Present projects

  • Zero-Emission Technology and Applications for the Next-generation Energy Conversion Systems (ZETA). Coordinated project of the State Plan of Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation (PEICTI) 2021-2023, PID2022-139082NB-C52. From 01/09/2023 to 31/08/2027.
The project ZETA aims to thrive the fundamental knowledge on chemical (combustion) and electrochemical energy conversion systems based on sustainable hydrogen and hydrogen-derived fuels (ammonia and synthetic fuels). This objective, aligned with the global objectives of the European Union and the Spanish Government in energetic sovereignty and pollutant emissions, is part of the global strategy to reach a net-zero-emissions energy system by 2050. The collaborative project involves three research groups from UC3M, CIEMAT, and UNED and is divided into five main technological problems: 1. Fuel-air mixing: application to fuel injection and high-speed flow; 2. Novel concepts on heat-recirculating devices: from reforming to combustion systems; 3. Combustion of premixed reactive flows: study of flashback, blow-off and flame instabilities; 4 Novel multiphase combustion devices: droplets, sprays, and metal particles; 5) Electrochemical use: low and high-temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cells.

Project PID2022-139082NB-C52 funded by


  • Strategic Positioning of the Community of Madrid in Green Hydrogen and Fuel Cell R&D+i (GREEN-H2). Coordinated project from Community of Madrid in the Complementary Plan of Energy and Renewable Hydrogen in the framework of the Recovery, Transformation, and Resilience Plan.
The objective of the GREEN-H2 project is to is to structure and coordinate the R&D+i capabilities of the Community of Madrid, both internally and with other Autonomous Communities with common interests, around the value chain of green hydrogen and its application through: (i) optimizing the connection between renewable electricity generators and electrolyzers, (ii) innovative high-temperature hydrogen production techniques with reversible operation capacity, (iii) optimization in fuel cell integration, and (iv) safe hydrogen combustion techniques and its blends for use in the industrial, residential, and transportation sectors. The GREEN-H2 project involves various research groups from CIEMAT, IMDEA, UPM, INTA, UCM, San Pablo CEU, and UC3M.


  • Safe Use of Hydrogen for Energetic Applications (SAFETHY). Coordinated proyect from State Plan of R&D+i in the framework of the Recovery, Transformation, and Resilience Plan, TED2021-129446B-C42. From 01/12/2022 to 23/11/2024.
The objective of the SAFETHY project is to identify, study, and propose solutions to the main risks associated with hydrogen handling in foreseeable usage scenarios, supporting concrete actions that policymakers can take. The coordinated project (UC3M, CIEMAT, UPM) has a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary nature, that stems from the combination of three disciplines: mathematical modeling, numerical computations, and experimental research. The project has four main objectives: 1. The study of the minimum ignition energy criteria relevant for pure hydrogen or hydrogen mixtures (methane, ammonia); 2. The analysis of compressibility-driven deflagrations in narrow tubes; 3. The study of partial blockage in the dynamics of deflagrations; 4. Understanding the physical mechanism by which detonations can sustain propagation in highly confined conditions.

Project TED2021-129446B-C42 funded by


Past Projects

  • Intelligent Decarbonized and Low Emissions Power Generation (IDEAL). Coordinated proyect from State Plan R&D+i Oriented towards societal challenges, PID2019-108592RB-C42. Desde 01/06/2020 hasta 30/11/2023.


    Project PID2019-108592RB-C42 funded by

  • Efficient Combustion of Biofuels with Application to Portable Power Generation (e-BIOCOMB). Coordinated proyect from State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation, ENE2015-65852-C2-2-R. From 01/01/2016 ro 31/12/2020.
  • High Performance Computing for Energy (HPC4E), H2020-EUB-2015. From 01/12/2015 to 01/12/2017.
  • Sustainable Combustion Research (SCORE), CONSOLIDER projects, National Plan, CSD2010-00011. From 27/12/2010 to 26/12/2016.
  • Combustion at Microscale (COMI), Individual project from National Plan, ENE-20112-7686-C02-01. From 01/01/2012 to 31/03/2015.
  • Fundamental Aspects of Hydrogen Combustion (HYCOMB), Coordinated project, National Plan, ENE2008-06515-C040-2. From 01/01/2009 to 30/06/2012.
  • Massively Parallel Computations of Combustion and Emission Simulations (MYPLANET), Comisión Europea, Initial Training Networks, PITNGA-2008-210781. From 01/10/2008 to 30/09/2012.
  • Developtment of Predictive Tools for Hydrogen Combustion in Gas Turbine (HYSYCOMB-CM), R&D+i Program for research groups in Community of Madrid, S2009/ENE-1597. From 01/01/2010 to 31/05/2014.
  • Clean Combustion: Analysis, modelling and Simulation (COMLIMAMS), R&D+i Program for research groups in Community of Madrid, S0505/ENE-0229. From 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2009.
  • Towards Innovative Methods for Combustion Prediction in Aero Engines. (TIMECOP-AE), project STREP European Commision, AST5-CT-2006-030828. From 01/01/2010 to 31/12/2013.
  • Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Coal Combustion and Gasification Processes, ENE2005-09190-C04-04/CON. From 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2008.
  • Development of a Code Suitable for Large-Scale Simulation in Urban Environments, EDA-B0155-GEM3-ERG 113.034 NBC Modelling and Simulation, Ministry of Defense of Spain.