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Europäisches Institut für Energieforschung
Karlsruhe, Germany
www.eifer.kit.edu Booth number
D73
Company profile:
EIFER is a European Economic Interest Grouping founded in 2001 by EDF and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The European Institute for Energy Research is located in Karlsruhe and is employing around 110 staff members of different nationalities with multi-disciplinary skills. In collaboration with international research entities, we aim at creating values for our two members and their respective partners: cities, local communities, and industries. Therefore, we are focusing on three strategic priorities to tackle the challenge of the energy transition:

• Integrated approach of sustainable city engineering based on urban system analysis, energy planning and geosimulation
• Development of local energy solutions based on renewable energy sources and high efficient distributed generation systems
• Analysis of the trends and interactions within energy systems through simulation models at different scales using a systemic
   approach

Exhibits at HANNOVER MESSE 2016:
Sapphire project (FP7 FCH JU, grant agreement No 325275):
SAPPHIRE is a European research project funded by the European Commission through the Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Joint Undertaking. The project's objective is to develop an advanced control system for a methane-fed fuel-cell system for combined heat and power. The key feature of this new control system will be to increase the lifetime of these systems to 20,000 hours and beyond with current technology.

Product categories:
Results of prognostics algorithms development, model development

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