Fundación TECNALIA Research and Innovation is the largest private non-profit applied research centre in Spain and the fifth in Europe, employing more than 1,400 people (248 PhDs) and with income of 110 Million € in 2018. 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.

During the last years the Membrane Technology and Process Intensification Dept. has been involved in the development of materials and membranes and their use in different applications: i) gas separation applications (such as pre- and post- combustion carbon dioxide capture, natural gas purification, air separation and olefin/paraffin separation), ii) hydrogen production, iii) water separation and iii) process intensification using membrane reactors. The group has applied its background in materials, surface engineering and industrial processes to the development of membranes and the design and development of membrane modules and membrane reactors. The membrane group works with polymeric, inorganic (i.e. Pd-based thin film membranes and Carbon Molecular Sieve membranes (CMSMs)) and mixed matrix membranes.

In the INNOMEM project, TECNALIA will act as Project Coordinator. In addition, it will be in charge of upgrading/upscaling two pilot lines and it will be involved in two showcases.