Centre d’innovació i Tecnologia BARCELONATECH

Energy and Environmental Technologies

ENERGY

Technologies related to the production, storage, transport, transmission and conversion of energy, whether from fossil fuels or renewable energy sources; energy-saving technologies.

 

TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES

 

ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Analysis of the impact of electric vehicles on electricity networks. Definition of specifications for charging points. Design and development of chargers, V2G / V2H systems and batteries

 

SMART GRIDS

Advanced maintenance strategies. Improvement of energy efficiency. Improvement of management and power quality.

 

 

WIND POWER

Control of wind turbines and floating wind turbines at sea.

 

PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR ENERGY

Integration of photovoltaic systems in low voltage networks. Design and simulation of photovoltaic panels.

 

 

THERMAL SOLAR ENERGY

Development of solar thermal collectors using transparent insulating materials. Research thermal storage in concentrated solar plants.

 

MICRO GRIDS

Design of small power generation systems. Management and control systems. Smart energy storage.

 

 

ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Optimization of the use of energy and energy supply. High voltage power transport systems.

 

THERMAL ENERGY

Storage of heat by thermal fluid and using phase change materials. Development of heat exchangers.

 

 

HYDROELECTRIC POWER

Assessment of hydroelectric power generation units by means of the dynamic behavior of water. Studies of fluid-structure interaction problems, simulationg the vibration of real turbines.

 

SUSTAINABILITY IN EQUIPMENT DESIGN

Evaluation of the energy strategy of products and processes. Minimize pollutant emissions and negative environmental impact caused.

 

 

MATERIALS

Development of materials for extreme conditions. Materials for fuel cell technology.

ENVIRONMENTAL

Technologies for preventing or treating air, water and soil pollution; technologies related to the recycling, management and recovery of waste; sustainability technologies.

 

TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES

 

ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION CONTROL

Aquatic and terrestrial ecotoxicological control.

 

NOISE MANAGEMENT

Control of noise emissions and measurement of environmental noise. Assessment of the acoustic impact of infraestructures.

 

 

HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL FORECASTING MODELS AND EARLY WARNINGS

Development of meteorological and hydrological models based on the study of the water cycle. Flood alarm systems.

 

WATER MANAGEMENT

Implementation of automatic water management. Measurement and quality control. Purification system design. Water reuse and recycling.

 

 

MARINE

Oceanographic instrumentation. Monitoring of species. Construction and installation of cabled and autonomous underwater observatories.

APPLICATION SECTORS

 

 

 

   Manufacturing               Health                    Textiles           Aeronautics           Automotion      Infrastructures