Academic knowledge on the energy future

We promote the development of rigorous knowledge, through a network of five chairs at leading universities, to help accelerate a fair and sustainable energy transition.

universitat barcelona
CO₂ Capture and Storage
Analysis of CO₂ recovery and use systems.
Nature-based Solutions (SBN)
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politecnica madrid
Sustainable Mobility
Mobility carbon footprint, improvement in air quality, and analysis of emerging technologies
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comillas universidad
Decarbonisation of industry: Activity planning
Roadmap for transition to a competitive and fully decarbonised industry
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universidad navarra
Hydrogen: Activity planning
Hydrogen and key aspects in relation to production, storage, distribution, and availability to end user
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universidad pais vasco
Circular economy: Activity planning
Circular economy of secondary materials, scarcity of primary materials in the energy industry, strategies for plastics, and the decarbonisation and dematerialisation of the industrial sector
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universitat barcelona
University of Barcelona Chair
CO₂ Capture and Storage

Analysis of CO₂ recovery and use systems.

Nature-based Solutions (SBN)

Head of programme: Mariano Marzo Carpio, UB Emeritus Professor

2021–2022 Framework

  • COP26 Observatory of advances in the fight against deforestation
  • COP26 GHG Agreements, such as carbon and methane markets
  • Critical materials and increased demand on a clean energy system
politecnica madrid
Polytechnic University of Madrid Research Programme
Sustainable Mobility

Mobility carbon footprint, improvement in air quality, and analysis of emerging technologies

Head of programme: Oscar García, ETSII Director, UPM Professor

Academic staff:
Ricardo Perera Velamazán, UPM Professor
Jesús Casanova Kindelán, UPM Professor
Rafael Borge García, UPM Full Professor
Javier Pérez Rodríguez, UPM Professor

2021–2022 Framework

  • Mobility carbon-footprint analysis: from production to end-of-life management.
  • Impact of road traffic on urban air quality
  • Cost impact and usage pattern of future vehicle propulsion technologies
comillas universidad
ICAI Comillas University Research Programme
Decarbonisation of industry: Activity planning

Roadmap for transition to a competitive and fully decarbonised industry

Head of programme: Jose Ignacio Linares, Professor Comillas University

2021–2022 Framework

  • Identification of revaluation possibilities and measures to reduce CO₂ emissions in the ceramic sector (sector difficult to reduce)
universidad navarra
University of Navarra Research Programme
Hydrogen: Activity planning

Hydrogen and key aspects in relation to production, storage, distribution, and availability to end user

Head of programme: omás Gómez Acebo, Vice-Rector of Students, Professor at the University of Navarra

Academic staff:Iñigo Gutierrez García, Director of Development and Professor at the University of Navarra

2021–2022 Framework

  • Energy study of hydrogen compression process in service stations (hydrogenerators)
  • Cost-efficiency analysis of the different transport and distribution options for H₂
universidad pais vasco
University of the Basque Country Research Programme
Circular economy: Activity planning

Circular economy of secondary materials, scarcity of primary materials in the energy industry, strategies for plastics, and the decarbonisation and dematerialisation of the industrial sector

Head of programme: Rikardo Mínguez Gabiña, Department of Graphic Expression and Engineering Projects at UPV-EHU

Academic staff:
Estíbaliz Saez de Cámara, Director of Sustainability at UPV-EHU
Erlantz Lizundia, Professor at UPV-EHU

2021–2022 Framework

  • Changing the concept of waste to secondary material resources
  • Circular economy and dependence on scarce primary materials in the energy sector