JRC News

  1. 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.

  2. 4 Aug 2014

    The JRC is currently developing maritime surveillance capabilities with the new Sentinel-1 satellite, one of the main assets under the EU’s “Copernicus” Earth Observation programme. The towing of the Costa Concordia cruise ship in the last week of July 2014 presented a good opportunity for the ongoing assessment of Sentinel-1 products. Although this satellite is still being commissioned to prepare for routine operations, these early images collected by the European Space Agency (ESA) demonstrate the value of its radar vision also for maritime safety and security applications.

  3. 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.  

  4. 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'.

  5. 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.

  6. 13 Nov 2009

    A new test protocol for non-road mobile machinery (NRMM), developed by scientists at the JRC Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) in cooperation with experts from the United States and Japan, has been adopted as a global technical regulation by the United Nation’s Economic Commission for Europe (UN-ECE) World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29).