Season’s Greetings | 2020 Flashback
Among other things, we have succeeded in expanding our team by 20 percent to around 80 people, increasing our R&D budget by more than 40 percent, and building a new, highly flexible full-engine test bench under stricter Corona rules. The expansion of our international network and the positive media response underline that we have convincingly communicated the key role of LEC research in the fight against climate change. I am very proud of this and I would like to thank you all for the good cooperation! You helped to make 2020 such a successful year!
This is also due to the excellent collaboration by our partners. Among other things, we have succeeded in expanding our team by 20 percent to around 80 people, increasing our R&D budget by more than 40 percent, and building a new, highly flexible full-engine test bench under stricter Corona rules.
Instead of sending Christmas cards, this year we donated to the Styrian Women’s Shelter Association, which offers women affected by violence and their children temporary shelter as well as a chance for a fresh start. In this context, the LEC was shining in orange as part of the international campaign “Orange the World”.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Andreas Wimmer and the LEC team as a whole
Selected Highlights 2020
COMET CENTER and MODULE in full swing
The COMET projects collaborations with our partners are progressing successfully. With our COMET MODUL, we rely on hybrid modeling to explore so far unexplainable phenomena.
Achieving global climate goals with “green” large engines
At a high-level press conference we highlighted the central role of LEC research and our partners in the fight against climate change, demonstrated by pioneering solutions in the energy and transport sector.
Energy Globe Styria Award 2020
The LEC was once again awarded the Energy Globe STYRIA AWARD in the category Worldwide with the project “HiFlexPowerGen – Highly Flexible Power Generation for an Emission Free Future”. The Energy Globe Award honors outstanding, sustainable projects with a focus on resource conservation, energy efficiency and the use of renewable energies.
HyMethShip on track
In 2020, not only was the new full-engine test bed successfully commissioned, which is the basis for demonstrating the HyMethShip concept.We also successfully completed the midterm evaluation for this flagship EU project.
Large Engines Globale Research and Innovation Platform
Initiated by the LEC in 2019, large engine research centers from all over the world have joined forces to form the Large Engines Global Research and Innovations Platform LEGRIP to foster international networking and cooperation. 42% of the world’s large engine research centers already joined.
Next meeting: 24th Sept., 2021