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Charging the batteries of the elecric motor
Charging the batteries of the elecric motor
Oct 15 2018

As the European Commission publishes a communication on progress in establishing battery manufacturing in Europe, we look at the JRC's recent work in support of the EU Battery Alliance. 

Low-emission mobility is an essential component of the broader shift to the low-carbon, circular economy needed for Europe to stay competitive and be able to cater to the mobility needs of people and goods.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities.

Samples were used to test the ability of certain simulants to accurately reflect the release potential of PAHs from plastics and rubber.
Samples were used to test the ability of certain simulants to accurately reflect the release potential of PAHs from plastics and rubber.
Aug 24 2018
JRC scientists have developed new methods to measure the content and migration of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) from rubber and plastic items.
The Annual Report looks back on a successful year for the JRC
Jun 07 2018
As the JRC releases its Annual Report for 2017, newly-proposed Horizon Europe research and innovation funding will ensure it continues its role as the European Commission’s science and knowledge service.
Africa EUMETSAT, 2017
Nov 30 2017
Over 30 years of JRC scientific collaboration with Africa have been compiled in one publication, "Science for the AU-EU Partnership - Building knowledge for sustainable development".
The reaction wall of the European Laboratory for Structural Assessment will be now open to wider scientific community
Jul 13 2017
The JRC is opening its scientific laboratories and facilities to scientists and researchers from the private and public sectors.
Vladimír Šucha and Dr. Ryoji Chubachi
May 31 2017
The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service, and the Japanese National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) signed a Research Framework Agreement (RFA) to boost cooperation and scientific excellence.
The JRC has taken part in the scientific programme of the AAAS annual meeting since 2008.
Feb 15 2017
The JRC will showcase its activities in combating nuclear terrorism, spurring policy innovations and strengthening European scientific advisory structures at AAAS 2017.
Graphic of a female scientist in lab coat
Feb 10 2017
Women fill 38% of senior management posts at the JRC, showing our commitment to gender equality in science and in the European Commission.
Vladimir Šucha, JRC Director-General and Elena Santiago Cid, Director General of CEN and CENELEC signing the agreement
Oct 21 2016
A renewed cooperation agreement between the organisations will further enhance the exchange of knowledge and expertise between scientific research and European standardisation.
A finger pressing the third floor button of an elevator panel
Aug 10 2016

Metal recycling conserves natural ore resources and supports sustainable development, hence benefitting industry, consumers and the environment. However, several accidents in the past decades where inadvertently collected scrap metal contained radioactive material resulted in stricter controls and development of new standards to detect contaminated scrap metal and protect citizens and the environment from its harmful effects.

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