Energy

In order to master the energy revolution, companiesfrom the energy industry must have enormous innovation power: Energy should be clean and affordable, must be sustainable and resource-protecting and will, in the best case, become the innovation and technology driver to secure Germany's prosperity. We face these

challenges together with our clients who profit, among others, from our Europe-wide network in the energy area.

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Your contact from the EurA management

JOHANNES SCHMIDT

Branch manager Aachen

 

+49 241 963-1210



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 We combine electro mobility with renewable energies for concepts ofautonomous driving

The mobility of the future is safe, clean, efficient - and offers enormous growth and prosperity opportunities for

our country. In order to develop autonomous driving together with the economy and science, and to prepare higher degrees of automation and Networking "digital test fields" are to be developed - subsidised by the Federal Government. Together with automotive manufacturers and companies from the digital economy, the latest technologies for autonomous driving are to be tried out here. Implementation takes place based on electro mobility from renewable energies. This digital test field for autonomous driving that is to be newly developed supplements the digital test fields planned to date in urban regions and on the A9 motorway.

Contact: Ralph Hirschberg

Tel.: +49 40 5488704-20

Email: ralph.hirschberg@eura-ag.de

Web: www.autonomesfahren-sh.net


Efficient use of biomass

The target of the network project is the development of technologies for efficient use of biomass. The target is

production of interim products for material use. At the end of the usage chain, the residues will be converted into solid, liquid or gaseous energy carriers and stored if necessary. The processes are to be measured, controlled,

simulated and made safer, while optimally using exhaust heat. The network focuses on the use of biomass for power production by anaerobic fermentationproducing methane and hydrogen gas, as well as material use of the biomass residues in order to produce, e.g., basic chemicals, materials and special chemicals. The network is to become known beyond Europe as a provider and supplier of innovative and efficient solutions for optimal use of biomass.

Contact: Thilo Riehl

Tel.: +49 7961 9256-266

Email: thilo.riehl@eura-ag.de

Web: www.biomastec.de


Innovative R&D networks with partners in the Danube Region

biomastecDanube expands the network biomastec. biomastecDanube is a network promoted by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)) with the purpose of linking German companies, universities and research facilities with excellent researchers and entrepreneurs - in particular SME - of the Danube states, in order to develop and implement shared cooperation strategies and projects.

Contact: Thilo Riehl

Tel.: +49 7961 9256-266

Email: thilo.riehl@eura-ag.de

Web: www.biomastec-danube.de


Resource-efficient forming

The network "effizientum" is to enable partners to handle the changes that result from the future requirements to resource-efficient production processes. The network is to offer a platform in order to not leave companies to fend for themselves, and to enable individual companies to consistently use the advantages of cooperation with specialised colleagues in the industry. The focus is on improvements and new developments of processes as well as machines or assemblies or components. The focus continues to be on accessories for forming systems.

Contact: Tobias Kübler

Tel.: +49 7961 9256-223

Email: tobias.kuebler@eura-ag.de


Light-weight parts for electro mobility

E-mobility hails a new technical era in the traffic area. This radical change will specifically affect the automotive supplier industry. Various purchased parts will be completely obsolete or changed severely. The e-mobility network for light-weight parts for electro mobility is to give the medium-sized supplier industry a platform that permits early and solid preparation for the pending changes. The network is formed by medium-sized suppliers who have many years of experience in the production of components, assemblies and systems in automotive production.

Contact: Tobias Kübler

Tel.: +49 7961 9256-223

Email: tobias.kuebler@eura-ag.de

Web: www.emobilight.de


 Cooperating for conversion of the energy supply

The network Energy Innovation Europe, in short: EIE, bundles experts from the entire value-added chain "Energy" who are convinced that they can be more effective and efficient together in converting the energy supply in Europe and meeting the Kyoto targets. This means that the power supply primarily based on the fossil fuels coal, crude oil and natural gas is to be converted into an environmentally compatible, sustainable power supply (electricity and heat) from renewable energy sources. On the other hand, measures such as energy savings and energy-efficiency increases must be implemented for the existing infrastructure. EurA wants to create space with this network for synergies, exchange of ideas, development of innovative technologies, creativity in planning shared projects, and cooperation of European countries as well as trusting cooperation between people of all origins.

Contact: André Nadolny

Tel.: +49 7961 9256-266

Email: andre.nadolny@eura-ag.de

Web: www.energy-innovation-europe.eu


Energy efficiency for IT

The network Green IT is to be established in the IT world as the powerful competence network for energy efficiency and energy savings in data centres and IT departments, in order to implement at least ten to 50 percent cost savings from increase of energy efficiency, e.g. by development of software and services for controlling and preparing applications and data in data centres, development of new hardware for converting heat from servers and development of systems for economic re-use in buildings. The state subsidy for the cooperation network ended in 2012.

Contact: Wolfgang Scherer

Tel.: +49 7961 9256-217

Email: wolfgang.scherer@eura-ag.de


Enabling the municipal energy revolution

The development of this municipal or regionally aligned solution for the storage issues brings us closer to the vision of the network: creation of an exemplary solution for storage and use of renewable energy on a local level that is stable in the Long term. The KME network is generally a multiple development cluster, since more than 80% of the partners are active in multiple development projects. This means that innovations take place simultaneously in multiple technology and implementation areas.

