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FINAL WORKSHOP OF LIFE ZAESS PROJECT IN PAMPLONA

One of the conclusions of the conference was that, to make the leap from demonstration to commercial projects, the storage sector must overcome the current regulatory and legal barriers as well as continue a path of cost reduction. A group of experts related to the energy storage sector met in Pamplona last Wednesday June 14, […]

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LIFE ZAESS presented at MaBIC Congress 2017

Tecnicas Reunidas attended for the third year running the Metal-Air Battery International Congress (MaBIC) organized by Albufera Energy Storage in Huesca from the 4th to the 7th of June 2017. TR presented the results and conclusions of the LIFE ZAESS pilot plant operation. TR explained the potential of zinc-air flow battery technology to increase renewable […]

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LIFE ZAESS Project presented in Prague

The results of the LIFE ZAESS were presented at the 11th European Symposium on Electrochemical Engineering held in Prague, Czech Republic, on June 4-8, 2017. More than 110 contributions covered the latest developments in electrochemical science and technology, including energy storage and conversion applications. Almost one third of participants come from outside Europe. Tecnicas Reunidas […]

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GAS NATURAL FENOSA SELF-CONSUMPTION LABORATORY

Members of the LIFE ZAESS project visited Gas Natural Fenosa’s Self-Consumption Laboratory in Madrid. The laboratory integrates a PV system, batteries, power converters and an advanced monitoring and control system to test the operation and performance of different self-consumption strategies. The advantages and disadvantages of different storage technologies and their role in increasing the consumption […]

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Partners of the LIFE ZAESS project visit the fair Genera

Between 28 February and 3 March, GENERA gathered in IFEMA the proposals of 76 companies and a program of Technical Presentations in which experts and professionals analysed the main challenges and opportunities for the development of the sector. The content of GENERA contemplated novelties in equipment and services related to the different sources of generation, […]

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Perspectives of Electrical Storage Workshop

IMDEA Energía, Madrid, 20 January 2017 The research centre IMDEA Energía and the company PV Hardware organised last Friday 20th of January a seminar about energy storage. Several technological and commercial aspects were presented, focusing on experiences about emblematic projects linked to the storage of renewable energy. The event included a visit to IMDEA Energía’s […]

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G!E Academy on Storage

Greenovate! Europe members presented their expanding competences in the area of Storage at an academy session organised in co-operation with the Spanish National Renewable Energy Centre (CENER) on December 13. CENER’s Renewable Energy Grid Integration Department (IRE) hosted the event, showcasing the impressive depth and scope of their research and development activities in this field. […]

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Attendance at AETP2016 in Madrid

On October 20 the fourth edition of the conference “Energy Storage technologies and projects” (AETP2016) took place in Madrid. About 100 people, including several members of the LIFE ZAESS project, attended the scheduled talks which focused on the challenges of a fast-growing sector. The presentations covered a wide range of technologies, relating to power electronics […]

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LIFE ZAESS in the “Gallery of Innovation” of Genera

The LIFE ZAESS project was selected to participate in the Gallery of Innovation of Genera 2016 exhibition, on 15-17 June. This initiative, now in its eighth edition, is intended to recognize and publicize innovative projects in renewable energy, energy efficiency and environment. The poster prepared for that call was exposed during the days of the […]

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LIFE ZAESS Workshop – REDOX FLOW BATTERIES

As part of the dissemination activities of the LIFE ZAESS project, on June 14 the workshop “LIFE ZAESS – Redox flow batteries” took place in Madrid with a great affluence of public. The day was divided into three main parts: presentations, debates and technical visit. During the part of the presentations, the issues raised included […]

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THE INSTALLATION OF THE PILOT PLANT OF LIFE ZAESS PROJECT HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED

According to the plan, the installation of the pilot plant of the project has been successfully completed during the month of March. It is a zinc-air flow battery of 1 kW and 4 kWh consisting of three modules, which will serve as a test bed for the next phase of the project. The cells of […]

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International Zinc/Air Battery Workshop

The first IZABW (International Zinc/Air Battery Workshop) was attended by a hundred researchers from different universities and companies from European countries like Germany, France, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, Norway, Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark and Switzerland as well as countries such as Canada, Israel, China, Malaysia and Singapore. The workshop took place at the WBZU (Education and […]

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Tecnicas Reunidas attends the II MABIC Congress about metal-air batteries

