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EM-Power Europe – Expert Interviews

Investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy pay off

Seven questions on the situation surrounding carbon neutrality for Dr. Roland Geres, Managing Partner of FutureCamp.

 

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Thermal imaging camera

EM-Power Europe – Industry News

Škoda accomplishs first CO2-neutral production site

By the end of the year, the Vrchlabí component plant is set to become the first Škoda Auto site in the world to produce in a CO2-neutral manner. The greatest carbon dioxide savings have been made by converting the factory to the use of renewable energies.

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Sund power plant

EM-Power Europe – Industry News

Hybrid power plant in Faroe Islands completed

MAN Energy Solutions has completed the expansion of the Sund power plant near Tórshavn, the Faroese capital. To supply electricity to the almost 52,000 islanders, local energy supplier Elfelagið SEV relies on an intelligent combination of renewable energy sources, storage solutions and power-plant…

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Electrode boilers

EM-Power Europe – Industry News

Cheers to carbon neutrality with wiskey made in USA

Global beverage leader Diageo announced that its new Kentucky whiskey distillery, which will distill Bulleit, is expected to be carbon neutral – one of the largest in North America, and a first for the producer of spirits and beers. The site will be powered by 100% renewable electricity.

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Jens Amberg

The smarter E Europe – Start-up Stories

Start-up-Interview: "This is a groundbreaking achievement"

When multiple tenants in a commercial building share an air conditioning system, costs have thus far been calculated on the basis of the air-conditioned area. Luftmeister has developed an air energy meter that boasts the world’s first and to date only legal-for-trade method for determining…

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The smarter E Europe – Press Release

The smarter E AWARD 2020: Pioneering projects and products rewarded with innovation prize

June 30, 2020 – This year, innovative business models and pioneering projects for a sustainable energy industry have once again been honored with The smarter E AWARD. Phaesun GmbH, Solar Chernobyl LLC and SunPower Corporation impressed the panel of judges with their pioneering efforts and were…

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microgrid with hydrogen

EM-Power Europe – Industry News

Hydrogen microgrid costs now cheaper than diesel

100% renewable microgrids can be more resilient and economic than diesel shows a case study of Enapter. The manufacturer of modular hydrogen generators has been researching the feasibility of using hydrogen within microgrids in a bid to replace fossil fuels with carbon free alternatives.

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The smarter E AWARD

Exclusive Interview with the The smarter E AWARD Finalists 2020 (Smart Renewable Energy)

The finalists of The smarter E AWARD 2020 answer four questions about the award nomination and future innovations for the renewable energy industry.

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The smarter E AWARD

Exclusive Interview with the The smarter E AWARD Finalists 2020 (Outstanding Projects)

The finalists of The smarter E AWARD 2020 answer four questions about the award nomination and future innovations for the renewable energy industry.

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CO2realtime team

EM-Power Europe – Industry News

Determining product carbon footprint in real time

A new approach has made it possible to determine a specific carbon footprint for all manufactured products in real time, essentially as a by-product of an expanded and digitalized energy management system. The innovative method is the result of the project CO2realtime, initiated by Ökotec…

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sonnenBatterie

EM-Power Europe – Industry News

Battery storage systems – great things come in small packages

sonnen GmbH has announced that it has pre-qualified to take part in the Italian national grid stabilization program Progetto Pilota Per Unità Virtuali Abilitate Miste (UVAM) with a decentralized network of intelligent battery storage systems. The sonnenBatteries are integrated into a virtual power…

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EM-Power Europe – Press Release

EM-Power Europe to broaden its focus starting in 2021

June 9, 2020 – For the past two decades, Germany’s energy landscape has been undergoing a radical transformation. The government has agreed to eliminate the use of nuclear power, and phasing out coal is also within reach. Plans to shut down power plants that can supply baseload power are spurring…

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The smarter E Europe – Press Release

The smarter E AWARD 2020: Finalists announced

June 4, 2020 – The finalists for The smarter E AWARD 2020 have presented innovative business models and pioneering projects for a sustainable energy industry. Projects completed in the areas of solar, storage, e-mobility and energy management take center stage in the Outstanding Projects category.…

