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Catalyst to transform and reuse CO2 and methane

One of the strategies for reducing the impact of climatic change is finding processes to reuse greenhouse gases and therefore avoiding their emission to the air. Scientists at the CSIC have developed a catalyst for reusing and transforming CO2 and methane and obtaining syngas.


Ecological and efficient bio-catalysis, without metals

The Instituto de Química Avanzada de Catalunya of the CSIC, the Technische Universität Darmstadt and the Spanish company Sustainable Momentum have developed and patented a selective biocatalyst, which is efficient and ecologic. It enables the synthesis of organic molecules copying natural processes and avoiding the use of like-palladium metals.


Membrane technology for gas separation

Scientists at the Instituto de Tecnología Química have made a big step towards the gas separation through membrane technology. It enables the adaptation of the membranes to separate different gases and can have applications in several industrial sectors.


Biocompatible surfactants derived from amino acids

A group of biocompatible cationic surfactants derived from the histidine, an amino acid, have been obtained. These surfactants are non-toxic and have antimicrobial activity. They could be used in food, cosmetic, biomedical and pharmaceutical applications.


Resorbable membranes for guided bone regeneration, "à la carte"

A methodology to produce polymeric membranes, which are biodegradable, resorbable and especially suited for facilitating guided bone regeneration, has been developed and patented.  The methodology includes an activation process for altering in a controlled way the chemical composition and the roughness of the first layers of the film, according to specific needs.