CIRCE Technology Centre

CIRCE (CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECUR) is a research Centre founded in 1993 with the support of the University of Zaragoza (Spain), with the aim to create and develop innovative solutions and scientific/technical knowledge and transfer them to the business sector in the field of energy. 

CIRCE’s mission is to drive forward improvements in energy efficiency and to spread the use of renewable energy by means of the development of R+D+i (Research, Development and Innovation) activities and formative actions that respond to the needs of national and international producers, thereby contributing to sustainable development. 

CIRCE offers research, development and innovation services to businesses to solve the challenges they pose and respond to market innovation needs. CIRCE’s researchers help individual entities and organizations to express ideas and realize their full potential, thereby obtaining pioneering solutions in the energy field. In addition, to ensure the sustainability of innovation, CIRCE studies aspects such as economics and profitability, the control and quantification of the resultant environmental impact and the social aspects of the activity. 

Main role in the project:

As the coordinator of the CAPTUS project, CIRCE is in charge of the overall management of the project that includes administrative, financial, technical and legal aspects. In addition, CIRCE is also in charge of the optimization of the HTL process as well as the simulation, modelling and optimization of CAPTUS technologies, renewable energy integration and management. Therefore, CIRCE will analyze the RE sources in the three demo-sites in order to ensure a correct integration of the different types of renewables in the conversion processes.