The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a key player in research, development and innovation in four main areas: defence and security, low carbon energies (nuclear and renewable energies), technological research for industry, fundamental research in the physical sciences and life sciences. Drawing on its widely acknowledged expertise, the CEA actively participates in collaborative projects with a large number of academic and industrial partners. CEA maintains a cross-disciplinary culture of engineers and researchers, building on the synergies between fundamental and technological research.
CEA will be involved in the project through its LITEN institute (Laboratory of Innovation for New Energy Technology and Nanomaterials), which is devoted to the development of innovative technologies for the energy transition, and through its ISEC institute (Circular Economy Science Institute), which regroups R&D themes on sciences and technologies of circular economy. CEA-LITEN has a staff of 975 people, an annual budget of 138 million euros, and has more than 200 industrial partners from a wide range of market segments: energy, transport, aerospace, construction, civil engineering, environmental, and IT industries, amongst others. Intellectual property forms a major part of CEA-LITEN activities, with a portfolio of 1,600 international patents. In the INES campus (French Institute for Solar Energy), CEA-LITEN performs activities on solar photovoltaics (covering the complete value chain of photovoltaics, from materials to cells, modules and systems), solar thermal energy, energy networks (power grids and heating and cooling networks), and energy-efficient buildings.
Role(s) / Task(s) in project
CEA is responsible for the coordination of the project and has the leadership over the “Delamination-Enabling high added value from module layer separation” work packages.