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18/2/2013

Energy: SOFT 2018, the 30th edition of the Symposium on Fusion Technology to kick off

The 30th edition of the Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT), organized by ENEA, one of the most important international conferences in nuclear fusion energy research, is to be held in Giardini Naxos, (Messina), from September 16 to September 21. For five days, approximately 950 of the world's leading scientists, over 60 industry representatives and 30 exhibitors, will meet and discuss the most significant innovations in the path to reproducing on earth the mechanisms that fuel the stars, with the aim of providing an inexhaustible, safe, clean energy source, capable of satisfying the world’s growing energy needs.

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Food: METROFOOD-RI project, coordinated by ENEA, enters the ESFRI Roadmap2018 for strengthening EU research

METROFOOD-RI, Infrastructure for Promoting Metrology in Food and Nutrition coordinated by ENEA, is one of the six new projects selected by ESFRI for the strategic potential and impact for strengthening European research, included in the new ESFRI Roadmap 2018. METROFOOD-RI aims at providing high quality metrology services in food and nutrition by proposing a distributed Research Infrastructure and filling a gap in the Health&Food domain.

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Agriculture: Italian research and FAO together towards the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development

Four research institutions with over 10 thousand researchers and 100 research centers throughout Italy. These are the numbers of the memorandum signed by FAO with ENEA, CNR, CREA and ISPRA to manage natural resources and food systems in a safe and sustainable way ENEA has signed an agreement with FAO, together with CNR, CREA and ISPRA, which provides for a broad cooperation program addressed at developing countries, concerning agricultural innovation, the fight against climate change, the development of new technologies for food quality and nutrition, land and water management and ecosystem quality

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Online the latest issue of ENEA magazine dedicated to decarbonisation

The latest issue of the ENEA quarterly review "Energy, Environment and Innovation", dedicated to decarbonisation. With over 150 pages that can be consulted online and freely downloadable, the latest issue of the magazine explores the possibility of reducing the use of fossil fuels in energy production, also with reference to national and international targets aiming at reducing climate-altering gas emissions by 2020 and 2050, bringing them to levels compatible with environmental protection.

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Energy: Consumption + 3%, renewables + 2% in Italy

In the first quarter of 2018 final energy consumption in Italy increased by 3% compared to the same period in 2017, with the civil sector recording the highest increase (+ 4.5%). In terms of energy sources, renewables returned to grow (+ 2%) thanks to the recovery in hydroelectric generation (+ 11%). This is what emerges from the ENEA quarterly analysis of the Italian energy system which highlights a rising trend in energy consumption in industry (+ 2%, in line with industrial production) and unchanged levels in transport despite growing traffic indicators.

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Eni and ENEA launch a joint scientific research and technology partnership

Eni and ENEA have signed a partnership to start research in strategic scientific and technological areas which have considerable potential impact for the Country, including circular economy, renewable energy sources, decarbonisation, and environmental protection. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Chairman of ENEA, Federico Testa, and the CEO of Eni, Claudio Descalzi, at the Agency’s headquarters in Rome today.

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EU anti-fraud project on household electrical appliances kicked off

At the start the European project ANTICSS - Anti-Circumvention of Standards for Better Market Surveillance - for new anti-counterfeiting procedures, aimed at ensuring the veracity of the declarations on energy efficiency and functional performances from manufacturers of household appliances. Of the 19 EU partners, three are Italian.

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ENEA “Microcosm” at the Giffoni Film Festival 2018

ENEA presents the first "Microcosm" for growing plants indoors and in extreme environments at the 48th Giffoni Film Festival. The presentation will take place on July 25th during the Green Masterclass of the well-known international film festival for young people (also known since 2009 as the Giffoni Experience), which takes place from July 20-28 at Giffoni Valle Piana, in the Salerno province. Dedicated to the environment, new technologies, recycling and energy saving, the Green Masterclass, which will also be attended by the President of ENEA Federico Testa, provides for the participation of young people aged 18 to 25 years.

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ENEA's 2017 Annual Report on Energy Efficiency and investments representing 3,7 billion (so-called ecobonus)

Thanks to the so-called ecobonus, Italian families have invested over 3.7 billion euro in 2017 achieving about 420 thousand energy requalification measures, saving over 1,300 GWh / year. Furthermore, about 2 million tons of oil equivalent (Mtep) was saved from the emission of 5.8 million Energy Savings Certificates, the so-called White Certificates, of which 62% in the industry and 31% in the civil sector.

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Biotechnology: Italy patents method for producing saffron, world's most expensive spice

ENEA has patented an innovative and low-cost biotechnological process for producing crocins, the red pigments of saffron flowers, in large quantities and with high levels of purity. Used historically as dyes for painting and as food ingredients, crocins also have antioxidant properties and protective functions against some degenerative diseases of the retina and certain types of cancer.

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