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New and alternative energy sources, carriers and technologies for the de-carbonisation of the energy supply

This research topic covers areas related to the costs, benefits, progress and impacts (including environmental) of new energy sources, renewables and energy technologies.

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EU climate targets: how to decarbonise the steel industry

The steel industry is responsible for around 5% of CO2 emissions in the EU and 7% globally. It needs to develop and commercialise new low-CO2 technologies within the next 5-10 years in order to be in line with the EU’s climate targets.

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Blending hydrogen into the EU gas system

A new JRC study, Blending hydrogen from electrolysis into the European gas grid, investigates the implications for gas systems of blending hydrogen...

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The JRC aims to provide independent scientific advice related to the production and use of biofuels.The JRC’s scientific activities on bioenergy and...

The EU currently depends on – mostly imported – fossil fuels for 80% of its energy needs, which is problematic in relation to climate change as well...

Hydrogen is the simplest and lightest gas in the universe. It is not a primary energy source, such as coal or gas, but it is an energy carrier...

The JRC looks into interoperability issues between the electric vehicles and the charging infrastructure, covering hardware and information exchange...

Photovoltaic (PV) electricity is the renewable energy technology with the largest scope for cost reduction and efficiency gains. It is expected to...

Raw materials are essential to our everyday lives. Millions of European jobs rely on the availability of raw materials. They feed the industrial...