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EU Projects to watch: NEWCOM

EU Projects to watch: NEWCOM

NEWCOM´s website NEWCOM is a European-wide project developing on the one hand training schemes to enable construction workers and building professionals to build the nearly zero-energy building (nZEB) standard and on the other hand a basis for the mutual recognition of the developed training schemes. By NEWCOM trainings construction workers will be skilled to co


MiniStor´s feature city: Cork

MiniStor´s feature city: Cork

Corks motto is “Statio Bene Fide Carinis” which translates as “a safe haven for ships”. On the cities crest this shown as a ship arriving safely between two towers (the port). Some 169 multinational companies call Cork home. The city is a place of collaboration and creativity, a dynamic economic ecosystem where world-class R&D is hosted […


MiniStor coordinator interview

MiniStor coordinator interview

The commitment to the decarbonisation of the building stock and the European leadership in this regard gives hope to demonstrate that the sustainable development of the residential sector is possible with the integration of innovative thermal storage systems in combination with renewable energy sources. Carlos Ochoa is the coordinator of the H2020 Project M


MiniStor at Sustainable Places 2020!

MiniStor at Sustainable Places 2020!

Sustainable Places (SP2020) prides itself on being an ideal platform for the dissemination of research, the conduct of workshops, EU project clustering and networking between stakeholders of all types. Renowned for showcasing results coming out of the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme via the participation of cutting-edge research and innovation proje


MiniStor: The €8.6m project to heat homes

MiniStor: The €8.6m project to heat homes

by Colm Gorey Researchers at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork are developing a more environmentally friendly heating system using salt and wax. A new heating project led by the International Energy Research Centre (IERC) at Cork’s Tyndall National Institute has received €8.6m in funding under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme. The IERC will develop [&he


Welcome to MiniStor project’s website!

Welcome to MiniStor project’s website!

Welcome to MiniStor! In this site you will find all the relevant information regarding the project, its development, and the consortium working together to make it possible. On the “MiniStor” section you can learn about the overall objective of the project, an introduction to the demonstration sites and the partners forming the consortium. On t


MiniStor kick off meeting

MiniStor kick off meeting

Eighteen consortium partners of the project MiniStor coming from EU countries, the United Kingdom and Swizertland came together on December 2-3 in Cork, Ireland to Kick off the project. This meeting was organized by the project Coordinator, the International Energy Research Centre (IERC). During the two-days meeting, the Work Packages (WP) leaders explained the o


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