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Market study in materials scientific engineering
In the context of reflections carried out around its innovation strategy, the large firm studied ways of making the most of its scientific expertise, especially in materials engineering. One of the opportunities studied consisted of developing a scientific expertise service offer, targeted at composite and polymer materials. LGI conducted an analysis of this market for the client in the following target sectors: Medical Devices, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Defence and Transport. The service specifically targeted the needs of the small & midcap segment, as well as support around the business model of such an offer, the value proposition design with potential clients and tailored recommendations.
Demonstrating integrated innovative technologies for an optimal and safe closed water cycle in Mediterranean tourist facilities
The aim of demEAUmed project was the involvement of industry representatives, stakeholders, policy-makers and diverse technical and scientific experts in demonstrating and promoting innovative technologies, for an optimal and safe closed water cycle in Euro-Mediterranean tourist facilities, leading to their eventual market uptake. A representative resort placed in Catalonia, Spain served as a demo site where a representative part of all inlet and outlet waters was characterised, treated with proper innovative technologies, and reused to reduce the carbon footprint of water management in an integrated approach at demonstration level.
2014 - 2017
Développement de revêtements sûrs et durables sans PFAS pour les emballages alimentaires et les textiles d'ameublement
ZeroF développe des alternatives de revêtement sûres et durables pour remplacer les composés PFAS dans les chaînes de valeur des emballages alimentaires et des textiles d'ameublement. L'objectif est de produire des revêtements ayant une absorption d'eau limitée, une résistance élevée à l'huile et à la graisse pour les emballages et une imperméabilité élevée à l'eau et à l'huile pour les textiles. Les matériaux développés devraient permettre d'atteindre les performances requises tout en éliminant l'utilisation de produits chimiques fluorés.Les solutions ZeroF visent à atteindre des prix compétitifs ne dépassant pas 20 % des prix des alternatives actuelles tout en réduisant l'impact sur l'environnement de plus de 25 %. Plusieurs analyses du cycle de vie, des coûts du cycle de vie et une évaluation de l'empreinte environnementale seront réalisées au cours de la phase d'essai de la mise en œuvre du projet.
2023 - 2026
Market study on NbS providers for Soil.is
The startup Soil.is (a spin-off of the French company Egis) developped a ready-to-use web platform to enhance natural capital. It connects Nature-based Solutions (NbS) providers with land managers, as well as with funders. The goal is to enable to assess land assets through an automated diagnosis, build solutions to maximize natural capital by identifying the NbS that best fit the business and identify the best NbS suppliers, monitor the impact of the projects, and identify and secure the funding. LGI supported Soil.is in its early development by assessing the supply side : the potential interest for NbS providers to join the Soil.is platform.
Nuclear Powered Hydrogen Cogeneration
The project investigates the feasibility and viability for existing Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) to generate large amounts of hydrogen for supporting the decarbonisation goals of the EU. The investigations focus on existing H2 generation technologies and identify NPPs to be able to implement the viable solution at a short term. The project proposes an optimal degree of integration, to maximise mutual benefits, based on integrity of both, the nuclear and the hydrogen production plants. The project outcomes cover practical decision matrixes, guidelines, and checklists to be made available to NPP operators, H2 generation EPCs (engineering, procurement & construction) stakeholders, as well as investors, safety authorities, notified bodies and H2 consumers for their decision-making processes .
2022 - 2025
Core monitoring techniques and experimental validation and demonstration
The CORTEX project aimed at developing an innovative core monitoring technique that allows detecting anomalies in nuclear reactors, such as excessive vibrations of core internals, flow blockage, coolant inlet perturbations, etc. The technique was based on primarily using the inherent fluctuations in neutron flux recorded by in-core and ex-core instrumentation, from which the anomalies will be differentiated depending on their type, location and characteristics. The method was non-intrusive and did not require any external perturbation of the system. The project resulted in a deepened understanding of the physical processes involved.
