Daniel GarraínChemical Engineer PhD at Universitat Jaume I (UJI) (Castellón, Spain). He joined CIEMAT ESA Unit in 2009. During his PhD stage at UJI (2006-2009), he worked in several projects related to the development of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) method and its application to several processes and products, some of them were focused on the improvement of the ecodesign concept. His professional and research activities in CIEMAT are focused in the areas of LCA and sustainability and their applications to emerging energy technologies. He joined a 6-month grant as visiting researcher at INRA-AgroParisTech UMR Ecosys, Bioclimatology in Thiverval-Grignon (France), from January to June 2015. He has participated in several national and European projects and published 28 research papers in journals, 9 books, 11 book chapters and +100 papers in international conferences (until September 2018). He has also conducted two PhD theses. Finally, his professional activity is complemented as teacher at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the Universidad Complutense (Madrid) in 2011-2012, and as trainer in several specific courses about LCA and environmental issues.



  • CAPTURECompetitive SolAr Power Towers - HORIZON 2020 (2015-2019).
  • REPARA 2.0Advanced and Sustainable Developments for Efficient Road Pavement Rehabilitation Techniques, program CIEN of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness  (2015-2019).



García-Gusano D, Garraín D, Dufour J. Prospective life cycle assessment of the Spanish electricity productionRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2017, 75, 21-34.

García-Gusano D, Iribarren D, Garraín D. Prospective analysis of energy security: A practical life-cycle approach focused on renewable power generation and oriented towards policy-makersApplied Energy, Volume 190, 15 March 2017, pp 891-901.

Garraín D, Lechón Y, Santamaría M. Environmental externalities assessment of a palm hydrotreated vegetable oil, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy (2016) 18:1239.  

Garraín D, De la Rúa C, Lechón Y. Consequential effects of increased biofuel demand in Spain: global crop area and CO2 emissions from indirect land use change, Biomass and Bioenergy, Volume 85, February 2016, pp 187-197.

Garraín D, Ben Aoun W. El cambio de uso de suelo indirecto ante una demanda potencial de biocombustibles en EspañaRevista Monfragüe Desarrollo Resiliente, Vol VI, nº1 (enero 2016) pp. 85-111. 

Garraín D, Fazio S, De la Rúa C, Recchioni M, Lechón Y, Mathieux F. Background qualitative analysis of European Reference Life Cycle Database (ELCD) energy datasets-Part I: Fuel datasets. SpringerPlus 2015, 4:151.

Garraín D, Fazio S, De la Rúa C, Recchioni M, Lechón Y, Mathieux F. Background qualitative analysis of the European reference life cycle database (ELCD) energy datasets-Part II: Electricity datasetsSpringerPlus 2015, 4:30.

Fazio S, Garraín D, Mathieux F, De la Rúa C, Recchioni M, Lechón Y. Methodology applied to the background analysis of energy data to be considered for the European Reference Life Cycle Database (ELCD). SpringerPlus 2015, 4:150.

García-Gusano D, Garraín D, Herrera I, Cabal H, Lechón Y. Life Cycle Assessment of applying CO2 post-combustion capture to the Spanish cement productionJournal of Cleaner Production, Volume 104, 1 October 2015, Pages 328-338.

García-Gusano D, Herrera I, Garraín D, Lechón Y, Cabal H. Life cycle assessment of the Spanish cement production. Implementation of environmental-friendly solutionsClean Technologies and Environmental Policy, (2015) 17:59.

Garraín D., Herrera I., Lechón Y., Lago C. Well-to-Tank environmental analysis of a renewable diesel fuel from vegetable oil through co-processing in a hydrotreatment unitBiomass and Bioenergy, Volume 63, pp. 239-249, April 2014.

Moliner E, Vidal R, Franco V, Garraín D. A method to assess the impact of road transport noise within the framework of Life Cycle AssessmentDYNA Ingeniería e Industria, January 2014, Vol. 89, pp 77-84.

