04 January 2017

IREC and Repsol develop an artificial photosynthesis program to obtain sustainable solar fuels

Based on different patents, developed jointly between IREC and Repsol, the LUXHOR project has been started. This project will focus on the development of a disruptive electrochemical cell that will be used as a reactor for the direct transformation of solar energy into chemical one. For the electrodes, innovative materials and new structures are used achieving a very high efficiency, comparable to the best one from the photovoltaic field. This new technological route using new materials and catalysts allow the competitive industrial production of hydrogen without carbon footprint as well as the production of different chemical products from CO2 reduction, such as synthesis gas, methanol or formic acid, giving rise to a technology with very high potential for the reduction of CO2 emissions.

02 January 2017

IREC and renewable energies for a circular CO2 economy

IREC will organize in Barcelona during 2017 the second European Meeting "Energy Storage Technologies by Power to Fuels and Chemicals”, which will analyze the circular economy of CO2 based on the combination of renewable energies, CO2 capture and utilization from emissions of either fossil or biological origin. The workshop will focus on the various production systems of hydrogen, biomethane, methanol, DME or other added value chemicals having CO2 as a feedstock. CO2 capture systems will be essential to promote a circular economy based on CO2 and a key aspect to imminently reduce the CO2 emissions required in global agreements to mitigate climate change.

18 November 2016

IREC present the study "Estimating the effect of energy refurbishment in the health of people. An economic perspective"

On 22nd November la Fundación La Casa que Ahorra organizes the event "A comprehensive vision of the refurbishment: its effects on the economy, health and environment." The event will take place at Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. CENER, ITEC and IREC, which have evaluated the energy refurbishment from different perspectives, will participate.

The study developed by IREC, Estimating the effect of energy refurbishment in the health of people. An economic perspective makes an analysis of the consequences over the people’s health living in homes with inadequate temperature conditions. The study quantifies how much the health care cost, and which impact would have the energy refurbishment of buildings, from the point of view of people’s health and the economic balance.

The registration for the conference is free and you can find detailed information in the following link.

16 November 2016

Presentation of GrowSmarter Project Actions in the Smart City Expo World Congress

IREC  with Gas Natural Fenosa will present next November 17th within the frame of SCEWC 2016, on-going activities in Barcelona of GROWSMARTER Project related to development of Low Energy Districts.

Eight European Projects of H2020 Lighthouse program have teamed up with the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) and the Green Digital Charter (GDC) Initiative to showcase their achievements in building a strong community of smart cities in Europe.

This session will take place in SCEWC premises Hall no. 2 – stand no. C336 on Thursday, November 17th at 10:30 h.

Please see the following link for more information