Technological Centre

Interviews

Entrevista CETIM a Francisco Javier Prego Martínez | Responsable del Dpto. de I+D+i de Misturas

The first prize in the Galician Innovative Materials Competition for the EMULCELL project was public recognition of the solid teamwork to make this “green asphalt” viable. The award also demonstrates that the circular economy and sustainable materials can be applied in any sector thanks to R&D&I and the commitment of companies such as Misturas S.A., which led the initiative. “The demand for more efficient and environmentally friendly materials and construction techniques will increase in the coming years,” says Francisco Javier Prego Martínez, head of the R&D&I Department of the company from Ourense.

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More than a decade ago, IDP decided to take a key step by implementing the BIM methodology in all the company's processes and in all the sectors in which the Group operated. The result, they had transformed itself into a 100% BIM engineering company fulfilling their objective of offering a differential service while incorporating all the benefits of this methodology. With the recent acquisition of...

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Javier Portela López | Director de I+D y Calidad de FINSA

Wood is, in essence, a circular raw material with an unbeatable degree of sustainability, far above that of other materials. This is an added value with which leading companies in the forestry sector such as FINSA work on a daily basis, promoting it through innovation to obtain new materials from waste; cutting-edge R&D projects in which CETIM collaborates. “Some of our factories can use up to 80% recycled material as raw material” says Javier Portela López, director of R&D and Quality at FINSA.

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Carlos Martínez is, since mid-2018, responsible for promoting, directing and coordinating the work carried out within the Spanish Construction Technology Platform (PTEC), as well as its representative with the authorities and forums related to R&D&i, among other functions. From this period, he highlights the solid growth of the institution and “the muscle that the Spanish sector has” as well as the fact that the biannual conference of the ECPT will be held next December in our country.

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Immersed in the definition of the new Smart Specialisation Strategy of Galicia (RIS3) that will guide the priorities of Galician innovation in the 2021-2027 period, the Xunta de Galicia focuses all its efforts at this moment on contributing to the economic reactivation, been aware that a knowledge-based economy is a more resilient economy.

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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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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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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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The fruitful relationship that we have had for several years in the CETIM Technology Centre with Aqualia (FCC Group) collaborating as partners in various European projects has taken another step with the award of the LIFE ULISES, with both entities in the consortium. The objective of this research is the transformation of wastewater treatment plants into a new model of urban biorefinery, focusing on their...

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Sustainability and competitiveness go hand in hand, especially in the new business ecosystem in which the environment is the common denominator while the lever that drives innovation. COPO Group, one of the largest manufacturers of automobile components in the world with headquarters in Galicia, has always made a strong commitment to R&D in the search for new raw materials - obtained from waste - that...

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