French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission

Commissariat à l’Energie atomique et aux Energies alternatives

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 will be involved in the project through its Liten institute, which is devoted to the development of innovative technologies for the energy transition. 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.

Main role in the project:

The CEA laboratories at INES will participate in the co-design of an industrial renovation solution with the company Techniwood (Haute-Savoie, France). A prototype of this solution will be implemented on FACT, an experimental tool for the testing of active facades present on the INES site. The research axes cover in particular the subjects of air tightness and the continuity of the chain of the digital twin. A demonstrator (1000 m² of façade located in the North-East of France) will be renovated with the developed process. The CEA is also responsible for the WP2 in the REHOUSE project.