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Profile of registrant

Fundación Ciudad de la Energía

Identification number in the register: 37082259306-76
Registration date: 22/08/12 19:56:10

The information on this organisation was last modified on 25/08/13 21:30:38
The date of the last annual update was 25/08/13 21:30:38

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Fundación Ciudad de la Energía
Acronym: CIUDEN
Legal status: Public Foundation
Website address:


Section: IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions
and more precisely: Think tanks and research institutions

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Melchor Ruiz Perez
Position: Director General

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Nelly Castilla Garcia
Position: Delegate in Brussels

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 2 Av. Segunda (Poblado de Compostilla)
Ponferrada 24404
Telephone number: (+34) 987456323
Fax number: (+34) 987419570
Other contact information: CIUDEN
Brussels office
Rue du Trône 62
1050 Brussels, Belgium
Phone: +32-2-289 25 64
Mobile: +34 648626878

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The Fundación Ciudad de la Energía (CIUDEN) is a R&D&I organisation established by the Spanish Government in 2006 in Ponferrada (Northwestern Spain) with the objective of strengthening economic and social development in the region of El Bierzo and hence in Spain by means of activities related to energy and environment.

CIUDEN´s Clean Coal Technologies Programme main goal is the development of efficient, cost effective and reliable Capture, Transport & Storage technologies (CCS) feasible to reach the industrial scale. This objective is to be reached through the design, construction and operation of various semi-industrial CCS testing facilities. The facilities, open for international cooperation and research, comprise unique worldwide equipment such as 30MWth Oxy-CFB boiler. More info at
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 3
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Environment,Energy, Climate Change, Innovation, Intellectual property,Research

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Information Society
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks


Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

CIUDEN participates in several associations and platforms:

• Zero Emission Platform where CIUDEN participates in several Working Groups and is member of the Advisory Council
• CO2 Spanish Association where CIUDEN has the second vice presidency
• CO2 Spanish Platform where CIUDEN has the vice presidency
• CIUDEN participates in the Executive Committee of the GHG Program of the International Energy Agency (IEAGHG) as representative of Spain.
• CCS Network created by the European Commission for the purpose of knowledge sharing
• CIUDEN participates since 2009 in the “Sustainable Fossil Fuels” working group of the Berlín “Fossil Fuels Forum”
• CIUDEN is one of the founding members and member of the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute (GCCSI).
• CIUDEN is member of ECCSEL “European Carbon dioxide Capture and Storage Laboratory Infrastructure” Initiative which is a European infrastructure integrated by European laboratories dedicated to CCS
• CIUDEN is a stakeholder of Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF)
• CIUDEN is member of the Red FENCO-NET.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2011 - 12/2011
Total budget: 66,794,284
of which public financing: 66,794,284
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 29,215,300
- from national sources: 37,578,984
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources:
- donations:
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year:
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.