Universidad de Burgos

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Hospital del Rey s/n. Edificio de Rectorado 09001 Burgos (Burgos)

Descripción de la compañía

The University of Burgos is a public university, recognised among the best young universities in the world, which develops its mission based on the provision of high quality and comprehensive teaching, very close to the student and focused on internationalisation. Founded in 1994, the UBU is already a referent in Spanish university research and in the transfer of knowledge to the business world. Recognised by the Ministry of Education as a Campus of International Excellence, it belongs, along with 7 other universities on the continent, to the EMERGE European university project. It currently offers 26 bachelor’s degrees, 5 of which are taught online and face-to-face and 2 are bilingual in English and Spanish, in addition to 7 double degrees, 27 master’s degrees, 13 doctoral programmes and 16 private degrees. In relation to the capabilities and possibilities around hydrogen, the university has a Hydrogen Laboratory (H2-Lab), which has the necessary equipment to study and test the behaviour of materials in an H2 environment and the susceptibility to embrittlement of different kinds of alloys. This equipment allows a wide variety of standardised tests to be performed in a hydrogen gas environment at high pressure (up to 300 bar) and high temperature (up to 300ºC): traction tests with smooth or carved samples, fracture toughness tests and fatigue tests. Electrochemical and gas permeation tests. LECO analyser for hydrogen content measurements.

Principales líneas de negocio de la entidad

Specialised training. Master’s degree in Hydrogen Technologies. Material characterisation tests in a pressurised hydrogen environment. Numerical simulation of material behaviour and development of models for studying permeation, diffusion and embrittlement. Preparation of catalysts for the hydrogenation of carbon dioxide to formic acid. Reverse process of dehydrogenation of formic acid to carbon dioxide and hydrogen.