TECNALIA is the first privately funded applied research and technological development centre in Spain and one of the leading such centres in Europe. TECNALIA creates competitive solutions in co-operation with companies to provide value through technology while at the same time improves the future of the companies and society. TECHNALIA’S work is supported by experience and expertise through research excellence and offering comprehensive solutions.

They are responsible for visualising, identifying and developing comprehensive technological solutions with creativity and imagination for over 4,000 clients, and offering comprehensive solutions paying personalised and multi-disciplinary attention to each one of them.

TECNALIA is specialised in the use of secondary streams to exploit their potential as raw materials. Bioenergy, biopolymers and bioproducts of a higher added-value are obtained from these streams through sustainable and efficient pathways. Developing advanced technological solutions for the comprehensive use of secondary streams, considering not only their use to generate energy (power, heat, biofuels), but also to turn them into alternative raw materials for other production processes, leading to different high-value products with varying uses.

TECNALIA works to make use of different kinds of by-products and/or waste and with very different features – from the recovery of CO2 present in greenhouse gas emissions to the recovery of municipal solid waste, including industrial waste, agroforestry waste (straw, rice, pruning waste…), post-consumer waste and agrofood by-products. This way, a potentially problematic by-product is turned into feedstock for another industrial process, obtaining higher added-value products such as new polymers, lubricants, chemical products, resins, additives, etc.

Contact: Susana Perez-Gil (susana.perez@tecnalia.com)

Website: www.tecnalia.com


The contribution of TECNALIA to the project will be focused on the development of millichannel reactor and the evidence their effectivity in the catalytic production of DME via CO2 hydrogenation.