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.
  • A hybrid reactor for solar CO2 and N2 conversion coupled to wastewater treatment (HYSOLCHEM)

    Funding : European Commission, H2020 FET Proactive (GA 101017928)
    Start / End Years : 2021 - 2023
    URL : http://hysolchem.eu
    Principal Investigator : Marugán Aguado, Javier
    Research Team : - Alvarez Fernández, Carmen - Casado Merino, Cintia - Collado Brunete, Laura - Dufour Andía, Javier - Martín Gamboa, Mario - Martínez del Monte, Daniel - Marugán Aguado, Javier - Sotelo Vázquez, Carlos 
    Summary : The development of light-driven technologies represents a RADICAL NEW WAY for the conversion and storage of renewable energy. The Project focuses on the successful development of a new concept of low-cost flow photo-reactor prototype for the reduction of CO2 and N2 to produce fuels and chemicals (CH4, C2H4, C3H6 and NH3) coupled to the oxidation of microplastics and organic pollutants from wastewater treatment plants. In order to reach these ambitious objectives, HySolChem investigates CO2 valorisation strategies, artificial photosynthesis, N2 fixation and degradation of water pollutants. The validation of the prototype is in a wastewater treatment plant and a study of the developed materials and devices from a life-cycle environmental, economic and social point of view is also carried out.



  • New technologies and strategies for fuel cells and hydrogen technologies in the phase of recycling and dismantling

    Funding : Comisión Europea ()
    Start / End Years : 2016 - 2019
    Principal Investigator : Dufour Andía, Javier
    Research Team : - Dufour Andía, Javier 




















Life cycle sustainability assessment of synthetic fuels from date palm waste

Ben, H. K.; Martín-Gamboa, M.; Khila, Z.; Hajjaji, N.; Dufour, J.; Iribarren, D.


Environmental life cycle assessment of the incorporation of recycled high-density polyethylene to polyethylene pipe grade resins

Istrate, I.-R.; Juan, R. M.; Martín-Gamboa, M.; Domínguez, C.; García-Muñoz, R. A.; Dufour, J.


Conversion of synthesis gas to aromatics at medium temperature with a fischer tropsch and ZSM-5 dual catalyst bed

Weber, J. L.; Martínez del Monte, D.; Beerthuis, R.; Dufour, J.; Martos, C.; de Jong, K. P.; de Jongh, P. E.


Validation of GreenH2armony® as a tool for the computation of harmonised life-cycle indicators of hydrogen

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


Prospective carbon footprint comparison of hydrogen options

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


Prospective techno-economic and environmental assessment of a national hydrogen production mix for road transport

Navas-Anguita, Z.; García-Gusano, D.; Dufour, J.; Iribarren, D.


Thermodynamic, economic and environmental assessment of renewable natural gas production systems

Skorek-Osikowska, A.; Martín-Gamboa, M.; Dufour, J.


Thermodynamic, economic and environmental assessment of energy systems including the use of gas from manure fermentation in the context of the Spanish potential

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


Using harmonised life-cycle indicators to explore the role of hydrogen in the environmental performance of fuel cell electric vehicles

Valente, A.; Iribarren, D.; Candelaresi, D.; Spazzafumo, G.; Dufour, J.


Techno-economic and life cycle assessment of an integrated hydrothermal carbonization system for sewage sludge

Medina-Martos, E.; Istrate, I. R.; Villamil, J. A:, Gálvez-Martos, J. L.; Dufour, J.; Mohedano, A. F.


Life cycle costing and eco-efficiency assessment of fuel production by coprocessing biomass in crude oil refineries

Cruz, P. L.; Iribarren, D.; Dufour, J.


Prospective carbon footprint comparison of hydrogen options

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


An integrated techno-economic, environmental and social assessment of the solar thermochemical fuel pathway

Falter, Ch.; Valente, A.; Habersetzer, A.; Iribarren, D.; Dufour, J.


