INAEL Electrical Systems leads a national nanotechnology project for the clean and economical obtaining of hydrogen and the development of new water decontamination techniques.
INAEL Electrical Systems, a Toledo-based company, leads the GESHTOS project, recently approved by the Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN). The project addresses the development of new nanomaterials for the clean and efficient obtaining of hydrogen and the development of new ecological technologies for the treatment and decontamination of wastewater. Hydrogen, one of the most important raw materials that exists, is obtained today through highly polluting processes related to the reforming of hydrocarbons. Obtaining clean hydrogen is one of the keys that would facilitate its massive use for the production of clean and non-polluting energy. INAEL, with a decade of experience designing and processing polycrystalline semiconductor nanomaterials, leads a radically innovative project to obtain hydrogen directly by decomposing water under sunlight. The technology can also be used advantageously for the design of treatment plants and for the decontamination of air, water, and solid surfaces. Two leading research institutions worldwide participate in the project: the Higher Council for Scientific Research and the Photocatalysis Department of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
INAEL maintains a strong commitment to research and innovation. This commitment is reflected in the recent concession, by the MICINN, of three large R & D & I projects led by INAEL. The development of these projects will result in the creation of knowledge, economic wealth, and high-quality employment.