Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:PC-ProTec A novel, highly effective zinc free anticorrosive additive easily dispersible in priming paintsPC-ProTec is a new technology uniquely positioned as a safer alternative to replace toxic anticorrosive additives, mainly zinc and its compounds, typically used in paint formulations to protect metal structures. The novel zinc-free anticorrosive pigment, which is applied in very low concentrations (0.3-1.5 wt %), is based on poly(alkyl thiophene acetate)s. This technology meets the new environmental regulations that restrict the use of zinc. Partners to further develop the technology and/or to establish commercial agreements along with technical cooperation are sought.
University of Vigo posted this:New non-destructive method for “in situ” monitoring of anticorrosive protection of organic coatingsThe main novelty of the device and procedure is the new portable sensor adaptable to virtually any surface. The device, fixable by vacuum to the surface under study, makes possible the measurement of the electrochemical interfacial impedance, that is the main parameter of interest for adherence quality and anti-corrosion performance.
University of Vigo posted this:Procedure for the extraction of biosurfactants contained in corn steep liquorsNowadays, most of the pharmaceutical and cosmetic products in the market contain chemically synthesized surfactants in its composition. In many cases, these surfactants are the same as those used in regular cleanup activities. In order to get more natural and biocompatible products, it would be interesting to include natural surfactants instead of chemical surfactants in the preparation of these pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. These biosurfactants are also present in the formulation of greener nanoparticles, replacing the chemical surfactants currently used in the preparation thereof. Most biosurfactants have antimicrobial activity, which would improve the properties of certain nanoparticles, as well as many pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. The main disadvantage of biosurfactants industrial production is related to the high cost compared to chemically synthesized surfactant production. The solution proposed by the Chemical Engineering research group at the University of Vigo, is the development of eco-friendly simple extraction of biosurfactant from a corn wet-milling industry byproduct, such as corn wash liquors, better known as "corn steep liquor (CSL)", which could compete in terms of cost production with its chemical counterparts.
University of Vigo posted this:A novel mild and efficient method to prepare ε-Caprolactam precursor of Nylon 6ε-Caprolactam, the main precursor of the synthetic fibber Nylon 6, is prepared from cyclohexanone oxime by treatment with a new salt as promoter. This procedure requires mild reaction conditions and affords excellent levels of conversion and selectivity to obtain pure ε-caprolactam. No reaction by-products are formed. The new promoter salt is cheap, no corrosive, and easy to prepare. All these characteristics makes the procedure suitable for undustrial purposes.
Steinbeis Centre for Technology Transfer India posted this:Synthesis of Phase pure Titanium dioxide NanoparticlesA novel, economic and eco-friendly process for bulk synthesis of Phase pure Titanium dioxide nanoparticles. The present process provides an economic, eco-friendly; easy and simple process for bulk synthesis of crystalline Rutile or Anatase phase TiO2 nanoparticles. Involves low temperature. Process is feasible at commercial scale.
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:A novel high-performance graphene fabrication methodResearchers from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2-BIST) have recently developed a novel electrochemical reactor and procedure to fabricate graphene. This method has been proved as prototype and shows high performance and fine tuning of the graphene oxidation. Graphene producers are being sought to collaborate and/or exploit the existing know-how through a patent license agreement. An offer for Patent Licensing
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Gold catalysts supported on mixed oxides highly efficient and stable in the Water Gas Shift reactionCSIC, in collaboration with the University of Seville, has developed the synthesis of gold catalysts highly efficient in the Water Gas Shift Reaction (WGS). The catalysts, based on gold supported on CuO/ZnO/Al2O3 mixed oxides with hydrotalcite structure, are able to work without any pre-treatment and are robust against changes in the reaction operation conditions, that make them very useful for production and/or H2 purification processes for fuel processors coupled to fuel cells. An offer for Patent Licensing
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Graphene-based electroactive fluids for Energy Storage Researchers from the Spanish National Research Council at the Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia- CIN2 (CSIC) and the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) have recently developed a novel type of nanocarbon-based fluids for energy storage in flow cells. They can be used for a wide range of systems that require high power and medium energy densities such as distributed and smart grid applications, stand-alone power systems, load balancers, uninterruptible power supply, etc. The technology has been proof as prototype and shows high performance, fast charge-discharge and efficient cyclability (98% after 1.500 cycles). Industrial partners are being sought to collaborate and/or exploit the existing know-how through a patent license agreement.
Ivan Rodriguez Rosello posted this:
Licensing Manager at Universidad de Alicante
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Novel 3D-polymeric monolithic catalystResearchers from Inorganic Chemistry Department at the University of Alicante have developed a new procedure to obtain heterogeneous monolithic catalysts with polymeric support that allow to accelerate catalytic reactions in an optimal way at moderate temperatures, being especially suitable in Preferential Oxidation of Carbon in Hydrogen Rich Gases (CO-PROX). These novel catalysts have been manufactured by 3D printing with complex geometries, improving the performance of current supports. These heterogeneous catalysts are characterized because they have similar conversion and selectivity profiles to current unsupported powder catalysts. They have increased catalytic activity during prolonged reaction times and greater resistance to friction wear. We are looking for companies interested in acquiring this technology for commercial exploitation.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:New metal-free electrocatalysts for fuel cellsThe Carbon Materials and Environment Research Group of the University of Alicante has developed a new method for obtaining carbon materials with excellent properties such as electrocatalysts in fuel cells or metal-air batteries. The process is based on the thermal treatment of polyaniline (or its derivatives) at high temperature and allows to obtain metal-free carbon materials with a high performance, in a very simple, fast way and in a single stage. These novel materials are characterized by their excellent catalytic activity and selectivity in the oxygen reduction reaction in alkaline medium, they are very stable and resistant to methanol and carbon monoxide poisoning, and above all, they stand out for their low manufacturing cost, which makes them promising candidates to replace the current commercial platinum-based catalysts. We are looking for companies interested in acquiring this technology for commercial exploitation.
Zakir Hossain, PhD posted this:
R&D Staff / Researcher at University of Bath
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Production of porous solids with embedded gases to be used as solid-gas nanocomposite materialsCSIC has developed a method for the production of nanoporous solids that contain gas inside their pores. The method is based on magnetron sputtering, but gas consumption is lower in comparison with conventional sputtering methods carried out in dynamic regime. Experimentally, layers of controlled thickness of these nanocomposite materials have been successfully obtained. Gas consumption during the production of these solids was only 0.5% of gas consumption in conventional magnetron sputtering in dynamic regime. Industrial partners from electronic or defence sectors or laboratory materials and chemicals products providers are being sought to collaborate through a patent license agreement. An offer for Patent Licensing
Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:Development of 2,4-D Resistant Non-Transgenic Solanaceae PlantsResearcher used transcriptomics to identify 5 crisper/cas KO targets for generating 2,4-D resistant tomatoes Project ID : 8-2016-4342