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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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GEOSTONE II project in which CUPA Group, in collaboration with CETIM, is developing a series of high-performance geopolymer mortars and concretes from slate dust and granite is nearing his completion. The results achieved up to date have been very successful and show potential for their possible introduction in the market.   The development of geopolymer mortars and concretes already represents an environmental benefit for the construction sector,...

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LIFE REFOREST project has organized the seminar "Burned Forest Areas - Impact and solutions for their recovery" on March 5th in DOMUS museum (A Coruña). This project, financed by the European LIFE Programme and led by CETIM Technological Centre, aims to mitigate erosion and soil loss in areas affected by forest fires through an innovative system based on micotechnologies, a combination of stabilised organic waste...

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CETIM was one of the entities invited to participate in the forum about the Galician Strategy of Circular Economy 2019-2030 held last December 20 at the Cidade da Cultura (Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña). The event served as a public presentation of the Galician Strategy of Circular Economy 2020-2030, the Xunta de Galicia’s new roadmap to make Galicia a reference in the change of development...

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Like every March 22 since 1992, World Water Day is celebrated today to raise awareness among the population about this precious and indispensable natural resource, necessary for any aspect of life, sustainable development, and industrial activity.   At CETIM Technology Centre we investigate water treatment to improve and make industries and citizens more efficient the purification processes of our water resources. We do research with industries and...

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In the third CETIM bulletin, we analyze how water treatment plants are becoming recovery plants for valuable resources such as nitrogen or phosphorus or even reuse water for irrigation.   We also interview Frank Rogalla, R&D Director of FCC Aqualia, a company with which we develop projects such as LIFE ULISES or H2020 REWAISE.   Culleredo, December 26, 2019. The theme highlighted this bulletin is a complete report on the...

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Esta nueva hoja de ruta de la Xunta de Galicia se presenta hoy en un acto público en la Cidade da Cultura de Galicia.   Culleredo, 20 de diciembre de 2019. El Centro Tecnológico CETIM estará presente hoy en el foro sobre la Estrategia Gallega de Economía Circular 2020-2030 que tendrá lugar en la Cidade da Cultura organizado por la Xunta de Galicia. El Centro Tecnológico es una de la entidades invitadas para participar en este debate de ideas que seguirá a la presentación de la Estrategia Gallega de Economía Circular 2020-2030, una nueva hoja de ruta con la que el gobierno gallego quiere convertir a Galicia en referente en el cambio de modelo de desarrollo.  El evento será inaugurado (10.00h) por la Conselleira de Medio Ambiente, Territorio e Vivenda, Ángeles Vázquez Mejuto, y clasurado (13.00h) por el presidente de la Xunta de Galicia, Alberto Núñez Feijoo. La Directora Xeral de Calidade Ambiental e Cambio Climático, María Cruz Ferreira Costa, será la encargada de explicar el documento de la Estrategia Gallega de Economía Circular 2020-2030.  En el Foro sobre a Estrategia Galega de Economía Circular 2020-2030 (11.30h) participarán Gumersindo Feijóo Costa, vicerrector de la USC y catedrático de Ingenierá Química, uno de los redactores de la Estratexia, que intervendrá en representación de los redactores de las universidades galegas. Lo acompañarán la subdirectora xeral de Residuos, Verónica Tellado Barcia; el vicesecretario general de ANFACO – CECOPESCA, Roberto Alonso y la directora ejecutiva de CETIM, Lucía Vázquez Prado.  Durante el acto, intervendrán también el rector de la Universidade da Coruña, Julio Abalde, y el director general e de gestión autonómica de Ecoembes, Ángel Hervella Touchard.

This new roadmap of the Xunta de Galicia, Galician regional government, is presented today at a public event at the City of Culture.   The inauguration will be carried out by the Conselleira de Medio Ambiente, Ángeles Vázquez Mejuto, and the classification by the president of the Xunta de Galicia, Alberto Núñez Feijoo.     Culleredo, December 20, 2019. The CETIM Technology Center is present this morning at the forum on...

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