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Our research line in Emerging Bio-based Technologies develops projects for the bioremediation of raw materials of strategic value by means of enzymes, microalgae, fungi or bacteria. These bioprocesses show potential for a qualitative leap in the processes of obtaining and recovering metals (such as cobalt, magnesium, rare earths or platinum group metals), both in primary raw materials (mining sector) and secondary raw materials (industrial by-products,...

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Recently, the implementation of the PID (Research and Development Project) REC4Agua "Research and Development of a technology based on Membrane Contactors for the RECovery of Resources present in Wastewater" has been completed. The project, started in 2017 and  in which CETIM collaborated with Espina & Delfín, was aimed at research, development and validation of a technology based on hydrophobic membranes liquid-liquid contactors that allows ammonia...

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CETIM continues its strategic positioning and since May 2020 we are part of ATIGA (Intersectoral Technological Alliance of Galicia). This association is made up of the Galician technology centres recognized at state level. It was created in 2012 on the initiative of AIMEN, ANFACO-CECOPESCA and CTAG, and was later joined by GRADIANT (in 2013) ENERGYLAB and ITG (in 2015) and now CETIM in 2020.   ATIGA is...

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  Today, June 5, we celebrate World Environment Day, one of the most important dates on the environmental calendar. This 2020, the theme chosen by the United Nations has been biodiversity, a matter of concern and more after the health crisis of COVID-19.   Biodiversity, or biological diversity, is the variability of living things on Earth. It covers approximately 8 million species on the planet: from plants and...

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Circular economy is a business model in which we firmly believe and whose lines of action define the vision and mission of our entity     As the United Nations Organization reminds us, today more than ever, on this International Mother Earth Day (April 22) we need a change towards a more sustainable economy that works for both people and the planet. It is necessary, he points out,...

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At CETIM Technological Centre we continue to work to maintain support for our clients and collaborators in these exceptional circumstances caused by COVID-19. We want to inform you that we have activated preventive measures following the recommendation of the health authorities to guarantee the health of our workers and the continuity of our activity.   Our laboratories remain operational with controlled access of personnel, respecting the established...

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NicolaMenna, Director Técnico de Cromogenia

The chemical industry is designing a more sustainable future by investing in more sustainable and biodegradable processes and products and by using raw materials from renewable sources. This strategic plan is also the new roadmap of Cromogenia, a Spanish chemical company referring to national and international level, with which CETIM Technological Centre carries out several R&D projects such as Hormiplast, Powerplast or Novacell. We spoke...

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Construction is an industry constantly present in our daily lives: from the buildings in which we live and work, to the establishments in which we enjoy our leisure time, such as theatres or shopping centres, and the transport infrastructures that we use to move around.   This great presence in our lives is also reflected in great environmental and economic impacts. The sector represents nearly 40% of...

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Recently, the European Commission has approved H2020 REWAISE project. The project, led by FCC Aqualia, will last five years and is made up of a consortium of 25 partners, including CETIM. The main objective of REWAISE is to create a new "intelligent water ecosystem", developing an intelligent digital infrastructure to provide water services and for decentralised decision-making, involving all stakeholders to make society perceive the...

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Last 29th and 30th January, CETIM Technological Centre participated in the second meeting of the H2020 BIORECOVER project, held in Greece. This project, led by CETIM, researches sustainable production and recovery of critical raw materials, BIORECOVER is made up of a multidisciplinary consortium of 14 partners from 6 EU countries, and has the international cooperation of South Africa. Furthermore, it involves the entire value chain,...

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