Fundación TECNALIA Research and Innovation ( is the largest private non-profit applied research centre in Spain and the fifth in Europe, employing 1,378 people (164 PhDs) and with income of 102 Million € in 2013. The whole team at TECNALIA has one GOAL: to transform knowledge into GDP, meaning wealth to improve people’s quality of life by generating business opportunities for industry.

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a research university specializing in engineering science & technology. Our education, research and knowledge valorisation contribute to: 

  • science for society: solving the major societal issues and boosting prosperity and welfare by focusing on the Strategic Areas of Energy, Health and Smart Mobility
  • science for industry: the development of technological innovation in cooperation with industry
  • science for science: progress in engineering sciences through excellence in key research cores and innovation in education

TUDELFT (Delft University of Technology) is the largest and oldest of the three technical universities in The Netherlands with a focus on applied sciences. The department of Chemical Engineering (ChemE) focuses on new future technologies relevant for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry and ranks 3th of European universities in the 2016 QS world ranking of Chemical Engineering. Building upon its proven strength in Chemical Engineering, the Department develops the science and technology of functional nanostructured systems, from molecules up to the design of products and processes.

Institutt for energiteknikk (IFE) is a non-profit international research foundation for energy and nuclear technology. IFE’s mandate is to undertake research and development, on an ideal basis and for the benefit of society, within the energy and petroleum sector, and to carry out assignments in the field of nuclear technology for the nation. The Institute was founded in 1948 and has about 600 employees.

The University of Zaragoza was founded in 1542 and presently consists of 11 faculties, 1 school of engineering, 6 technical schools, 55 departments and 5 research institutes. More than 30.000 students (40% in science and technology) are attending the 48 graduate level programs and 51 post‐graduate academic programs that cover a wide range of fields such as: humanities and arts, social sciences, health sciences, experimental sciences and technological sciences.

The National Renewable Energy Centre (CENER) is a technology centre specialized in applied research, and the development and promotion of renewable energies. It is highly rated and has acknowledged national and international prestige. CENER, as a foundation, is an organization destined to support renewable energies sector competitiveness in order to help companies to reach their R&D needs. It offers high added value services and activities and transferring technology by means of a cutting-edge technological infrastructure, with the most modern laboratories and facilities in Europe. The staffs are approx. 200 people, where around 80% is technical organized in 6 Technical Departments: Wind Energy, Photovoltaic, Solar Thermal, Energy Building, Grid Energy Integration and Biomass Energy.

Marion Technologies is essentially dedicated to formulation, development and “tailor-made” production of nanostructured materials and ceramic powders for industrial use. Materials synthesized by “soft chemistry” point out better original and technical properties than the same materials synthesized by classical manufacturing processes. Marion Technologies is in charge of providing, for a specific application, a global response to a “Material” problem. The company carries out the process implementation, the development and the scaling-up.

C&CS catalysts and chemical specialties GmbH ( distributes catalysts, sorbents and chemical specialties since more than 15 years. C&CS started inside an applied material science laboratory - GWP Gesellschaft für Werkstoffprüfung mbH – with experience in developing heterogenously catalyzed processes for applications like DeNOx, reforming, VOC, toxic waste and edible oils. Successful developments are “Ad Blue” active components, non-precious metal total oxidation catalysts, full metal catalysts for reforming, NF3 capture and PSA. The business was started by supplying small amounts of commercial catalysts and modifying catalysts on customer needs. C&CS catalysts and chemical specialties GmbH, as a spin-off of GWP mbH in 2015, is now a supplier of 50 different products for reforming, oxidation, hydrogenation, gas purification, gas conditioning, adsorption, filtration & separation and environmental catalysis. Hundreds of tons of catalysts, adsorbents and chemical specialties are on stock for immediate delivery.

POLYMEM SA started its business in 1997, specializing in the development and manufacturing of membranes based upon hollow fibres. POLYMEM develops and manufactures also equipment based upon membrane filtration. POLYMEM sells its products to the most important actors on the water and wastewater markets: Veolia, Ondeo, Saur, and smaller national and international SMEs. POLYMEM modules family has obtained in 2005 the NSF/ANSI61 certificate. At the present time 2017, 50 people are employed by POLYMEM, achieving a turnover around 4 million of Euros. Between 6 and 8 peoples are employed at full time in the R&D department of the company. 

