JRC News

  1. 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. 

  2. 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.

  3. 10 May 2016

    In the spring of 2017, the JRC will organise the next edition of its Resonances Art & Science Festival and Exhibition, and is looking for artists to take part in a preparatory workshop in August 2016.

  4. 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.

  5. 15 Apr 2016

    Highlights include the launch of the European Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy, opening of the Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre and the launch of the European Interoperability Laboratory for Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids.

  6. 5 Apr 2016

    This beta platform is conceived to fill the gap opened by scattered data and fragmented knowledge resulting from a rapidly growing energy efficiency market. It is expected to be both a one-stop shop for information retrieval and a meeting point for experts to exchange data and reduce redundant activities.

     

  7. 29 Mar 2016

    A lack of standards for testing polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells – the most attractive type of fuel cells for powering vehicles – has hampered objective comparative assessment of their performance and durability under operating conditions and hence of their technological progress. By proposing a test methodology including a set of representative operating conditions and getting European industry and research stakeholders to agree on it, the JRC has helped fill the gap.

  8. 18 Mar 2016

    The European Commission adopted common classification of serious and very serious infringements of the European road transport rules, such as improper use of tachographs.

  9. 17 Mar 2016

    TU Delft's Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM)  and the JRC's Institute for Energy and Transport will intensify cooperation on research questions linked to the theme of energy transition as stated in a recently signed Letter of Intent. With this LoI JRC-IET and TPM further expand collaboration activities that already existed: exchanging PhD researchers, workshops, training and education.

  10. 14 Mar 2016

    Research data produced by the JRC or in cooperation with other partners is now publicly available, in support of the European Commission’s strategy on Open Science for improved circulation of knowledge and thus innovation for generating growth.