• Researcher Jef Beerten nominated for the New Scientist Science Talent award 24.05.2017

    The science magazine New Scientist will for the third time award a prize this year for the largest scientific talent of the Netherlands and Flanders: the New Scientist Science Talent 2017. This award was launched last year to bring groundbreaking research by young scientists from Belgium and the Netherlands to the attention of a wide audience.

  • Northern Limburg municipalities choose geothermal energy 19.05.2017

    18 May 2017 - Today, the Northern Limburg mayors (1) and representatives of VITO, INFRAX, NUHMA, EnergyVille and POM Limburg gathered at the House of the City in Lommel, Belgium to launch a task force that maps the potential of geothermal energy and its exploitation for the region. Research shows that the potential for deep geothermal energy (2) is certainly present. There are aquifers (or water-bearing layers) in the region that can be used for heating purposes. The temperature in the deepest water-bearing layer appears to rise to more than 150°C, which is enough to be able to produce electricity in addition to heat.

  • Together4Energy project to engage social and energy actors in the creation of an innovative European network of Vulnerable Consumers Energy Advisors 17.05.2017

    EnergyVille, in partnership with 10 other organisations from 6 European countries (Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Poland, Belgium and Finland) and one European association, has begun working on the three-year project "Together4Energy, Networking and Action to Tackle Vulnerability Together", designed to fight fuel poverty in Europe. This project, funded by the European Commission under the H2020 program, will address both energy and social issues, as fuel poverty is not only an energy concern nor can it be tackled in isolation of the bigger issue of poverty.

  • Flux50 helps the Flemish smart energy industry realize commercial breakthroughs 10.05.2017

    A new name and European encouragement for the Flemish Energy Cluster 

    Brussels, May 10, 2017 – Today, the Flemish Energy Cluster reveals its new name in the presence of Flemish Minister Philippe Muyters, at a launch event hosted by Proximus. Flux50 helps Flemish companies from the energy, ICT and building sector to realize commercial breakthroughs in the transition to a sustainable energy system. To this end, living lab projects are being set up in five ‘innovator zones’.

  • Your home on the map! 14.04.2017

    The city of Genk and EnergyVille are launching the website With this initiative, they join forces and take the next step in digital data management which will help shape the city’s future energy and housing policy. Are you an inhabitant or a home owner in Genk? Then fill out a short questionnaire about your home and your retrofit interests. The website will subsequently offer feedback on your energy consumption compared to that of similar households. Furthermore, it will also provide tips and tricks to save money, save energy and improve your level of comfort. The data management tool is based on the EnergyVille City Portal application.

  • Energy transition in Belgium: Choices and Costs 11.04.2017

    The Belgian energy system, in particular the electricity generation, is in full transition. To gain a better understanding of what the possible pathways are for this energy transition, Febeliec asked EnergyVille to develop an objective analysis of possible scenarios for electricity generation in Belgium for 2020-2030. The study has now been summarized into an easy-to-use tableau presentation. Scroll down and find out all details about the study.

  • Wanted: cleantech heroes! Counter climate change with your idea! 10.03.2017

    Also worried about climate change? Do you have a fresh, innovative or bold idea to address climate change and do you want to turn this idea into action? Or do you want to develop your own business with it? Then make sure to participate in Climate Launch Pad 2017!  

  • CREG award for most innovative master thesis for Tim Mertens 10.03.2017

    The CREG annually awards the best and most innovative master thesis in which energy takes a central place. For 2016, the award goes to Tim Mertens of KU Leuven/EnergyVille and Olivia Bramaud de Boucheron of the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

  • Energiezuinige gebouwen of energie-intelligente gebouwen?

    Opinion Piece: energy-efficient buildings or energy-intelligent building? 17.02.2017

    The energy performance requirements for buildings are getting stricter and stricter. But to what purpose exactly? And is this purpose reachable? Will it remain affordable? Following the annual Batibouw trade fair in Belgium, EnergyVille reflects on a topic which relates to everyone building or renovating their houses.

  • Joint Ownership Agreement NODA-VITO/EnergyVille voor STORM controller technology

    Joint Ownership Agreement NODA-EnergyVille for STORM controller technology 14.02.2017

    This afternoon, swedish district heating solution provider NODA Intelligent Systems AB and energy research center EnergyVille/VITO , partners in the European Horizon 2020 research project STORM ‘Self-Organising Thermal Operational Resource Management’ have signed a Joint Ownership Agreement on the innovative district heating controller technology developed in the project.

    The technology will be part of NODA’s Smart Heat Grid flagship product, which provides intelligent control functions that manage district heating networks and coordinates the interaction between production, distribution and consumption in order to achieve energy efficiency and long-term sustainability.

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