Kick-off meeting of H2020 project eCOCO2 in Valencia, Universitat Politécnica de Valencia, UPV. Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 of May

A great Kick-off, excellent participation and interesting discussions as a start point for this project!

The eCOCO2 (Direct electrocatalytic conversion of CO2 into chemical energy carriers in a co-ionic membrane reactor) kick-off meeting is held on May 21th-22nd 2019, at UPV in Valencia (Spain).

The meeting is attended by representative of all project partners, members of the advisory board and by a representative of the European Commission (EC). The consortium comprises reference international research and academic centers and leader European companies.
The Agenda led by the project coordinator Jose M. Serra (CSIC) includes the partners and Advisory Board (AB) members´ presentation, H2020 rules and reporting aspects, WPs presentation and parallel work groups to define quantifiable goals and plans.

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ITQ researchers participate in the Pint of Science International Scientific Festival. May 20 and 21

ITQ researchers participate in the Pint of Science International Scientific Festival on May 20, in the session “El futur de l’energia: de gasos i aigua”, María Balaguer, Julio García and Sonia Remiro will talk about the reuse of CO2 and the use of hydrogen as fuel. And on May 21, in the session “Women scientists and the history of the universe”, Jose Luis Jordá will show us a review of the role that women have played in science throughout history.


Valencia will hold the 3rd DNA Damage and Repair workshop (DNADNR) on September 25-26th 2019

All the information is available at

Workshop limited to 50 participants

  • Registration is free. Registration deadline: July, 15th, 2019
  • Abstract submission deadline: June, 15th, 2019.
  • Lectures will take place in Centre Cultural La Nau
  • Any question? Just send us an email to:

ITQ researchers take part in the european project REDIFUEL which aims to produce a new generation of biogenic liquid fuels. April 8

ITQ researchers take part in the REDIFUEL project.

ITQ researchers, in cooperation with other academic institutions, Max Planck Society (Germany), Technical University of Aachen (Germany), Free University of Brussels (Belgium), the Technological Institute VTT (Finland), the Technological Institute OWI (Germany) and the companies FEV (Germany), Uniresearch (The Netherlands), Neste (Finland), MOL (Hungary), INERATEC (Germany) and TEC4FUELS (Germany), participate in the project REDIFUEL.

The major goal of the project is to develop and demonstrate a process for the production of 100% drop-in and biogenic diesel fuels from a wide variety of biomass feedstocks, including wastes. The new biofuels would have a composition enriched in high-cetane oxygenate compounds. Such oxygenate content is expected to confer them with rather unique combustion properties which should enable a significant reduction in the soot and NOx emissions from cargo road transport. ITQ researches, coordinated by Dr. Gonzalo Prieto, contribute to the development of innovative catalytic processes geared at the conversion of biosyngas streams into synthetic hydrocarbons with unconventional compositions, as required to achieve the project’s goal.

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Offer of internships for students of chemical engineering. Application before April 20

Offer of research practices in chemical engineering for students

Instituto de Tecnología Química (ITQ, UPV-CSIC) of Valencia and Cátedra de Empresa AINIA de la UPV.

INFORMATION: Candidate is sought to perform research practices in chemistry within a project in collaboration with the Cátedra de Empresa AINIA de la UPV. The duration of the practices will be 4 months (400 hours). Remuneration: 450 euros gross monthly. Start date: negotiable, as soon as possible.

REQUIREMENTS AND PROFILE OF THE CANDIDATE: Student of Degree in Chemical Engineering (ETSII or EPSA). Previous experience in research and laboratory, as well as languages.

APPLICATIONS: Interested can send CV to Dr. Jose Luis Jordá to the following address:, before April 20, 2019.

3rd Workshop about Sustainable Chemistry under the slogan: “Nuestra huella verde” / 5th of April

Aula-empresa Cemex Sostenibilidad in collaboration with Instituto Universitario Mixto de Tecnología Química (CSIC-UPV) organize the 3rd Workshop about Sustainable Chemistry under the slogan: “Nuestra huella verde”.

The event will be held on 5th of April, 2019 in Ciudad Politécnica de la Innovación (CPI) at the Universitat Politècnica de València.

This Workshop is aimed to Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and PhD’s students and also to professionals from the chemical sector. The schedule includes several speeches from relevant researchers and professionals at Chemistry and Chemical Engineering related to Sustainable Chemistry.

Nowadays, the use of Sustainable Chemistry is the only way to reach the main sustainable developments goals of the 2030 agenda (UN). Due to the importance of this area of Chemistry, the Universitat Politècnica de València joint to others universities (UVEG, UJI, UEX) offer a Master’s degree and a PhD program related to Sustainable Chemistry. In that sense, and open to the entire scientific, business and academic communities this dissemination and divulgation Workshop is organized.


