Àrees Tecnològiques i de Recerca
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Borsa de treball
Full Stack Developer (R2) NºRef.58/2019
R1 PhD BMS development for EV (NºRef. 33/2019)
R2 Pre-Consolidated in the field of Energy Analytics (NºRef.36/2019)
Engineer Project / Researcher – WEDISTRICT (NºRef. 42/2019)
Postdoctoral Researcher on cathode composites for advanced Li-ion batteries (NºRef.43/2019)
R1 Project Engineer for Energy Systems Analytics (NºRef.49/2019)
R1 Project Engineer for Fusion Energy and Particle Accelerators technologies (NºRef.50/2019)
R2 Pre-consolidated for LCA and LCC (NºRef.51/2019)
Convocatòria per la Cobertura Definitiva de 3 places de Professionals
Energy Management Systems Engineer NºRef 56/2019
Data scientist R1 NºRef.57/2019
R2 Preconssolidated Position - MastePV Project (NºRef.1/2020)
R1 First Stage Researcher / Project Engineer (NºRef.2/2020)
R1 First Stage Researcher / Project Engineer - MasterPV Project (NºRef.3/2020)
R2 Pre-consolidated Position - Duracis Project (NºRef.4/2020)
Research support technician (NºRef.5/2020)
R1 Project Engineer for Power Systems (NºRef.6/2020)
R1 Project Engineer for Nanoionics and Fuel Cells (NºRef. 7/2020)
R2 Pre-Consolidated Position - Thermal Group (Nº Ref.8/2020)
R1 Project engineer for LCA and LCC (NºRef. 9/2020)
Researcher in the field of Power Electronics (NºRef.10/2020)
R1 First Stage Researcher / Project Engineer - Energy Systems (NºRef. 11/2020)
R1 First Stage Researcher / Project Engineer - Models (NºRef. 12/2020)
R1 First Stage Researcher / Project Engineer - Positive Energy Districts (NºRef. 13/2020)
R2 Project Engineer - Plataforma DSO Project (NºRef.14/2020)
R1 Project Engineer - Researcher in the field of Communications and Cybersecurity of Smart Grids (NºRef. 15/2020)
R1 Project Engineer for Energy Systems Analytics (NºRef.16/2020)
R2 Researcher Postion - Energy Systems Analytics(NºRef.17/2020)
Project Engineer (R1/R2) for Fusion Energy and Particle Accelerators technologies (N.Ref. 18/2020)
Project Manager - Corewind Project - NºRef.19/2020

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06 Febrer de 2020

Tech4Win project for the development of transparent smart solar windows converting the light from the sun into electricity

The Tech4Win project is coordinated by Solar Energy Materials and SystemsGroup of  IREC. The project aims to develop a next generation PV Windows, a highly innovative transparent photovoltaic window based on the combination of an inorganic UV selective multifunctional coating that is deposited on the first laminated glass of the window, and an organic IR selective solar cell that is implemented at the gap spacer of the window. This “tandem inspired structure cell” will be able to generate on-site renewable energy, guaranteeing a high-transparency degree, achieving a lifetime ≥ 10 years. Energy savings from thermal behaviour and environmental friendly, including energy-efficient labels and product footprint certification. The proposed solution will avoid the use of critical raw materials (CRM), ensuring the absence of potential problems for the future supply of raw materials and allowing a sustainable transfer to mass production levels.

The consortium of Tech4Win project is composed by 8 partners from 5 different countries, including 4 flagship RTD organizations (IREC, CEA, IMEC and TEKNIKER), 3 technology-based SMEs (ONYX, ADVENT and KENOSISTEC) and a large company (ARMOR Beautiful Light ABL). The vast experience of the consortium will be reinforced by the deep commitment of an International Advisory Board (IAB) composed of benchmarking stakeholders of the construction industry.

This project has received funding from the European Union H2020 Framework Programme under Grant Agreement no. 826002, project Tech4Win (Disruptive sustainable technologies for next generation PV windows).

More information about Tech4Win project in the press release and in the website http://www.tech4win.eu/

20 Gener de 2020

El món digital tampoc no és lliure d’emissions

Les noves tecnologies contribueixen a reduir la petjada de carboni però tenen el seu propi impacte mediambiental. La Vanguardia Diners Sectors Economia verda

L’article, publicat al suplement Diners de La Vanguardia, analitza com contribueix la digitalització a la reducció d’emissions i quina és la petjada de carboni dels aparells mòbils i centres de dades, entre d’altres. En la mateixa linia, també parla sobre les emissions de gasos d’efecte hivernacle com a resultat del transit digital, que ja són semblants a les del trànsit aeri, un dels grans contribuïdors del canvi climàtic. Aquestes emissions són conseqüència, sobretot, del consum energètic que requereixen les tecnologies digitals.

