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CNR-IMM Bologna is the main R&D subcontractor of the Horizon2020 SME-Instrument "picoGC" project. The project coordinator is Pollution s.r.l. (Budrio, Italy), and Micronit Microtechnologies GmbH (Dortmund, Germany) is partner of the consortium.

The aim of picoGC project is to develop a new MEMS-based device that will integrate, in a single and robust unit at chip level, all the analytical functions necessary to perform gas chromatography analyses with the best performances ever achieved by currently MicroGC technology. The main target is the analyis of natural gas to determine its composition and heating value, and applications include the quantification of odorants as well as mudlogging.

CNR-IMM will design and develop the innovative all-on-chip MicroGC MEMS, and collaborate with Micronit GmbH to the technology transfer for mass production.

Contact person: Ivan Elmi


2017-05-01 to 2020-02-29