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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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  LIFE REFOREST project organizes next Thursday, March 5 at the DOMUS (A Coruña) a seminar for the recovery of burnt forest soils.   The event, which will last throughout the morning, will feature the participation of renowned speakers. The seminar will be opened by Julio Fierro, PhD. in agronomic engineering and senior biorefinery researcher at CETIM, who will make the presentation of the LIFE REFOREST project. He will...

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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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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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EU Water Innovation Conference 2019

A delegation from CETIM went on December 12 to the Water Innovation Conference 2019 that the European Commission, through the Environment GD in cooperation with the Government of Aragon, held in Zaragoza. It has been the fifth EIP Water Conference, after Brussels (2013), Barcelona (2014), Leeuwarden (2016) and Porto (2017), and has focused on the efforts of the European Innovation Association (EIP Water) to promote...

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XXV Encontro Galego-Portugués de Química

Between November 20 and 22, CETIM researchers María del Mar Castro López and Alicia Bañón Goiriz participated in the XXV Galician-Portuguese Chemistry Encounter, invited by our collaborator José Luis Francisco Fuentes, secretary of the Official College of Chemists of Galicia and responsible of Cellulose R&D in ENCE.   Mar Castro López, co-authored the poster "Lignina - it is possible to guarantee quality", led by Pedro Calvo Criado,...

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CETIM Technology Centre attended in Brussels to the IV Raw Materials Week, organized by the European Commission, to discuss the latest developments on raw materials in the EU. In this event, held in Brussels between November 18 and 22, the main actors in the sector met, as well as political leaders. The event revolved around 4 main axes: latest EU activities in the field of...

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Since its inception in 2013, the Conecta PEME call of the GAIN - Galician Innovation Agency promotes cooperation between SMEs and the other agents of the regional innovation ecosystem. Its main objective is to increase private enterprises R&D in Galicia, with innovative projects regarding the technologies generated and, in particular, its ability to market new products and solutions.   In CETIM Technological Centre we have developed since...

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European project LIFE REFOREST has initiated the implementation and validation of its micro-soil system to mitigate erosion and soil loss in two areas affected by forest fires in Galicia and Portugal.   This project financed by the European LIFE Program, and which we lead in the CETIM Technology Centre, aims to mitigate erosion and soil loss in areas affected by forest fires through an innovative system based...

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