Laboratories & facilities

  1. The JRC's Fuel Cell test facility is a state-of-the-art facility to support and facilitate the development and harmonisation of fuel cell testing procedures in transport and stationary applications in the EU.

  2. The underground laboratory HADES carries out research on small amounts of radioactive substances.

    Acronym: HADES
  3. The JRC's High Flux Reactor carries out research in the area of nuclear and reactor safety.

    Acronym: HFR
  4. The JRC's High Pressure Gas Testing Facility carries out research and testing on high pressure vehicle tanks for hydrogen (H2) or natural gas (CH4).

    Acronym: GasTeF
  5. The JRC's Hydrogen Sensor Testing Facility carries out research that supports guidelines for testing hydrogen sensors, assesses their performance and reliability and provides feedback on the results to sensor manufacturers and end users.

    Acronym: SenTeF
  6. The JRC's radionuclide metrology laboratories carry out research on measurements of neutron-induced reactions and cross-section standards, and absolute measurements of radiation.

  7. The JRC's Van de Graaff facility houses six experimental set-ups, and provides a stable neutron field for more than a week without interruption.

    Acronym: Van de Graaff