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Fundació Institut de Recerca de l'Energia de Catalunya

The Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC) is a research institution under the trust of different governmental and private organizations, including some of the world-leading companies in the energy sector (REPSOL, ALSTOM, GAS NATURAL, etc). The group on Nanoionics and Fuel Cells, which coordinates the Cell3Ditor proposal, holds experience in the industrial fabrication and characterization of solid oxide cells for electrolysis and power generation by means of classical ceramic production techniques: DESATA2 (industrial contract), SCAPE (FP7-EUREKA Korea-Spain -2013- 8736, EU) or ENDURANCE (FP7-FCH-JU-2013-1-621207). Currently, the group leads the national project CHISTE (Complex Hierarchical Infiltrated Structures for High Temperature Electrolysis, ENE2013-47826-C4-3-R), devoted to the fabrication of hierarchical structures for electrolysis by 3D printing of ceramics. The Energy Economics group focused on LCA analysis and energy markets and policies (recent experience in LCA for solid oxide cells in the project SAFARI and SAPIENS, FP7-FCH-JU-2012-1-325323 and FP7-FCH-JU-2011-1-303415) will also contribute to increase the background of the consortium of the Cell3Ditor project.