Category Archives: Projects

IN POWER

The benefits of high efficiency concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic (PV) are well known: environmental protection, economic growth, job creation, energy security. Those technologies can only be applied properly in regions with annual mean radiation values higher than 1750 kWh/m2 per year. CSP has advantages in front of PV: possible 24h continuous electricity production,… Read More »

Green INSTRUCT

Green Integrated Structural Elements for Retrofitting and New Construction of Buildings. The Green INSTRUCT project will develop a prefabricated modular structural building block that is superior to conventional precast reinforced concrete panels by virtue of its reduced weight, improved acoustic and thermal performance and multiple functionalities. The Green INSTRUCT block consists of over 70% of… Read More »

ENERGY KEEPER

The aim idea of EnergyKeeper is to allow individual users and urban communities in remote (isolated) areas to benefit from a local low carbon economy. The project will enable the communities and individual users to participate in the smart grid context, it will develop an intelligent storage solution optimizing the communities demand and supply. The… Read More »

HYPOSENS

Nano-confined photonic system for detection of breast cancer spread to the lymph nodes The Vision of HypoSens is to develop a widely accepted, non-invasive and crucial prognostic tool for breast cancer progression in early stages to help clinicians and specially oncologists to decide about prompt therapy approaches to patients and improve quality of life and… Read More »

LEITAT to provide support to the European Commission on EU Ecolabel Regulation

LEITAT, in collaboration with Milieu Ltd., has been awarded a service contract by the European Commission’s DG Environment to study how to better harmonise the ecolabelling schemes in Europe.   The study will examine what product groups covered by the EU ecolabel are also addressed by other ecolabels, as defined in Article 11 of EC Regulation… Read More »

ECO-COMPASS

Composites are important materials used in aircrafts due to their excellent mechanical properties combined with relatively low weight enabling the reduction of fuel consumption. Expensive carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP) are used in fuselage and wing structures and increasingly replace classic metals. Glass fibre reinforced plastics (GFRP) are mainly used for the interior panels. All… Read More »

POROUS4APP

POROUS4APP – PILOT PLANT PRODUCTION OF CONTROLLED DOPED NANOPOROUS CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS FOR ENERGY AND CATALYSIS APPLICATIONS The main idea of POROUS4APP project is based on the fabrication of functional nanoporous carbonaceous materials at pilot plant scale from natural resources (polysaccharide). The process for nanoporous carbon fabrication is already well known as one of the POROUS4APP… Read More »

MIDES

MIDES -Microbial Desalination for Low Energy Drinking Water   Shortage of fresh water has become one of the major challenges for societies all over the world. Water desalination offers an opportunity to significantly increase the freshwater supply for drinking, industrial use and irrigation. All current desalination technologies require significant electrical or thermal energy, with today’s… Read More »

LUBRICANTS

Through a public tender, the European Commission has selected LEITAT as the entity responsible for reviewing the criteria of the European Ecolabel for lubricants. The European Ecolabel is a voluntary scheme that aims to promote products and services with a reduced environmental impact during their entire life cycle and to provide consumers with accurate, non-deceptive… Read More »

EIROS

Eiros – Erosion and Ice Resistant cOmposite for Severe operating conditions   In the wind power generation, aerospace and other industry sectors there is an emerging need to operate in the low temperature and highly erosive environments of extreme weather conditions. Such conditions mean current materials either have a very short operational lifetime or demand… Read More »