Research Projects of total budget in excess of 15 Million Euro (1996-2015) are currently performed at the APTL, several of them funded through competitive R&D programs of the European Union or General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) such as the following:

EU Projects


Renewable Power Generation by Solar Particle Receiver Driven Sulphur Storage Cycle (Pegasus) 2016-2020
Understanding and measuring SUb-23 nm particle emissions from direct injection engine sincluding REAL driving conditions (SUREAL-23)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Coordinator: APTL  2016-2019
Chemistry of Smart Energy Carriers and Technologies (SMARTCATS) 2015-2019
Electrolyte, Cathode and Anode Improvements for Market-near Next-generation Lithium Ion Batteries (eCAIMAN) 2015-2018
Development of Auxiliary Power Unit for Recreational yachts (PURE)  2013-2015 
Thermochemical HYDROgen production in a SOLar monolithic reactor:construction and operation of a 750 kWth PLANT (HYDROSOL-PLANT) - Coordinator: APTL 2013-2016
Biogas robust processing with combined catalytic reformer and trap (BIOROBUR)
The European SOLAR Research Infrastructure for Concentrating Solar Power ( EU-SOLARIS)
Advanced Multifunctional Reactors for Green Mobility and Solar Fuels (ARMOS)
Coordinator: A.G. Konstandopoulos
Fully Artificial Photo-Electrochemical Device for Low Temperature Hydrogen Production (ArtipHyction)
Redox Materials-based Structured Reactors/Heat Exchangers for Thermo-Chemical Heat Storage Systems in Concentrated Solar Power Plants (Restructure) 2011-2015
Unlocking APTL’s Scientific and Technological Research Potential in Green Mobility (APT-STEP)
Coordinator: A.G. Konstandopoulos
High Temperature Thermal Energy Storage by Reversible Thermochemical Reaction (STORRE) 2012-2015
New Method for Superior Integrated Hydrogen Generation System 2+ (Nemesis2+)
Hybrid Commercial Vehicle (HCV) 2010-2013
Clean European Rail-Diesel (CleanER-D)
Scale Up of Thermochemical Hydrogen Production in a Solar Monolithic Reactor: a 3rd Generation Design Study (Hydrosol 3D)
Coordinator: APTL
Technologies for Synthesis, Recycling and Combustion of Metallic Nanoclusters as Future Transportation Fuels (COMETNANO) 2009-2012
Aerosol Technologies and Hierarchical Assembly/ Manufacturing for Advanced Nano-Structured Porous Materials (ATLANTIS) 2007-2011
Materials and Components for Hydrogen Production by Sulphur Based Thermochemical Cycles (HYCYCLES) 2008-2011
Innovative Particle Trap System for Future Diesel Combustion Concepts (IPSY) 2007-2011
Highly Integrated Combustion Electric Propulsion System (HI-CEPS) 2006-2010
Safe, Integrated & Controlled Production of High-Tech Multifunctional Materials and their Recycling (SAPHIR) 2006-2010
Hydrogen from Solar Thermal Energy: High Temperature Solar Chemical Reactor for Co-production of Hydrogen & Carbon Black from Natural Gas Cracking (SOLHYCARB) 2006-2010
Tailored On-board Activated Agents Production for Exhaust Aftertreatment Performance Enhancement (TOP-EXPERT) 2006-2009
Post-treAtment for the next Generation Of Diesel Engines (PAGODE)
Solar Hydrogen via Water Splitting in Advanced Monolithic Reactors for Future Solar Power plants (HYDROSOL II)
Coordinator: APTL
New Method for Superior Integrated Hydrogen Generation System (NEMESIS) 2005-2008
Solar Steam Reforming of Methane Rich Gas for Synthesis Gas Production (SOLREF) 2004-2007
Infrared Microsystem for Polluting Emission Control on Cars 2 (IMPECC2) 2003-2005
Catalytic Monolith Reactor for Hydrogen Generation from Solar Water Splitting (HYDROSOL)
Coordinator: APTL
Simulation Tool for Dynamic Flow Analysis in Foam Filters (STYFF-DEXA)
DEXA Cluster Coordinator: APTL
Multidisciplinary Approach for Airborne Pollutant Health Related Issues: Modelization with Combustion Engine Exhausts (MAAPHRI) 2002-2005
Coated Sintered Metal Trap (COMET) 2002-2005
Smart NOx Abatement Systems for Next Generation Environmental Technologies (SMART) 2002-2005
Integrated Material and Information Technologies for Novel Emission Control Systems (IMITEC)
Coordinator: APTL
Flow simulations on-demand using grid computing (FLOWGRID) 2002-2004
Pre-Normative Work on Sampling and Testing of Solid Biofuels for the Development of Quality Assurance Systems (BIONORM) 2001-2004
System Level Optimisation and Control Tools for Diesel Exhaust Aftertreatment (SYLOC-DEXA)
DEXA Cluster Coordinator: APTL
Advanced Regeneration Technologies for Diesel EXhaust Particulate Aftertreatment (ART-DEXA)
DEXA Cluster Coordinator: APTL
Particulate Size and Composition Measurements for Diesel Exhaust Aftertreatment (PSICO-DEXA
DEXA Cluster Coordinator: APTL
Development of Innovative Instrumental Techniques for Coal Combustion (DITEC) 1999-2002
Advanced Solar Volumetric Air Receiver for Commercial Solar Tower Power Plants (SOLAIR) 1999-2002
Multi-Wavelength Sensor for Sub-Micron Particle Analysis (MULTISENS) 1999-2001
Functionalized Ceramic Membrane Filter for Highly Efficient Soot Particle Removal (CERFIL) 1998-2000
Compact Hot Gas Clean-up System for Particulate Removal (HOTGASYS) 1998-2000
Improvement of the Availability and Reduction of the Operating Costs of Coal Combustion Plants (ECSC COAL TECH)
Development of an Integrated Compact Oil Burner Boiler Unit (BRST- CT97-0703) 1998-1999
Integrated Aftertreatment System of DI Diesels for Cars (DIDTREAT) 1996-1998

