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Sustainable is beautiful
Beauty in architecture is often expensive, while sustainability should be affordable and widespread. Does this mean that aesthetics and sustainability are in conflict? Or can one integrate the other? Solutions exist. ...
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A link between past and future: TExTOUR's pilot forum in t...
Defying the flight service disruptions, lost luggages, heatwave and last-minute setbacks TExTOUR’s partners met in Foz Côa, in Portugal, on the 14th-15th of July for the pilot forum workshop. An intense two-day mee...
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How can we use circular principles to drive innovation and su...
In recent years, Housing Europe has actively begun promoting the use of circular principles. In this regard, our work on the DRIVE 0 and HOUSEFUL projects has helped to expand our knowledge on this topic, which in...
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New Solid-State Transformers (SSTs) will give more power to E...
The on-going energy transition towards a decarbonized economy is changing profoundly the infrastructure of the power grids worldwide as well as the management paradigms of those grids.
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Meet the Team: A chat with Jose Antonio Lopez Guerrero
Jose Antonio Lopez Guerrero explains how his institution intends to achieve the ULISES goals, but also how ISO 20387 Accreditation will strongly impact the project.
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Interview with Victor Pallaruelo on Radio 5 RNE
Project partner Victor Pallaruelo talks about ULISES during the divulgative format “Entre probetas” of RADIO 5, one of the most popular online radio stations in Spain.
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The Bioeconomy in light of future development – BioMonitor a...
The BioMonitor project, which will end this year, shared its achievements at the International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research – ICABR 2022: a great opportunity to reach its target audiences.
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Circular is better: recyclable buildings to save the planet
House units which can be reassembled into other buildings. Citizens’ groups volunteering to renovate the existing stock with natural materials. And an EU project testing innovative solution, to involve users and ins...
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Meet TExTOUR: Hanna Szemző
Meet TExTOUR is a series of interviews to present the people involved in the project, their role, expertises and passions. To always remember that behind ideas, progress and new solutions for a sustainable future ther...
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Europe’s beating heart: Agro2Circular at the New European Ba...
The New European Bauhaus Festival, 9th -12th June 2022, is an agora for citizens, artists, politicians, and scientists to meet, discuss and inspire each other to create a sustainable, beautiful world together.
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An alternative way to enjoy your summer: #MyRuralHoliday
Summer has begun. So did TExTOUR and dRural joint social media campaign #MyRuralHoliday.
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Society resilience in a time of pandemic
A video-interview with a resident epidemiologist from the CORONADX project discusses about societal resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Agro2Circular at the national stakeholders meeting: communicat...
The dissemination of Agro2Circular strategies to boost the upcycling of the agri-food sector residues has begun in Murcia Region, Spain.
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dRural refines marketplace strategies at first in-person meeti...
We've just about set up 4 the regional marketplaces in the project's rural communities and they will soon go live.
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Integrating plastic waste in the circular economy: new project...
Today, only 20% of plastic is recycled but a new EU-funded project – PLASTICE – hopes to improve this figure by introducing valorisation processes aligned with the latest chemical recycling technologies.
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Meet TExTOUR: Dorotea Ottaviani
TExTOUR is a European project made by different people from different countries, background and expertise. Working together, they make TExTOUR possible.
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Voices from ULISES: Interview with Victor Pallaruelo on RTVE
¨Project partner Victor Pallaruelo talks about ULISES during the format “Aventura del Saber” broadcast by the Spanish TV RTVE.
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A taste of circularity: meet Drive 0
Ana Tisov is the coordinator of Drive0, an EU-funded project to accelerate and improve deep renovation processes, with consumers at the centre. The aim is to make these processes environmentally friendly, cost effecti...
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Delving into the re-use and recycling opportunities of Lithium...
We interviewed Icíar Montes Gutierrez, Sustainability Technical Officer at Lomartov about the re-use and recycling opportunities of lithium-ion batteries. She shared some insights about ASTRABAT's new lithium-ion bat...
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Investments in energy-efficient renovations in social housing:...
The SUPER-i project has just concluded the first round of stakeholder meetings in three different countries: Denmark, Italy, Slovenia.
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A Taste of Circularity: Meet CityLoops
Learn about how the EU-funded project CityLoops contributes to the ecological transition by harnessing two of the most important waste streams in Europe: Construction and Demolition Waste, and Bio-waste.
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RURITAGE's modern troubadour
A book collecting stories, interviews and experiences from six different rural territories in Europe showing how natural and cultural heritages can help rural communities’ development.
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Helping electric vehicles stay the course in extreme weather ...
The i-HeCoBatt project has recently held an event – The Innovation and Networking Days on Battery Technologies & E-Vehicles – to showcase its achievements. There we interviewed the technical coordinator Mikel Arri...
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Pandemic semiconductor problems are set to shape electric vehi...