El Dr. Jaume Salom, cap de grup d’Energia Tèrmica i Edificació de l’Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya (IREC) i expert en la matèria, en base als resultats de projectes com  RenewIT, afirma que “si internet fos un país seria el sisè per consum d’energia del món, amb una despesa sembla a la de Rússia”, “al darrere d’aquest elevat consum hi ha els centres de dades, unes sales amb ordinadors funcionant les 24 hores del dia, els 365 dies de l’any i que necessiten estar refrigerats contínuament”

Una de les possibles solucions per reduir les emissions que són conseqüència d’aquesta activitat seria, segons el Dr. J. Salom, “invertir en eficiència energètica i en energies renovables”

Podeu trobar l’article complet, publicat per Lorena Farràs (@Lfarras), a La Vanguardia│6 Diners Sectors d'Economia verda (diumenge 19 de gener, 2020).

09 Desembre de 2019

Results of the implementation of SNG catalyst at demo plant for renewable gas production

The role of IREC, as an expert in the Advanced Materials for the Industrial Energy Transition, in the Llavor project " Scale-up the manufacture of catalysts to obtain renewable natural gas" for potential commercialization concludes with the results of the manufacturing process that was optimized and adapted to the industrial manufacturing processes.
The performance of the product was successfully validated at a biogas methanation pilot-scale plant at a wastewater treatment plant (Sabadell, Spain) in collaboration with Naturgy. Recently, the catalyst has been delivered for its evaluation in a microstructured methanation unit of carbon dioxide from direct-air-capture at Energy Lab 2.0 (Karlsruhe, Germany), led by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and supported by INERATEC GmbH. Following the upscaling strategy, the new demonstration plant has a capacity 7-fold larger than the previous one.

The product is specially designed for renewable gas production by the combination of a CO2 emission sources and renewable hydrogen using microstructured reactors. The combination of advanced catalysts and compact reactors has several technical advantages over the traditional ones.

The Catalan’ Government’s Agency for Management and of University and Research Grants (Agencia de Gestió i Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (AGAUR) has awarded this the project with a Llavor grant. The project had been a duration of 6 months, ended November 30, 2019, and was funded of 20,000 euros and  co-financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development fund (ERDF) and supported by the Secretary of Universities and Research of the Ministry for Business and Knowledge of the Government of Catalonia.

15 Novembre de 2019

The MEDNICE project has come to an end, but the Efficient Buildings Community will go on as a new project

On October 2019, MEDNICE, the Horizontal Project that established the Efficient Buildings Community has finished, nevertheless the Efficient Buildings Community will continue consolidating the achievements of the last three years and will approach new challenges for the Mediterranean regions. The main outcomes of the Community were presented and discussed during the MEDNICE’s final conference MED – Mediterranean Energy Debate held on 10th October in Brussels, during the European Week of Regions and cities.

The MEDNICE project and Efficient Buildings Community, with the 10 Modular Projects under its umbrella, were created to support Public Administration in the transformation of Public Buildings in more efficient buildings, specifically in the Mediterranean regions. The Community brought together local, regional and national stakeholders to exchange methodologies, experiences and tools.

As main outcomes of MEDNICE they would be highlighted the technical capitalization of the results of the Modular Projects, which approached the efficiency improvement of public buildings from different perspective. In this framework, IREC systemized, analyzed and harmonized the knowledge thus generated in four technical papers in order to find technical answers to common issues as Financing schemes and barriers, Methodologies, tools and indicators, Training methodologies and capacity gaps, and Lessons learned.

On the other hand, two policy papers based on the technical results and direct experiences of the Modular Projects have been introduced, providing some policy recommendations about effectively promoting Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings in the MED area, from Financing and Key Information points of view.

Finally, it should be highlighted too the Manifesto for a Mediterranean Building Renovation, introducing key recommendations for public authorities

MEDNICE Project ended after three intense years and, as a consequences as a success stories the Efficient Buildings Community new project stars for three more years and with a focus on transferring and mainstreaming the results of the Community. Besides, new activities will be implemented, integrating territories in the South Bank of the Mediterranean.

MEDNICE was coordinated by Euromed Cities Network – City of Nice, it was composed by five European partners and IREC was the technical partner of the project. The MEDNICE project has been co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, under the INTERREG MED PROGRAMME Efficient Buildings Community (2MED15_2.1_hp_007).