2017 - 2021
Sustainable water management solutions for the Mediterranean tourism sector
In order to help hotels to remain competitive and improve their eco-innovation ability, the European Horizon 2020 GREENinMED project developed an innovative approach to develop solutions for water and energy use and management in the Mediterranean region and more specifically for the tourism sector. To reach this objective for the water management part, LGI helped the project partner CapEnergies to identify and analyse relevant eco-innovative products and services, as well as their adaptability to specific needs for selected hotels.This enabled the GREENinMED project to target eco-innovative solutions for better water management and reduced water consumption in the tourism sector of the region.
2020 - 2021
Improved Nuclear SIte characterization for waste minimization in D&D operations under constrained EnviRonment
Decommissioning and dismantling (D&D) operations are strongly dependent on the facilities history and the inventory of present radionuclides. The D&D processes are significant source of radioactive waste and their management is a major challenge from technical, economical, financial and societal point of view.The project focused on a fit-for-purpose representation of the radiological status of facilities (or components), at a relevant precision level allowing making decisions concerning different D&D scenario options. Based on common case studies in the form of interlaboratory comparisons on matrix representative reference samples and benchmarking, the project delivered comprehensive and realistic conclusions formalised in guidelines, recommendations and elements for pre-standardisation initiatives.
2017 - 2022
Study on the role and economics of nuclear cogeneration in a low carbon future
The OECD seeks to address the technical and economic assessment of non-electric applications of nuclear energy: district heating, desalination, high temperature applications (process heat and hydrogen), hybrid nuclear-renewables systems. Despite proven industrial examples of non-electric applications (district heating), there is no clear economic assessment methodology for future applications. The organisation launched a study aiming at filling this gap, by designing a generic methodology with costs and benefits analyses of non-electric products. The method sought was to be applicable to any kind of cogeneration process or nuclear reactor technology (water-cooled reactors, high temperature reactors, liquid metal cooled reactors, small modular reactors, etc.).
2016 - 2017
MEthodologies and Tools Innovation for Seismic Risk Assessment
Nuclear power plants (NPPs) need to be able to withstand the effects of an earthquake. The METIS project therefore aims to develop rigorous and efficient methodologies and tools to determine the seismic safety of NPPs and supports simulation results with experimental data and experience feedback within the framework of Bayesian approaches and machine learning. The project objectives aim generally to improve the predictability of best estimate and beyond-design seismic analysis. Together with the propagation of epistemic and aleatory uncertainties, this makes analyses more reliable and increases confidence in safety assessment results within the context of the EU-wide nuclear safety objectives.
2020 - 2024
Coastal Climate Core Services
Coastal flooding is a real concern that affects millions of people across Europe in terms of health, safety and access to infrastructures and services. The CoCliCo project aims to deliver an open web-platform that will help to inform local and national decision-makers on potential coastal risks and needed adaptation measures. The platform allows to simulate the main risk drivers, show adjusted views and support analysis techniques for local decision contexts. The project allows to combine important and high-quality geospatial information layers. The Users of the CoCliCo platform can visualise, download and analyse multiple decision-oriented coastal risk scenarios.
2021 - 2025
NUclear COmponents Based on Additive Manufacturing
NUCOBAM project aims to develop the qualification process and evaluates the in-service behaviour of Additive Manufacturing materials, allowing the use of additively manufactured components in nuclear installations. The work contributes to implementing Additive Manufacturing processes in nuclear design codes and standards in order to create components for nuclear power generation equipment.
2020 - 2024
Exploration Information System
Mineral supply-chain disruptions would have long-range impacts on electrification, as well as on energy transition security and on achieving the decarbonization targets. The project EIS aims to develop innovative exploration concepts and data analysis tools to secure new sources of critical raw materials for the EU’s economy. EIS develops the “EIS Toolkit” and the “EIS QGIS Wizard”. These tools will be open-source and will provide critical information for the mining sector and geoscientists.
