SCCER interview with Nicole Aegerter

December 5, 2019 4:14 PM

Nicole Aegerter is a PhD student at the Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures (CMASLab) at ETH Zurich. ...

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SCCER Digitalization Action Plan

November 28, 2019 11:40 AM

Last year, the Swiss Federal Council allocated funding to strengthen research in the field of digitalization for three SCCERs. ...

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Initiative on the Decarbonization of Aviation

November 11, 2019 9:36 AM

The ETH Initiative on the Decarbonization of Aviation is a call for establishing more research at ETH Zurich towards decarbonizing aviation, reducing its dependence on fossil fuels and thus its ...

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ETH Week 2019: Rethinking Mobility

October 16, 2019 3:10 PM

At ETH Week 2019, 200 students embarked on a challenging and exciting journey. Under the motto of “Rethinking Mobility”, they developed new solution pathways in interdisciplinary teams on the ...

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Nothing works on its own – synthesis on the main topic of “Mobility Behaviour”

September 23, 2019 12:09 PM

Mobility in Switzerland is characterised by a high degree of motorisation and widespread multimodality. ...

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"This is incredibly ambitious"

September 11, 2019 4:40 PM

Every three years, the World Energy Council explores possible developments of the global energy system under different scenarios. ...

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World Energy Scenarios 2019 launched

September 9, 2019 5:38 PM

New World Energy Scenarios discuss three plausible pathways to 2040 focusing on the impact of “disruptive innovation” on energy system. ...

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Research & Innovation for unlocking the decarbonisation of transport

July 31, 2019 4:06 PM

In November 2018, the High-Level Panel (HLP) of the European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative published a final report on research and innovation (R&I) needs in Europe towards the achievement ...

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Energy research concept 2020+

July 22, 2019 2:32 PM

How will future national coordinated energy research look like when the eight Swiss Competence Centers for Energy Research (SCCER) and the two National Research Programs NFP 70 and NFP 71 ...

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Power-to-product – perspectives for Switzerland

July 15, 2019 9:00 AM

The Swiss energy system is in transition and will face related challenges. While nuclear power plants will be phased out stepwise, electricity generation from sun and wind energy should partially ...

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Dynamics and options for future mobility systems

July 10, 2019 11:56 AM

On 4 July 2019, the sixteen students of the CAS “System Aspects” presented their final projects. ...

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Discharged: what happens to old batteries from electric vehicles?

July 2, 2019 10:01 AM

Electric mobility is advancing fast. It promises mobility that is less resource-intensive with lower CO2 emissions. ...

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Record efficiency for a gas engine

June 20, 2019 3:50 PM

At the end of May, the final meeting of the "Horizon 2020" project "GasOn" with the EU Commission took place in Brussels. ...

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Electric mobility: is it environment-friendly or not?

June 18, 2019 10:07 AM

Electric mobility could be one of the solutions leading to a more sustainable future at least for passenger cars. ...

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MAS “Future Transport Systems” – final thesis presentations

June 6, 2019 3:20 PM

On 10 May 2019, the first class received the degree Masters of Advanced Studies (MAS) “Future Transport Systems”. ...

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SCCER interview with Kasia Arturi

May 17, 2019 11:31 AM

Kasia Arturi is a postdoctoral researcher in the Catalytic Process Engineering group at PSI and member of SCCER BIOSWEET. ...

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Production of fiber reinforced plastics made easy

May 6, 2019 2:50 PM

3D printing has the potential to revolutionize the manufacturing industry as objects of almost any shape can be rapidly fabricated locally. ...

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Carbon-neutral mobility: challenges and policy options

April 9, 2019 4:28 PM

The recently published report by the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) entitled “Decarbonisation of transport: options and challenges” was presented at the Swiss Academies of ...

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Environmental impacts of current and future mobility technologies

April 3, 2019 11:30 AM

What are the environmental impacts of current and future mobility technologies and how severe are they? ...

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ETH Week 2019 “Rethinking Mobility”

March 15, 2019 9:00 AM

Mobility and transport have become key traits of our globalized society and it is hard to imagine a world in which we do not commute to work, travel to distant countries for holidays or eat ...

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Political measures to reduce the energy efficiency gap

March 11, 2019 11:48 AM

Households contribute about 50% of the total energy demand in Switzerland and are thus an important target group for energy saving strategies. ...

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SCCER interview with Shelly Arreguin

March 4, 2019 9:10 AM

Shelly Arreguin is a researcher in the Composite Materials and Processing group within CMASLab at ETH Zurich and member of Capacity Area A3. ...

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Centralize, decentralize or coordinate?

February 21, 2019 10:21 AM

In Switzerland, regulatory powers in the field of energy policy are divided between the federal government, the cantons and the municipalities. ...

