Posts Tagged ‘fuel cell’

EFP Brief No. 114: The Singularity Scenario

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Although the term ‘Singularity’ or ‘Technological singularity’ has already infatuated both the scientific and the science fiction com-munity alike throughout the 20th century, there is reason enough to report about the ongoing activities in this area. So far it is possible to distinguish between Artificial Intelligence (AI) and related issues and the prospective fusion of emerging technologies such as nano-, bio-, information and cognitive technologies (NBIC) – also referred to as converging technologies. It is assumed that there will be an immense technological and consequently economic shift once those technologies surpass the boundaries of human intelligence in the 21st century.

EFMN Brief No. 114 – Singularity

EFP Brief No. 105: Future Fuel Technology for APEC Regions

Friday, May 20th, 2011

The main aspiration was to gain strategic intelligence on future fuel technologies going beyond the current status and trends of present day energy technology and to draw roadmaps of selected future fuel technologies leading to robust plans for the future of technologies in the APEC region up to 2030. Moreover, the co-organizers of the project also anticipated continuous activities referred to as “post foresight” within APEC economies and among fuel technologies experts both during and after the project.

EFMN Brief No. 105 – APEC

EFP Brief No. 63: South African Benchmark 2020

Friday, May 20th, 2011

The overall goal of this foresight study is the identification of global technological trends, which will influence the competitiveness and future development of South African industries over the next 15 years. The study specifically focuses on innovation areas that hold the potential to reduce industrial dependency on foreign technology. Broad-based recommendations are formulated, intending to support the formulation of policies, strategies and programmes aimed at growing South Africa’s technology and innovation base.

EFMN Brief No. 63 – South African Benchmark 2020

EFP Brief No. 20: The US Hydrogen Roadmap 2030

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy or DOE began sponsoring the development of a national hydrogen energy roadmap process in March 2002. Since its initial workshop, the DOE has released three separate but related reports outlining a strategy to assist the US in a transition from a petroleum based economy to one relying on hydrogen as its principle energy supply.

EFMN Brief No. 20 – The US Hydrogen Roadmap 2030

EFP Brief No. 11: Nordic Hydrogen Energy Foresight 2030

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

The overall aim of the Nordic Hydrogen Energy Foresight was to find long-term promising ways for Nordic stakeholders of exploiting hydrogen in the drive to meet the 3 Es: Energy Security, Economic Growth and Environmental protection. More specifically, the aim was to build a Nordic Research and Innovation Area in hydrogen and fuel cells, contributing with a bottom-up approach to the European Research Area.

EFMN Brief No. 11 – Nordic Hydrogen Energy Foresight 2030