The “Instituto de Carboquímica (ICB)” is a public research centre belonging to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). The Institute is located at the University campus Río Ebro. ICB is organised into two departments (Energy and Environment; Chemical Processes and Carbon Nanostructures and Nanotechnology) and six research groups, some of which have been recognised by the Regional Government of Aragón.
ICB develops novel research areas with high social impact (climate change, air pollution, waste recovery and valorization, etc.), strategic areas (hydrogen production, renewal fuels, advanced materials, etc.), as well as other fields of considerable social demand and research opportunities (nanoscience and nanotechnology, new molecular sensors, etc.).
There are currently six groups conducting research in two major areas: energy and the environment, and nanotechnology and chemical processes.