JRC News

  1. 24 Jun 2016

    On 24 June 2016, the JRC and Central European University (CEU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that establishes the basis for future collaboration in a series of areas of common interest.

  2. 22 Jun 2016

    The new opportunities to use the facilities by researchers and the commercial calibration service for the industry are being presented at the annual European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EUPVSEC) 2016.

  3. 14 Jun 2016

    In its role as photovoltaic reference laboratory, the JRC's European Solar Test Installation (ESTI) has developed significant knowledge in the measurement determination and traceability of solar spectral measurements which can be exploited by many other institutes in Europe.

    As part of its role to disseminate and manage knowledge, ESTI, since 2011, has coordinated and provided the scientific guidance to a European inter-laboratory group to develop and expand the knowledge base of fundamental solar measurements.

     

  4. 13 Jun 2016

    On 7th June, five companies received the 2016 EU Code of Conduct Award for Energy Efficiency in Data Centres during the Datacloud Conference in Monaco.

     

  5. 3 Jun 2016

    On 2nd June, during the 7th Clean Energy Ministerial meeting in San Francisco, the collaboration arrangement focused on scientific cooperation on clean energy and energy efficiency was signed.

  6. 1 Jun 2016

    The European Commission presented its vision on how European standard setting should evolve in the light of technological developments, political priorities and global trends.

  7. 30 May 2016

    This year's open day was celebrated in parallel with the Commission open day in Brussels, where thousands also visited the JRC stand.

  8. 18 May 2016

    FiveVB is a consortium founded by the European Green Vehicle Initiative (EGVI) within Horizon 2020 program. The JRC plays an active role in the characterization of the newly developed 5 V battery technology. The batteries, manufactured by the consortium are characterized in the experimental facility of Battery Testing for Safe Electrification of Transport (BESTEST) in Petten by using cycling and post mortem analysis. 

  9. 13 May 2016

    The foreseen expansion of electricity generation sources in the Baltic countries, according to EU energy trends 2050, will result in fairly low dependence on electricity import in projections for 2020 and 2030.

  10. 5 May 2016

    A recent JRC report finds that fuels like liquefied natural gas (LNG) and methanol are the most promising alternatives to drive decarbonisation of the shipping sector and ultimately contribute to the fight against climate change.