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A new reference document will help competent authorities in the EU to ensure safety and lower the environmental impact from the management of waste from extractive industries
A new reference document will help competent authorities in the EU to ensure safety and lower the environmental impact from the management of waste from extractive industries
Feb 28 2019

A new reference document will help competent authorities in the EU to ensure safety and lower the environmental impact from the management of waste from extractive industries.

It applies to around 10,000 permitted extractive waste facilities.

Nanomaterials contain particles that are smaller than 100 millionths of a millimetre
Nanomaterials contain particles that are smaller than 100 millionths of a millimetre
Feb 19 2019

The JRC just released a report clarifying the key concepts and terms used in the European Commission's nanomaterial definition. This will support stakeholders for the correct implementation of legislation making reference to the definition.

The RFA sets the basis for cooperation on bioeconomy, health, food, climate and innovation research
The RFA sets the basis for cooperation on bioeconomy, health, food, climate and innovation research
Jan 17 2019

The JRC has signed a Research Framework Arrangement (RFA) with the University of Hohenheim in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. With this, both organisations set the basis for cooperation in bioeconomy, global food security and ecosystems, health sciences and digital transformation, as well as innovation research.

The researchers collected samples of manure, soil, groundwater and surface water to check the presence of 488 chemicals.
The researchers collected samples of manure, soil, groundwater and surface water to check the presence of 488 chemicals.
Dec 18 2018

JRC scientists have started investigating how chemical substances migrate from cattle manure to water. The research aims at minimising contamination risks in the context of circular economy.

JRC scientists have developed and tested a new methodology to investigate the fate of chemical substances, in particular pharmaceuticals as well as other anti-microbial agents, administered to cattle.

The methodology stems from an exploratory research project which addressed the so-called "Circularity of Risks" linked to the reuse of materials and recycling in the circular economy.

Companies in the EU have increased their investment in R&D, and in 2017, they invested +5.5% than the year before, mostly in the automobile, health and ICT sectors.
Companies in the EU have increased their investment in R&D mostly in the automobile, health and ICT sectors.
Dec 17 2018

Companies in the European Union have increased their investment in research and development (R&D) for the eighth consecutive year.

In 2017, they invested 5.5% more in R&D activities than the year before. This growth is driven by the automobile, health and ICT sectors.

In a telling sign of an ever more dynamic global technological race, the top 2500 industrial players worldwide increased their R&D investment by 8.3% last year.

The Cultural Gems app is a social sharing platform for local communities and visitors to share and discover cultural and creative places off the beaten track
The new app by the JRC, the Cultural Gems app, is a social sharing platform for local communities and visitors to share and discover cultural and creative places off the beaten track
Dec 07 2018
The Cultural Gems app is a social platform for local communities and visitors to share and discover cultural and creative places off the beaten track
According to a new study, EU exports to the world support 36 million jobs across Europe
According to a new study, EU exports to the world support 36 million jobs across Europe
Nov 27 2018
EU exports to the world are more important than ever, supporting 36 million jobs across Europe, two thirds more than in 2000. 14 million of these jobs are held by women.
The EU is the world’s third largest producer of industrial roundwood but its share of global production has been decreasing.
The EU is the world’s third largest producer of industrial roundwood but its share of global production has been decreasing.
Nov 20 2018

The raw materials sector is showing some encouraging signs of development and recovery, but more efforts are needed to diversify supply and increase use of secondary materials.

Raw materials are fundamental for many sectors of the economy, including the automotive, electronic, and manufacturing industries.

In the EU, over 24.6 million jobs currently depend on the secure supply of raw materials.

Population growth, urbanisation and decarbonisation drive raw materials consumption.

The coming electric vehicle boom will significantly increase the demand for cobalt in the EU and globally
The coming electric vehicle boom will significantly increase the demand for cobalt in the EU and globally
Nov 13 2018

With the coming electric vehicle boom demand for cobalt is expected to exceed supply already in 2020.

Cereals and plants harvested green produce the most agricultural biomass in the EU
Cereals and plants harvested green produce the most agricultural biomass in the EU
Oct 22 2018
The European Commission has just updated the strategy to boost Europe's bioeconomy. In this interview, two JRC bioeconomy experts reflect on the challenges, opportunities and scientific achievements linked to bio-based economy.

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