Technology and Material Research

Our Research

The results of technology and material research during the course of the four-year project will be applied for different uses, including energy storage and chemical catalyst. POROUS4APP project is based on the fabrication of functional nanoporous carbonaceous materials at pilot plant scale from natural renewable resources. This fabrication will represent a major step forward towards the mass-production of advanced and innovative materials.

Our technology and material research is making materials of the future available to various industries and can be read in our project brochure.


  1. Stochasticity of Pores Interconnectivity in Li-O2 Batteries and Its Impact on the Variations in Electrochemical Performance Amangeldi Torayev, José Alexis Rucci, Pieter M. Magusin, Arnaud Demortiere, Vincent De Andrade, Clare P. Grey, Céline Merlet, and Alejandro A. Franco. J. Phys. Chem. Lett., Just Accepted Manuscript. Publication Date (Web): January 17, 2018
  2. Sustainable polysaccharide-derived mesoporous carbons (Starbon®) as additives in lithium-ion batteries negative electrodes J. Mater. Chem. A., Issue 46, 2017
  3. Multiscale Simulation Platform Linking Lithium Ion Battery Electrode Fabrication Process with Performance at the Cell Level  Alain C. Ngandjong, Alexis RucciMariem MaizaGarima ShuklaJorge Vazquez-Arenas, and Alejandro A. Franco. J. Phys. Chem. Lett.20178 (23)