Contact: Bernhard Weigl

Tel.: +49 8561 910-308

Email: bernhard.weigl@eura-ag.de

Web: www.kme-netzwerk.de


Innovations and technologies for monitoring, maintenance, repair and safe operation of wind turbine generators

The task of the competence network is developing technologies and services for the requirements resulting from operation of wind turbine generators, and to implement the prototypes together in order to achieve cost reduction potentials in operation of on- and offshore wind turbines. Our network comprises of usuallymedium-sized enterprises and research facilities from the broad environment of the wind power industry, as well as newcomers from other high-tech industries. Beyond this, network partners deal with the operation and maintenance of wind turbines, as well as global sea-harbour-oriented logistics services. The subject of wind power in connection with smart power grids and storage technologies is considered in this network as well; there is an interface with the SmartGrid network.

Contact: Johannes Schmidt

Tel.: +49 241 963-1210

Email: johannes.schmidt@eura-ag.de

Web: www.intewind.de


Modular hydrogen power plant and energy storage

The target of this network is the development of a modular hydrogen power plant that can participate in the

primary and secondary control circuits of the grids when several modules are combined (the blocks interact as a virtual power plant) and that may provide a nominal load at the same time. The hydrogen power plant is to use energy carriers for independence of the site and fossil fuels. This technology is developed further in the scope of the network, tested and optimised in a Pilot plant. Further development in the areas of control/regulation, power

production, electrolysis and storage will permit economic use of the technology.

Contact: Dirk Schmidt

Tel.: +49 3682 40062-15

Email: dirk.schmidt@eura-ag.de

Web: www.lohc-kraftwerk.de


Development of a chemical ernergy storage

The cooperation Network "Regenerative methanol" is another step towards mastering the high

targets Germany has set for the energy revolutions, while at the same time looking at the diverse opportunities of using methanol. One task focus of the network is developing various concepts in which methanol can prevail with

the currently common storage concepts in light of economic efficiency. Another target of the network is rendering evidence that regenerative methanol is suitable as an environmentally compatible and economically efficient fuel for combustion engines (Power-to-Liquid).

Contact: Marius Stöckmann

Tel.: +49 3682 40062-20

Email: marius.stoeckmann@eura-ag.de

Web: www.regeneratives-methanol.de


Smart Grids - Intelligent power grids

Smart Grids link power producers more strongly with power consumers, and are deemed a solution for the sudden increase of energy fed in to the power grid from renewable energy sources. They are to make power supply more efficient through the interaction of generation, storage, grid management and consumption in an overall system.

The network has the task of developing technologies and services for the current dramatic changes to the power supply, to implement and market the prototypes together in order to develop synergy effects for the Network partners.

Contact: Johannes Schmidt

Tel.: +49 241 963-1210

Email: johannes.schmidt@eura-ag.de

Web: www.smartgrids-net.de


Healthy, resource-protecting and CO2-neutral Buildings and quarters

The SmartQ network sets important milestones for a new generation of residential and industrial quarters. Innovative developments are created in the areas of Cradle-to-Cradle-capable smart building materials and products. These new solutions are combined with innovations based on CO2-neutral power supply with sector coupling concepts of the power, heat, gas and mobility network.

Contact: Bernhard Weigl

Tel.: +49 8561 918-1781

Email: bernhard.weigl@eura-ag.de

Web: www.smartq-netzwerk.de


Innovative special glass production for the photovoltaic industry

Its goals include development of a technology platform, compilation of an innovation concept and initiation of

suitable measures for development, production and marketing of innovative technologies and procedures for efficient production of cost-efficient Special glasses for the photovoltaic industry, e.g. manufacturing and refining

procedures. Based on detailed analyses of strengths/weaknesses of the partners, R&D potentials, as well as technologies, market competitors and demand, various technology focuses promising success are to be developed. The state subsidy for the cooperation network ended in 2012.

Contact: Dirk Schmidt

Tel.: +49 3682 40062-15

Email: dirk.schmidt@eura-ag.de


Development of an overall system with interfaces open towards other energy-generating and consuming systems

The core subject of the cooperation network for thermal power is combining the individual systems of geothermal energy and solar thermal energy close to the surface into an efficient overall system with the target of reducing the CO2 emissions that would harm climate by innovations, developing cost-efficient solutions for using regenerative energies, developing technology leadership of the European geo and solar industries and securing future-proof jobs. In order to increase acceptance and competitiveness of these regenerative energies, simplified and safe concept, planning, commissioning and operation, as well as transparent cost calculation are at the focus. In addition to 6 universities and research facilities, 15 - mostly small and medium-sized - enterprises in Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and East Africa are involved in "Thermie".

Contact: Dirk Schmidt

Tel.: +49 3682 40062-15

Email: dirk.schmidt@eura-ag.de

Web: www.thermienet.eu


 Energy-efficient buildings and quarter Networking

Manufacturers, planners, executing companies, operators and scientific facilities are to cooperate in the scope of the network "Vernetzte (Klein-) KWK-Systeme" for linked (small) CHP systems in order to successfully integrate CHP technology in the re-design of power supply in Germany. The network supports and promotes the partners involved in establishing and implementing market-oriented research and development and to minimise the economic and technical risk of implementation of complex innovation processes, growing in their markets in the long term and permanently improving its competitiveness by targeted technology transfer and development. The target of the network is developing innovative solutions for better market integration of CHP systems.

Contact: Marcel Hartung

Tel.: +49 3682 40062-22

Email: marcel.hartung@eura-ag.de

Web: www.vernetzte-kwk-systeme.de


Storage technologies for the energy revolution

The network and its partners have the task of developing innovative technologies and services for the requirements resulting in connection with energy storage systems and to implement the prototypes together. The subject focus on this network is material and thermal energy storage. This area still has a high Research demand. Subjects relating to other energy storage types, such as the mechanical and chemical storage, will be considered as well.

Contact: Johannes Schmidt

Tel.: +49 241 963-1210

Email: johannes.schmidt@eura-ag.de

Web: www.zukunftspeicher.de


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