30 March 2016

IREC will participate at the Construction Convention "CONTART 2016"

L'IREC participarà, el proper dimecres 20 d’abril, en les sessions científiques dins de la convenció de l'edificació "CONTART 2016", presentant: “Rehabilitació energètica d’edificis públics en base a nivells cost-òptims i criteris nZEB”. El grup d’Energia Tèrmica i Edificació presentarà els resultats preliminars obtinguts al projecte Republic_ZEB (www.republiczeb.org). El projecte Republic_ZEB té com objectiu promoure la rehabilitació energètica dels edificis públics cap a criteris nZEB, definint “paquets de mesures" cost-efectius basat amb tecnologies eficients i de qualitat garantida.

El programa de la jornada está disponible al següent enllaç.

Per mes informació: www.contart2016.com

 
23 March 2016

IREC has collaborated with the Grupo Interplataformas de Almacenamiento

IREC has collaborated with the Grupo Interplataformas de Almacenamiento (GIA) of energy linked to the Plataforma Española de Redes Eléctricas FUTURED, which has published a study about the status of storage technologies.

For more information, please visit the following link

 
 
22 March 2016

“High-performance thermoelectric nanocomposites from nanocrystal building blocks” published in Nature Communications by the Nanomaterials Group of IREC, led by ICREA Professor Andreu Cabot.

The article shows the advances in the field of engineering of nanostructured materials obtained from the organization on a macroscopic scale of colloidal nanoparticles. These advances  corresponds to a 30% increase over the highest figure of merit obtained for PbS to date and is comparable to the highest thermoelectric figures of merit reported for other lead chalcogenide materials.

For more information link to the paper

 
 
21 March 2016

IREC expresses its condolences to the victims of students in the accident at Freginals

The Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC) expresses its condolences to the families, colleagues and friends of the victims, as well as our solidarity towards the families of the students who have lost their lives in the traffic accident which took place at the motorway AP-7 at Freginals.