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29 May 2018

IREC organizes the IX IEA HEV-TCP Task 28 Expert Workshop on “Vehicle-to-Everything Technologies

IREC, as Task 28 IEA HEV-TCP operating agent is organizing the IX Expert Workshop on “Vehicle-to-Everything Technologies” which will take place on the 6th and 7th of June in Barcelona.

This international Workshop features world- speakers from academia as well as industry, who will exchange their views about Vehicle to Everything applications and grid integration. Topics that will be covered during the Workshop include V2X applications analysis (with special focus on vehicle grid integration applications), effects on battery degradation, standards and communication protocols, V2X economics analysis, review of ongoing international demonstration projects, etc.

Already confirmed speakers come from: ElaadNL, Vedecom, UK Power Networks, Resourcefully, Kepco, Vito, Nissan, Enel, ESB, Innovate UK, Vedecom, NRC, DTU and IREC among other experts in the field.

This Workshop is organized by the Task 28 Home Grids and V2X Technologies from the Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology Collaboration Program (HEV-TCP) within the framework of the International Energy Agency (IEA). For more information, please check the Workshop IX Task 28 IEA-HEV Program and visit IEA Task 28 activities.

Registration to the Workshop is mandatory (no registration fee) by following the link:

17 April 2018

IREC offers a new Job Position for the Head of Business Development and Knowledge and Technology Transfer Area

The Catalonia Institute for Energy Research, IREC, has a new vacancy as Head of Business Development and Knowledge and Technology Transfer Area, reporting directly to the General Management of IREC.

Position: Head of the area of Business Development and Knowledge and Technology Transfer.

Code: IREC A300-1: Head of the area.
Area: Business Development and Knowledge and Technology Transfer.
Director of Institute: Prof. Dr. Joan Ramon Morante

Area objectives:

  • Institutional strengthening.
  • Identification and assessment of technologies with commercial potential from IREC Research disruptive results.
  • Protection of technologies with commercial potential, through a specific and well defined IP strategy. Promotion of the innovative products and initiatives.
  • Marketing and transfer of knowledge, patents and know-how through licensing agreements with industry and the promotion and creation of spin-off companies.

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 – ) 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:

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.