Greener greenhouses promise more energy-efficient growing power

Commercial greenhouses in Europe are testing new energy and water efficiency technologies in support of the green transition. By  Bárbara Pinho In the province of Almería in southeastern Spain, farmers grow an estimated 2.5 to 3.5 million tonnes of fruit and vegetables every year in what has become known as Almeria’s sea of greenhouses. In this … Read more

Satellite oversight: ensuring Europe’s renewable energy security from above

EU-funded researchers are using AI and satellite technologies to make the continent’s renewable energy infrastructure more reliable. By Jack McGovan Solar panels and wind turbines had to be shut down in Greece for a short period in May this year because the national electricity grid wasn’t able to absorb the amount of energy being produced. … Read more

Screening newborns to help fight rare diseases

Early genetic checks being developed by researchers with EU and industry funding will accelerate treatments for illnesses that affect millions of people in Europe. By  Jessica Berthereau Dr Alessandra Ferlini wants medical help for millions of people in Europe to begin before they even realise it. Ferlini, associate professor in medical genetics at the University … Read more

Free movement of research and innovation will be central to renewing Europe’s Single Market

Strategic report on the future of the European Single Market points to key role for European research and innovation. By  Horizon Staff The European Single Market is considered one of the EU’s biggest accomplishments – and for good reason. It enables EU citizens to travel, live, work, study, retire, trade and do business wherever they … Read more

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