Energy & Natural Resources

InSAR Applications – Why industry is learning to “love” radar

2020-12-09T16:53:53+02:00

When Golden Earring famously sang the lyric “We’ve got a light in the sky, radar love”  all the way back in 1973, little did they know just how much those “lights” (or radars) in the sky would add to our world years later. Just like in the song “Radar Love”, industry is continually learning to [...]

InSAR Applications – Why industry is learning to “love” radar2020-12-09T16:53:53+02:00

Waste valorisation technologies

2020-11-06T15:42:49+02:00

Closing the loop of product lifecycles through greater recycling and re-use or resources can bring benefits for both the environment and the economy. It is the case, for example of recycled nutrients from organic waste or by-products (bio-based materials such as food waste, used water and animal by-products such as manure) that can be returned [...]

Waste valorisation technologies2020-11-06T15:42:49+02:00

Emissions measuring technologies

2020-11-06T15:08:32+02:00

The first step in design strategies for adaptation is to collect information. There are multiple methods of data collection, including many types of equipment, from tidal gauges to satellite remote sensors. There are also more ways of analysing and presenting this data using sophisticated computer graphics programs, known as geographic information systems (GIS). Technological innovation [...]

Emissions measuring technologies2020-11-06T15:08:32+02:00

Less-polluting vehicles

2020-11-05T14:40:59+02:00

It is the case of gas to liquids, for example, switching to alternative fuels. Electric and LPG offer separate fuel systems, but there are other options offering the potential to clean up the existing diesel. One example is the new synthetic gas to liquid (GTL) fuel developed by Shell, derived from natural gas. The use [...]

Less-polluting vehicles2020-11-05T14:40:59+02:00

Energy efficiency technologies in municipal facilities: smart space buildings and efficiency in public lighting

2020-10-30T13:13:19+02:00

Traditionally, energy savings has been a driver for building management globally. Gradually, energy benefits are becoming secondary to operational efficiency and non-energy benefits such as occupancy analytics, air quality and worker productivity. In this sense, space utilization is becoming the significant differential metric particularly in the commercial building market. As employees increasingly work from home, [...]

Energy efficiency technologies in municipal facilities: smart space buildings and efficiency in public lighting2020-10-30T13:13:19+02:00

Technologies for provision of information, training and dissemination to citizens in the field of energy efficiency

2020-10-30T13:13:01+02:00

Citizen engagement is a complementary aspect of smart cities related to the support of greater engagement in an attempt to tap into the collective intelligence of cities as well as better understanding their daily acts and needs. Currently, a bigger priority in energy efficiency-oriented training and promotion activities is given to the implementation of modern [...]

Technologies for provision of information, training and dissemination to citizens in the field of energy efficiency2020-10-30T13:13:01+02:00

Pollution removal technologies

2020-11-11T22:57:39+02:00

An alternative to cleaning up emissions from vehicles directly could be to deploy technologies which remove pollution from the ambient air. For example, a number of companies are developing photo-catalytic treatments which remove pollutants from the air in the presence of sunlight. These treatments can be applied to a range of surfaces, for example roofing [...]

Pollution removal technologies2020-11-11T22:57:39+02:00

Networking and communications technologies

2020-10-30T13:11:24+02:00

Energy management needs a communications infrastructure in order to connect infrastructure, with devices and people, in such a way that data gathering and services delivery is possible. The complexity of the technological and service ecosystem requires a holistic approach to networking and communications. For that, smart cities count on a range of technologies from low [...]

Networking and communications technologies2020-10-30T13:11:24+02:00

Technologies for environmental data acquisition

2020-10-30T11:57:11+02:00

The environmental change affects cities and their inhabitants more regularly, bringing new challenges for city planners. Among those, there is a need to improve air and water quality and control noise pollution looking to create a healthy and enjoyable environment for city inhabitants. For that, environmental monitoring and management is gaining importance, as understanding and [...]

Technologies for environmental data acquisition2020-10-30T11:57:11+02:00

Smart Specialisation (Strategy)

2020-02-26T15:12:03+02:00

What is smart specialisation (strategy), and why is it important? The Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3) is a policy concept developed as an instrument for boosting national or regional innovation, specifically focused on the strengths and the competitive advantages of a region, through enhancement of partnerships between businesses, public entities, and knowledge institutions. Registered countries and [...]

Smart Specialisation (Strategy)2020-02-26T15:12:03+02:00