Chemical and Environmental Engineering Group

B.Sc (1990) and PhD (1995) on Chemical Sciences, with emphasis on Industrial Chemistry, by the Complutense University of Madrid, where he developed his teaching career since 1991 till 2003, from different lecturing positions. Previously, he got a grant for researching at the National Centre for Metallurgical research (CSIC). He enjoyed of a postdoctoral stay at the TNO Institute for Industrial Technology during 1996 and 1997. In this time, his main research lines were focused on the design of processes for the recovery of metallurgical and steelmaking wastes and the conservation of cultural heritage goods supported on paper.
He joined Rey Juan Carlos University in October of 2003, where he currently is Associate Professor. His research lines are hydrogen production in membrane reactors, crude oil flow assurance and life cycle management applied to energy production processes. He is author or co-author of more than 40 papers published on international journals, 70 contributions to national and international conferences and congresses and 4 patents. He has collaborated in 30 research projects (4 international) with public and private funding, being the responsible researcher of 8 of them. He was awarded with the AETEPA award for the best research work in the paintings field presented at the EUROCOAT 94 conference.
Currently, he is Director of the Master on Chemical and Environmental Processes Engineering, Coordinator of the PhD Programme on Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the Rey Juan Carlos University and Chairman of the Resources Commission of ESCET.
Regarding his teaching activity, he has been the responsible of several matters since the course 1992/93, most of them related to Industrial Chemistry, Projects, Environmental Management and Life Cycle Assessment. As well, he has participated in 21 other courses or masters at graduate level.
Is coal extension a sensible option for energy planning? A combined energy systems modelling and life cycle assessment approach

García-Gusano, D.; Iribarren, D.; Dufour, J.

Harmonising the cumulative energy demand of renewable hydrogen for robust comparative life-cycle studies

Valente, A.; Iribarren, D.; Dufour, J.

Environmental impact efficiency of natural gas combined cycle power plants: A combined life cycle assessment and dynamic data envelopment analysis approach

Martín-Gamboa, M.; Iribarren, D.; Dufour, J.

Revisiting ISEW valuation approaches: the case of Spain including the costs of energy depletion and of climate change

O`Mahony, T.; Escardó, P.; Dufour, J.

Sistema de Gestión Energética en la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos: Modelización de consumos eléctricos

Vizcaíno, A.J.; Peral, A.; del Peso, A.; Potenciano, N.; Orellana, J.; Dufour, J.

Exergetic analysis of hybrid power plants with biomass and photovoltaics coupled with a solid-oxide electrolysis system

Petrakopoulou, F.; Sanz-Bermejo, J.; Dufour, J.; Romero, M.

Integration of life-cycle indicators into energy optimisation models: The case study of power generation in Norway

García-Gusano, D.; Iribarren, D.; Martín-Gamboa, M.; Dufour, J.; Espegren, K.; Lind, A.

Screening of socio-economic indicators for sustainability assessment: a combined life cycle assessment and data envelopment analysis approach

Iribarren , D.; Martín-Gamboa, M.; O’Mahony, T.; Dufour, J.

Assessing the social acceptance of hydrogen for transportation in Spain: An unintentional focus on target population for a potential hydrogen economy

Iribarren, D.; Martín-Gamboa, M.; Manzano, J.; Dufour, J.

Delving into sensible measures to enhance the environmental performance of biohydrogen: A quantitative approach based on process simulation, life cycle assessment and data envelopment analysis.

Martín-Gamboa M.; Iribarren, D.; Susmozas, A.; Dufour, J.

Life-cycle performance of hydrogen production via indirect biomass gasification with CO2 capture

Susmozas, A.; Iribarren, D.; Zapp, P.; Linßenb, J.; Dufour, J.

Prospective Analysis of Life-Cycle Indicators through Endogenous Integration into a National Power Generation Model

García-Gusano, D.; Martín-Gamboa, M.; Iribarren, D.; Dufour, J.

Exergy analysis of synthetic biofuel production via fast pyrolysis and hydroupgrading

Peters, J. F.; Petrakopoulou, F.; Dufour, J.

Life cycle assessment of pyrolysis oil applications

Peters, J. F.; Iribarren, D.; Dufour, J.

Tracking development paths: monitoring driving forces and the impact of carbon-free energy sources in Spain

O' Mahony, T.; Dufour, J.

Environmental and exergetic evaluation of hydrogen production via lignocellulosic biomass gasification

Iribarren, D.; Susmozas, A.; Petrakopoulou, F.; Dufour, J.

Exergetic analysis of a fast pyrolysis process for bio-oil production

Peters, J. F.; Petrakopoulou, F.; Dufour, J.

Environmental and thermodynamic evaluation of CO2 capture, transport and storage with and without enhanced resource recovery

Iribarren, D.; Petrakopoulou, F.; Dufour, J.

Life-cycle assessment of Fischer-Tropsch products from biosyngas

Iribarren, D.; Susmozas, A.; Dufour, J.

Life cycle assessment of hydrogen production from biomass gasification. Evaluation of different Spanish feedstocks

Moreno, J.; Dufour, J.