Processes & Recycling

Research groups

  • Hydrogen Technologies
  • Decarbonising
  • Green chemistry
  • Thermal Engineering
  • Thermochemical Processes
  • Analytic chemistry
  • Analytic chemistry
Imagen Procesos y Reciclado

The Processes and Recycling division focuses mainly on aspects related to the exploitation of renewable resources (both energy and materials), as well as the minimization, reuse and recycling of waste in the search for sustainability and environmental well-being. The research areas are:

  • Energy and environment
  • Hydrogen technologies
  • Recycling and recovery of waste
  • Food packaging, quality and safety
  • Agri-food technologies


Microsampling for biomedical elemental analysis: make every droplet count

Developing new analytical methodologies for providing elemental and isotopic information from microsamples, which can be obtained in a minimally invasive way in order to achieve entity-resolved information.
Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación

Use of CO2 and H2 to produce methanol via Sorption Enhanced Reactors

To provide alternatives in the methanol synthesis process that make better use of CO2 from other production processes and achieve potential chemical storage for future surplus hydrogen from renewable sources

Energy harvesting from Biogas and renewable Hydrogen intensified through tri-functional solids and Unconventional reactor Configurations


Towards innovative and affordable sodium- and zinc-based electrochemical energy storage systems composed of more sustainable and locally-sourced materials

eNargiZinc aims at developing new knowledge, technology and commercially exploitable products related to innovative and affordable next-generation EES devices, targeting long-term sustainability through the use of abundant and renewable materials and low environmental-impact production processes.
Horizonte Europa , MSCA


To push forward the compact thermal energy storage technology developments
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Maximize the energy efficiency of solar systems integrated in urban district networks
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Towards a new diagnosis of Lyme disease through nanotechnology, atomic spectrometry and artificial intelligence.
Interreg POCTEFA

Promoted conversion of a carbon free fuel: NH3

Study of the use of promoters to facilitate the combustion of ammonia and, therefore, its use as fuel in the context of a free, or at least low, carbon economy
Ministerio ciencia

Oxy-Kraft recovery boiler - Towards novel integrated green energy parks

The objective of the project is to enable the operation of Kraft recovery boilers in oxy-fuel mode.
Horizonte Europa , CET

Synthesis and optimization of carbon neutral trigeneration systems based on solar thermal energy and biomass with thermal storage support

Integration of innovative solar thermal collectors, biomass boilers, ORC, heat pumps and TES to propose decarbonized trigeneration systems
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Zero Energy Habitable Mobile Modules in Europe

Construction of an energy self-sufficient habitable module based on 20-foot containers and fueled with hydrogen produced with clean energies to build bases for European armies. It will be modular and removable and will allow a process of decarbonization of the European armed forces to begin.