08 November 2018

IREC will be present at Smart City Expo World Congress

IREC will be present at the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC 2018), participating in the Smart Cities event, a meeting point for intelligent city sectors and an innovative platform for urban action worldwide.

IREC will be at SCEWC 2018 from November, 13th to 15th at Stand 19 of Generalitat de Catalunya, Hall 2 D413, presenting some of our products: Low energy districts modelling tool, Energy Aggregator, iEnergy Box, HVAC economizer and the RESCCUE tool for resilient cities.

Likewise, will actively participate co-organizing the Workshop on “Low energy districts in the GrowSmarter project” in SCEWC, in collaboration with other partners of H2020 GrowSmarter project. We will be glad to welcome you and meet you at this open workshop! SmartCity Expo in Barcelona at the Ajuntament de Barcelona: Room 1.1 CC1 on November 15th from 9h00 to 11h00.

We look forward to seeing you in SCEWC 2018, November 13th to 15th. You can't miss it!

 
29 October 2018

Science Week 2018: "Print your Energy" at the IREC

In the framework of the 23rd Science Week, an initiative dedicated to the dissemination of science, the IREC will organize next November 9th at 10h a workshop led by Dr. Marc Torrell and Dr. Marc Nuñez, both of them researchers of the Nanoionics and Fuel Cells group, will bring the research developed in the IREC laboratories through 3D Printing closer to the society.

3D Printing is mainly known for its application in plastics, but it has already reached the metallic materials and ceramic materials. The IREC researchers, focused on this research, coordinate different projects where this technology is applied to manufacture devices such as fuel cells, sensors or catalytic reactors, printing different functional ceramic materials.

The participants can use 3D printers based on different technologies and visit the hybrid printer developed during the project. Also, the researches lines will be explained and the most outstanding results.

Fun and interesting experiences coming soon.

Come to join us how 3D printers work when ceramic materials are applied, and see the applied technologies and the results of the research that we do into the IREC.

The workshop is free, but registration should be made at the following link (limited places according to the room's capacity).

We look forward to seeing you at the IREC next November 9th, 2018 at 10h. You can't miss it!

 
 
02 October 2018

IREC organizes the workshop "Introduction to Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB)" at the School of Engineering of Barcelona East - EEBE (UPC)

Next October 10th at 12am the "Introduction to Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB)" will be held at the School of Engineering of Barcelona Este - EEBE. The objective of the session is to introduce to the engineering students what is a nZEB building and which are its characteristics. The design and operation challenges to achieve an efficient buildings stock will be presented, as well as some best practices.

The workshop is organized by the working group formed by IREC, LEITAT, EURECAT, CIMNE and the Catalan Energy Institute that collaborate together for the promotion of nZEB buildings. In addition, it has the support of the Fluid Mechanics Department of the UPC.

For more information, visit the Workshop Programme (registration not required).

 
 
24 September 2018

IREC participates in the European Researchers' Night

Next September 25th, 26th and 28th the Energy Storage group of IREC will participate in the activities related with the European Researchers' Night.

These activities combine entertainment and education, gathering together the scientific community with the aim of bringing science, research and technology close to the citizens.

In this framework, on Wednesday September 26th, in the Parlamentarium (visitor center of the European Parliament - Brussels), the researchers Nina Carretero and Sebastián Murcia, will show how to obtain solar hydrogen in the event "Science is Wonder-ful!" promoted by the European Researchers' Night and the Marie Sklodowska-Curie action.

Likewise, on Friday, September 28th, coordinated by the scientific disseminator Raül Toran (ISGlobal, ACCC) and Jordi Diaz-Marcos (CCiTUB, ACCC), the Catalonia Researchers' Night will be held in the Cosmocaixa (Barcelona), with a special evening program that will offer nanoscience workshops. The researchers of the Energy Storage group of IREC, Dr. Teresa Andreu i Dr. Nina Carretero, will carry out the workshop "Solar Hydrogen and photocatalytic conversion" where will show the potential of solar light for the energy generation and air and water decontamination. The workshops are aimed at ages 10 to 17 years.

You will find more information in the following link.

We look forward to seeing you in the great night of science. You can't miss it!