Garraín D., Lechón Y. Exploratory Environmental Impact Assessment of the manufacturing and disposal stages of a cargobike PEM fuel cellInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy 39 (2014), pp 1769-1774. 


Garraín D, De la Rúa C, Lechón Y. Background qualitative analysis of energy data to be considered for the European Reference Life Cycle Database. Institute for Environment and Sustainability, EC-JRC. Ed. Fazio, S., Recchioni, M., Mathieux, F. ISBN 978-92-79-35071-9; 2013.


Garraín D, Lechón Y. Apoyo a autoridades públicas españolas en la aplicación de políticas de eficiencia energética. Proyecto PUBLENEF. Poster at CONAMA (Congreso Nacional de Medio Ambiente) 2018, 26-29 Nov 2018, Madrid (Spain).

Garraín D, Lechón Y. Critical Raw Materials influences on Environmental Footprint: Case of a photovoltaic system. Poster at 2nd EU Critical Raw Materials Event 'Critical Raw Materials in our everyday life', Raw Materials Week, 12 Nov 2018, Brussels (Belgium).

Sánchez-De Castro I, Garraín D, Herrera I, Lechón Y. Application of the Water Footprint Assessment method to compare theoretical and real blue water use in Spanish bioethanol crops. Poster at SETAC Europe 24th LCA Case Study Symposium, 24-26 Sep 2018, Vienna (Austria).

Garraín D, Herrera I, Lechón Y. How cold-in situ-recycling pavement rehabilitation processes could improve circular economy results: Case study of a Spanish road. Poster at SETAC Europe 24th LCA Case Study Symposium, 24-26 Sep 2018, Vienna (Austria).

Garraín D, Cabello S, Herrera I, Lechón Y. Life Cycle Assessment of a new portable hydrogen fuel cell: Preliminary streamlined results. Poster at SETAC Europe 24th LCA Case Study Symposium, 24-26 Sep 2018, Vienna (Austria).

Torres JA, Herrera I, Garraín D, Gamarra AR. Integration of a Colombian bio-refinery from industrial palm oil waste into the circular economy. Poster at 28th SETAC Europe Annual Meeting, 13-17 May 2018, Rome (Italy).

Sánchez-De Castro I, Garraín D, Lechón Y. Application of LCIA water use methods to renewable energy systems in Spain. Poster at 28th SETAC Europe Annual Meeting, 13-17 May 2018, Rome (Italy).

Garraín D,  Herrera I, Lechón Y. Critical raw materials in a new building integrated photovoltaic system. Poster at 28th SETAC Europe Annual Meeting, 13-17 May 2018, Rome (Italy).

Garraín D, Herrera I, De la Rúa C, Caldés N, Rodríguez-Serrano I, Lechón Y. Sustainability issues of a new building integrated PV system, poster at SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting, 7-11 May 2017, Brussels (Belgium).

Garraín D, Caldés N. Exploratory analysis of the potential effects of criticality on solar and wind energy technologies in Spain, poster at SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting, 7-11 May 2017, Brussels (Belgium).

Rodríguez-Serrano I, Herrera I, Garraín D, De la Rúa C, Caldés N, Lechón Y. Sustainability assessment of a hybrid concentrated solar power/biomass mini power plant, poster at SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting, 7-11 May 2017, Brussels (Belgium).


Garraín D, Jerez-Uriarte S. Meta-análisis de las categorías de impacto no convencionales de fertilizantes y fitosanitarios utilizados en cultivos energéticos en España, Colección de documentos CIEMAT, Ed. CIEMAT, ISBN: 978-84-7834-758-2, 2016, Madrid (Spain

Garraín, D., Serrano-Sánchez, JL. Análisis de las medidas de mitigación del cambio indirecto de uso de suelo y su aplicación al consumo de biocombustibles en España, Colección de documentos CIEMAT, Ed. CIEMAT, ISBN: 978-84-7834-756-8,2016, Madrid (Spain) .

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