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  1. Sustainable production: best available techniques

    Industrial production processes account for a considerable share of the overall pollution in Europe. The EU has a set of common rules for permitting and controlling industrial installations described in the Industrial Emissions Directive 2010/75/EU (IED). ...

    30 April 2014

  2. Energy sector economic analysis

    People’s well-being, industrial competitiveness and the overall functioning of society are dependent on safe, secure, sustainable and affordable energy. The energy sector, covering extraction, production and distribution directly employs in the EU about 1 ...

    04 February 2015

  3. Industrial research and innovation

    Compared to main competitors like the US and Japan, Europe under-invests in its knowledge foundations, with a major gap in business R&D.  To overcome this gap, the EU has set the target of spending 3% of its GDP on R&D by 2020, with a major contri ...

    30 April 2014

  4. ICT industry analysis

    The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry and ICT-enabled innovation in other industries and services make an increasingly important contribution to the economic growth of advanced economies. ICT industry contribution to growth and jobs ...

    30 April 2014

  5. Transport sector economic analysis

    Transport plays an important role in today's economy and society and has a large impact on growth and employment. The transport industry directly employs around 10 million people and accounts for about 5% of gross domestic product (GDP). Effective tr ...

    30 April 2014

  6. Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF)- Economic Performance of the EU Fish Processing Industry Sector(STECF-OWP-12-01)

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report providing a comprehensive overview of the latest information available on the structure and economic performance of the European Union (EU) fish processing industry from the Scientific, Technical and Economic C ...

    30 April 2014

  7. Characterisation of high temperature refractory ceramics for nuclear applications

    JRC conference contribution on the characterisation of high temperature refractory ceramics for nuclear applications. The ternary oxide ceramic system UO2-ZrO2-FeO is a refractory system that is of great relevance to the nuclear industry as it represents ...

    30 April 2014

  8. The Calibration of Traffic Simulation Models: Report on the assessment of different Goodness of Fit measures and Optimization Algorithms MULTITUDE Project – COST Action TU0903

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report on the calibration of Traffic Simulation Models, reporting on the assessment of different Goodness of Fit measures and Optimization Algorithms. In the last decades, simulation optimization has received consider ...

    30 April 2014

  9. Are ICT, Human Capital and Organizational Capital Complementary in Production? Evidence from Italian Panel Data

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report exploring the information and communication technologies (ICT)- organisational innovation- human capital complementarities issue for the manufacturing sector in Italy. Information and communication technologies ...

    30 April 2014

  10. Customer Interaction Management Goes Social: Getting Business Processes plugged in Social Networks.

    Article describing a novel technical service dealing with the integration of social networking channels into existing business processes. Within this chapter, we will describe a novel technical service dealing with the integration of social networking cha ...

    30 April 2014

  11. Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF)- Economic Performance of the EU Aquaculture Sector (STECF-OWP-12- 03)

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report providing the latest information available on the structure, social, economic and competitive performance of the aquaculture sector at both national and EU level from the Scientific, Technical and Economic Comm ...

    30 April 2014

  12. Science at the core of eco-industry- some JRC examples

    JRC's scientific and technical support to policy-making is directly relevant to eco-industries. This industry sector focuses on measuring, preventing, limiting or correcting environmental damage to water, air, soil and ecosystems, and works with rene ...

    30 April 2014

  13. Review of Technological Risk Management in the EU- Example of the European Energy Risks Monitor (ERMON) Project

    After mapping of current European Union regulations on the management of accidental risks related to natural hazards and different industrial activities, this paper discusses insights from past European Commission initiatives on harmonisation of risk asse ...

    30 April 2014

  14. Accident Investigation Practices in Europe- Main Responses From a Recent Study of Accidents in Industry and Transport

    This paper is a summary of the work achieved in the European Working Group on cross-sectorial public accident investigation and represents the European state-of-the-art in the area. KIRCHSTEIGER Christian HARMS-RINGDAHL L. ROED-LARSEN S. VALVISTO T. 2005 ...

    30 April 2014

  15. Current Practices for Risk Zoning Around Nuclear Power Plants in Comparison to other Industry Sectors

    This paper analyses the background and current status of the information basis leading to the definition of risk and emergency zones around Nuclear Power Plants in different countries in Europe and beyond. Different practices are analysed and cross-compar ...

    30 April 2014

  16. Testing of Welded 2.25Cr-1Mo Steel, in Hot, High-Pressure Hydrogen under Creep Conditions

    The standard 2.25Cr-1Mo steel and its weldments may experience, under hydroprocessing conditions, degradation by "hydrogen attack", which is responsible for several accidents occurring in the history fo the industry. The selection of the structu ...

    30 April 2014

  17. Future Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation in Europe: Options and Consequences

    This study investigates the development of the fossil fuel fired power generation sector in Europe up to 2030 and identifies the critical factors that influence its evolution. Through the application of least-cost expansion planning theories, the technolo ...

    30 April 2014

  18. Next generation mobile network deployment strategies

    Electronic communications markets are evolving into an increasing complex ecosystem where mobile operators converge and compete among them and with fixed players for providing combined services and ubiquitous broadband connectivity, and where new players ...

    30 April 2014

  19. The Small Punch Test for Creep and Fracture Prediction

    The book is focused on using an innovative small- scale testing technique, namely the small-punch method, for lifetime predictions of service components operating at high temperatures for application in several sectors of the power industry, as well as, m ...

    30 April 2014

  20. Introduction: New Media Technologies and User Empowerment. Is there a Happy Ending?

    This article is the introduction of an edited book on New Media Technologies and Empowerment. It introduces the book and its contents and also draws upon IPTS work on the socio-economic impact of social computing to make the case that altough neither empo ...

    30 April 2014

  21. State-based Firewall for Industrial protocols with Critical-State Prediction Monitor

    Traditional cyber-security countermeasures are inadequate for protecting modern Industrial Critical Infrastructures. In this paper we present an innovative ltering technique for industrial protocols based on the state analysis of the system being monitore ...

    30 April 2014

  22. Summary Notes and Conclusions about the Workshop on the Use of Expert Judgment in Decision-Making

    The Workshop on Expert Judgement in Decision Making brought together experts in the area as well as practitioners who have applied these techniques in many different areas such as Law, Economy, Industrial Production of Good and Power Generation. This pape ...

    30 April 2014

  23. Proceedings of the Workshop on the Use of Expert Judgement in Decision Making, 21-23 June 2005, Aix-en-Provence (France)

    Last June 2005, CEA-Cadarache and JRC-IE organised a "Workshop on the Use of Expert Judgement in Decision-Making". The workshop brought together experts in the area as well as representatives from industry, consultancy, research and academia wit ...

    30 April 2014

  24. Mapping R&D Investment by the European ICT Business Sector

    The paper shows that the ICT sector alone is responsible for about half the R&D investment gap between the EU and the US, i.e. the fact that EU invests a much smaller share of its GDP in R&D. It argues that this is partly because the ICT sector is ...

    30 April 2014

  25. High Oil Price, the Transport System and the European Economy: Some Results from a Model-Based Analysis

    The fast growth of the oil price is increasingly seen as a structural element rather than a short-term phenomenon. Expanding oil supply is becoming more and more problematic and, even assuming the availability of new resources, their exploitation requires ...

    30 April 2014