The second edition of the Metal-Air Batteries International Congress took place from 7th to 10th March at the Magdalena Palace in Santander. The congress hosted various presentations on the milestones achieved and the future challenges for further development of the different types of metal-air batteries, which are considered strong candidates to meet the urgent needs […]

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MEETING OF COOPERATION AMONG LIFE PROJECTS AT JOFEMAR PREMISES

On February 19, at the premises of Corporacion Jofemar, a meeting of collaboration among different LIFE projects took place: LIFE FACTORY MICROGRID, LIFE RESPIRA, LIFE REWIND and LIFE ZAESS. To this meeting attended technicians from the participating centres, Jofemar, CENER, Universidad de Navarra and Universidad de Zaragoza. During the meeting shared experiences in such projects […]

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Tecnicas Reunidas attends the Grid+Storage Workshop in Madrid

The fifth Grid+Storage regional workshop was held in Madrid on 15 and 16 February 2016 with the support of the ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus initiative, where several smart grids and energy storage projects from Portugal and Spain were presented. The Grid+Storage project’s consortium is formed by TECHNOFI, EASE, EDSO, ENTSO-E, RSE and VITO. They have […]

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A meeting of collaboration between projects LIFE FACTORY MICROGRID and LIFE ZAESS occurred

On December 1, a meeting of collaboration between projects LIFE FACTORY MICROGRID and LIFE ZAESS occurred. To this meeting attended technicians from the three participating companies, Jofemar, Tecnicas Reunidas and CENER. During the meeting shared experiences in such projects and possible ways of collaboration were discussed, both projects sharing an interest in energy storage and […]

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ALBUFERA ENERGY STORAGE’S PATENT ON ALUMINIUM-AIR

On October 28th, technicians from Tecnicas Reunidas attended the presentation of the latest developments of the company Albufera Energy Storage. In front of a large group of experts and professionals in energy storage, the General Director, Joaquín Chacón, said the company expects the granting of a patent for a primary Aluminum-Air battery and is working […]

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CENER PARTICIPATES IN BILBAOEKINTZA’S CONFERENCES

Under the title “Innovative and future key factors in the field of environmental technologies and urban solutions“, BilbaoEkintza has organized four days in consecutive weeks oriented towards innovations that contribute to improve the efficient use of resources and thus promote a more sustainable development of our urban environments. The content of the four organized conferences, […]

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Energy storage: technologies and projects (AETP 2015)

Gabriel García, researcher of the Renewable Energy Grid Integration Department of CENER, participated on the past 15th October in Madrid in a session titled “Energy storage: technologies and projects (AETP 2015)”, organized by Energetica XXI magazine. In particular, CENER’s lecture addressed the characterization of the capabilities of the energy storage systems. One of the key […]

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Article about the LIFE ZAESS project published in Solar News magazine

The article “Proyecto LIFE ZAESS – Demostración de una batería de flujo Zinc-Aire para el almacenamiento de energía renovable” was published in the 58th number of Solar News magazine, corresponding to May-June. Along the article, the key facts of the zinc-air battery technology are explained, as well as the possibility of scaling this solution for […]

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TR participates in the IV Smart Grids Workshop 2015

The IV Smart Grids Workshop 2015 was held on July 7 at the facilities of IMDEA Energy Institute in Madrid under the title “Energy Storage in the Smart Grids”. After visiting the institute laboratories, participants discussed in roundtables different aspects of energy storage in power grids. The topics discussed included the commercial maturity of current […]

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Demonstration of a low cost and environmentally friendly zinc air energy storage system for renewable energy integration

• The most important result of the project will be the techno-economic validation of Zinc-Air technology for grid-scale renewable energy storage and associated reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. • The project partners are Técnicas Reunidas, as the coordinator, and CENER. LIFE ZAESS project, of 40 months duration, is coordinated by the Proprietary Technology Division […]

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Environment and Climate: European Commission provides €282.6 million for 225 new environment and climate projects.

The European Commission has today approved funding for 225 new projects under the LIFE+ programme, the European Union’s environment fund. The projects selected were submitted by beneficiaries in all 28 Member States and cover actions in the fields of nature conservation, climate change, environmental policy and information and communication on environmental issues across the EU. […]

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The LIFE ZAESS project website is already on Internet.

The internet is an unrivalled source of information and has become a very important channel for communication. At the click of a mouse, a gigantic library of information is available to a wide number of people at any time. A well designed project website can be a key management tool, capable of improve the dissemination […]

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