CSIC-ITQ / Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica
The Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) is the largest public multidisciplinary research organisation in Spain. The CSIC has 116 Institutes or centres distributed throughout Spain. There is also a delegation in Brussels. It has considerable experience in both participating and managing R&D projects and training grants.
Description of the department contributing to the execution of the project
The ITQ (Instituto de Tecnología Química) is a joint research centre founded in 1990 by the UPV (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia) and the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) sited in the Campus of the UPV. The ITQ fulfils its vocation through the following objectives: It is a centre for fundamental and oriented research, equipped with the instruments necessary for carrying out scientific research in the field of Material and Chemical Technology following research lines under the auspices of the Spanish National Plan, and European Plans and also with own funds.
Role of CSIC-ITQ in the OCMOL project
CSIC-ITQ will develop new heterogeneous dual function catalysts based on acid microporous, mesoporous, and micro-meso composites with well defined and uniform porosity and tuned acidity. They will characterise catalysts through ICP, XRD, temperature-programmed desorption of probe molecules, IR spectroscopy, XPS, N2 physisorption.