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Martin Huber and Artur Steffen

The smarter E Europe – Start-up Stories

Start-up story: turning waste heat into profit

Industry generates a lot of exhaust heat that often goes to waste. For temperatures below 200°C, there were previously no cost-effective ways of making use of this heat. The start-up Poligy has developed a heat engine which takes advantage of the fact that Bipolymers – like bimetals – deform when…

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charging station

EM-Power Europe – Industry News

Using heat and power cogeneration for e-mobility

Since the beginning of the year, the SenerTec Kraft-Wärme-Energiesysteme GmbH is relying on the expertise of The Mobility House. The technology company provides advice on entering the field of electromobility and equips the cogeneration manufacturer and its sales centres throughout Germany with…

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battery storage facility

EM-Power Europe – Industry News

20 MW of power for stabilising the Swiss transmission grid

Alpiq will manage the largest, most powerful battery in Switzerland on behalf of MW Storage AG and offer its capacity on the ancillary services market to stabilise the transmission grid. The 20-MW battery storage facility will go into operation in the third quarter of 2020 in Brunnen in the Canton…

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PV system

EM-Power Europe – Industry News

Keeping temperature low with the sun

Vereinigte Eisfabriken Wien (Vienna United Ice Factories) have put one of the largest urban PV installations into operation. The system is expected to generate 2 MWh of electricity a year – enough to produce 2 million ice cubes or power 10,000 modern refrigerators.

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EM-Power Europe – Expert Interviews

The commitment to ensuring carbon neutrality should be seen as an ongoing process

Seven questions on carbon neutrality certification for Dr. Alice Beining of the technical inspection body TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH.

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Energy-optimized production

EM-Power Europe – Industry News

Best practice case study: Change starts in the mind

Energy-intensive companies have a particularly hard time reducing their carbon emissions. The Adolf Föhl Group, a manufacturer of zinc die cast components, is ahead of its time with fully carbon-neutral production in Germany. This best practice case study illustrates the long path that took it…

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The smarter E Europe – Press Release

International innovation prizes for the new energy world – deadline for submissions extended until April 30

April 23, 2020: Although The smarter E Europe 2020 has been canceled and The smarter E South America 2020 postponed, we still want to take the time to recognize market leaders, SMEs, start-ups and project owners for their pioneering solutions and projects with the most important innovation prizes in…

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Maximilians Quartier

EM-Power Europe – Industry News

An intelligent combination of energy supply and mobility

In a newly developed Berlin neighborhood with around 970 condos and apartments, GASAG Solution Plus is implementing a concept that includes both climate-friendly energy and e-mobility. To implement the latter, GASAG has brought on board Ubitricity – a supplier of e-charging solutions – and car…

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Audi Brand Experience Center

EM-Power Europe – Industry News

Audi demonstrates sustainability in Glas, steel and conrete

By 2025, Audi intends to make all production locations worldwide CO2-neutral and to achive CO2-neutrality company-wide by no later than 2050. A showcase for this intention is the new Audi Brand Experience Center at Munich airport with its state-of-the-art energy and building technology.

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EM-Power Europe – Expert Interviews

The industrial sector recognizes the importance of carbon neutrality

Seven questions on companies’ carbon footprints for Professor Alexander Sauer, Executive Director of the Institute for Energy Efficiency in Production (EEP) at the University of Stuttgart

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The smarter E Europe – Press Release

The smarter E Europe is canceled

March 31, 2020 – The smarter E Europe and its four energy exhibitions Intersolar Europe, Power2Drive Europe, ees Europe and EM-Power will not take place this year. On account of the increasing spread of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) worldwide and in response to recommendations from the German federal…

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Intersolar South America – Press Release

The smarter E South America 2020 postponed to November 16-18, 2020

São Paulo, March 27, 2020: The smarter E South America 2020 is postponed to November 16–18, 2020 due to the effects of coronavirus/Covid-19.

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