Processes & Recycling

Grupos de investigación

  • Tecnologías del Hidrógeno
  • Química verde
  • Ingeniería Térmica
  • Procesos Termoquímicos
  • Química Analítica
  • Química Analítica
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


The objective of this project is to develop, based on the experience acquired by the research team, a family of lignin-based additives that allows to cover the operational deficiencies of 2nd and 3rd generation biofuels and that in many cases prevents them from reaching the market.

The overall objective of the project is to obtain natural food / health ingredients through advanced sustainable techniques, starting from organic cultivation of aromatic-medicinal plants aimed at promoting an inclusive regional development.

Development of carbons derived from biochar for use as anodes in sodium and potassium ion batteries


Dried blood spots for minimally invasive clinical analysis and early detection of rare diseases


The objective of this line of research is the combination of fundamental theoretical methods with high precision experimental studies in order to analyze the aforementioned chemical systems through the use of detailed reaction schemes.

The aim of this project is to generate knowledge that allows progress in the development of technologies that overcome these limitations and allow the implementation of Anaerobic Digestion (AD) in intensive livestock areas.

Mediterranean Agricultural Wastes: Environmentally Sustainable Resource for an Innovative Renewable Energy Technology


This project aims to develop new methods of biomedical interest for elemental and isotopic analysis at the trace level, making use of new analytical strategies based on temporarily resolved analysis.

This project focuses on the preparation of hybrid nanocomposites that are stable and act as electrocatalysts in the electrodic reactions involved in water electrolyzers, fuel cells and regenerative cells.

SPAGYRIA works on the cultivation of aromatic plants and their processing in the laboratory, as well as the investigation of innovative processes with the use of totally sustainable technologies, for the development of natural cosmetic products with ecological certification, according to a new certifying standard.

This project addresses the study of the use of ammonia (carbon-free fuel) as an energy vector.

The overall objective is to contribute to more sustainable pest management by developing natural crop protectants for the EU and the global market.