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We had the chance to interview Mickael Frotin, engineer at CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) in France since 2008. Expert in the team of Nathalie Leborgne, he is experienced with particles in CERN and involved with calorimetry. He has worked at the astrophysics laboratory in Paris where he tried to find a flight solution for telescopes for many years. Here, the idea for founding Tankers evolved: “The major problem is that telescopes can currently not stay airborne for longer than six months. We therefore tried to find a solution for a material that could hold gas for longer. After having studied simulations for many materials, we finally hit upon the solution of a metallic envelope which gave very good results (ability to stay airborne for four to five years). Following upon this discovery, we found a solution to assemble the metallic envelope. Applying the new data, we determined…

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In the framework of the IMIEU activities on Innovation and Circular Economy, Climate Mitigation / Climate Neutrality for the Western Balkan countries and the Mediterranean, Frank Neumann of IMIEU participated in a joint meeting with experts from The Ministry of Education and the Institute of Power Engineering in Moldova. Besides this well organised pleasant meeting, also a very fruitful visit to the Dutch Representation in Chisinau took place. The use of Environmental Robotics and Drones for amongst others Agricultural Production as well as Energy Infrastructure was discussed. 

Dear all, Please be invited to our digital Lighter-Than-Air Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW2021) Partner Event, focusing on Surveillance, Methane and other Environmental Monitoring; Cargo; Passenger Transport, and Humanitarian Aid. The event will take place on Wednesday, the 27th of October 2021 from 15:15 till 18:00 CET.  Link to the programme:  https://bit.ly/2ZiC5nC Registration link: https://bit.ly/3DXrZaT Looking forward to see you on the 27th!

Peter Hack, the founder of REDstack, Rik Siebers, the Director of REDstack, and Frank Neumann of IMIEU met in an online video conference with a representation of the Cabinet Timmermans (o.a. Mr Diederik Samsom) on 5 May 2020, discussion possibilities within the New Green Deal for the upscaling of the RED salinity gradient technology. See https://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/eu-climate-action_en for a more in-depth look at the upscaling of the RED salinity gradient technology. On 23 June upcoming there will be an extensive web conference on the European Green Deal and the development of salinity gradient energy during European Sustainable Energy Week (info upcoming) see already www.eusew.eu. For more information on the INES partner REDstack: https://www.redstack.nl/nl/home

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