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21 July 2011

The IREC takes part in the MARIE project for improving energy efficiency in existing buildings in the Mediterranean area

medThe project will last three years and will have a budget of six million euros

Barcelona, July 2011 – The Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC) has signed a consortium agreement with 22 partners from other Mediterranean regions in order to take part in the development of the MARIE (Mediterranean Building Rethinking for Energy Efficiency Improvement) project. The main aim of the project is to establish the technical and socio-economic conditions for large-scale energy renewal in the current building stock in the Mediterranean in the framework of EU policies. The project was approved at the end of February 2011 and work began on it in April. It has a budget of €6M, which is co-financed by the EU’s MED Programme and the various organisations involved in the project.


 
 
15 July 2011

The article “Synthesis and applications of one-dimensional semiconductors” is one of the top five most-read articles in the field of materials science that have been published by Elsevier in the last three quarters.

The publication was quoted as many as 17 times between the end of August 2010 and May 2011 alone.

Dr. Francisco Hernandez, Researcher of the Advanced Materials for Energy Area at IREC, participated on the publication, which is a review on the state of the art in the synthesis and applications of one-dimensional semiconductors.Progress in Materials Science is one of the most prestigious journals in materials science and it is the third most-cited journal in this field, according to the index of the JCR, Journal Citation Reports.


 
 
08 July 2011

IREC participes in EMERGE, a research project aimed at developing a system for generating offshore wind energy

EMERGEThe project has been allocated a budget of 3,910,275.80 euros It is partly financed by the Ministry of Science and Innovation and co-financed with ERDF funds as part of the INNPACTO 2010 Project.

Also involved in the project are two companies and four research foundations, which form a consortium of six partners.
 
The main goal of the EMERGE project is to generate the knowledge and develop the technology necessary to expand and lead the construction of offshore wind energy stations.



 
 
08 July 2011

The XaRmae, will be organizing a symposium: “Solution Synthesis of Inorganic Films and Nanostructured Materials” within the framework of the MRS Spring meeting

Xavier Obradors SImposi

Xavier Obradors, a member of XaRmae, Reference Network in Advanced Materials for Energy managed by the IREC, will be organizing a symposium entitled “Solution Synthesis of Inorganic Films and Nanostructured Materials” within the framework of the MRS Spring meeting that will be held from April 9 to 13 in San Francisco, CA, USA.

 
The symposium will discuss the development of inorganic nanomaterials.

For more information about the symposium, click here.