14 February 2017 – Recently, a feasibility study for the envisaged zero-carbon footprint of the KM3NeT research infrastructure has been funded by the EU in the framework of the Horizon 2020 programme.
The KM3NeT research infrastructure will be operated remotely, which will minimise power consumption in other areas such as travelling. The power consumption of the computing hardware for the analyses of the data van be reduced by developing faster algorithms: the faster the algorithm, the less computing power, the less CO2. Powered using windmills and solar panels, the KM3NeT could be operated carbon neutrally.
Artist’s view courtesy M. Kraan (Nikhef).