Innovation for Efficiency and Environment
Project number: CZ.1.05/2.1.00/01.0036
The project is realized within the EU Structural Funds, Operational Programme Research and Development for the period 2007 – 2013. Priority: 2. Regional R&D Centres, Area of support: 2.1 Regional R&D Centres.
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports as main grant giver and as Managing Body of Operational Programme Research and Development decided about grant for realization of project INEF with total budget 170.825.205 CZK (EU contribution – 85%, contribution from the state budget – 15%).
The objective of the project “Innovation for efficiency and the environment” (INEF) is the support of research and innovations in the area of facilities for the production of heat and cogeneration (combined production of heat and electricity) while using solid fuel, in particular biomass, in smaller decentralized units. These activities include the safety of equipment and used fuel, with expansion to the safety of the production of energies for other energy equipment.
The purpose of the project is the expansion of the research, development and innovation capacities of the Energy Research Centre (ERC) to the level usual for activities typical for a regional research and development centre.
|Beginning of operation||04/2010|
- Executive director: doc. Dr. Ing. Tadeáš Ochodek, e-mail:
- Administrator: Ing. Jan Koloničný, Ph.D., e-mail:
- Research and Development Manager: prof. RNDr. Pavel Danihelka, CSc., e-mail:
The first major investment action was the extension of the Technology Pavilion, which came into official operation at the end of 2012. Currently, the testing room and the adjacent laboratories are gradually being equipped with various technique, however, the core experimental technology will be a biomass gasification unit with follow-up Fischer-Tropsch process for production of liquid biofuel.
Further development of the research infrastructure and professional team was ensured through the project Innovation for Efficiency and Environment - Growth (LO1403) implemented within the National Sustainability Programme (NPU I, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports). The project was evaluated by the final review board with the result "V" - excellent results - results of international importance.
The solution of the project supported the stability of the Centre, its enhanced recognition by the professional community and the commercial sector. A large set of results has been created, in which application results with the potential to quickly, stably and qualitatively establish themselves in the market environment play a major role. At the same time, the Centre has confirmed its openness and readiness to provide a range of professional services, offering contract research and participation in R&D projects in diverse (and international) consortia, with interdisciplinary overlap and impact not only on academia and industry, but also on state and public administration.