JRC News

  1. 23 Mar 2015

    A look towards 2050 – new energy technology indicators

     

    The JRC has published the first version of the report:  ETRI 2014 - Energy Technology Reference Indicator projections for 2010-2050. The indicators provide a set of techno-economic data to be used for evaluating the European energy system.

     

  2. 11 Dec 2014

    On 11 December 2014, in Rome, the Joint Research Centre signed a Collaboration Agreement with the Italian RSE SpA (Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico). The signature ceremony took place at the 7th Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) conference.

  3. 27 Oct 2014

    The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and the Ministry of Energy and Industry of Albania held a joint workshop on the future role of energy storage in south-eastern Europe on the 21st and 22nd October in Tirana.

  4. 24 Sep 2014

    The JRC-IRMM releases the first rapeseed based biodiesel certified reference material, giving laboratories the possibility to demonstrate their proficiency with many of the methods for analysis of biodiesel as listed in the European standard EN 14214.

  5. 5 Jun 2014

    A scientific paper by JRC-IRMM describes promising new results towards the identification of biodiesels originating from soya or canola using their ‘chemical fingerprints’. Laboratory tests could help authorities to monitor the plant origin of biofuels, thus providing information for assessing the sources of biofuel production.

  6. 3 Jun 2014

    JRC scientists recently developed and validated a method in-house that may serve as a reference for the quality assessment of certain biodiesel properties. The new method is based on the measurement of free and bound glycerol, i.e. mono-, di- and triacylglycerides, by on-line hydrogenation using gas chromatography. It could be further used in the production of biodiesel reference materials ensuring a reliable quality assessment of biodiesel.

  7. 21 May 2014

    The European Maritime Day, the largest annual maritime conference in Europe, was held on 19 and 20 May 2014 in Bremen, Germany. The JRC moderated the high-level session on 'Innovation to promote maritime security and safety' and presented its newly developed system for sea-basin-wide maritime awareness.  

  8. 27 Jun 2013

    Vehicles using a variable mixture of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and hydrogen (H2) could reduce certain pollutant emissions by more than 80% in comparison to petrol-driven cars, according to the JRC report 'Evaluation of a Euro 4 vehicle with various blends of CNG/H2-fuel'.

  9. 13 Jun 2013

    The aerospace sector is likely to tap into the automotive hydrogen fuel cell technology in the years to come, according to an article co-authored by the JRC and the European Space Agency (ESA) in the scientific journal Acta Astronautica. The article examines the current hydrogen activities in the terrestrial and aerospace industries, highlighting potential performance improvements and cost savings.

  10. 30 May 2013

    Six companies have received the 2013 European Code of Conduct for Data Centres Award for their respective investment in innovative energy efficient technologies, which have resulted in major reductions in energy use.