DATE: 5th of April, 2019

VENUE: Salón Cubo Azul, Ciudad Politécnica de la Innovación de la Universitat Politècnica de València




09:00 – 09:45 REGISTRO
09:45 – 10: 00 Apertura
10:00 – 11:00 Avelino Corma (Instituto Universitario Mixto de Tecnología Química (UPV-CSIC), ITQ, España)

“Catálisis para una química sostenible. Desde el descubrimiento hasta la aplicación industrial”

11:00 – 11:45 Lorenzo Baselga / Ernesto Castañeda (Asociación Nacional de Químicos e Ingenieros Químicos de España ANQUE, España)

“La ANQUE: su papel en el desarrollo de la Química, la Ingeniería Química y de sus profesionales”

11:45 – 12:15 CAFÉ
12:15 – 13:00 Serafín García (AIMPLAS, España)

“Los polímeros como solución para la preservación del legado artístico del siglo XX”

13:00 – 13:45 Alicia Manjon (Sincrotrón ALBA, España)

“La fuente de luz sincrotrón ALBA y sus aplicaciones”

16:00 – 16:45 Noelia Barrabés (Institute of Materials Chemistry, TU-Wien, Austria)

“Diseño de catalizadores a nivel de nanoescala”

16:45 – 17:30 Diana Martínez (REPSOL, España)

“Introducción a la propiedad industrial: la importancia de las patentes en la empresa”

17:30 – 18:15 Enrique Sastre (Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica, ICP, España)

“El metanol como alternativa sostenible a las fuentes fósiles de energía y productos químicos”

18:15 – 19:00 VINO DE HONOR


ITQ researchers participate in the 7th ENMIX WORKSHOP, Rome – Italy. 3rd – 4th April

The 3rd and 4th of April takes place at CNR Headquarter, Rome – Italy, on the 7th ENMIX WORKSHOP (10th ENMIX ANNVERSARY) where the ITQ director, Prof. Fernando Rey, participates with the Communication The use of zeolites as adsorbents for gas separations” and Dr. Manuel Moliner with the CommunicationMetal-containing zeolites for deNOx applications”.

Also participate with Posters: Andrea Erigoni, Eduardo Perez-Botella, María del Rocío Díaz Rey, Nuria González Camuñas and Cristina Martínez. See program

El programa de ciencia À Punt entrevista a Avelino Corma. Martes 2 de abril

En Vides de Ciència, el programa de ciencia de À Punt, Maria José Picó entrevista a Avelino Corma.

The European project iCAREPLAST has published on 01 April 2019, its first Newsletter

The iCAREPLAST project (Integrated catalytic recycling of plastic residues into added-value chemicals), in which ITQ researchers participate, it has already published its first newsletter that will provide updates and current information on the project progress, and an overview on the activities within the project scope



PhD position available to work at ITQ. Deadline for applications: 15th June, 2019

ITQ (Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica, Valencia, Spain) offers a 3-years PhD studentship to work on computational chemistry studies applied to the use of zeolite microporous materials in selective adsorption of gas or liquid mixtures. The PhD work relates to a larger scientific effort, coordinated by Prof. Fernando Rey, regarding synthesis and properties of zeolites in relation to adsorption and acid catalysis using a large set of advanced characterisation techniques.

The development of computacional chemistry is largely dependent on the availability of appropriate software tools for the different tasks. The present PhD grant aims to employ proprietary software to improve the reliability of models that tackle a large number of calculations throughout virtual screening and big-data computational techniques. Zeolites are a large family of crystalline microporous inorganic solids with alumino-silicate chemical composition. The use of organic molecules is crucial for the synthesis of zeolites so that, by shape-selective occlusion, the organic molecule templates the zeolite micropore and, to a large extent, directs the final zeolite structure obtained.

Knowledge of linux and programming languajes will be an important requirement for the candidates. Knowledge of physical chemistry and computational chemistry, as well as any computational/informatic skills will be highly valuable.
Candidates are expected to have skills on: communication/exchange of ideas in seminars, taking an active role within the wider research group, prepare publications and present work at international conferences.

The present PhD will be funded within the GVA Santiago Grisolia Programme.
Requirements: Degree in Chemistry granted by a non-Spanish University. Master in Science, Engineering, or Computing.

Interested people please send cv to:
German Sastre (
Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica UPV-CSIC
Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
Avda. Los Naranjos s/n, 46022 Valencia (Spain)

Deadline for applications: 15th June, 2019
Contract start date: 16th September, 2019