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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Economics of GHG emissions mitigation via biogas production from Sorghum, maize and dairy farm manure digestion in the Po valley

    The Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and economic feasibility of electricity production from the anaerobic digestion of different substrates are studied in this paper. Three realistic substrate options for the climatic and soil conditions of a modelled farm ...

    25 May 2016

  13. Climate change impacts of power generation from residual biomass

    The European Union relies largely on bioenergy to achieve its climate and energy targets for 2020 and beyond. We assess, using Attributional Life Cycle Assessment (A-LCA), the climate change mitigation potential of three bioenergy power plants fuelled by ...

    25 May 2016

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. E-bikes and e-motorcycles: wide use could make a difference

    08 Jan 2016 Electrification of road transport can reduce oil dependency, CO₂ emissions and urban air pollution. To date, most attention has been paid to the use of electric cars; however bicycles and motorcycles can represent an untapped potential in urba ...

    08 January 2016

  18. Individual mobility: single charge of electric cars fits into average daily use

    28 Dec 2015 A JRC report analysed driving patterns of both conventional and electric vehicles in the EU. Findings show that most of them (more than 80%) drive less than 65 km per day. This means daily driving needs can be also satisfied with electric cars ...

    22 December 2015

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. The Role of City-Regions in the Achievement of a Low-Carbon Economy

    04 Feb 2016 The COST Association and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) will host a joint workshop aiming at revisiting the importance of both bottom-up and top-down solutions in accelerating the penetration of low-carbon policies into ...

    23 February 2016

  25. Critical evaluation of the small punch test as a screening procedure for mechanical properties

    Within a collective exercise, a systematic and statistically based analysis of the repeatability and device dependence of small punch test results was performed. An unirradiated ferritic-martensitic steel T91 was selected for this. The test results allowe ...

    16 April 2016