HyGear B.V. ( is a SME based in Arnhem, The Netherlands, with focus on development and manufacturing of small scale gas processing plants and purification systems, such as hydrogen purification systems (Hy.RECTM) and on-site hydrogen generators (Hy.GENTM) for fuelling stations. HyGear’s core competence is small scale gas processing and purification of hydrogen and has flexible engineering skills, prototyping and testing capabilities. HyGear’s mission is to move novel gas related technologies closer to market entry. With natural gas based Hy.GENTM-systems, HyGear proved to be successful; several new technologies are under development. HyGear uses its own proprietary QCycleTM PSA technology for hydrogen purification.

EcoRecycling is a spin­off company created in 2008 by University researchers, and by two SMEs involved in recycling and treatment of industrial wastes.

The company's initial aim was that to transfer the technology of a new patent concerning the recycling of alkaline spent batteries. This activity was then extended to the valorization of other wastes. A multipurpose first pilot plant was built in Northern Italy. Based on pilot activities, an industrial plant with large potentiality (4000 t/y) has been designed by EcoRecycling and the plant is now operating at S.E.Val s.r.l.. Successively a new mobile pilot plant was built to recover metals from wastes. Eco Recycling designed two demonstrative plant finalized also to the recovery of rare earths from fluorescent powders from lamps.

The ZEG –technology (Zero Emission Gas power) is a technology for highly efficient co-production of electricity and hydrogen where electricity is produced by solid oxide fuel cells and waste heat from the fuel cells is used for hydrogen production in a modified reforming reaction with integrated CO2 capture.

QUANTIS ( is a leading life cycle assessment (LCA) consultancy specialized in supporting companies to measure, understand and manage the environmental impacts of their products, services and operations. QUANTIS employs 30 people, amongst which several are internationally renowned experts in the LCA field. QUANTIS offers cutting-edge services in environmental footprinting, eco-design, sustainable supply chains and environmental communication. Fuelled by its close ties with the scientific community and its strategic research collaborations, QUANTIS has a strong track record in applying its expertise to support clients in transforming LCA results into decisions and action plans.

KT - Kinetics Technology is an international Process Engineering Contractor with high expertise in hydrocarbon processing industry. The company operates as a provider of proprietary technologies and as an EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) Contractor in the chemical and oil & gas complexes. KT has significant references in the field of Sulphur Recovery Facilities, Gas Processing, Hydrogen and Syngas Production, Refinery Process Units and the supply of Process Fired Heaters.

Petrogal is a company integrated in Galp Energia, SGPS, SA group (Galp Energia), which was founded on 22 April 1999 as a result of the restructuring of the energy sector in Portugal. Two pre-existing Portuguese government-owned companies were placed under our control at the time (Petróleos de Portugal-Petrogal, SA - “Petrogal”), the only refiner and the leading distributor of oil products in Portugal, and GDP- Gás de Portugal, SGPS, SA (“GDP SGPS”), the company responsible for the import, transportation and distribution of natural gas in Portugal.

ARKEMA is a French chemical company with a turnover of 8.3 B€ and 20000 employees in 55 different countries. The company is a world-class actor of the chemical specialties industry with leadership positions in intermediate chemicals and performance polymers. Its range of performance polymers includes specialty polyamides, fluoropolymers, functional polyolefins, polymer blends and PEKK polymers. ARKEMA is also a world-wide leader in PMMA. Many of these products find applications in the automotive and aeronautic sectors, the chemical and water industries, in packaging, sport, E&E, oil and gas, and in many other application areas..

Johnson Matthey is a UK based speciality chemicals company focused on its core skills in catalysis, precious metals, fine chemicals and process technology. The company employs around 13,000 people worldwide in over 30 countries; around 10% of those work in an R&D function. Johnson Matthey's principal activities are the manufacture of autocatalysts, heavy duty diesel catalysts and pollution control systems, catalysts and components for fuel cells, catalysts and technologies for chemical processes, fine chemicals, chemical catalysts and active pharmaceutical ingredients and the marketing, refining, and fabrication of precious metals. More than half of Johnson Matthey’s products have a direct environmental benefit, a figure that is set to increase as a key part of the company’s growth strategy is to focus on emerging environmental opportunities. Johnson Matthey’s participation in this project will be through the Johnson Matthey Technology Centre (JMTC) based at Sonning Common in the UK. This central facility acts as a focal point for the development of new technologies into emerging market applications.