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Silicon recovered from discarded photovoltaic modules makes new battery material

From waste to resource. ENEA has patented a reduced environmental impact process to recover silicon from end-of-life photovoltaic panels and convert it into an innovative nano material used to build less expensive batteries with improved performance and extended lifespan. The patent is also useful in photovoltaic panels recycling plants and...

Electrified device for regenerating injured spinal cord

A biocompatible and completely flexible electrified device (scaffold), capable of guiding the regeneration of the injured spinal cord thanks to an innovative electrode is what the European project RISEUP has developed. This project, coordinated by ENEA, brings together Italian (Sapienza University of Rome and Rise Technology srl), Spanish (Polytechnic University...

Paolo Boccardelli is the new Rector of the LUISS University

Starting in June 26th 2024, Prof. Boccardelli will assume the role of the new Rector   The Board of Directors of Luiss Guido Carli University, upon the proposal of President Luigi Gubitosi, has appointed Professor Paolo Boccardelli to succeed Prof. Andrea Prencipe, who has reached the end of his second...

Nutrition: Value added bakery products from coffee waste

Using coffee roasting industry waste as an high added value food ingredient in baked products would lower the environmental impact of processing by 73% and cut the disposal costs incurred by companies in half, as shown by an ENEA study on the economic and environmental sustainability of the disposal of...

Metal-Halide Perovskite submicrometer-thick films for ultra-stable self-powered direct X-ray detectors

Metal halide perovskites (MHP) have revolutionised the world of solar energy conversion, thanks to the development of high-efficiency and low-cost photovoltaic cells. But their potential goes far beyond that. The outstanding electric and optoelectronic properties of MHPs allowed indeed for the development of ultra-sensitive, portable and low-power X-ray detectors, based...

Ri.MED Symposium 2024 “Nutrition, Microbiome & Metabolism”

The annual Ri.MED Scientific Symposium NUTRITION, MICROBIOME AND METABOLISM – A science based multidisciplinary Symposium to explore cutting-edge research and nutritional health – will be held on October 17th and 18th, 2024 in Palermo, Italy. This meeting will bring together a panel of internationally recognized researchers for a two-day meeting...

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