Smart grid technology driving renewable energies

“At the beginning, it was a research project but now it has become a large-scale project with  interconnection between universities, researchers and economic actors. In the ENI CBC programmes one  is never alone: this is the main added value of this programme.” Dario Di Cara, Research Scientist in the Institute of Marine Engineering CNR-INM Palermo […]

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Financing young people out of the shadow-economy

“Start-ups and new businesses begin with so much hope, excitement and promise, but the search for c capital is often challenging and stressful, whether you’re starting a business from scratches, or you are trying to find resources to push your start-up forward.” Hijazi Natsheh, Leaders Organization (Palestine) […]

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From waste to energy, a burning issue

Controlled burning can reduce huge volumes of garbage into – literally – a handful of ashes. Waste combustion is often preferred as an alternative to waste landfilling. But what is most important, it allows to recover energy from the burning process – either in the form of electricity and/or heat – that can further be used […]

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The local boost to farming products

“This crisis has proved to us the importance of having short supply chains, especially in the food sector. Whatever happens in the world, people will always need food, even more when international supply chains are interrupted. Countries should be prepared to provide their citizens with local food products.” Silja Lehtpuu, project manager at the Union […]

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Cleaning tons of wastewater with “OneDrop”

Traditional water treatment systems are usually costly and sometimes not very safe for the environment: they use potentially toxic elements such as chlorine, or expensive techniques like ultra-violet light. The OneDrop project is developing a new water purification system based on a key element that is cheaper and safer: sodium ferrate. This is a very […]

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