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CETIM Technological Centre (Foundation Centro Tecnológico de Investigación Multisectorial) has been the beneficiary of a grant to hire personnel within the framework of the 2020 call for the PRINCIPIA Program of the Galician Innovation Agency. Funding, aimed at companies and research organizations in Galicia, is intended to promote the hiring of personnel for a minimum period of one year. These personnel carry out R&D activities...

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Recently, Biopol project consortium reported on the first results of the research it is carrying out to obtain biopolymers from dairy industry waste, news that the newspaper La Voz de Galicia has echoed through the We are agro section and in the general edition of the medium: "The dairy industry residues that would have conquered Coco Chanel."   The full report, signed by journalist María Cedrón, can...

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As in other difficult times, innovation has proved to be key to successfully overcoming difficulties in the global crisis we are going through due to the expansion of SARS-CoV-2. New technologies, new products, new ways of being in contact with our families, new management tools or new business models are making their way in the post-COVID-19 world.   At CETIM, we contribute our grain of sand and...

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Ferrovial Servicios' Engineering and Environmental Innovation Department has decades of experience and success stories in waste treatment and recovery thanks to its commitment to innovation, technological solutions and, in general, the circular economy. Currently, with CETIM they collaborate in Biomat Recover project for the selective biorecovery of critical raw materials present in electrical and electronic waste (WEEE). The objective is to increase the selectivity of...

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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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At the end of April, the info-days of the European LIFE and BBI calls were held. For the first time in its history, and due to the measures taken by all countries to fight the coronavirus pandemic, these events have been held virtually. Despite the virtual nature of the conferences, they have been very useful for the CETIM team - who participated both from our...

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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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