10 años Energylab


Energy Management and Circular Economy

Detail Energy Audits

The Detail Energy audit includes a comprehensive study project which analyses the plant’s facilities, on site measurement, download and massive processing of obtained data, analysis of the energy consumption logs and accomplishment of an audit report which explains the conclusions and includes the possible improvements to reduce energy consumption, according to the methods described by UNE-EN 16247.


We have an experienced team of professionals to carry out these works, also having the technical means to measure and record the different parameters correlated with energy consumption:

  • Thermal Energy: not-invasive ultrasonic flowmeters
  • Electric Power: network analyzer
  • Gas: flue gas analyzers, biogas and opacimeter
  • Auxiliay Equipment: PH, thermocouples, weather recorders, etc.
  • Thermographic Camera
  • Luxometer

IoT systems for monitoring and AI energy management

Design and implementation of IoT platforms for monitoring and control of energy consumption, to which EnergyLab provides Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the monitoring and massive analysis of data and the treatment of critical variables and indicators of the plant, building or vehicle, that make it possible to identify system inefficiencies, predict energy behavior and propose actions to improve energy efficiency.


Extensive experience in the implementation of IoT platforms for monitoring and intelligent management of energy consumption, based on the optimal selection of sensors and mechatronic actuators, the choice of web platforms for massive data processing and the development of different layers of Artificial Intelligence for the monitoring and analysis of the consumption of various industrial plants, buildings and vehicle fleets. Our know-how allows us to work with all existing platforms on the market, be they commercial solutions or dedicated systems.

Technical Assistance for the Implementation of the ISO 50001 Energy Management standard

Definition and documentary development of an Energy Management System (EMS) through an analysis of the use and consumption of the systems included in the client’s facilities, using these data as base to get its certification according to the UNE-EN ISO 50001 standard. Technical support is also offered in internal and external audits with the certification company. These are focused on the achievement of the ISO 50001 Certification as well as the client’s staff training.


Great experience with the design and implementation of an Energy Management System according to the ISO 50001 standard in different sized organizations as well as in different activity sectors. Furthermore, it works in a continuous way with the companies to identify improvements and alternatives to improve energy performance of organizations.

Measurement and Verification of energy savings

EnergyLab develops Measuring and Verification of Energy Savings Plans in industrial and service sector according to the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocols (IPMVP) linked to the energy efficiency in the client’s facilities.

These plans are a contractual guarantee between provider and client and this guarantee supports the achievement of the savings and the payback time defined before the implementation of the measures. It also allows the detection of deviations in the predicted savings mainly due to breakdowns, programming mistakes, parameter setting, a slip or malpractice.


Efficiency Valuation Oganization (EVO) is the leader organization in standard of measurement & verification of energy savings, developing and patenting the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP). EnergyLab is the exclusive partner in Spain for training and certification of the IPMVP developed by EVO.

Furthermore, EnergyLab has developed several Works related to measurement and verification of energy savings and has PMVA certified professionals for carrying out M&V plans according to the IPMVP.

Energy Communities

Energy Communities (ECs) are legal entities based on open and voluntary participation, autonomous and effectively controlled by partners or members that are located in the vicinity of renewable energy projects that are owned by said legal entities and that they have developed, whose partners or members are natural persons, SMEs or local authorities, including municipalities and whose primary purpose is to provide environmental, economic or social benefits to its partners or members or to the local areas where they operate, rather than financial gain.


We offer consultancy and advisory services in the creation and management of energy communities based on electric and/or thermal renewable energy projects, energy efficiency, sustainable mobility and demand management, also offering technical support in the management of requests for public financing, preparation of technical projects and drafting of material execution specifications, technical-economic analysis on equipment investment and selection of management systems (active control and energy monitoring of ECs).

Life-cycle Analysis

Accomplishment of Life-Cycle Analysis to evaluate the environmental impacts of organizations, products and services throughout its life-cycle according to the ISO 14040 standards, including:

  • Comparative researches on the life-cycle analysis to get the environmental impact of different products or processes.
  • The calculation of the carbon footprint of products and services according to the international standards (PAS 2050 e ISO 14067) and calculation of the corporate carbon footprint according to the ISO 14064 and GHG-Protocol.
  • Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) (Label type III ISO 14025).
  • Product and Organization environmental footprint according to the Commission Recommendation of 12/16/2021.
  • Water footprint (ISO 14046)
  • Advice on product eco-design strategies and impact minimisation. Identification of environmental critical points to be improved.