Review of life-cycle environmental consequences of waste-to-energy solutions on the municipal solid waste management system

Istrate, I. R.; Iribarren, D.; Gálvez-Martos, J. L.; Dufour, J.


Eco-efficiency assessment of calcium sulfoaluminate clinker production

Gálvez-Martos, J. L.; Valente, A.; Martínez-Fernández, M.; Dufour, J.


Influence of climate change externalities on the sustainability-oriented prioritisation of prospective energy scenarios

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


How do methodological choices affect the carbon footprint of microalgal biodiesel? A harmonised life cycle assessment

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


Simulation and life cycle assessment of synthetic fuels produced via biogas dry reforming and Fischer-Tropsch synthesis

Navas-Anguita, Z.; Cruz, P. L.; Martín-Gamboa, M.; Iribarren, D.; Dufour, J.


Robust eco-efficiency assessment of hydrogen from biomass gasification as an alternative to conventional hydrogen: A life-cycle study with and without external costs

Valente, A.; Iribarren, D.; Gálvez-Martos, J. L.; Dufour, J.


Enhanced prioritisation of prospective scenarios for power generation in Spain: How and which one?

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


Long-term opportunities for electricity production through municipal solid waste incineration when internalising external costs

Istrate, I. -R.; García-Gusano, D.; Iribarren, D.; Dufour, J.


Lessons for regional energy modelling: enhancing demand-side transport and residential policies in Madrid

García-Gusano, D.; O’Mahony, T.; Iribarren, D.; Dufour, J.


Life cycle sustainability assessment of hydrogen from biomass gasification: a comparison with conventional hydrogen

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


End of life of fuel cells and hydrogen products: from technologies to strategies

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


Effect of K, Co and Mo addition in Fe-based catalysts for aviation biofuels production by Fischer-Tropsch synthesis

Martínez del Monte, D.; Vizcaíno, A. J.; Dufour, J.; Martos, C.


Modeling, simulation and life-cycle assessment of the use of bio-oil and char in conventional refineries

Cruz, P. L, Iribarren, D.; Dufour, J.


Harmonising methodological choices in life cycle assessment of hydrogen: A focus on acidification and renewable hydrogen

Valente, A.; 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.


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.


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

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


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.


Exergy analysis of hydrogen production via biogas dry reforming

Cruz, P. L.; Navas-Anguita, Z.; Iribarren, D.; Dufour, J.


Long-term modelling and assessment of the energy-economy decoupling in Spain

García-Gusano, D.; Suarez-Botero, J.; Dufour, J.


Life cycle assessment of hydrogen energy systems: A review of methodological aspects

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


A review of life-cycle approaches coupled with Data Envelopment Analysis within multi-criteria decision analysis for sustainability assessment of energy systems

Mario Martín-Gamboa; Diego García-Gusano; Diego Iribarren; Javier Dufour


A kinetic reaction model for biomass pyrolysis processes in Aspen Plus

Peters, J. F.; Banks, F. W.; Bridgwater, A. V.; Dufour, J.


Harmonised life-cycle global warming impact of renewable hydrogen

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


Exergy analysis of alternative configurations of a system coproducing synthetic fuels and electricity via biomass gasification, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis and a combined-cycle scheme

Cruz, P. L.; Iribarren, D.; Dufour, J.


Modelling of co-processing of HDO-oil with VGO in a FCC unit

Cruz, P. L.; Montero, E.; Dufour, J.


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.


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.


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.


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

O' Mahony, T.; Dufour, J.


Life cycle assessment of pyrolysis oil applications

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


Exergy analysis of synthetic biofuel production via fast pyrolysis and hydroupgrading

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


On the environmental suitability of high- and low-enthalpy geothermal systems

Mario Martín-Gamboa; Diego Iribarren; Javier Dufour


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

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


Environmental and exergetic evaluation of hydrogen production via lignocellulosic biomass gasification

Iribarren, D.; Susmozas, A.; 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 hydrogen production from biomass gasification. Evaluation of different Spanish feedstocks

Moreno, J.; Dufour, J.


