Hypocarbonic Industry

Hypocarbonic Industry

We develop ceramic processes with a low environmental impact, with a minimum use of fossil materials, as we find ourselves in a context of scarce resources and increasing energy needs. To this end, we research and design manufacturing processes with lower energy consumption and greater efficiency, trying to incorporate renewable energies, both for the generation of electrical and thermal energy.

Decarbonisation is a key point: we research the incorporation of alternative fuels and seek to decarbonise processes through the electrification of gas equipment.

We are also investigating the use of fuel cells in manufacturing processes and CO2 capture and reuse. In addition, we continue to work on the optimisation of cogeneration systems.

Related R+D+i projects


Through the HIPOCARBÒNIC project we developed a specific Roadmap to decarbonise the ceramic sector in Castellón, where different scenarios are analysed that allow the transition towards this low-carbon economy in the ceramic industry.



The Energètic project studies the different options available to the ceramics sector to adapt its manufacturing process to the future scenario proposed by the European Commission until 2050, aimed at sustainable industrial production that decarbonises the economy.


With the LIFE HYPOBRICK project we aim to help to decarbonise the economy by developing unfired waste-based building materials, through a process of alkaline activation. Furthermore, the…


Through the HIDROKER project, and with a clear focus on the low-carbon industry, the Institute of Ceramic Technology is making progress in the study of the different ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions....



The iWays project focuses on increasing water efficiency through three main solutions: exhaust gas condensation, water treatment and waste recovery....