IREC – Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya

IREC is a research institution under the trust of different governmental and private organizations which include the Departments of Economy, Industry and Innovation of the Catalan Government, the Spanish Ministries of Industry and Science & Innovation and leading companies in the energy management and distribution sectors such as ENDESA, GAS NATURAL, REPSOL, ENAGÁS, CLH AND ALSTOM. IREC is focused on the sustainable development of the society via innovation and development of new technological products, medium and long-term research and the development of scientific and technological knowledge in the field of energy. IREC is in the Knowledge and Innovation Community for Sustainable Energy (KIC Innoenergy, ) recently designated by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIIT,



Jardins de les dones de negre, 1 2nd Floor
E-08930 Sant Adrià del Besòs, Barcelona

Contact person

Dr. Albert Tarancón Rubio



Website :

Type of organization : Research Institute

Number of professional staff active in FCH sector : 40

Participation in FCH JU Projects : SAFARI, SAPIENS, ENDURANCE


Our expertise

Transport Pillar

  • 1.03 Auxiliary Power Units (APU)
  • 1.04 Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure (HRS)
  • 1.05 Stack components
  • 1.12 Materials Synthesis, Design and Manufacturing from components to systems

Energy Pillar / Energy to Hydrogen

  • 2.01 Hydrogen production
  • 2.07 Stack components
  • 2.11 Characterisation and testing
  • 2.12 Design and manufacturing

Energy Pillar / Fuel Cells to Energy

  • 3.02 Power Generation
  • 3.03 Back-Up Power Systems
  • 3.04 Residential
  • 3.05 Commercial
  • 3.08 Innovation on fuel cells and components
  • 3.09 Manufacturing Technologies
  • 3.11 Characterisation and testing

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