Research Topic 2008: Application of Nanotechnology in the Energy Business
On April 28, 2009 international institutes and universities were awarded with the E.ON Research Award for the second time.
The E.ON Research Award is supporting projects that help use findings in nanotechnology for energy supply. They include concepts that will make solar cells more efficient and cheaper to produce, technologies that generate power from ambient heat, methods for the sustainable generation of hydrogen from local biomass as well as systems designed to increase the energy efficiency of buildings.
The event took place at the E.ON headquarters in Düsseldorf. Lutz Feldmann, member of the Board of Management of E.ON, Bernhard Fischer, Director Technology of E.ON Energie, Prof. Andreas Pinkwart, Minister of Innovation, Science, Research and Technology of North-Rhine Westphalia Prof. Frieder Meyer-Krahmer, State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research presented the E.ON Research Award to nine outstanding projects of 11 universities and institutes from six countries.
Further information about the winner projects you can find on the following page.