GASWINNER archive from 03/2016

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Issue 02/2016

NEW TECHNOLOGIES: Avatar colleagues

The continuing cost pressure in the oil and gas production industry is inspiring innovation. The timing is perfect, since digitalization offers unprecedented opportunities – from the virtual platform to the subsea factory and remote control operations.

Issue 02/2016

DIGITALIZATION: The Cinderella of digitalization

Companies hope that Industry 4.0 will bring faster, better and more efficient production. But almost no one is talking about energy management in this context. Especially not in the SME sector.

Issue 02/2016

FUSION ENERGY: Harnessing the power of the sun

At the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Greifswald, Germany, scientists are researching a new source of energy. They are modeling their work on the process that makes stars shine.

Issue 02/2016

SOLAR ENERGY: Foldable and watertight

The Solar Cloth Company from the United Kingdom has developed light and flexible solar panels that can be attached to various different materials – even sails.

Issue 02/2016

DIGITALIZATION: Smart little helpers

If the restructuring of Germany’s energy landscape is to succeed, energy efficiency must be improved. The range of system solutions and apps on offer is growing all the time.

Issue 01/2016

ENERGY TRANSITION: Turbulent times for network operators

When the weather is volatile, it wreaks havoc on the German electricity grid, pushing it to its limits. New electricity lines are supposed to provide more stability, but gas power stations also play a crucial role.

Issue 01/2016

ELECTRICITY PRODUCTION: Kick by kick

UK firm Pavegen has found a way to harness energy from under our feet. The company’s kinetic tiles turn footsteps into electricity, which is then stored and used to light up soccer pitches, among other things.

Issue 01/2016

SUPPLY SECURITY: Underground reserves

Natural gas storage facilities are at the top of the EU’s energy policy agenda. But a uniform strategy for gas storage has yet to be put in place.

Issue 01/2016

COUNTRY PORTRAIT CZECH REPUBLIC: Czech Republic to generate less electricity from coal

Domestic lignite is set to make way for other energy sources. The country wants to cut emissions, and is looking to nuclear power, natural gas, and renewables.

Issue 01/2016

FUELS: The ice-cold alternative

When natural gas is cooled to minus 161 degrees Celsius, its energy density is increased. This makes liquefied natural gas a driving force in the development of new climate-friendly technologies for longdistance transport. In Europe, however, LNG lacks the infrastructure, and it is not yet economically viable.

Issue 01/2016

SMART HOMES: Houses that think

The words “smart home” generally conjure up images of remote control blinds and domestic appliances covered in sensors. But the term is about a lot more than that – namely comfort, atmosphere, and increased energy efficiency.