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.
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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
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Li-ion battery management and maintenance
Charging Li-ion batteries so that they last as long as possible is a challenge for the operators of fleets of battery-powered equipment like electric bicycles, drones, and signage. PowerUp, a startup founded in 2017, has come up with a response. The company’s smart chargers determine for each charge the optimal voltage and power according to battery temperature, charge status, and level of degradation.
PowerUp leverages seven patents obtained over several years of research on battery degradation mechanisms at Liten. Tests have shown that efficient management can lengthen a battery’s lifespan by anywhere from 50% to 150%—that’s double on average!
Equipment fleet managers can also benefit from PowerUp’s supervision module, which centralizes the data from all chargers, facilitating predictive battery maintenance, a more efficient and less expensive alternative to the systematic periodic replacement of batteries.
PowerUp won the 2017 Orange Fab France award and is currently working on a project to sell Li-ionbattery-powered emergency lights to Enedis, which operates France’s national electricity grid.
Web site: www.powerUp-technology.com
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.