We have a professional team with experience in the performance of LCA (Life-Cycle Analysis and the calculation of the carbon footprint by the use of international standards. EnergyLab has different software tools and prestigious databases such as SimaPro o Ecoinvent to perform these researches.



Characterisation of Organic Waste and Determination of Potential

These technological services are aimed at the agri-food sector, wastewater treatment and other companies likely to generate organic waste whose management may involve a cost or problem. At the same time, these services can also be provided to associations, universities or research centres, among others, interested in the production of biogas and/or biohydrogen and related topics but who do not have the necessary facilities. Additionally, potential clients are those operating entities of biogas production plants that want to evaluate or optimize specific points of their process.

  • Physical-chemical characterization of waste: content of organic matter, nutrients, solids, etc…
  • Determination of methanogenic potential (BMP), biodegradability and biohydrogen generation potential in batch and semi-continuous regime.
  • Study and evaluation of pre-treatments, co-digestion and post-treatments.
  • Preparation and validation of optimal diets for anaerobic digestion.
  • Determination of the composition and quality of biogas, biomethane and biohydrogen.
  • Analysis of the different parameters of the waste recovery process and use of renewable gas: evaluation of temperature, residence time, etc..


We have various equipment that allows carrying out physicochemical characterization tasks, as well as systems for evaluating biogas/biohydrogen potential such as AMPTS®, complete mix anaerobic digesters at different scales, etc.

In addition, we have personnel with a technical and research profile who have extensive experience in the physicochemical, biological processes, process engineering and performance of analysis mentioned above.

Evaluation of stream treatment and recovery systems

This service is aimed at evaluating the treatment of currents generated in biological systems and includes gases and digestate.

  • Design and evaluation of renewable gas cleaning and purification systems
  • Evaluation of the quality and uses of digestate
  • Treatment evaluation using biological nitrogen removal systems.
  • Study of nitrogen recovery using hydrophobic membranes.


Our laboratory has equipment that allows carrying out the aforementioned tasks, such as gas purification evaluation systems on a laboratory, pilot and semi-industrial scale, reactors for the growth of microalgae, membrane contactors, etc.

Advanced Engineering in Anaerobic Digestion and Biomethane Production Processes

Specialized advice about topics related to waster valuation, biogas generation, obtaining of biomethane, digestate post-processing and uses in order to get an analysis to decide which is the best option to implement a biogas plant op optimise an existing process.

The following tasks are developed:

  • Research and analysis of the biogas production process:
    • Technical support to define the most suitable technologies according to the waste to be digested.
    • Definition of the potential according to the different technological solutions.
    • Energy uses Analysis.
    • Optimization of the system to increase the biogas production.
    • Determination of the best digestate valuation method.
  • Research and analysis of the biomethane production
    • Technical support to define the most suitable technologies.
    • Definition of the potential accordding to the different technological solutions.
    • Analysis of energy use (injection and mobility).


    We have a team with a technical and researcher profile, with extensive experience in physicochemical and biological processes, process engineering and performance of analysis which has been previously detailed.

Characterization and energy recovery of biomass fuels

Carrying out tests under UNE regulations for the characterization of biomass and its thermochemical valorization. EnergyLab equipment allows for immediate analysis of different types of biomass, which results in the determination of moisture, ash, volatile material and fixed carbon content. On the other hand, through an isoperibolic bomb calorimeter, the energy potential of different biofuels, both solid and liquid, can be obtained by determining the calorific value.

Furthermore, thermochemical valorization (combustion and gasification) and microcogeneration tests make it possible to analyze the behavior of new solid biofuels, in order to optimize the process and increase its performance. These tests will allow, at the same time, to know the emissions derived from the combustion of the biomass to be analyzed, including the emissions of particulate matter into the atmosphere and to determine the composition of the syngas obtained in the case of gasification.


We have personnel with a technical and research profile who has extensive laboratory experience in biomass characterization processes and in the thermochemical valorization of biomass and emissions analysis.



Building Energy Simulation

Building energy simulation and its technical systems, both for the new ones and for those to be restored, in order to evaluate strategies to get an efficient design, both passive (bioclimatic architecture) and active (conditioning systems, renewable generation and control systems):

  • Complete building energy simulation.
  • Renewable production equipment simulation at building level (geothermal collection, photovoltaic, wind, solar, thermal, etc.).
  • Thermal energy production and distribution technical systems simulation in buildings.
  • Design of Buildings and Positive Energy Districts.
  • Interior, exterior lighting and daylighting simulation.
  • Simulation of indoor air quality and its treatment systems.


