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  1. Reference materials for fuel analysis

    Fuel quality is an important energy issue for industry as well as for citizens. When using fuels in car engines or domestic heating systems consumers need to be sure that the fuel does not cause any malfunction or damage to their equipment. Similarly, con ...

    02 September 2015

  2. Nuclear waste management and decommissioning

    Radioactive waste management in the EU has its legal basis through the EURATOM treaty and the recently adopted “Waste Directive” (2011/70/EURATOM). The Directive provides for Responsible and Safe management of spent fuel and radioactive waste. It builds o ...

    02 September 2015

  3. Nuclear fuel safety

    Nuclear fuel safety is the basic component of all safety requirements associated with nuclear energy production. The ultimate goal is to ensure that fuel rods in the reactor core will fulfil their main safety function, which consists of retaining all radi ...

    02 September 2015

  4. 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

  5. Composite for high thermal stress

    According to the invention, composites comprised of tungsten and/or tungsten alloy are provided, which are not massively constructed, but rather are made as a laminated packet. This invention permits parts made of tungsten or a tungsten alloy to withstand ...

    30 May 2016

  6. GGA+U study of uranium mononitride: A comparison of the U-ramping and occupation matrix schemes and incorporation energies of fission products

    Uranium mononitride is studied in the DFT+U framework. Its ground state is investigated and a study of the incorporation of diverse fission products in the matrix is conducted. Due to the existence of metastable states, a procedure has to be implemented t ...

    25 June 2016

  7. 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

  8. Synthesis of nc-UO2 by controlled precipitation in aqueous phase

    Nanocrystalline UO2 has been produced through controlled precipitation from an electrolytically reduced U(IV) solution. The reduction process of U(VI) to U(IV) was investigated by cyclic voltammetry in combination with absorption spectrophotometry. Precip ...

    10 June 2016

  9. The impact of the EU car CO2 regulation on the energy system and the role of electro-mobility to achieve transport decarbonisation

    We analyse the impact of the current and an alternative stricter EU CO2 car legislation on transport related CO2 emissions, on the uptake of electric vehicles (EV), on the reduction of oil consumption, and on total energy system costs beyond 2020. We appl ...

    08 June 2016

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Radionuclide metrology laboratories

    Many issues related to nuclear safety and security involve calculations using accurate nuclear data. Measurements of neutron-induced reactions and cross-section standards, and absolute measurements of radiation i.e. radionuclide metrology, have been key a ...

    07 May 2014

  14. Van de Graaff accelerator

    Van de Graaff The high intensity quasi mono-energetic neutron source at IRMM is driven by a vertical 7 MV Van de Graaff accelerator producing either continuous or pulsed ion beams. The installation has two pulsing systems. One is a fast beam pulsing gener ...

    07 May 2014

  15. HADES underground laboratory

    HADES IRMM operates a laboratory for ultra-sensitive radioactivity measurements inside the 225 m deep underground laboratory HADES, which is operated by EURIDICE (www.euridice.be) and located at the premises of the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (www.sck ...

    12 June 2014

  16. 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

  17. High Flux Reactor

    HFR The High Flux Reactor (HFR) in Petten is one of the most powerful multi-purpose materials testing reactors in the world. It is owned by the European Commission and operated by the Dutch Nuclear Research and consultancy Group. The HFR is a tank in pool ...

    30 April 2014

  18. Sintering behaviour of Nanograined ThO2 Powder using Spark Plasma Sintering

    Thorium dioxide is a refractory ceramic material and is difficult to sinter to high density. Commercial powder starts to sinter in SPS above 1000°C and compaction is not finished at 1600°C. In contrast, a 13 nm nanopowder synthesised via low temperature d ...

    24 June 2016

  19. Sub-micrometre grained UO2 pellets consolidated from sol gel beads using spark plasma sintering (SPS)

    UO2 beads from the sol supported precipitation method were calcined at a low temperature in order to obtain porous micro-beads, composed of nanometric particles. The sintering behaviour of the beads in spark plasma sintering was investigated. The powder h ...

    06 May 2016

  20. Production costs from energy intensive industries in the EU and third countries

    This report compares estimated production costs from four energy-intensive industries (steel, cement, chemical and non-ferrous metals) in the European Union and some third countries. Production costs have been estimated following a bottom-up approach, i.e ...

    23 April 2016

  21. Biofuels in aviation: Fuel demand and CO2 emissions evolution in Europe toward 2030

    This article presents the results of a scenario-based study carried out at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre aimed at analyzing the future growth of aviation, the resulting fuel demand and the deployment of biofuels in the aviation sector in ...

    22 April 2016

  22. 7th International Summer School on Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management

    14 Sep 2015 to 18 Sep 2015 The 7th International Summer School on Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management will take place from 14-18 September 2015 at the JRC in Ispra, Italy. The participants will be able to discuss issues directly with experts and ...

    29 July 2015

  23. Key Challenges in Advanced Reprocessing of Spent Nuclear Fuels

    To develop a sustainable fuel cycle aiming at cleaner waste streams (containing only the short-lived fission products) an integrated partitioning and transmutation (P&T) scheme can help to significantly reduce the quantities of long-lived radionuclide ...

    08 April 2016

  24. Powertrain Technology Transition Market Agent Model (PTTMAM): An Introduction

    This JRC Technical Report provides an introduction to the JRC system dynamics based Powertrain Technology Transition Market Agent Model (PTTMAM). This comprehensive system dynamics model, covering the period 1995 to 2050, was designed to capture the key f ...

    20 March 2016

  25. Alternative Fuels for Marine and Inland Waterways: An exploratory study

    Alternative fuels for marine transport can play a crucial role in decarbonising the shipping sector and ultimately contribute towards climate change goals. Market penetration by alternative fuels have already begun with ship builders, engine manufacturers ...

    20 March 2016