Fundación TECNALIA Research & Innovation (https://www.tecnalia.com ) is the largest private, non-profit applied research centre in Spain, a benchmark in Europe, and member of the Basque Research and Technology Alliance (BRTA). We collaborate with companies and institutions to improve their competitiveness, people’s quality of life and achieve sustainable growth. Our main areas of action are fully aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): smart manufacturing, digital transformation, energy transition, sustainable mobility, personalised health, and urban ecosystem. TECNALIA employs around 1,472 people (266 PhDs) with an income of 113, 5 million € in 2020. It has been granted over 777 patents and promote more than 30 spin-off companies.
TECNALIA is a key agent in the European Research Area. TECNALIA actively participates in the governing bodies of several European Technology Platforms, PPPs and JTIs (EEB, FOF, SPIRE, ARTEMIS…) and associations. TECNALIA has participated in 252 H2020 projects, coordinating 73 of them, and on 35 HORIZON EUROPE projects under negotiation by April 2022 coordinating 6 of them.
The Membrane Technology and Process Intensification group of the Material and Processes Dept. in the Energy, Climate and Urban Transition Unit will be involved in the project. The group develops advanced membranes and membrane reactors for Industrial Gas and liquid Separation demands. Aiming at increasing the efficiency, reducing the operating and capital costs as well as physical and environmental footprint in different applications. Some examples, H2 purification and production, CO2 Capture and conversion, natural gas processing, biogas upgrading and olefin/paraffin separation among others. We have extensive testing and membrane manufacturing capabilities, and we have experience on working from proof-of-concept to relevant industrial scale.
Role in AMBHER:
TECNALIA will act as Project coordinator and will be in charge of the development of membranes for ammonia (NH3) synthesis in a catalytic membrane reactor to allow hydrogen storage in the form of ammonia in a cost-efficient and resource effective process at lower temperatures and pressures compared to conventional systems.