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....
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Startup SEED-Energy was spun off from Liten in 2017 to evaluate the profitability of multi-energy (electricity, heat, natural gas, hydrogen, etc.), multi-technology (conventional production, renewable production, and conversion and storage) energy systems using an innovative software platform, Odyssey. SEED-Energy offers a very complete evaluation tool that is flexible enough to suit the diverse needs of energy stakeholders, from producers and industrial consumers to government energy authorities. With SEED-Energy, stakeholders can generate simulations of their energy systems in different configurations to determine which is most profitable.
In addition, SEED-Energy offers energy systems to meet the needs of all energy stakeholders backed by an assessment of the profitability of planned investments as well as the associated environmental impacts. The various components of the energy system are dimensioned according to economic factors and service quality.
SEED-Energy offers a comprehensive range of services, and can provide its customers with access to Odyssey so that they can conduct their own evaluations. Finally, SEED-Energy can complete engineering, management, and optimization studies for its customers' energy systems.
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.