National Project


Valorization of CARbon DIOxide containing industrial streams via non-conventional catalytic systems and SOLarized processes (CARDIOSOL) - Coordinator: APTL 2014-2016
Continuous Operation of Processes for Solar Fuel Production (CONTISOL) - Coordinator: APTL 2013-2015
A Novel Energy STORage and transportation concept based on concentrated solar irradiation-aided CaO-looping (NESTOR) 2013-2015
Production of Carbon Neutral Hydrocarbons in a Solar Thermochemical Plant from Water and Carbon Dioxide (HYDROSOL-PLUS) 2013-2015
EASYTRIP: GR-BG E-Mobility Solutions (EASYTRIP) 2012-2014
Nanostructured Redox Materials and Monolithic Reactors from Industrial Raw Materials and By-Products for the Production of Solar Hydrogen (NANOREDSOL)
Coordinator: APTL
Mobile Laboratory for Environmental Pollution Measurements and Emission Control Systems Evaluation (MOBILAB)
Coordinator: APTL
Valorization of Industrial Non-Metallic Mineral Wastes in the Manufacture of High-Added-Value Products for Exhaust Gas Aftertreatment Applications (VALORMIN)
Coordinator: APTL
Simulation Tools for Νanoparticle Separators for Environmental and Pharmaceutical Applications (EPAN Greek-French)
Pilot-Scale Unit for Coating Catalytic Converters (EPET PAVE 2.1)
Electrochemically Promoted Chemical Vapor Deposition of Silicon Carbide Films (GSRT, PENED 99, Project 1939)
Development of an Exhaust Aftertreatment Simulator for Diesel Powered Vehicles (GSRT, Greek-Italian Collaborative Program)
Coordinator: APTL
Development of an Integrated System of Catalytic Ceramic Filters, Membranes and Sensors for the Reduction and Control of Soot Particulate Emissions from Mobile and Stationary Sources (EPET II, OPTR-II 127)
Coordinator: APTL

Member Of


European Automotive Research Partners Association (EARPA)



European Aerosol Assembly


International Aerosol Research Assembly



Hellenic Association for Aerosol Research (HAAR)



Nanotechnology Industries Association