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More news on nacre-inspired materials

February 12, 2019 8:45 AM

Researchers in the Complex Materials Group (ETH Zurich) investigated the design principles of tough biological materials by studying nacre-inspired composites structured across three length ...

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ETH Mobility Initiative – new partner on board

February 4, 2019 8:59 AM

Siemens Mobility AG is the first industry partner to join the “Mobility Initiative”, which ETH Zurich initiated together with the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) in 2018. ...

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Law fulfilled, but still a long way from the target

January 28, 2019 10:11 AM

The EU plans to lower emission limits and require car manufacturers to decrease emissions from new vehicles by 37.5% between 2021 and 2030. Switzerland is likely to adopt this regulation as well. ...

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Nature-inspired super stiff and tough composites

December 12, 2018 10:00 AM

Researchers in the Complex Materials Group (ETH Zurich) have developed a novel material based on biological structures found in nature that are as stiff and tough as the highest performance ...

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Optimizing bus routes with the e-MIP cockpit

December 4, 2018 9:38 AM

Researchers of the Dencity program at Bern University of Applied Sciences set out to develop a tool to optimize, reroute or implement new bus routes in collaboration with the bus manufacturer ...

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CMASLab and 9T Labs at ITHEC 2018

November 22, 2018 9:01 AM

CMASLab and its youngest spin-off company 9T Labs were present with an exhibition booth and presentations at the 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Thermoplastic Composites (ITHEC ...

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3D printing inspired by nature – next steps for lightweight materials

October 15, 2018 9:40 AM

3D printing is a promising technology in manufacturing industry, as objects with almost any shape and geometry can be designed. ...

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Capacity Area A3 at ECCM in Athens

October 1, 2018 10:12 AM

The European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM) is Europe‘s leading conference on composite materials. This year it took place from 24-28 June 2018 in Athens, Greece (ECCM18). ...

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Energy savings through optimizing rail freight operation

September 24, 2018 9:38 AM

Rail transportation in Switzerland is powered almost exclusively by hydropower, so it is not only low-emission, but due to its capacity to carry large loads over long distances, it is also very ...

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SwissEnergy fact sheet on passenger car technologies

September 17, 2018 6:14 PM

One obvious advantage of new passenger car technologies that are powered by batteries or fuel cells is that there are no local emissions. ...

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Mobility on the move – how will Switzerland drive into the future?

September 3, 2018 9:24 AM

More traffic jams, crowded trains and traffic bottlenecks: mobility needs jeopardize the Swiss energy and climate goals. ...

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Smart Energy Portal

August 20, 2018 9:23 AM

The Smart Energy Portal is the new portal for content and information about the digitalization of energy. ...

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SCCER interview with Véronique Michaud

August 13, 2018 1:07 PM

Prof. Dr. Véronique Michaud heads the Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites and is Associate Dean of the School of Engineering, in charge of Education, at EPFL. ...

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Innovative business idea pitches at CAS “New Business Models”

August 8, 2018 10:27 AM

Participants of the CAS “New Business Models” pitched their business idea to a jury of experts. Dr. Nicola Blum (start-up coach and former management board member at Impact Hub Zurich), Dr. ...

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New website Energy Storage Research Centre

July 31, 2018 5:21 PM

The Energy Storage Research Center (ESReC) is a joint research infrastructure platform between Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH) and the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology ...

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Electromobility and road tunnel safety

July 26, 2018 4:35 PM

The recently published report finalizing a joint research project of the Federal Roads Office analyzes the potential impacts of increased electromobility in terms of road tunnel safety. ...

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8th Consumer Barometer of Renewable Energy

July 6, 2018 9:06 AM

How does the Swiss public perceive renewable energy? How do they use these technologies in their homes? What do they think about the role of politics and business in the energy transition? ...

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Intelligent paths to the mobility of the future

June 19, 2018 10:14 AM

The Zurich E-Prix took place on 10 June 2018 for the first time in Switzerland. To put the debate about electromobility into a wider context, ETH Zurich hosted a symposium on 8 June as part of ...

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SCCER interview with Judith Krautwald

June 12, 2018 9:33 AM

Dr. Judith Krautwald is a Research Associate at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), School of Life Sciences and Facility Management, Department of Environmental Biotechnology. ...

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Lighter and more energy efficient on-board batteries

May 24, 2018 3:02 PM

Even though the entire Swiss Federal Railway (Schweizerische Bundesbahn, SBB) network is equipped with power lines, each train carries one or more batteries on board. ...

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Smart paths towards future mobility – ETH eDays Symposium

May 7, 2018 9:18 AM

The Formula E, a race for battery electric cars, is coming to Switzerland. The Zurich E-Prix will take place for the first time on 10 June 2018. ...

