Liten is a major European research institute and a driving force behind the development of the sustainable energy technologies of the future. The institute is spearheading the EU’s efforts to limit dependency on fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in three key areas: renewable energy, energy efficiency/storage and development of materials.
Our platforms, sophisticated tools for industry & the scientific/technical infrastructure/expertise to overcome technological hurdles
Liten's research teams work across a vast portfolio of renewable energy technologies. Cutting-edge photovoltaic technologies are developed at INES, the French National centre for solar research and R&D with Hydrogen and Biomass activities being managed from the LITEN's main site in Grenoble, Rhone-Alpes.
“Radically improving energy efficiency will reduce the need for investment in energy infrastructure, cut fuel costs, increase competitiveness, lessen exposure to fuel price volatility, increase energy affordability for low-income households and cut local and global pollutants improving consumer welfare” Source OECD Energy report, 2014
From nanosecurity, nanocharacterisation,and anti-counterfeiting technology to the development of advanced materials and point of sale: a comprehensive offering.
Transverse activities help add value to our technology portfolio. An optimised modeling and characterisation model, for example, can help reduce time to market. Browse this section to find out more....
The development of advanced materials lies at the heart of our scientific model
Because a modification to a material at atomic scale can impact exponentially on the quality of a product
Liten is present at each level of the value chain and can offer specialised R&D in the fields of thermal science and energy harvesting.
Liten is a leading french player for the development of renewable energies and is able to exploit a significant wealth of scientific expertise and technological infrastructure
Biomass is just one of the many areas we work in to develop new, clean, energy sources, that will meet the needs of industry and of society
A unique combination of technological infrastructure and expertise in R&D for R&D to meet the demands of the energy transition.
Liten is a major European research institute and a driving force behind the development of the sustainable energy technologies of the future. The institute is spearheading the EU's efforts to limit dependency on fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in three key areas : renewable energy, energy efficiency/storage and development of materials.
Liten, a CEA Tech institute, used the MUSES platform’s multi-physics models to generate simulations of the distribution of liquid water on the surface of a PEMFC-type fuel cell.
Construction on the Jupiter 1000 power-to-gas demonstrator plant began on December 19, 2017 in Fos-sur-Mer in the South of France. The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by a number of elected officials. Research scientist Laurent Bedel of Liten, a CEA Tech institute, spoke to us about the project.
The MUSES numerical simulation platform is used primarily to study the behavior of fuel cells and lithium-ion batteries at different scales to provide deeper insights into how they work.
Liten, a CEA Tech institute, recently patented the world’s first 100% polymer film that is both conductive and transparent. The new film could be a good candidate to replace existing materials in electrodes and transparent heating films.
For the first time ever, scientists at Liten used XPS to observe changes in the chemical composition of lithium-ion batteries during operation. The purpose of the research was to gain a deeper understanding of battery degradation mechanisms.
A new software application capable of simulating how battery pack components’ electrical characteristics will evolve over several years has been developed by Liten, a CEA Tech institute. The software will be useful in accurately predicting battery pack performance over time.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.