Extensive experience in energy simulation linked to different types of buildings. From innovative administrative atmospheres where innovative building solutions are developed or vernacular strategies are reinterpreted to big multifunctional buildings designed according to foreign building regulations (ASHRAE 90.1). We maximize the energy efficiency of buildings through the use of specific simulation tools, also applied in international sustainable building certification processes such as LEED

CFD Simulation

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is one of the branches of fluid mechanics that uses numerical methods and algorithms to solve and analyze fluid flow problems. The method consists of discretizing a region of space by creating what is known as a spatial mesh, dividing a region of space into small control volumes and solving the discretized conservation equations for each of them. The main lines of work that EnergyLab develops in this area are:

  • Thermo-fluiddynamic characterization of HVAC systems.
  • Renewable fuel storage system.
  • Optimization of industrial processes for the generation and consumption of thermal energy.
  • Anaerobic digestion.
  • Gasification and combustion of biomass.
  • Generation and distribution of green hydrogen.


We have personnel with a technical and research profile who have extensive experience in the simulation of biological and physicochemical processes, as well as in the simulation of the combustion/gasification of different biomass fuels.

The experience acquired by EnergyLab in this field allows it to develop complex models that simulate the thermal, physical, chemical and energy behavior of any industrial equipment or process.

Digital Twin

A digital twin is a digital representation of a physical object, process or service, used to make simulations before changes are created and implemented to real objects, in order to collect data to predict how they will work. They are created in a computer program that uses real-world data to recreate simulations that can predict how a product or process will perform. They are used to prevent failures in physical objects and to perform advanced analysis, monitoring and prediction functions. By mimicking physical assets, frameworks and operations to produce continuous data, a digital twin allows the industry to anticipate downtime, react to changing circumstances and test design or planning improvements.


Extensive experience in the development of energy and environmental digital twins in different industrial sectors such as logging, cold storage and production, food processing, tertiary or forestry. We develop, optimize and select the most effective algorithms to generate predictions on critical KPIs of products or industrial processes, leading to the creation of predictive virtual twins, through the use of disruptive technologies such as IoT, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning, and with the ultimate goal of increasing energy efficiency and improving the sustainability of companies’ productive activities.

Estudios de vigilancia y análisis tecnológicos

Energy Technologies

Characterization of the use of new fuels (liquid and/or gaseous) in diesel and gasoline engines under operating conditions

Characterization of the performance of liquid and gaseous fuels in internal combustion engines (Diesel and Otto):

  • Complete monitoring of engine parameters.
  • Emissions análisis.
  • Component analysis.
  • Degradation of components with the use of alternative fuels.
  • Operating limits.
  • Capabilities

    We have an engine test bench for new fuels, equipped with a regenerative braking system and two combustion engines (diesel and gasoline) adapted to operate with both liquid and gaseous fuels. Emission measurement systems are also available. As auxiliary equipment to the test bench, we have a gas mixer with the capacity to synthesize compositions of up to 5 gases.

    Sensorization and onboard data acquisition

    Implementation of monitoring systems, processing, analysis and interpretation of on-board data, and identification and characterization of fleet operation parameters and vehicle operation: driving habits, refueling, routes and auxiliary systems. In addition, analysis are carried out to determine the viability of the use of vehicles with alternative fuels based on operational needs and the necessary infrastructure.


    We have extensive experience in sensorization and data acquisition in vehicles with conventional fuels (Diesel / Gasoline) and alternative fuels (Natural Gas / Biomethane / Electric / Hydrogen).

    Hydrogen studies: permeability

    Testing under controlled conditions of the permeability of gases (hydrogen, methane-hydrogen, methane…) through the pipes of different materials, monitoring the variables that play role in the process.

    Evaluation of the permeability of pipelines for the transport of hydrogen at different degrees of pressure, especially important in polymeric materials recommended for low pressures where the permeability rate of hydrogen is higher with respect to methane.


    We have a gas permeability measurement bench that allows us to test pipes of different compositions to check their behavior in the transport of pure hydrogen (or mixture with gases of gases with hydrogen) analyzing the decrease in some component or pressure loss in it. due to the effect of permeability to the outside.