IBERIMET - National Network of Microbial Electrochemical Technologies

The recent discovery of microorganism able to have a redox communication with electrically conductive materilas has generated a new scientifc field under the umbrella of the so-called Microbial Electrochemical Technologies. The aim of IBERIMET is to set-up a work group with all the national active groups in the field. From th very beginning (2003) spanish researchers showed interest in playing an important role in this new-born discipline. After one decade, we are the european country with the largest number of researcher in the field, and now we coordinate H2020 projects MET-based.

 

The nature of METs is based on three disciplines that rarely coverge at high level in the same research group: microbiology, engineering and electrochemistry. We believe that IBERIMET will be a key tool for facilitating the interaction among groups with two main objectives:

 

  • Accelerate the technological development of METs through enhancing the synergism between the partners
  • Achieve larger application scale (full scale) to make METs atractive technologies with interest for the industrial sector.

 


The activities funded by IBERIMET will aim the following strategy:

 

  • Interaction: Researchers visiting other partners labs.
  • Discussion: at least one general meeting per year
  • Communication-Dissemination: Web platform (spanish and english) and community managing.

Additional Info

  • Start: 2015
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Funding organisation: MINECO
  • Program: Acciones de Dinamización "Redes de Excelencia"
  • Reference: CTM2015-71982-REDT

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Laboratory of Chemical and Enviromental Engineering

Institut de Medi Ambient
Universitat de Girona
Campus Montilivi
17003 Girona

Parc Científic i Tecnològic de la UdG
Edifici Jaume Casademont, Porta B
Pic de Peguera, 15
17003 Girona
Tel. +34 972 41 98 59
info@lequia.udg.cat

 

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