ICI_LAB is the pride of ICI Caldaie Spa in the field of innovative high-tech research and development.

ICI_LAB, a proper self-standing department established in the company in 2005, is specialized in research on micro-cogeneration with "fuel cells" for local production of electricity and heat with power up to 100 kW.

Over the years the laboratory has developed projects resulting in several registered patents mainly on "Fuel Processing" (fuel treatment processes for the production of hydrogen) and the integration of "Fuel cells" systems.

From the very beginning ICI_LAB has been participating to a number of European projects together with eminent Universities and Research Centers such as:

  • Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI, Italy)
  • Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, The Netherlands)
  • University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM, Spain)
  • Institute of Chemical Technology (ICTP, Czech Republic)
  • Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives - LITEN (CEA, France)
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR, Germany)
  • Fundación INASMET (TECNALIA-INAS, Spain)
  • EWE-Forschungszentrum für Energietechnologie e.V. (NEXT ENERGY, Germany)
  • Oel-Waerme-Institut Gmbh (OWI, Germany)