Manufacturing cuts put cars at the back of the queue for silicon chips. Now, electric vehicles are set to increasingly use silicon in their batteries too, and the industry is therefore making dramatic changes in how i...
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Early signs support revolutionary potential of EU clinical tri...
The EU Clinical Trials Regulation should help resolve problems caused by its predecessor directive and help meet needs arising from the pandemic. There will be challenges in doing so, but there is already strong evide...
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Chart the course: TExTOUR's steering committee meeting in ...
TExTOUR steering committee met in Turin, Italy, on April 27th-28th, for a hybrid meeting to take stock of the work done in the projects’ first 15 months and to trace the route for TExTOUR’s next steps.
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How the pandemic highlighted bioplastic benefits
Covid-19 has led to a paradoxical increase in plastic use even as people are more concerned about the pollution the material causes. Yet it has also made some people more aware of sustainability challenges and led to ...
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Recycling nutrients to save the Planet and avert a global food...
Plant nutrients are crucial for fertilizers, but the war in Ukraine is highlighting Europe's dependence on non-EU countries and the risk of a global food crisis. A circular approach is being tested to recover such key...
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Agro2Circular: a territorial circular systemic solution to upc...
The European Union is facing the challenge of building a future economy that is sustainable, low carbon, resource- efficient and competitive at the same time. It is crucial for the EU to foster a transition towards a ...
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Transformation in Antalya for a smarter, low-carbon future
The renaissance of the Kepez Santral district in Antalya as a green, hi-tech neighbourhood with energy-efficient homes is symbolic of the Turkish city’s decision to embrace smart solutions for a sustainable future, ...
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Living with covid-19 will need a testing transformation
Dealing with lower covid-19 levels will require improved understanding of what diagnostic tests are best used for. It will also need more accurate tests, but as testing demand will fall, delivering that needs incentiv...
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The dialogue with stakeholders continues in Demo Building “E...
In April, HOUSEFUL partners AHC, LEITAT and WE&B organised a meeting with key stakeholders of the “El bloc del Mestres” in Sabadell, Barcelona – the Campoamor Neighbourhood association and the Sabadell City Council.
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ASTRABAT & i-HeCoBatt towards a Greener Value Chain
ASTRABAT will take part in the Innovation and Networking days on Battery Technologies & E-Vehicles in Valencia. Then, the project consortium and its industrial partners will co-create the Life-Cycle Inventory of the n...
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Waste valorisation in process industries
The valorisation of waste in the energy stream of intensive manufacturing can boost sustainability. The last paper produced by BAMBOO project explores the waste valorisation of Blast Furnace Gas (BFG) in the steel ind...
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A boom period has marked the European market for tillage imple...
A boom period has marked the European market for tillage implements and equipment for sowing, fertilizing and crop protection over the past year
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The potential of market schemes in nitrogen trading
Nitrogen is vital to agriculture and, generally, to our lives, but its use comes at a price. The paper explores a ‘Smart Market’ approach as a possible means to limit its negative impact on the environment.
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Working as a researcher in a time of pandemic
A video-interview with a post-doc from the CORONADX project features the experience of working as a scientist at the frontline of COVID-19 research
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Digitalising for repopulating: a virtual marketplace to revive...
The Covid pandemic planted the seeds of a new mindset and pushed lots of EU citizens to telecommute from rural areas. However, most of these still record a shrinking population and fewer opportunities than urban zones...
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Learning by watching, improving by replicating
Innovating in urban energy and transport is complex and risky, but the successes and failures of others can help cities navigate their own way to becoming smart and sustainable.
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Meet ASTRABAT: a chat with NANOMAKERS
Discover about the work carried out for ASTRABAT by Dr Yohan Oudart and his team at NANOMAKERS, focused on the development of a silicon-based material to boost the density of ASTRABAT’s new solid-state battery.
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Spatial Coordination Incentives for landscape-scale environmen...
Agri-environment schemes (AES) are incentive mechanisms that provide funding for farmers and land managers so that they adopt measures that help support biodiversity, preserve landscapes and improve quality of water.
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Back to nature: how green solutions are reshaping city landscapes
Some cities in Europe are embracing nature-based solutions to make life for residents more pleasant and sustainable – and these innovative approaches serve as a model for urban environments elsewhere
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A new set of key indicators redefines the goals of circular ec...
The private and public sectors are starting to set ambitious circularity targets as the ecological transition steps up. But businesses and organisations need ways to accurately measure this circularity and its impacts...
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Becoming sustainable together with residents- participation an...
Successful energy transition is linked to the ability to engage different stakeholders in improving house sustainability.
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Debunking myths about COVID-19 diagnostic tests
The EU project CORONADX has published a leaflet with a collection of common misconceptions on COVID-19 diagnostic tests to help citizens navigate between truth and falsehoods.
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