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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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The JRC carries out research aimed at preventing and mitigating industrial accidents and technological accidents due to natural disasters, as well as...

Aviation security refers to the prevention of acts of unlawful interference against civil aviation, such as seizure of an aircraft or placing a...

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 European Clearinghouse initiative on Nuclear Power Plants Operational Experience Feedback (“EU Clearinghouse”) has been set up in support of EU...

Crisis management research at the JRC includes the development of crisis management technologies, satellite image processing and analysis and internet...

Cybersecurity research at the JRC provides support to the EU to respond to cyber-attacks and reinforce rules on personal data protection, as well as...

Based on their enabling characteristics, Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) permit all sectors in society to influence the way we live...

The JRC carries out extensive work to improve the scientific evidence base for risk assessment in Europe and worldwide, not only in hazard...

Energy efficiency research at the JRC focuses on technology deployment and market uptake, and encompasses a broad range of activities which includes...

The JRC's research in the area of Energy sector economic analysis supports the EU's Sustainable Development Strategy, and includes impact analysis...

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...

The JRC monitors the state and health of the environment by addressing a range of aspects including monitoring the state of biodiversity and ecosystem...

Global safety and security research at the JRC provides support to EU policies addressing global security and crisis management. Itincludes...

JRC scientific and technical support to policies for a more circular EU economy is necessarily based on a lifecycle approach, so that all relevant...

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...

The JRC supports the European Commission in its effort to improve maritime safety and security by developing systems to improve maritime surveillance...

Radiation occurs naturally in the environment and in order to monitor this activity, the JRC collects and validates environmental radioactivity data...

The JRC has a strong expertise on nuclear accident modelling, hence it created in 2012 the Nuclear Reactor Accident Analysis and Modelling (NURAM)...

JRC research on nuclear energy aims to achieve a viable and diverse energy mix, limit CO2 emissions, maintain security of energy supply and energy...

Nuclear fuel safety is the basic component of all safety requirements associated with nuclear energy production. The ultimate goal is to ensure that...

Nuclear safety research at the JRC encompasses both the safety of the reactors and of nuclear fuel itself. Research includes initiatives such as theEU...

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

All EU Member States are required to monitor radioactivity in the environment. The JRC is responsible for collecting this data in standardised form...

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

Reactor safety research at the JRC contributes to the implementation of the Nuclear Safety Directive in order to ensure the highest standards of...

The JRC has been successfully involved in the design and implementation of the digital tachograph, which became mandatory in 2006 on all newly...

The European Commission is working towards forms of mobility that are sustainable, energy-efficient and respectful for the environment. Technical...

The JRC is supporting the EU transport safety policy in all transport modes: road, aviation, maritime and rail. Research activities include the...

Transport plays an important role in today's economy and society and has a large impact on growth and employment. The transport industry directly...