National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry


About us

The National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry – ICECHIM Bucharest, established by Government Decision no. 293 / 04.03.2004, headquartered in 202, Splaiul Independenței Street, District 6, has as object of activity scientific research and technological development in the field of chemical and petrochemical industry.

The research and development activities carried out along the Romanian National Plan for research and development and innovation, the Sectoral Plans and the Core Program, within the framework of the International Research and Development and Innovation Programs and other scientific research and technological development activities can be summarized as follows:

Applied research for the development of new products and technologies in the following areas:

  • Valorization of bioresources;
  • Nanosciences and nanomaterials;
  • Environmental protection and sustainable management of resources;
  • Increasing the competitiveness of industrial products;
  • Refurbishment and revitalization of the Romanian chemical and petrochemical industry;
  • Recovery, recycling and recovery of by-products.

Basic and oriented fundamental research:

  • Performed in order to deepen and increase the level of knowledge in the following domains: reaction mechanisms, chemical kinetics, organometallic catalysts, electrochemistry, modeling of unit operations, sonochemistry.

Analytical research and related activities carried out in its field of activity, with the approval of the coordinating Ministry and, as the case may be, with authorization from the competent institutions:

  • Technological transfer of own research results, consultancy, marketing and services in the competence area;
  • Analysis and testing services in laboratories accredited according to ISO 17025;
  • Elaboration of strategies, diagnostic and prognosis studies;
  • Elaboration of norms and standards aligned to the international quality standards system;
  • Providing technical assistance and specialized technical expertise;
  • Development of internal information system, data bank systems, data and image processing, modeling and simulation of chemical and petrochemical processes;
  • Professional training and specialization, of medium level.