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20 September 2019

Energy Storage group’s research featured on cover of Advanced Energy Materials

The article entitle "Boosting Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation of Hematite in Acidic Electrolytes by Surface State Modification" recently published as a cover on Advanced Energy Materials, on it has involved the ICN2 Advanced Electron Nanoscopy group, the IREC Energy Storage group and the ICIQ Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaic Energy group. This study summarize as a cheaper and better performing photoelectrochemical water splitting cells could be designed in the next future thanks to a new technology developed by the researchers at ICN2, IREC and ICIQ.

For more information, please follow the article "Boosting Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation of Hematite in Acidic Electrolytes by Surface State Modification" published as cover at Advanced Energy Materials.

 
 
19 September 2019

IREC declares climate and ecological emergency

IREC officially declares the state of climate emergency, and recognizes the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) stating the need to reduce global emissions by around 45% on 2010 levels by 2030 and establish net zero emissions by 2050 to preserve the global temperature increase to 1.5ºC with respect to the preindustrial era.

With this declaration, IREC recognizes the state of urgency and announces that specific actions will be taken within the research institute to recognize the scale of the problem and strengthen those actions that favour the reduction of the mentioned emissions.

For more information aboyt the declation the state of climate emergency of IREC, please follow this link.

 
 
09 July 2019

The CASE project of IREC selected by The Collider program

The Energy Systems Analytics research group of IREC, led by Dr. Cristina Corchero, has been chosen to take part at the new edition of The Collider program , with their project CASE. This program of tech transfer was promoted by the Mobile World Capital Barcelona and it links scientific and entrepreneurial talent to create disruptive technology-based startups that address society's and insdustr's challenges. It focuses on the identification and business development of highly disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Blockchain and Virtual Reality.

The Collider designs a business experience with intensive training, expert support and the advice from well-known professionals from the business world. The plenary session counted on the attendance of the Minister of Enterprise and Knowledge of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Àngels Chacón, as well as Carlos Graupera,  CEO of Mobile World Capital Barcelona, and Pere Condom,  Director of the Catalunya Emprèn program, among others.

More information are available at the following links: Mobile World Capital Barcelona i VIA Empresa

 
 
27 June 2019

IREC, in collaboration with Innoenergy and ICAEN, publishes the study "Smart Energy Communities"

IREC and Innoenergy have collaborated to elaborate the study "Smart Energy Communities", recently published by ICAEN. IREC has contributed in providing its vision on Smart Energy Communities, as well as solutions for the improvement and the optimisation of the energy resources.

The study analyses the key concepts of the energy transition and it shows its relationship with distributed renewable energies, the digitalisation, the aggregation and the demand management, among others. Also, the publication analyses the characteristics of the smart energy communities, and its interest to make the energy transition come true, as well as the new business models that will arise from it.

Please follow the link to download the study.