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Campus Energia

24 November 2015

From Biomass to fuels

Next December 11th, a seminar on energy production from waste materials and wood will be held at IREC premises. The revalorization of wastes is one of the main issues for the society. The aim of the workshop is to provide an overview of research carried out in Catalonia in this field trying to cover the maximum range of raw materials: sewage sludge, manure, waste material and wood. From there different energy products can be prepared: biogas and its treatment, methane, biodiesel. The inaugural lecture will be presented, by ICAEN, the strategy of the Government of Catalonia to promote the use of biomass energy. The workshop was organized by XaRMAE, IREC and with the collaboration of the reference network in Biotechnology (XRB).

For more information and registration you can download the brochure: workshop biomass.

20 November 2015

Electrochemical energy storage workshop

XaRMAE, and IREC, organize an Electrochemical energy storage workshop where the main research advances on advanced materials and systems topic in Catalonia will be discussed: post-lithium batteries, redox flow batteries with different concepts and electrolytes, supercaps, 2nd life batteries. Furthermore, an overview of the current state and application will be presented.


More information and inscriptions in the Electrochemical energy storage Workshop leaflet.

29 October 2015

IREC, represented by Dr. Josep Carreras, head of the Lighting Group, member of the Spanish Committee for the International Year of the Light

2015 was declares The International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015) by the United Nations to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health. Aiming at showing the society how science and light-based technologies can improve quality life of people.

The Spanish Committee of the International Year of Light is a multidisciplinary team, chaired by Professor María Josefa Yzuel from the UAB, is constituted by Dr. Josep Carreras, head of the Lighting Group of IREC and other members from academic and industrial fields, encampassing areas of knowledge involving light such as Physics, communications and GPS, environment or cultural heritage and art.

18 October 2015

Introductory Course to construct nZEB buildings

IREC, through RePublic_ZEB project, together with the Catalan Energy Institute, Eurecat, CIMNE and Leitat presents an Introductory Course to construct nZEB buildings. Aimed at architects, building and industrial engineers, and all the professionals who are part of the construction sector, the course aims to introduce the basic concepts for constructing a building with nearly zero energy consumption.

The format of the course is structured in a series of five technical sessions, one per week, to be eminently practical presentations which showcase not only theoretical but also practical case studies on successful technologies and promote discussion among attendees. Dr. Jaume Salom and Mrs. Joana Ortiz, both from IREC, will participate as speakers.

Attached there is a pdf with the program of the course , which will begin on October the 29th. Registration is free by filling the registration form and indicating which sessions you are interest to attend. The course is limited to 45 participants and those interested in participating all five days will have priority.