Life-cycle assessment of Fischer-Tropsch products from biosyngas

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


Effect of the precursor on the activity of high temperature water gas shift catalysts

Dufour, J.; Martos, C.; Ruiz, A.; Ayuela, F. J.


Life-cycle performance of indirect biomass gasification as a green alternative to steam methane reforming for hydrogen production

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


Comparative life cycle assessment of biodiesel production from cardoon (Cynara cardunculus) and rapeseed oil obtained under Spanish conditions

Dufour, J., Arsuaga, J., Moreno, J., Torrealba, H., Camacho, J.


Environmental benchmarking of wind farms according to their operational performance

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


Life cycle assessment of biodiesel production from free fatty acid-rich wastes

Dufour, J.; Iribarren, D.


Life cycle assessment of altenatives for hydrogen production from renewable and fossil sources

Dufour, J.; Serrano, D. P.; Gálvez, J. L.; González, A.; Soria, E.; G. Fierro, J. L.


On the feasibility of producing hydrogen with net carbon fixation by the decomposition of vegetable and microalgal oils

Serrano, D. P.; Dufour, J.; Iribarren, D.


Auto shredder residue recycling: Mechanical separation and pyrolysis

Santini, A.; Passarini, F.; Vassura, I.; Serrano, D.; Dufour, J.


Preliminary assessment of plastic waste valorization via sequential pyrolysis and catalytic reforming

Iribarren, D.; Dufour, J.; Serrano, D. P.


Life cycle assessment of two alternative bioenergy systems involving Salix spp. biomass: Bioethanol production and power generation

González-García, S.; Iribarren, D.; Susmozas, A.; Dufour, J.; Murphy, R. J.


Life cycle assessment of transportation fuels from biomass pyrolysis

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


Hydrogen production from fossil fuels: Life Cycle Assessment of technologies with low greenhouse gas emissions

Dufour, J.; Serrano, D. P.; Gálvez, J. L.; Moreno, J.; González, A.


Influence of hydrocarbon distribution in crude oil and residues on asphaltene stability

Dufuor, J.; Calles, J. A.; Marugán, J.; Giménez-Aguirre, R.; Peña, J. L.; Merino-García, D.


Life cycle assessment of hydrogen production by methane decomposition using carbonaceous catalysts

Dufour, J.; Gálvez, J. L.; Serrano, D. P.; Moreno, J.; Martínez, G.


Performance of Fe-Cr based WGS catalysts prepared by co-precipitation and oxi-precipitation methods

Maroño, M.; Ruiz, E.; Sánchez, J. M.; Martos, C.; Dufour, J.; Ruiz, A.


Routine to estimate composition of concentrated metal-nitric-hydrofluoric acid pickle liquors

Gálvez, J. L.; Dufour, J.; Negro, C.; López-Mateos, F.


Life cycle assessment of processes for hydrogen production. Environmental feasibility and reduction of greenhouse gases emissions

Dufour, J.; Serrano, D. P.; Gálvez, J. L.; Moreno, J.; García, C.


Characterization of the asphaltene onset region by focused-beam laser reflectance: a tool for additives screening

Marugán, J.; Calles, J. A.; Dufour, J.; Giménez-Aguirre, R.; Peña, J. L.; Merino-García, D.


Synthesis of Fe3O4-based catalysts for the high-temperature water gas shift reaction

Martos, C.; Dufour, J.; Ruiz, A.


Determination of iron and chromium fluorides solubility for the treatment of wastes from stainless steel mills

Gálvez, J. L.; Dufour, J.; Negro, C.; López-Mateos, F.

  • Chemical Engineering Journal, 136, 116-125 (2008)

Properties of Asphaltenes Precipitated with Different n-alkanes. A study To Assess the Most Representative Species for Modeling

Calles, J. A.; Dufour, J.; Marugán, J.; Peña, J. L.; Giménez-Aguirre, R.; Merino-García, D.


Hydrolysis of iron and chromium fluorides: Mechanism and kinetics

Gálvez, J. L.; Dufour, J.; Negro, C.; López-Mateos, F.

