Category Archives: Projects

2SYNFUEL

The Demonstration of Waste Biomass to Synthetic Fuels and Green Hydrogen. 2SYNFUEL will demonstrate the conversion of organic waste biomass (Sewage Sludge) into biofuels. The project implements a new integrated process combining Thermo-Catalytic Reforming (TCR©), with hydrogen separation through pressure swing adsorption (PSA), and hydro deoxygenation (HDO), to produce a fully equivalent gasoline and diesel… Read More »

GROW GREEN

Green Cities for Climate and Water Resilience, Sustainable Economic Growth, Healthy Citizens and Environments. The frontrunner cities of Manchester (UK), Valencia (Spain), Wroclaw (Poland) and Wuhan (China) and the follower cities Lille (France), Zadar (Croatia) and Modena (Italy) are currently inhabited by 12.7 million people and sit at the heart of wider metropolitan areas which… Read More »

Urban GreenUP

New Strategy for Re-Naturing Cities through Nature-Based Solutions. Urban GreenUP coordinated by CARTIF aims at obtaining a tailored methodology (1) to support the co-development of Renaturing Urban Plans focused on climate change mitigation and adaptation and efficient water management, and (2) to assist in the implementation of NBS in an effective way. NBS classification and… Read More »

Green INSTRUCT

Green Integrated Structural Elements for Retrofitting and New Construction of Buildings. The Green INSTRUCT project will develop a prefabricated modular structural building block that is superior to conventional precast reinforced concrete panels by virtue of its reduced weight, improved acoustic and thermal performance and multiple functionalities. The Green INSTRUCT block consists of over 70% of… Read More »

LEITAT to provide support to the European Commission on EU Ecolabel Regulation

LEITAT, in collaboration with Milieu Ltd., has been awarded a service contract by the European Commission’s DG Environment to study how to better harmonise the ecolabelling schemes in Europe.   The study will examine what product groups covered by the EU ecolabel are also addressed by other ecolabels, as defined in Article 11 of EC Regulation… Read More »

MIDES

MIDES -Microbial Desalination for Low Energy Drinking Water   Shortage of fresh water has become one of the major challenges for societies all over the world. Water desalination offers an opportunity to significantly increase the freshwater supply for drinking, industrial use and irrigation. All current desalination technologies require significant electrical or thermal energy, with today’s… Read More »

LUBRICANTS

Through a public tender, the European Commission has selected LEITAT as the entity responsible for reviewing the criteria of the European Ecolabel for lubricants. The European Ecolabel is a voluntary scheme that aims to promote products and services with a reduced environmental impact during their entire life cycle and to provide consumers with accurate, non-deceptive… Read More »

REGROUND

The main objective of the presented innovation action is the first application and near-market replication of a novel water nanogeotechnology for the immobilization of toxic metals in groundwater aquifers, drinking water wells, and river bank filtration sites. The basic concept of our technology is the creation of an adsorptive in situ barrier for the immobilization… Read More »

RICAS2020

RICAS2020 will provide an innovative design concept of an Underground Research Infrastructure to develop technologies by which the storage of very high amounts of “green” energy will be possible. The big advantage of the new design concept will be the independence from the encountered geological conditions. This means that energy will be directly stored at… Read More »