The Composting Research Group (GICOM) of the Department of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering at the Autonomous University of Barcelona was established in 2000 with a clear objective: to study the composting process as a sustainable technology for the biological treatment of organic waste. Currently, while still focusing on composting, the group’s research is centered on the production of bioproducts through Solid-State Fermentation (SSF) processes of organic waste. Additionally, part of the research also focuses on the field of nanotechnology and its applications in environmental engineering.

GICOM aims to generate innovative solutions for waste management and the production of value-added products through biological processes. The group collaborates with companies and public administrations to scale up and implement their processes at an industrial level, with the goal of promoting Circular Ecnomy and contributing to environmental protection.