Innovation and publications

As a technology company, SUEZ maintains high activity in the field of R & D & i.


We invest more than a 5% of our turnover in R&D and innovation and we participate in several European projects

H2020-SESAR-2019-2 CREATE: Traffic air management improvement and its impact in air quality

We have taken part as project partner and air quality impact evaluation responsible of the emissions at aircrafts.


INEA/CEF/ICT/A2017/1566782 TRAFAIR: Understanding traffic flows to improve air quality

We take part in the air quality modeling and monitoring in the town of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). Regulation of traffic flows and air quality improvement.


LIFE18 PRE IT 003 VEG-GAP: Vegetation for urban green air quality plans

Vegetation use for urban air quality plan as project partner and biogenic emissions estimation responsible.


FP7-ENVIRONMENT 2008-2011 MEGAPOLI Megacities: Emissions, urban, regional and Global Atmospheric POLlution and climate effects, and Integrated tools for assessment and mitigation

We have taken part as partner and air quality measurement responsible in Megacities.


LIFE09 ENV/IT/000082 2010-2014 EXPAH: Population Exposure to PAH

We have taken part as project partner and air quality modelling responsible (exposition to Aromatics Polycycles Hydrocarbures)



Integrated Systems for Forecasting Urban Meteorology, Air Pollution and Population Exposure.

High scientific production linked to air quality and climate change

In recent years we have achieved a high scientific production related to air quality and climate change, associated with numerous publications in high-impact journals:

Hernández – Garces, A., Souto, J. A., Rodríguez, A., Saavedra, S., & Casares, J. J. (2015). VALIDATION OF SIMULATIONS OF THE CALMET / CALPUFF MODELS IN THE ENVIRONMENT OF A LARGE THERMAL PLANT CHIMNEY. Physical Journal of the Earth, 27 (15), pp. 35-55.

González, J. A., Hernández-Garcés, A., Rodríguez, A., Saavedra, S., & Casares, J. J. (2015). SURFACE AND UPPER-AIR WRF-CALMET SIMULATIONS ASSESSMENT OVER A COASTAL AND COMPLEX TERRAIN AREA. International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 57 (3-4), pp. 249-260.


J.M. Botana, A. Rodríguez, J.A. Gonzalez. (2015). TESTING NEW ENSEMBLE FORECASTS OF SOLAR IRRADIANCE. Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal. ISSN 2172-038 X, No.13, April 2015

David Cartelle, Jose M. Vellón, Angel Rodríguez, David Valiño, Jose Antonio, Gonzalez, Carlos Casas, Fabio Carrera-Chapela (2016): PROLOR: A MODELING APPROACH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ODOR FORECAST. Chemical Engineering Transactions, Vol. 54, 2016. 54: 229-234 · September 2016.DOI: 10.3303 / CET1654039

Carlos N. Díaz Jiménez, Cyntia Izquierdo Zamora, David Cartelle Fernández, Jose M. Vellón Graña, Ángel Rodríguez López (2016): COMPARISON OF PREDICTED VERSUS REAL ODOUR IMPACTS IN A RENDERING PLANT WITH PROLOR. Chemical Engineering Transactions, Vol. 54, 2016. 54: 199-204 · September 2016. DOI: 10.3303 / CET1654034

D. Cartelle, J.M. Vellón, A. Rodríguez, D. Valiño, J.A. González, M. Bao, C. Casas (2016). ESTIMATION OF SHORT ODOR EVENTS BY USING CHEMICALLY REACTIVE ODORANTS ATMOSPHERIC DISPERSION MODELING AROUND A PULP PAPER MILL. 17th International Conference on Harmonization within Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling for Regulatory Purposes 9-12 May 2016, Budapest, Hungary.

Jose M. Vindel, Rita X. Valenzuela, Ana A. Navarro, Luis F. Zarzalejo, Abel Paz Gallardo, José A. Souto, Ramón Méndez-Gómez, David Cartelle and Juan J. Casares (2018): MODELING PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADIATION FROM SATELLITE DERIVED ESTIMATIONS
OVER MAINLAND SPAIN. Remote Sensing 10 (6): 849.

Vindel J.M. Valenzuela R. X., Navarro A.A., Zarzalejo L.F., Souto J.A., Méndez-Gómez R., Cartelle D., Casares J.J. (2018): SPACE AND TIME VARIABILITY IN THE PAR / GHI RELATION ACCORDING TO THE CLARITY INDEX. Minutes Book of the XVI Iberian Congress and XII Ibero-American Congress of Solar Energy June 20 - 22, 2018 Madrid, Spain. ISBN: 978-84-86913-14-4. Legal Deposit: M-20408-2018.

Pedro López-Muñoz, Ángel Rodríguez, David Cartelle, José M. Vellón, José A. González, Juan J. Casares. (2018): OZONE EPISODES OVER THE SOUTHEAST IBERIAN COAST: ORIGIN AND RECYCLING BETWEEN TWO SEAS. Air Pollution. XXVI. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment.
Volume 230, 477-488.

A. Moreira, C. Linares, F. Follos, G Sánchez-Martínez, J. M. Vellón, J. Díaz. (2020). SHORT-TERM EFFECTS OF SAHARAN DUST INTRUSIONS AND BIOMASS COMBUSTION ON BIRTH OUTCOMES IN SPAIN. Science of The Total Environment Volume 701, 20 January 2020, 134755.

Ohad Zivan, Alessandro Bigi, Giorgio Veratti, José Antonio Souto González, Lorena Marrodán, Chiara Bachechi, Sara Fabbi, David Cartelle Fernández, Xabier Diz Gerpe, Grazia Ghermandi, Giovanni Gualtieri, Raquel Trillo Lado, Javier Cacheiro López, Ángel Rodríguez López, Paolo Nesi, Michela Paolucci, Stefano Bilotta, José Ramón Rıos Viqueira, Alessandro Zaldei, Laura Po (2020). ANALYSIS OF URBAN AIR QUALITY IN 6 EUROPEAN CITIES BY LOWER COST SENSORS, LAGRANGIAN URBAN DISPERSION MODELLING AND TRAFFIC MODELLING: THE TRAFAIR PROJECTEGU General Assembly 2020, Online, 4–8 May 2020, EGU2020-13601

Gonzalez, J.A .; Led poster.; Vellon, J.M .; Diz, X .; Viqueira, J.R.R .; Martinez, D. (2021): OPERATIONAL GRAL URBAN STREET-CANYON AIR QUALITY FORECAST: MODEL ASSESSMENT AND COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS IMPACT IN AIR QUALITY. International Transport and Air Pollution Conference 2021, Graz, Austria (Webinar).