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05 July 2011

IREC and b_TEC organise the summer course “Fusion Technologies and the ITER Project”

Fusion TechnologiesThe seminar, which is to be held in the framework of the IREC’s b_FUS programme, will comprise an initial introduction to nuclear fusion and the ITER(*) project, followed by a second block on the ITER’s management and procurement arrangements, and a third block that will focus on specific technologies of the ITER project such as the plasma heating system, fuel management, cryoplants and plasma facing components. The seminar will conclude with a session about the industrial experiences of Spanish companies in the framework of the ITER project.

Summer course: “Fusion Technologies and the ITER project”
Dates: 13–14 July
Times: 9:00–18:00

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04 July 2011

Paper receives Solid State Ionics 2010 Best Paper Award

paper taranconAlbert Tarancón Group Leader from the Nanoionics and Fuel Cells Group at IREC is co-author of the paper entitled “Electronic nature of the enhanced conductivity in YSZ-STO multilayers deposited by PLD” (Solid State Ionics, 181 (2010) 592-601) that was selected for the Solid State Ionics 2010 Best Paper Award. The award will be presented at the SSI-18 Conference in Warsaw in July, 2011.




 
 
23 June 2011

Endesa has been awarded an international prize for an urban management system run on street lighting and developed with the participation of the IREC

Iluminacion UniformidadThe SIIUR (Integral Solution for Urban Infrastructures) project, developed by a business consortium led by Endesa, receives the first prize in the 2011 Living Labs Global Award, one of the most prestigious awards in the world of municipal initiatives.
 
The system makes it possible to fully manage municipal services such as traffic control, environmental and noise contamination.
 
It can reduce the energy consumption of street lighting by up to half, thus enabling city councils to make the corresponding savings.
 
The initiative integrates Wi-Fi technology, environmental sensors, Internet access, electric vehicle charging stations and CCTV.
 
Barcelona, 24 June 2011. – The SIIUR (Integral Solution for Urban Infrastructures) project, which was devised, developed and implemented in Barcelona by Endesa and a business consortium, has been awarded the first prize in the 2011 Living Labs Global Award, one of the most prestigious prizes in the world to recognise municipal initiatives that promote urban services and mobility. A total of 245 entries were submitted to this year’s edition, which was held in the Netherlands.



 
 
17 June 2011

Dr. Francisco Hernandez, a researcher from the IREC'S Advanced Materials For Energy area is Co-organising a Symposium in the framework of the 36th ICACC'12

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Dr Francisco Hernandez, a researcher from the IREC's Advanced Materials for Energy area is co-organising the symposium “
Nanomaterials for Sensing Applications: From Fundamentals to Device Integration” in the framework of the 36th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC'12), which will be held in Florida (USA) in January 2012.

The topics covered by the ICACC'12 include the latest advances made in new ceramic materials and their application in the energy and environmental well-being sectors. (Conference website)

This symposium will focus on the use of nanostructured materials with potentially useful properties for sensing. Special emphasis will be placed on the integration of these materials in proof-of-concept devices that respond to the needs of industry.