Technologies for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

Abstract/Technology Overview

We develop technologies and provide R&D expertise in the following areas:

1) Sustainable building

  • Buildings With Almost No Energy Consumption: Nzeb
  • Optimization Of Geothermal Systems
  • Energy Accumulation Systems (Thermal And Electrical)
  • Renewable District Heating System

2) Bioenergy

  • Biogas: New Methods Of Optimization Of The Anaerobic Digestion Process
  • Biomethane: Biogas Purification Systems For Obtaining Biomethane By Novel And Low Cost Methods
  • Agroforestry Biomass: Recovery Of Waste Through Thermochemical Recovery And Obtaining Improved Biofuels
  • Marine Energy

3) Sustainable mobility

  • Application Of Natural Gas And Biomethane As An Alternative Fuel In Internal Combustion Engines
  • Hybrid Propulsion Systems
  • Optimization Of Electric Accumulation Systems

4) Industry

  • Advanced Management Of Energy And Waste
  • Recovery Of Residual Heat
  • Circular Economy

Technology Features, Specifications and Advantages

Technology specification of the above can be found at:

The projects that we have developed include:

  1. Galician Forests and Absorption of C02
  2. Study of the evaluation of the energy efficiency of the air curtains of the cold rooms in Frigoríficos del Morrazo
  3. Development of innovative solutions in energy efficiency based on consumption analysis
  4. Design of a standardized air conditioning solution based on a geothermal heat pump system
  5. Analysis and optimization of an innovative trigeneration system for the production of cold, heat and electricity
  6. Biomass gasification
  7. Electrical system design and field verification with a prototype floating device for capturing the energy of marine currents
  8. Electric generation from heat recovery in compressed air systems


Potential Applications

  • SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS AREA: The building area is focused on efficient technologies for heating, cooling and lighting in buildings to deliver Energy Efficient and nearly Zero Buildings (EEB&nZEB).
  • BIOENERGY AREA: The bioenergy area is focused on technological development of low carbon energy; including renewable sources such as biogas, biomass, geothermal, marine energy, etc. with the aim of a secure, efficient and sustainable energy supply.
  • SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY AREA: The area works in the development of new systems for providing sustainable mobility solutions, mainly through electric and natural gas vehicles.
  • INDUSTRY AREA: The industry area works in the energy efficiency optimisation mainly on industry, with the possibility to apply the knowledge to any other field or activity, such as tertiary sector.

Customer Benefit

  • Optimization of the use of energy and renewable sources
  • Reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases
  • Creation of markets for secondary raw materials
  • Generation of cost-savings 
  • Improvement of energy efficiency at the level of tertiary, industrial or mobility sectors

Technology Owner

Iago Lopez Rodríguez



Technology Category
  • Energy
  • Green Building
  • Mobility
Technology Status
  • Available for Licensing
Technology Readiness Level
  • TRL 6

Energy Efficiency, Sustainability, green building