The Joint Research Unit VOLTA starts up, which will research technologically advanced, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable electrochemical solutions based on silicon.
The VOLTA UMI is formed by the CETIM Technological Centre, with extensive experience in the development of advanced materials and the electrochemical study of anodic materials, and the company Ferroglobe Innovation, specialized in the production of silicon metal.
With a total duration of 39 months, the project has a budget of more than 2 million euros.
The results of pilots in Ferrol and Calasparra verify the elimination of pollutants, increasing the availability of a basic and now “circular” resource to reduce water stresses associated with droughts.
In the 1,744 water analysis developed, the removal of heavy metals, fossil fuel residues, pesticides and contamination by E. coli bacteriawas verified.
The conclusions of this project funded by the LIFE program of the European Union were presented during the final event inaugurated by the director of the Port Authority of Ferrol-San Cibrao, Jesús Casás López.
AQUATIM Joint Research Unit is launched, which will seek to respond to great challenges and challenges to achieve a sustainable Future through the implementation of a circular, efficient, safe and resilient water cycle.
AQUATIM is made up of CETIM Technological Centre, an expert in research and development of new water treatment technologies, and AQUALIA group, a leading company in the water sector.
With a total duration of 39 months, the project foresees an investment of more than 2 million euros.
Over the next three years, Aqualia, together with CETIM, will be the engine of the so-called Joint Research Unit AQUATIM, funded by the Galician Innovation Agency to foster cooperation between the research centres and enterprises that make up the business network based in Galicia. We spoke with Javier García Linares, director of the Aqualia’s Galician Delegation, about the strategic objectives of this project that seeks to recover resources such as nutrients or metals from the WWTP, as well as obtaining a fuel, green hydrogen.
CETIM is researching the production of more sustainable cements and concretes from construction and demolition waste, as well as steel slag from electric arc furnaces, within the framework of the KEOPS project.
KEOPS offers the potential to close the circle within the construction sector, making its waste the raw material with which to manufacture cements and concretes.
The initiative, supported by CETIM, brings together five business agents from the entire value chain of the construction sector: ADEC Global, Cromogenia, Cementos Cruz, Extraco and Prefhorvisa.
Next Monday 3 October, ECO-SMART BATT consortium is organizing a webinar at 10:00h to present the progress made so far in the implementation of the ECO-SMART BATT project. The project is investigating the sustainable 4.0 manufacturing of nanocomposites and ionogels for high energy density and lower cost batteries, which will boost the electrification of the mobility sector.
You can see the agenda of the event here.