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Laboratories & facilities

The JRC's European Solar Test Installation carries out research on photovoltaic devices, and supports the EU in meeting its targets for renewable energy.

Acronym: 
ESTI
Fuel and Materials Research (FMR) Laboratory

The Fuels and Materials Research Laboratory belongs to the Nuclear Fuel Safety Unit of the JRC Directorate G – Nuclear Safety and Security, and is situated in Karlsruhe (Germany).

Acronym: 
FRM

The Fuel Cell and Electrolyser Testing facility in Petten, the Netherlands was established to support developments in Regulation, Codes and Standards through the validation of testing procedures and measurement methodologies for the performance assessment of fuel cells.

The JRC's facilities for monitoring greenhouse gases include two installations which are becoming part of the Integrated Carbon Observation System Research Infrastructure (ICOS-RI) of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI).

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

 

Acronym: 
HFR

The JRC's High Performance Computing facility (HPC) hosts several computing platforms to support the analysis of the growing volume of data, e.g. as generated by the NGS-Bioinformatics infrastructure.

Acronym: 
HPC

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

The JRC's Hopkinson Bar facility tests large material samples or structural components and sub-assemblies under dynamic conditions.

Acronym: 
HopLab

The hot cell laboratory has 24 shielded hot cells where up to 1 million curies can be handled including 2 decontamination cells.  Most of the cells are equipped with an alpha tight stainless steel containment, a so-called caisson, and each also has a replacement caisson for each cell.

Acronym: 
HCL

The JRC runs an air pollution research observatory, contributing to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe's European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (UNECE-EMEP).

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