 by cidaut

The HITECO project is close to its end. Last 30th October the final workshop was carried out in ENEA facilities, near Rome.  At this event, the project coordinator and several partners showed the most important tasks developed along the project and the main results obtained; insights about the future of the CSP sector, sealing systems for novel energy devices and “Industrial development driven by technology; Solar applications”, were some of the topics presented and discussed during the Conferences. Finally a technical tour was performed to show the new absorber tube placed on the test facilities and the testing operation results

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ACOUTRAIN Final Conference, 7th November 2014

11/07/2014 by cidaut

ACOUTRAIN Final Conference: “Virtual certification of acoustic performance for rolling stock”
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Brussels (Belgium),  7th November 2014
The ACOUTRAIN project is a EU-funded European R&D project focussed on the development of procedures and calculation tools to simplify the present noise TSI noise test. The 3-years project has 15 European partners and its main objective is to reduce the time and costs associated to the TSI Noise conformity assessment by developing procedures for acoustic virtual testing. The project is coming to an end in December 2014 and ACOUTRAIN Final
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Green eMotion conference showcases an EU-wide interoperable electromobility system

11/07/2014 by cidaut

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The EU’s flagship electromobility project, Green eMotion, has organised for the first time an electric vehicle rally from the Green eMotion demonstration regions to Brussels. Over the past few days, five teams – EdF (Strasbourg), ESB (Belfast), RSE (Milano), TÜV Nord (Hannover), and Verbund (VIenna) – drove their electric vehicles to Brussels, using different charging stations along the way. The tour culminated on september 18th with a high-level conference with the Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Transport  Mr Siim Kallas.

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ILLUMETRIC presented in the United Kingdom

11/07/2014 by cidaut

The system named as “ILLUMETRIC”, aimed to assess street lighting facilities, was presented in September in the United Kingdom during “The Professional Lighting Summit” congress, organised by the Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP).

illumetric_1The ILLUMETRIC system, developed by CIDAUT and whose services are currently being commercialized by CIDRO, was presented during the last “The Professional Lighting Summit”  held in Solihull, near Birmingham. This is probably the most important event oriented to lighting professionals in the United Kingdom. The presentation of the system

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CIDAUT and Evolution: a night at the museum

11/07/2014 by cidaut

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On September 26th, CIDAUT and the FP7 funded EVolution project were involved in the European Researchers Night, This event organized at Valladolid’s Science Museum is part of the dissemination activities coordinated from a European Commission funded project called Scientists for a better word.

 

This initiative aims at disseminating the European researchers work to a broad audience, in fact to all citizens, to raise awareness of the work done and the impact it has on society and in competitiveness for the local and

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We are Lean!

09/05/2014 by cidaut

CIDAUT is committed to continuously improve its processes, and its key process, the development of R&D projects could not be strange to it. In Lean philosophy we have found a way to achieve this goal, while enhancing the involvement and motivation of our people.

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Lean is historically linked to the quality characteristics proposed by the Toyota Production System (TPS) and emphasizes mainly on operational efficiency and high quality in production.

Lean Project Management (LPM) is the application of Lean principles in the context of

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The European FP7 Project “SEEDS” Facing Its Final

09/05/2014 by cidaut

Self-Learning Energy Efficient builDings and open Spaces (SEEDS) is a Research project co-funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Program (Call FP7-2011-NMP-ENV-ENERGY-ICT-EeB). It started in September 2011 and its final tasks are scheduled for February 2015.

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CIDAUT is one of the nine European partners in this project, coordinated by CEMOSA, which is focused on saving energy in the building sector through the development of specific optimization and self-learning methodologies, supported by new ICT and wireless technologies.

 

The SEEDS project has developed new technologies

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CIDAUT Develops an Accurate Mould Design Methodology for Composite Parts Through the Simulation of Process-Induced Distortions

09/05/2014 by cidaut

Within the scope of the Cleansky Programme, CIDAUT leads a research project aimed at the manufacturing of composite rotorcraft blades with very tight tolerances that will incorporate an Active Gurney Flap mechanism. Active Gurney Flap (AGF) systems enable the rotorcraft to safely operate with reduced tip speeds whilst preserving high performances with reduced fuel consumption and noise; something that constitutes one of the most challenging research areas leaded by the Green Rotorcraft Consortium in the Cleansky Programme: the development of Active Rotor Technologies.

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Nemesis, paving the way to Aircraft Recycling

09/05/2014 by cidaut

Since January 2013 CIDAUT has been working on the NEMESIS project, entitled  “New Trends and Market Survey for the End of Life of Aircrafts. Eco Design Guideline”. CIDAUT has led the consortium working with three other partners (University of Valladolid, ITRB Ltd and PBLH International Consulting), all under the supervision of Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology.

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The dismantling of aircraft materials nowadays is not a real option; many planes lie abandoned around the world or have been sent to landfills.
To deal with this undesired situation,
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E-VECTOORC dissemination event at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon (UK)

09/05/2014 by cidaut

The last dissemination event of the E-VECTOORC project was hosted in the Heritage Motor Center at Gaydon.

Three years after its launch, the E-VECTOORC consortium has organized the second and last workshop for stakeholders. This dissemination event was hosted in the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon (United Kingdom) on the 28th of August, and was organized jointly by Jaguar/Land Rover, the Ilmenau University of Technology and the University of Surrey. More than 60 attendees had the opportunity to get in contact with the vehicle demonstrator and the range extender.

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