Flanders and Europe are preparing for a green future. Within ten years 20 pro cent of all electricity must come from a renewable source. By 2050 the European Union wants no more CO2 emissions because of energy production. Linear is for Flanders the first crucial step in the transition to a sustainable energy supply and is one of the projects with which Flanders wishes to place itself within the European innovative regions.
The research project of Linear is a cooperation between the research institutes of EnergyVille (KU Leuven, VITO, imec) and iMinds and takes part in the Actieplan ‘Vlaanderen in Actie’. It is financed by the Flemish governement and receives considerable support of Belgacom, Eandis, EDF Luminus, EnergyVille, Fifthplay, Infrax, Laborelec, Miele, Siemens, Telenet and Viessman. Also Agoria, EWI, IWT, VOKA and VREG are involved.