The IMDEA Energy Institute was created by the Regional Government of Madrid in order to promote R&D activities on energy-related issues, emphasising those topics related to renewable energy and clean energy technologies. The Institute is oriented towards achieving world-class scientific and technological contributions necessary for reaching sustainability in energy systems. IMDEA Energy brings together high-quality researchers provided with excellent infrastructure and resources, promoting their close collaboration with the industrial sector.
To achieve the strategic objectives pursued by IMDEA Energy and looking for a sustainable energy system, the different capacities and know-how gathered by the research groups are coordinated by eight Research Units: Unit of Thermochemical Processes, Unit of Electrochemical Processes, Joined Unit (CIEMAT – IMDEA Energy) on Biotechnological Processes for Energy Production, Unit of High-Temperature Processes, Unit of Electrical Systems, Systems Analysis Unit, Unit of Photoactivated Processes, and Unit of Advanced Porous Materials.
In particular, the Systems Analysis Unit deals with the global analysis of different energy alternatives, including not only technical aspects, but also economic, social, legal and environmental issues. Finally, the Unit of Electrochemical Processes performs research and development of high-efficiency electrochemical energy storage devices, mainly for coupling them with renewable energy sources and for sustainable transport.