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SBB launches new Green Class combined mobility

April 23, 2018 3:35 PM

Based on the success of the first pilot project “SBB Green Class E-Car”, SBB has now developed a new Green Class combined mobility package in collaboration with its partners. ...

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Hypes about energy carriers have come and gone – what’s here to stay?

April 16, 2018 2:34 PM

The long-lasting paradigm that cars run on gasoline and trucks run on diesel has been challenged by various hypes over the past two decades. ...

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Mobility Platform to reduce ETH carbon footprint

March 20, 2018 9:43 AM

The ETH Mobility Platform launched in spring 2016 is the main point of contact for everything surrounding mobility at ETH Zurich. ...

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Wanted: innovative projects in mobility

March 8, 2018 11:35 AM

KOMO (“Koordinationsstelle für nachhaltige Mobilität”) is the Swiss federal coordination office for sustainable mobility, supported by the federal offices for spatial development (ARE), roads ...

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New SCCER Mobility flyer

February 20, 2018 11:20 AM

An updated version of the SCCER Mobility flyer is available now. This new edition gives a concise overview of SCCER Mobility, its mission and research activities. ...

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CAS “Technology Potentials” concluded successfully at Villa Hatt

February 14, 2018 10:18 AM

On 2 February at ETH’s Villa Hatt, participating students concluded the second CAS “Technology Potentials”, part of a series of three in the MAS ETH “Future Transport Systems”. ...

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4th SCCER CREST White Paper

January 16, 2018 3:39 PM

Although energy efficiency has increased in recent decades, there is still a lot to be done to reach emission targets put forth Swiss Energy Strategy. ...

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Hydrogen, Scaling up - a strategy for a sustainable energy future

January 9, 2018 4:05 PM

The Hydrogen Council, a global industry coalition promoting the development of a hydrogen economy, recently released a comprehensive report entitled Hydrogen, Scaling up. ...

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SCCER interview with Francesca Cellina

December 15, 2017 10:03 AM

Francesca Cellina leads the Sustainability and Society research group at the Institute for Applied Sustainability to the Built Environment at the University of Applied Sciences of Southern ...

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eDumper wins European eMove 360° award

November 17, 2017 10:18 AM

On 16 October 2017, eMining AG won the eMove 360° award for their eDumper. Along with being the biggest electric vehicle with tires, it is equipped with the largest battery (710 kWh) manufactured ...

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CO2-free mobility: (how) is that possible?

November 9, 2017 10:00 AM

SCCER Mobility addresses the issue of shaping a future Swiss transport sector without a CO2 footprint. ...

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SWISSMEM Symposium - Electromobility

November 3, 2017 3:40 PM

Gil Georges confronts the question: does electromobility reduce CO2 emissions?

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Prizes for best research projects in energy and sustainability - apply today!

October 11, 2017 4:14 PM

Since 2007, the Eni Award distinguishes scientists and researchers from around the world for their outstanding research projects in the field of energy and sustainability. ...

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SCCER Mobility at ICCM21 in Xi’an, China

October 6, 2017 2:52 PM

The International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM), held for the first time in 1975, is the largest scientific congress surrounding composite materials. ...

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SCCER Mobility’s first white paper

September 11, 2017 4:01 PM

SCCER Mobility’s first white paper is a synthesis of its working paper Towards an Energy Efficient and Climate Compatible Future Swiss Transportation System and bears the same title in German. ...

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Congratulations to the first “Future Transport Systems” graduates!

July 19, 2017 10:15 AM

Final presentations of the first CAS “Systemic Aspects of Future Transport”, part of the MAS ETH “Future Transport Systems”, took place on 13 July at Villa Hatt, ETH Zurich. ...

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Adaptricity AG on board

July 14, 2017 4:37 PM

Adaptricity is an ETH spin-off company of the Power System Laboratory. The company specializes in developing software tools to simulate and analyze distribution grids. ...

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New study on lithium-ion batteries available now

July 7, 2017 11:04 AM

Recently, the CSEM Energy Storage Research Centre at the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH) completed a technology assessment of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), a study funded by armasuisse ...

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First SCCER Mobility working paper now completed and available online!

May 17, 2017 6:30 AM

The working paper entitled Towards an Energy Efficient and Climate Compatible Future Swiss Transportation System presents some of the results from the first funding period of the SCCER Mobility ...

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Joint Activity CEDA kick-off meeting a success!

March 28, 2017 12:57 PM

The Joint Activity Coherent Energy Demonstrator Assessment (CEDA) started successfully with a kick-off meeting on February 7 at EMPA, Dübendorf. The joint project, led by Dr. ...

