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Pilot plants

At ITE, we continue to advance in our goal of being a benchmark in the application of cutting-edge technologies. Learn about our pilot plants and how they can help you develop your business project.
Characterization of materials

LaboratoryCharacterization of materials

Caracterización materiales

Materials play a major role in the final properties of devices. ITE has laboratories equipped with infrastructure for the synthesis and characterization of materials to optimize processes and cost savings. The purpose is to learn relevant information about the composites, such as their degree of resistance and reliability or their possible applications.

In the energy sector, there are different electrochemical storage technologies such as lithium, metal-air or redox flow batteries, and supercapacitors. Also in the field of generation, the fuel cells and PEM type electrolyzer should be highlighted. In this area, the laboratory develops and/or characterizes materials for application in different components:

  • Porous Separators, Ion Exchange Membranes and Solid Electrolytes
  • Active Materials for use in electrodes; cathodes, anodes and electrocatalysts
  • Components using deposition systems using printing techniques; screen-printing, aerosol-jet and ink-jet
  • Non-active materials (such as collectors), Enclosures, Conductive materials

It is decisive in final performance, such as storage capacity, charging time, useful life, cost and sustainability. For this reason, we address a wide variety of related sectors in which the Synthesis and Characterization of Materials is being worked on:

  • In the area of biotechnology. Development and characterization of bio-electrodes and biosensors. Monitoring of biological parameters.
  • In the area of sustainability. In the transformation and use of waste to obtain value-added products; coals or bio-oils. Battery recycling processes. Development of the life cycle analysis of a product or process. Eco-design.
  • In the electricity sector. Aging and physical-chemical analysis of assets, such as cables or polymer insulators. Development and evaluation of resistive and/or flexible sensors.

Our objective is to ensure the processing of the project throughout the entire value chain, thanks to state-of-the-art equipment that enables research and innovation for companies in the following sectors: energy storage, automotive or renewable energy, health, biotechnology, waste or manufacturers of plastic products. In addition, we help companies developing materials, such as polymers or graphene.

List of laboratories

Modern societies face the challenge of achieving sustainable energy development.
Climate and environment
Environmental tests are used to verify and analyse the behavior of equipment, devices and/or materials...
Climate and environment
In this laboratory, measurements and simulations of electromagnetic fields produced by electrical...
The Calibration Laboratory has the technical, material and human capacity to ensure that the measuring instruments used for testing and supervision...
The ITE High Voltage Laboratory has exceptional facilities for testing equipment linked to ITE R+D+I in areas of very high voltage and high current, impulsive.
Legislation requires that all instruments, devices and measurement systems pass State Metrological Control.