The Leaf Meeting, that aims to exchange ideas and information about efficiency and energy self-sufficiency, with leading experts in the field, will be attended by godfathers of Leaf Community: Professor Federico Maria Butera, environmental physics and technology, and Giorgio Di Tullio, innovation philosopher, along with leading industrial representatives of Marche region, who share a strong focus on quality of work, on the training of employees, but also on the ethical and social implications of the business.
It begins today in Rome, at the Auditorium of the Technique the exhibition “Captains Courageous”. The initiative organized by Confindustria Young Entrepreneurs, in partnership with Museimpresa, wants to valorize some Italian entrepreneurs who have distinguished themselves for socially responsible activities.
Our Group has the honor of being represented as the best Italian entrepreneurial excellence of yesterday and today. Our projects 2 km of future® – that concerns the safety of the Esino river – and Leaf Community – open workshop for sustainability, are presented using the Leaf Meter, a design installation that represents nature that defends itself with new trees and new measurement technologies.
Next 28th of May, the Ispra (VA) of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) will open once again its doors to the public at the Open Day, which for this occasion will have the theme “Giving a way to science”.
It will be possible to visit the workshops, attend scientific demonstrations, participate in experiments and farther to meet scientists and researchers of all Europe.
Within this context will be visible also our storage system, the first design storage system, signed by Lorenzo De Bartolomeis for Loccioni: a perforated panel and some LED lights to symbolize the system’s ability to adjust and store energy, with transparent doors to allow a glimpse of the operation of the batteries.
The project is part of the Energy Design System, the design and communication program for renewable energy production, storage and management systems, that has educational purposes and that has been nominated for the ADI Design Index 2016.
Always in fact, the Design is an integral part of our processes: from the collaboration with Japanese designer Isao Hosoe they were born design projects such as Apoteca, the automation and computerization system for the preparation of chemotherapy drugs, or Agorà, a sustainable and innovative data center selected by ADI (Association for Industrial Design), among the best Italian projects in design for services in 2012.
The TRIGENeration system (CCHP – Combined Cooling, Heat and Power) is a local generator producing electric power, heating power and cooling power which creates significant benefits in terms of cost saving, power continuity and quality, energy independence and emissions reduction.
- Electric Power: 1.189 kWe
- Thermal Power: 1.312 kWt (hot water at 90°C)
- Cooling Power: 879 kWf (cold water at 7° C)
- 7.800 operating hours per year
(by Francesco Mancini)
The EU has set ambitious targets for both the short and long term with the 2020 climate and Energy package as well as a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emission by 80-95% by 2050. UE has set ambitious target by 2030 as well both on renewable energy production and greenhouse gas reduction.
DSR could be a crucial solution in order to get the mentioned targets because of its benefits. In fact DSR creates value for the consumers by allowing them to be rewarded for changing their consumption behaviour and therefore providing flexibility to the system operators and helping them to maintain the grid balanced. In addition DSR will also play a key role in the reduction of additional generation and proportionally enhance the role of renewables in the energy supply, thus making it more secure and reducing the risk of price spikes due to political instability in the supplier countries.
We wish you 2 kilometers of joy for a very special Christmas.
A new year rich of challenges and milestones.
A river of courage to realize your projects.
Because any of us is here to seed beauty.
“The man who moves the mountains, starts by taking away the smallest stones” (Chinese adage)
(by Giacomo Mantero)
When talking about SEU (Efficient Consumption Systems) it often seems like a futuristic model that will have great spread. This statement is certainly acceptable but limiting because SEU not only will develop in the near future but they also did in the past!
Let me explain better. By definition, SEU are: “systems in which a electricity production source [...], powered by renewable sources or by high efficient cogeneration [...], is directly connected, by means of a private link [...], to the system for the consumption of a single end user, also corresponding to the producer [...]”. Thus, everyone who produced energy from a photovoltaic system in the last 10 years can be considered a SEU!
Let’s try to image a world without coal fired power plants, incinerators, steelworks, cement plants, refineries, chemical plants and all those plants commonly agreed as polluting ones.
Of course we would live in cleaner and nicer world, but most probably we would also be compelled to give away most of the comforts we get used to and upon which is based our present idea of wellbeing: we would not be able to produce enough energy to meet our needs, we would live in wood made houses or caves, we would need fire to heat e we would move on foot or by horse; we would not even go by bicycle because we would need to melt metals and synthesize tires from hydrocarbons…