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Institut Catalá d'Energia
Avda. Diagonal 453 bis, Atic 2 a

Tel.: +34 93 622 05 00Fax : +34 93 622 05 01
Contact : Joan Josep Escobar i Sanchez
Job : NC
Statute : Public Company Creation date : 1991
Spoken languages : Cat, Spa, Eng, Germ, Fr
Staff : 50 Wood-fuel staff : 3
E-mail : icaen@icaen.es
Web site : http://www.icaen.es
Regional Energy Agency



The Institut Catalá d’Energia is an institute under public law set up by the Catalan Parliament. Its purpose is to optimize energy resource management and to adapt the existing energy infrastructure in Catalonia to that of the new international market. Its activities include the promotion of renewable energies within Catalonia and foreign countries.


Wood-fuel expertise


- Prospective and feasibility studies.

- Technical assistance.

- Participation in domestic and international projects.

- Dissemination of information.


Region of operation and fields of application


.  Mainly focused in four areas : European Union, Latin America, Maghreb, and Central and Eastern Europe countries.


- Various heating systems.

- Power generation and CHP production.

- Biomass resources.


References and publications


- Demonstration projects in biomass : CHP plant, fed with forest waste and residues from the wood processing industry in Sant Pere de Torelló.

- Strategic plan for the development of CHP in Catalonia.

- Prospective studies on the biomass potential in Catalonia.

- Monthly publication « Conservació i Gestió de l’Energia-Eficičncia energčtica », 16 page publication, with ten years existence (11 editions per year).

- Collection of « Energy Demo » : provide information on significant projects (introduction and description, project and results) related, generally speaking, to the use of efficient energy technologies (available in English, Spanish and Catalan).