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  1. Hydrogen and fuel cells

    Hydrogen can store and deliver energy in a widely useable form, and it is one of the most promising alternative fuels for future energy applications. It can be produced pollution-free, without carbon dioxide emissions and it decreases our dependence on dw ...

    02 September 2015

  2. Sustainable transport and fuels

    The European Commission is working towards forms of mobility that are sustainable, energy-efficient and respectful for the environment. Technical innovation such as electric vehicles, intelligent transport systems and smart grids, will contribute to achie ...

    04 September 2015

  3. New Commission online tool to measure fuel costs and CO2 emissions of your car journey

    25 Jul 2016 In line with the Commission's ambition to move towards low and zero-emission vehicles as outlined in the European Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility adopted on 20 July, the JRC has developed an online tool to help citizens estimate fuel c ...

    25 July 2016

  4. European Interoperability Centre for Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids

    EU Interoperability Centre European Interoperability Centre The European Interoperability Centre for Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids combines four new, state-of-the-art laboratories, which bring together knowledge and test facilities in the areas of eff ...

    22 February 2016

  5. SFEM/WG Hydrogen workshop "Power-to-Hydrogen: key challenges and next steps"

    03 May 2016 to 04 May 2016 The JRC organised workshop "Power-to-Hydrogen: key challenges and next steps"  was meant to follow up on the outcomes of the Sector Forum Energy Management (SFEM) Working Group (WG) on Hydrogen. The workshop focused on ...

    23 May 2016

  6. 4th International Workshop on Hydrogen Infrastructure & Transportation

    24 May 2016 to 26 May 2016 This workshop, organised by the European Commission, the US DoE (USA), NOW (Germany) and NEDO (Japan), aims at generating an exchange of international experience and knowledge in order to discuss current challenges and to develo ...

    11 May 2016

  7. Inauguration of the European Interoperability Centre for Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids

    28 Oct 2015 to 29 Oct 2015 The inauguration of the European Interoperability Centre for Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids will be held in conjunction with the International Symposium "Towards a Transatlantic E-Mobility Market"on 28th – 29th Octo ...

    21 August 2015

  8. Clean energy and energy efficiency- JRC and the US Department of Energy step up scientific cooperation

    03 Jun 2016 On 2 nd June, during the 7 th Clean Energy Ministerial meeting in San Francisco, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the US Department of Energy (DoE) signed a collaboration arrangement focused on scientific cooperat ...

    03 June 2016

  9. The potential of water infrastructure to accommodate solar PV systems in Mediterranean islands

    Electricity production in Mediterranean islands currently depends heavily on imported fossil fuels. This strategy has several disadvantages and has been accused of hindering the islands’ sustainable development. In the present research an integrated appro ...

    21 July 2016

  10. Shipping sector emissions: alternative fuels for marine and inland waterways transport

    05 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. Market penetr ...

    05 May 2016

  11. Climate resilient and low carbon development

    09 Mar 2016 At the 9th of March’s External Cooperation Info Point, IES scientist Apollonia Miola will give a presentation in which she will speak about "Climate resilient and low carbon development- the new JRC global index to support the EU’s Global ...

    02 March 2016

  12. International Conference on Ocean Energy

    23 Feb 2016 to 25 Feb 2016 The 6th edition of the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) will take place on the 23th to 25th of February 2016 in Edinburgh. ICOE 2016 is organised and hosted by RenewableUK. The JRC will be present at the exhibitio ...

    16 February 2016

  13. Innovative technologies for smart cities: towards customer driven infrastructure design for large scale deployment of electric vehicles and Vehicle-to-Grid applications

    The large scale deployment of electric vehicles in cities will play a key role over the next decades to reduce air-pollutants in densely populated areas. This will imply a shift of the energy demand from the oil sector to the electric energy utilities, an ...

    15 July 2016

  14. Multilevel direct current/alternating current (DC/AC) converter for producing an output voltage of varying amplitude

    The elementary concept of a multilevel AC/DC converter is to use a series of power semiconducting switches with several DC sources to perform the power conversion. It is object of this invention to provide an improved version of the converter, especially ...

    20 May 2016

  15. New harmonised test protocols for PEM fuel cells in hydrogen vehicles

    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 co ...

    22 March 2016

  16. 6th European Transport Research Conference (TRA2016)

    18 Apr 2016 to 21 Apr 2016 Transport Research Arena 2016 – a transport research event in Europe, gathering every 2 years the key stakeholders:  researchers, experts, operators, industry and policy-makers. TRA2016 Conference aims to contribute to innovatio ...

    03 March 2016

  17. Vehicle Emissions Laboratory (VELA)

    VELA The Ispra, Italy-based Vehicle Emissions Laboratory (VELA) comprises two well-equipped chemical and physical analysis labs, and seven major testing facilities capable of conducting emissions tests (including the measurement of evaporative emissions) ...

    30 April 2014

  18. Biofuels from algae: a budding technology yet to become viable

    29 Feb 2016 Despite high expectations and extensive research and investment in the last decade, technological options are still in developing stages and key resources for algal growth are still too onerous for economically viable production of algal biofu ...

    29 February 2016

  19. Behavioural Insights Applied to Policy- Country Overviews 2016

    This document provides for each EU and EFTA country a fact sheet containing examples of policy initiatives either explicitly or implicitly informed by behavioural insights as well as the institutional developments regarding the application of behavioural ...

    23 July 2016

  20. Pathways to Mexico’s Climate Change Mitigation Targets: A Multi-Model Analysis

    Mexico’s climate policy sets ambitious national greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets—30% versus a business-as-usual baseline by 2020, 50% versus 2000 by 2050. However, these goals are at odds with recent energy and emission trends in the countr ...

    09 June 2016

  21. Solid-state Hydrogen Storage Testing Facility

    The Solid-state Hydrogen Storage Testing Facility is dedicated to the testing and performance assessment of potential hydrogen storage materials. The laboratory is equipped with instruments which can measure how much and how quickly materials can reversib ...

    30 April 2014

  22. Hydrogen Sensor Testing Facility

    SenTeF The Sensor Testing Facility (SenTeF) assesses the performance of hydrogen sensors under a wide range of environmental conditions. Hydrogen can not be detected by human senses making the use of suitable detection devices (sensors) necessary. Since h ...

    05 January 2016

  23. Fuel Cell Test facility

    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 ...

    30 April 2014

  24. High Pressure Gas Testing Facility

    GasTeF The Gas Testing Facility (GasTeF), located at the JRC's Institute for Energy and Transport (IET), carries out tests on high pressure vehicle tanks for hydrogen (H 2) or natural gas (CH 4). The test consists of a fast filling (in less than 5 mi ...

    30 April 2014

  25. European Solar Test Installation

    ESTI The European Solar Test Installation (ESTI) is a European reference laboratory for the verification of the power and energy generation of photovoltaic devices. ESTI is located at the JRC’s Ispra site in Italy. It has been the forefront of development ...

    04 February 2015