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The study program MAS ETH in «Future Transport Systems» premiered successfully!

March 21, 2017 4:40 PM

Registration for the next CAS in «Technology Potential» is still possible.

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High-efficiency hybrid electric buses will soon hit the streets of Zurich

March 7, 2017 12:05 PM

Swiss Trolley plus, a collaborative project between the public transportation services of Zurich (VBZ), HESS AG, BFH and ETHZ, has developed a 15%-more-efficient hybrid electric bus. ...

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Opportunities and challenges for electric mobility

December 6, 2016 2:41 PM

THELMA: An interdisciplinary assessment of passenger vehicles

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Swiss Mobility Days 2016

April 22, 2016 4:30 PM

SCCER Mobility was well represented at the Swiss Mobility Days 2016 by Andrea Vezzini and Véronique Michaud. Prof. Dr. ...

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Swiss Energy Research Conference 2016

April 22, 2016 4:01 PM

Last April, the 10th edition of the Swiss Energy Research Conference took place in Lucerne under the heading “From Invention to Innovation”. ...

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Special CTI Measures for export-oriented SMEs conducting CTI R&D projects

April 22, 2016 3:59 PM

CTI has announced special measures to facilitate conditions for export-oriented SMEs conducting CTI R&D projects.

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DZM - new KOMO "Koordinationsstelle für nachhaltige Mobilität"

March 8, 2016 11:25 AM

DZM - new KOMO "Koordinationsstelle für nachhaltige Mobilität" - renews his support to innovative projects in sustainable mobility. ...

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Handy-App GoEco! - Article in Tages-Anzeiger

March 3, 2016 3:18 PM

Playful on the way Scientists at ETH want to motivate motorists to switch to public transport and bicycle by attracting their attention to the handy-app «Go Eco!». ...

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GAS ON started

December 11, 2015 2:58 PM

A European consortium with 4 car manufacturers and 20 industrial and academic partners funded by EU H2020 joined forces towards the development of dedicated Gas-Only internal combustion engine ...

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Again a prize for E-digger: European Solar Prize 2015

November 23, 2015 10:00 AM

In addition to the Swiss Solar Prize 2015, the E-digger team has received the European Solar Prize 2015 with great pleasure in Prague on November 23. ...

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GoEco! project - full application form now available

November 19, 2015 10:11 AM

The official recruitment campaign has just being launched and an updated website is available. You can find all the details on www.goeco-project. ...

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E-digger has won the Swiss Solar Prize 2015

November 16, 2015 2:41 PM

The innovative constructor Markus Affentranger has initiated the world’s first 16-ton solar digger with electric drive in close cooperation with Prof. ...

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SCCER Mobility flyer is ready

September 24, 2015 4:36 PM

SCCER Mobility flyer is ready and can be downloaded or ordered by post Our flyer includes short descriptions of the research capabilities within our Competence Center and the contact info of the ...

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Strong Swiss Franc: Special CTI Measures for SMEs

July 3, 2015 9:31 AM

Federal Council has instructed CTI to waive requirements for cash contribution for R&D funding.

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The Energy Storage Research Center ESReC at the core of the Swiss Battery Research Platform

May 11, 2015 3:28 PM

ESReC, one of the largest battery technology research platforms available to industrial R&D projects in Switzerland, is now fully operational.

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GoEco! nominated for „Umweltpreis 2015“

May 8, 2015 4:04 PM

The project GoEco! has been nominated for the „Umweltpreis 2015“ by the „Schweizerische Umweltstiftung Luzern“.

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Fahrleitung ade: So wird der Bus flexibel (goodbye supply lines: how buses become flexible)

April 30, 2015 1:25 PM

Prof. Vinzenz Haerri and his team of HSLU Lucerne present new solutions for public transportation in Switzerland.

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New Cell and Module Test Rigs ready for start testing thermal management at NTB Buchs

April 28, 2015 2:42 PM

The New Cell and Module Test Rigs built up at NTB Buchs allow to measure in situ the “real” heat flux released under different working conditions, i.e. charging and discharging

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2014 Award for innovation and climate Protection by the German Natural Gas Industry

April 2, 2015 8:57 AM

The 2014 Award for Innovation and Climate Protection has been awarded to the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control IDSC at ETH Zürich.

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Prof. André Studart of ETH Zürich received a Consolidator Grant from SNSF

March 12, 2015 10:57 AM

ETH researcher André Studart received a Consolidator Grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation.

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The project GoEco! has been awarded with the first place at the Energieschweiz AppWelt 2014 contest.

February 6, 2015 2:35 PM

The project GoEco! has been awarded with the first place at the Energieschweiz AppWelt 2014 contest.

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