October 2020

The Galician Agency for Innovation has approved the financing of the infrastructure project CircularCETIM (IN607E 2020/04), which is focused on the consolidation and strengthening of one of the main scientific-technical and research lines of the Technological Center CETIM, focused on Bioeconomy and Circular Economy, two of the areas in which it already has extensive know-how and expertise, and which have great potential for growth at...

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CETIM is committed to bioeconomy and circular economy, also applied to the plastics sector, to achieve a renewable and environmentally sustainable industry that minimizes its dependence on fossil sources. We research the obtaining of both thermostable and thermoplastic biopolymers, from a wide variety of natural primary and secondary sources. We work on their final application in sectors such as wind power, construction or chemicals.

Xunta and CETIM agree to collaborate in the development of the Pole for the Transformation of Galicia with which the Galician government opts for European recovery funds.


More than 90% of the projects of the Technology Center are linked to the circular economy and bioeconomy.


This year alone, CETIM has presented projects in regional, national and international R&D calls for a value of more than € 65M.

Gestán's activity goes beyond comprehensive waste management. Through research in environmental innovation, they provide an essential added value for their industrial activity. It is your strategic tool to bet on the circular economy in a key activity with great growth potential, such as industrial waste treatment. Currently, they collaborate with CETIM in the BIOCHARMB and VALORIX project, the latter focusing on the treatment of landfill...

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EDAR de El Toyo (Almería), piloto de LIFE PHOENIX.

CETIM takes part, since last month, in a new Project funded under the LIFE programme of the EU. LIFE PHOENIX, led by AQUALIA FCC, is a European project that will address the problematic related to the reuse of waste water for irrigation, in an EU and national context in which water stress is an ever-growing concern. The project deal as well with the increasing challenge posed by the Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) and the microplastics in water.

Galician Material Library, Materioteca de Galicia, promoted by the Galician Innovation Agency, is the first digital database of innovative materials created by Galician companies and knowledge centres.


Polymers included by CETIM Technological Centre are obtained or reinforced with lignin from the valorization of paper pulp manufacturing waste streams.