14 March 2018

Workshop "Energy flexibility in buildings: a key asset in the future energy system"

The research group ECOS – Energy efficiency in Systems, Buildings and Communities of IREC will organize, on Monday, March 26th in Barcelona, an open workshop under the title "Energy flexibility in buildings: a key asset in the future energy system". The aim of the workshop is too deep understand the amount of energy flexibility that buildings and electric vehicles can provide in future energy systems with a high share of renewables. Relevant outputs from the activities in the IEA EBC Annex 67 (Energy Flexible Buildings – http://www.annex67.org ) and other international and national projects in this field will be presented.

Information and Registration: It is necessary to formalize the registration due to capacity limitations in the room (limited places). Free registration.

All information, including the program of the day and online registration is available at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/dziqw1XDBztbHkFO2

 
 
18 January 2018

Dr. Albert Tarancón appointed ICREA Research Professor

 

ICREA community, the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies, that hires the most talented and extraordinary scientists and academics of Catalunya, incorporates this year Dr. Albert Tarancón as a ICREA research professor in recognition of his research work, synonymous of scientific and academic excellence on a global scale.

Dr. Albert Tarancón, a Research Professor at IREC, has been appointed by ICREA to continue leading the Nanoionics and Fuel Cells group. The research work carried out by Albert is in advanced materials for energy applications. In particular, he has been developing innovative concepts for improving the performance of different solid state energy devices such as Solid Oxide Fuel and Electrolysis Cells (SOFC/SOEC), ThermoElectric Generators (TEGs) or Li-ion batteries for energy storage and portable power applications.


 
 
16 January 2018

L'IREC participarà en la segona edició d' Entrepreneurship and energy to innovations

IREC will participate in the second edition of the Entrepreneurship and energy to innovations talks (E2I Talks) organized by InnoEnergy in Barcelona. The E2I Talks is a high quality event consisting on three talks from different areas of business –academia and public- and a networking session. This edition will focus on the Challenge of Energy Storage. The speakers share their experience, insight and knowledge about the challenge of energy storage with a community in the sustainable energy field composed of students, entrepreneurs and other professionals fostering collaboration, inspiration, professional opportunities and solving challenges to achieve a sustainable energy future. In particular, IREC, represented by Prof. Dr. Juan Ramon Morante y Dr. Félix Urbain, will talk about their research areas and recent advances in the field of Energy Storage Technologies.

The event will take place at CCCB – Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona on Friday the 2nd of February at 19.00.

For more information please follow this link and pres release.

 
 
14 November 2017

1st Technical meeting of heat-to-fuel project

Next 20-21 November, the group of Energy Storage of IREC will host the first technical meeting of the "Heat-to-fuel" project. HtF is a Horizon 2020 EU-funded project carried out by 14 partners from across Europe that aims to deliver the next generation of biofuel production technologies supporting the de-carbonisation of the transportation sector, aiming at to deliver cost-competitive technologies achieving biofuel prices below €1 per litre. Heat-to-fuel will upgrade alternative, residual biomass feedstocks and conversion of excess heat to liquid fuels in a combined Gasification, Fischer Tropsch and Aqueous Phase Reforming plant. At the end of the project, the know-how acquired will allow scalability at a demonstration level before commercialization, representative of the next generations of sustainable biofuel technologies. The project started on September 2017 and will last four years. Besides IREC, Güssing Energy Technologies (project coordinator), TU Wien (Austria), Beta Renewables (Italy), IREC (Spain), IChPW (Poland), RECORD (Italy), POLITO (Italy), Bioenergy2020+ (Austria), CRF (Italy), CEA (France), Johnson Matthey (UK), Atmostat (France), R2M (Spain) and Skupina Fabrika (Slovenia) are involved in the project.

Please, read the press release for more information.