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May 2019

Cadena SER interviewed CETIM researcher Cristina Martínez, head of ECO BIO Technologies of the Center, to shed light on rare earths and their strategic importance.   Their importance lies in the fact that they are the source of essential raw materials for electronics used in smartphones, wind turbines or medical equipment.     Just days after the Donald Trump administration included Huawei on its commercial blacklist, a move that involves...

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These researches, financed by European Union programs Horizon2020 and LIFE, involve an investment mobilization of around € 25 million.   Among the benefits for society are from reducing the importation of critical raw materials to optimizing water treatment systems.     Culleredo, May 27, 2019. Since its beginnings in 2011, CETIM has collaborated, and led, international projects with objectives such as improving water quality or revalorizate by-products; as well as...

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Eduardo García Pazo, director gral. CUPA Innovación

Since its origins in the southern region of Valdeorras (Galicia, Spain) almost 130 years ago, CUPA Group has positioned itself as the world leader of the natural slate business, covering more than the 33% of the global market share. Its business development will continue to grow under three strategic lines like innovation, with ITC projects such as CUPA 4.0, applied knowledge and environmental concern. We...

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It will be held on May 29 in Barcelona.   Companies and research organizations such as Aqualia, Acciona Agua or the universities of Barcelona and Politécnica de Catalunya will give lectures on direct osmosis and AnMBR applied to urban wastewater and waste recovery.   CETIM, project leader, will present the project and the new secondary wastewater treatment system it proposes, based on an integration of direct-indirect osmosis with AnMBR.   For...

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On Thursday May 16, our colleague Alberto Miguéns Blanco, senior researcher of Advanced Materials of CETIM, participated as a speaker at the conference "Technological challenges in construction 4.0" that took place during the professional fair BB Construmat Barcelona. Specifically, within the stand of the Spanish Technological Construction Platform (PTEC).   Alberto participated in the round table "Building materials and energy" with a paper focused on "Sustainable building materials:...

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The consortium, in which Galicia, León and northern Portugal universities and technology centres participate, will develop a biorefinery for the eco-sustainable valorisation of residual biomass from the wine sector of these regions.   CETIM will investigate the obtaining of biopolymers and will analyze the technical, environmental and economic feasibility of the developed solutions.   The expected results are the production of biofuels and biocomposites through fermentation processes.   Culleredo, May 8,...

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Planta de tratamiento de aguas residuales

Next June 20, the monitor of LIFE GREEN SEWER project will visit CETIM to evaluate the progress of this project, whose objective is focused on a new secondary wastewater treatment system based on a direct-indirect osmosis integration with a anaerobic membrane bioreactor.   To this day, the water characterization activities of the effluents to be treated, the definition of the system requirements and the design of the...

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This second meeting of the international project Horizon 2020 INDIA H2O will take place from September 17 to 19 at the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education (The Netherlands). First project meeting was held at the beginning of the year in India.   The 19 members of the consortium will meet to advance in the research project focused on the development of phyto and biomimetic technologies for...

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