Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) is the largest public multidisciplinary research organization in Spain and the third largest Europe’s research organization. CSIC collaborates with national and international universities, public RTD organizations, SMEs, companies and other institutions of a scientific/technological nature. It has a staff of more than 13500 employees, and trains more than 4,000 pre- and post-doctoral young researchers. It has considerable experience as both participant and manager of Research and Technological Development projects and training of research personnel in the framework of European R&D programmes. CSIC signed 404 actions (of which 37 were directly as coordinator) under the 6th Framework Programme of the European Commission, and 726 actions (of which 70 coordinated by CSIC) under the 7th Framework Programme.
The Instituto de Tecnologia Química (ITQ), Chemical Technology Institute, is a Joint Research Centre founded in 1990 by the CSIC and the Polytechnic University of Valencia. It is a worldwide recognized research centre, accredited as Spanish Excellence Research Centre, which hosts 33 staff scientists alongside more than 75 PhD and postdoctoral researchers and 20 lab technicians. Research activities integrate the fields of catalysis and materials science through a multidisciplinary approach. Its staff conforms a highly qualified and multidisciplinary team of specialists in the design, synthesis, and development of innovative catalyst materials for chemical reactions of industrial interest, with particular focus on processes related to the production of energy vectors and platform chemicals. These research activities generate ca. 130/year scientific publications in high-impact international journals (>15 articles in Science & Nature journals in the last 5 years) and bring the institute among the leading European public research centres in terms of technology transfer activities in the field of catalysis, with e.g. 123 patents generated in the period 2005-2015, 32 of which have been licensed/transferred to industry. In addition, the institute has a successful trajectory as partner in research consortia in the framework of the EU research programmes, in all cases in charge of development of innovative the catalysts and technologies for a more sustainable production of chemicals and energy carriers. Moreover, ITQ is very active in scientific divulgation to the general public. ITQ avails of the most modern infrastructure, as well as consolidated knowledge, on the controlled synthesis of catalysts based on supported nanoparticles and clusters, and their characterization employing a wide range of “in situ” and "operando" spectroscopic methods. Such consolidated expertise matches perfectly, the tasks in 112CO2 and provide a solid basis to ensure a successful and innovative catalyst ad hoc catalyst development for a highly productive and sustained methane decomposition process.
More info: https://itq.upv-csic.es/en.
The 112CO2 Project
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Departamento de Engenharia Química
Rua do Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n
Funded by the Horizon 2020
Framework Programme of
the European Union
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952219. The information and views set out in this report are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the European Union. Neither the European Union institutions and bodies nor any person acting on their behalf may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained herein.