  • Journal of Hazardous Materials, 154, 135-145 (2008)

K2FeF5•H2O and CrF3•2H2O mixtures crystallization kinetics in stainless steel spent pickling baths treatment

Gálvez, J. L.; Dufour, J.; Negro, C.; López-Mateos, F.

  • Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 46, 5221-5227 (2007)

La economía del hidrógeno – una visión global sobre la revolución energética del siglo XXI. 2. Aplicaciones convencionales del hidrógeno y pilas de combustible

San Miguel, G.; Dufour, J.; Calles, J. A.; Botas, J. A.

  • Acta Cientfica y Tecnolgica. Revista de la Asociacin Espaola de Cientficos, 10, 21-27. (2006)

Influence of the precipitation pH of magnetite in the oxidation process to maghemite.

Correa, J. R.; Canetti, D.; Castillo, R.; Llópiz, J. C.; Dufour, J.

  • Materials Research Bulletin, 41(4), 703-713. (2006)

Fluoride speciation in stainless steel pickling liquor

Gálvez, J. L.; Dufour, J.; Negro, C.; López-Mateos, F.

  • ISIJ International, 46(2), 281-286 (2006)

Nickel hydroxide recovery from stainless steel pickling liquors by selective precipitation

Hermoso, J.; Dufour, J.; Gálvez, J. L.; Negro, C.; López-Mateos, F.

  • Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 44, 5750-5756 (2005)

La economía del hidrógeno – una visión global sobre la revolución energética del siglo XXI. 1. Producción y almacenamiento de hidrógeno

Botas, J. A.; Calles, J. A.; Dufour, J.; San Miguel, G.

  • Acta Cientfica y Tecnolgica. Revista de la Asociacin Espaola de Cientficos 9, 33-36 (2005)

Feasibility study for the recycling of the metal content from nitric-hydrofluoric waste pickle baths

Heras, F.; Dufour, J.; López-Delgado, A.; Negro, C.; López-Mateos, F.

  • Environmental Engineering Science, 21 (5), 583-590 (2004)

Zeolite synthesis employing alkaline waste effluents from the aluminum industry

La Iglesia, A.; González, M.V.; Dufour, J.

  • Environmental Progress, 21(2), 105-110 (2002)

Mathematical model of magnetite synthesis by oxidation of sulfuric pickling liquors from steelmaking

Dufour, J.; López, L.; Negro, C.; Latorre, R.; Formoso, A.; López-Mateos, F.

  • Chemical Engineering Communications, 189 (3), 285-297 (2002)

Study of the photo-oxidation of mass-deacidified papers

Dufour, J.; Havermans, J. B. G. A.

  • Restaurator, 22(1), 20-40 (2001)

Synthesis of 13X zeolite from alkaline waste streams of aluminium anodizing industry

Dufour, J.; González, M. V.; La Iglesia, A.

  • Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 40(4), 1140-1145 (2001)

Recovery of the metal content of pickling liquors of stainless steel industry by precipitation methods

Dufour, J.; Negro, C.; Heras, F.; López-Mateos, F.

  • ISIJ International, 41 (7), 801-806 (2001)

Improvement of ceramic method for synthesizing M-type hexaferrites

Dufour, J.; López-Vidriero, E.; Negro, C.; Latorre, R.; Alcalá, E.; López-Mateos, M. F.;Formoso, A.

  • Chemical Engineering Communications, 167, 227-244 (1998)

Protocol for the synthesis of Ba-hexaferrites with prefixed coercivities

Dufour, J.;Latorre, R.; Negro, C.;Alcalá, E. M.; Formoso, A.; López-Mateos, F.

  • Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 172, 308-316 (1997)

Mechanism and kinetics control of the oxyprecipitation of sulphuric liquors from steel pickling

Dufour, J.; Marrón, J. O.; Negro, C.; Latorre, R.; Formoso, A.;López-Mateos, F.

  • Chemical Engineering Journal, 68, 173-187 (1997)

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