2022 - 2025
Solar Energy for Carbon-Free Liquid Fuel
While the concept of using solar energy to drive chemical reactions that make fuels has been around for decades, the technology still has some way to go before it can be cost-efficient and scalable for industrial applications. The Sun-To-X project uses solar energy and ambient humidity to produce hydrogen. The project focuses on using concentrated solar energy, to allow the hydrogen react to form a non-toxic, energy-dense liquid fuel called Hydrosil. The product can have direct use in the transport and energy sectors, with water as the only emission removing barriers hindering the deployment of zero emission liquid fuels.
2020 - 2024
STRUctural MATerials research for safe Long Term Operation of LWR NPPs
During the long-term operation of pressurised water reactors, the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) becomes brittle mainly due to neutron irradiation. Scientists disagreed about what causes certain low-copper RPV steels to become fragile at an accelerated rate. Further research was needed to shed light on late irradiation effects. Additionally, since current embrittlement trend equations (ETEs) tend to underpredict RPV embrittlement at higher fluence regimes, efforts were needed to adapt ETEs accordingly. Further research was also required to determine how applicable the master curve approach was at high fluences and for sub-sized specimens in characterising irradiation-induced shifts in reference curves. The STRUMAT-LTO project aimed to address these scientific gaps in RPV embrittlement by exploiting the Lyra-10 specimens.
2020 - 2024
Towards and enhanced accident management of the hydrogen combustion risk
Nuclear power plants are designed to minimise the risk of radiological releases. In addition, severe accident management guidelines (SAMGs) have been developed and implemented to provide operators with a systematic guidance on mitigatory actions. Building on these guidelines, the AMHYCO project considers practical issues to further reduce the threat posed by combustion of gases generated during accidents on containment integrity. Specifically, it improves the SAMGs for both in-vessel and ex-vessel phases using numerical and experimental results. Experimentally studies the phenomena that are difficult to predict numerically (such as H2/CO/H20 distribution and combustion) are performed. It also improves the predictability of the numerical tools used for explosion hazard evaluation.
2020 - 2024
SNETP Programming for Research and Innovation in Nuclear Technology
The project supported the Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform (SNETP) in its roadmapping, networking, dissemination and communication activities. It supported the delivery of strategic roadmaps of the SNETP pillars; improved the ‘value proposal’ of SNETP for the fission R&D community in Europe; confirmed SNETP as a key player within the international energy technology landscape; and enhanced the visibility and dialogue of SNETP towards a wider audience. SPRINT pursued a number of the activities initialised through the Euratom FP7 “SNETP-Office” and “SMILE” projects and was closely coordinated with the activities put forward by the SNETP governance.
2015 - 2019
European Sodium Fast Reactor Safety Measures Assessment and Research Tools
The project aimed at enhancing further the safety in particular of Generation-IV commercial-size European Sodium Fast Reactor (ESFR) in accordance with the European Sustainable Nuclear Industrial Initiative (ESNII) roadmap and in close cooperation with the French ASTRID programme. Close interactions with the main European and international SFR stakeholders (GIF, ARDECo, ESNII and IAEA) via the Advisory Review Panel enabled reviews and recommendations on the project’s progress as well as dissemination of the new knowledge created by the project.
2017 - 2022
Management and Uncertainties of Severe Accidents
MUSA project assessed the capability of severe accident codes when modelling reactor and SFP (Spent Fuel Pool) accident scenarios of Gen II and Gen III reactor designs. To do so UQ (Uncertainty Quantification) methodologies were used, with emphasis on the effect of already-set and innovative accident management measures on accident unfolding, particularly those related to ST (Source Term) mitigation. Given the focus of FOM on source term, the project investigated in more detail variables governing ST uncertainties .
2019 - 2023
Platform based on Emerging and Interoperable Applications for enhanced Decommissioning processes
The project demonstrated an innovative digitally enhanced approach for selected key tasks related to dismantling and decommissionning (D&D) in real life examples in various demonstration sites in Europe (Norway, France, Spain, Germany). The PLEIADES platform integrates cutting-edge digital support tools into a building information modelling (BIM), optimising and facilitating the D&D process and leading to coordinated actions. It allows also retrieving and connecting data and calculating simulation results regarding scenario feasibility, waste estimation, radiation exposure, cost and duration.
2020 - 2023