ISFTA contributes to the following networks:
|This thematic Network objectives are:
Energy Wood Production
aims at :
|Specific Supporting Action (SSA) within the European
Commissionís Framework 6 Programme. FENCO is a governmental initiative
of Germany, Britain, Greece, Portugal, Danemark and Austria that aims to lead to a Co-ordination Action
(CA) that will create a Fossil Energy European Research Area Network
(ERA-Net). Such a Europe-wide initiative will help the European fossil
fuel industry compete in the expanding world market.
|Network of Organisations for the
Promotion of Energy Technologies. ISFTA has been certified by the
European Commission, as a member of the network since 1996. ISFTA
continued its activity in the OPET Network, as a member of the European
Solid Fuels OPET (ESF-OPET) (1999-2001) and Cleaner Fossil Fuels OPET (CFF
OPET) and Combined Heat and Power / District Heating Cluster (CHP/DHC
OPET), dealing with the promotion and dissemination of Clean Coal
Technologies in Europe and internationally.
In this context, ISFTA plans a series of co-operative activities with similar institutions from Balkan countries, China and India for the promotion of fluidised bed combustion technologies and coal and biomass co-combustion technologies.
|Euroheat & Power. ISFTA is
associate member of the union of European institutions, which construct
or operate district-heating systems. Acting within this network, ISFTA
aims at transfering innovative technologies and know-how in the Greek
district-heating enterprises, taking advantage of
|SEEC Network. Agreement for
co-operation with the aim to research, develop and implement new
energy-efficient and ecologically acceptable technologies applied to
power production and chemical and environmental engineering of the
South-East European Countries. ISFTA is one of the 16 technological
institutions and university laboratories that signed this agreement
aiming at the development of various co-operative activities between the
members, such as joint studies and projects, technical meetings,
information exchange schemes, education and post-diploma training
|Network of Research and Technology for the Greek
Lignite. This Network, which has been established by ISFTA, already
counts 11 members between Greek experts in the field of solid fuels,
including professors and directors of university laboratories and
research institutes from all over the country. The network aims at the
collaboration of Greek institutions in specific research fields, as well
as the development of a common national strategy for the promotion of
solid fuels exploitation.
ISFTA is a member of several international organisations and collaborates with research institutions and organisations throughout Europe and Asia. Through exchanges of technical visits, co-operative and commissioned research, trade co-operation, technical export and personnel training, ISFTA has established a long-term co-operation relationship with many organisations in more than 20 countries.
On a national basis, the Institute provides also:
The experience gained throughout the years and the building of know-how, by undertaking large-scale R&D projects, co-ordinating consortia of organisations, being actively involved in dissemination activities and networks, may classify ISFTA among the Centres of Excellence and of equal importance to other European and non-European Centres involved in solid fuels technologies.
ISFTA research activities follow the National, European and international trends for the technological and economic development of the energy sector. The academic, technological and managerial goals of ISFTA at the end of 2004 are focused on the following fields: