« Excellence for impact. »
The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is a mission-driven Research and Technology Organization (RTO) that develops competitive and market-oriented product/service prototypes for public and private stakeholders.
LIST works across the entire innovation chain, from fundamental and applied research, to the incubation and transfer of technologies.
With its 600 employees, 75% of whom are researchers or innovation experts from all around the world, LIST is active in the fields of informatics, materials and the environment. By transforming scientific knowledge into technologies, smart data and tools, LIST is about empowerment:
– Empower European citizens in their choices
– Empower public authorities in their decisions
– Empower businesses in their strategies
The Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) department at LIST comprises more than 200 life, environmental and IT scientists and engineers across three research units. These units bring together the necessary interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to tackle the major environmental challenges our society is facing today, including climate change mitigation, ecosystem resilience, sustainable energy systems, efficient use of renewable resources, and environmental pollution prevention and control.
– Environmental and Industrial Biotechnologies
– Space-enabled solutions for the environment and agriculture
– Renewable energies and energy systems
– Water resource management
– Quantification of the impacts of human production and consumption activities on the environment and natural resources
– Support of environmental, agriculture and health policies.
Engineers at the centre have developed hardware for waste water treatment, focussed on the removal of micro-pollutants including pharmaceuticals; mainly based on adsorption and microbial remediation. The technological offer includes the development of biocatalysts (enzymes, microbes, microbial consortia) and specific bioprocesses, including a range of prototypes for process monitoring and control, pilot plants for bioenergy production.
We develop new methods for the detection and identification of bacteria, viruses and protists and support you in the risk assessment and development of risk management strategies for biological agents. We also develop in vitro models for the assessment of effects of exposure to pollutants and the expertise cover in vitro models for human safety and eco-toxicology.
Companies’ needs towards “Safer and Sustainable-by design” products and processes are supported by our experts in sustainability, health and environmental risk assessment of substances, products and processes, regarding all lifecycle phases of a product or process
Our unique state-of-the-art facilities for biotechnologies research, also called the GreenTech Platform, allow our customers and researchers to develop solutions from lab to industrial scale. The platform can perform a range of analytical services and relies on its instrumentation, infrastructure and know-how to offer “à la carte” analyses. Overall, the surface area of the facilities for bioprocess engineering comprises 500 m2.
Last but not least, our unique set of equipment and infrastructure allows us to perform bioprocesses at industrial scale.
Water / Treatment, distribution and sanitation
« Excellence for impact. »
5 November 2020
Energy: 5 startups that bring together innovation and environment
The transformation of the industrial sector so it has a lower environmental impact is one of the challenges of our century. But can innovation really be reconciled with environment? Here are 5 rising startups that are re-drawing the lines.
12 November 2020
Decarbonation of the industry: we are accelerating!
Accelerating the greening of the economy and the decarbonation of industry is one of the five areas of work identified by the (French) National Industry Council (NIC) last May. But what exactly is meant by "decarbonizing industry" and is it really that new?
30 November 2020
Nominees for the Pollutec Innovation Awards 2020
Organized with Pexe - Les éco-entreprises de France, the Pollutec Innovation Awards aim to distinguish, among the innovations presented by the exhibitors, those that offer the greatest market potential. Here is the list of nominees in alphabetical order.
11 February 2021
Micropollutants in water: entering the age of quaternary treatment
Micropollutants is the term used to describe substances that are able to affect living organisms at very low concentrations due to their toxicity, persistence or bioaccumulation. Today we know about monitoring and analysing these micropollutants, but where are we on processes to eliminate them?