The EQ-2 research group belongs to the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Vigo, and develops its work at the Faculty of Sciences of Ourense and at the Center of Research, Transfer and Innovation (CITI) in the Technological Park of Galicia (Tecnopole).

    The group is formed by a multidisciplinary team with an extensive research background. The main research work focuses in the utilization of vegetal biomass wastes to obtain product of interest in the food, pharmaceutical, etc. industries, integrating chemical engineering, chemistry (natural products and food chemistry), materials science, enzymology and microbiology.

    The group has been recognized as:
    Group of Excellence by the University of Vigo.
    Groups of Reference by the Xunta de Galicia (Galician government)

    The group has received national and international awards due to its research quality.