Today is one of the most important days of the environmental calendar. The celebration of the World Environment Day was set at the end of 1972 by the United Nations (UN).
Since its inception, CETIM has decided to encourage the circular economy through research and innovation in recycling processes and methodologies.
Culleredo, June 5, 2019. We have a clear mission, to offer services and to satisfy the technological needs of our clients and collaborators, promoting innovation and improving business competitiveness. However, we are aware that any goal or task is conditioned by the space that surrounds us and for that reason, the environment and its care are one of the concerns that condition and mark our strategy as a reference technological center.
In this sense, CETIM is firmly committed to encouraging the circular economy through research and innovation in recycling processes and methodologies to obtain high added value products from by-products.
In the last five years, we have collaborated with more than 100 companies and 25 universities and national and international centers in projects of circular economy mobilizing an investment in research superior to 60 million euros and generated, directly and indirectly, more than 280 jobs qualified
Several real cases, among many of the curricula of our organization, account for both the potential of the circular economy and a transversal sector, as well as the concern of companies to optimize their production processes in line with the high level of market demand. Projects with practical application are the chemical and biochemical treatment of fractions discarded from cellulose manufacture and its successful application in the automotive industry or chemical additives for concrete, the obtaining of biopolymers of food by-products and their application in water or cosmetic adsorbents, extraction and bioextraction of critical raw materials for electronic waste and its use for industrial synthesis of pigments; or the obtaining, from fishing and aquaculture residues, of fertilizers and protein concentrates for both human and animal food.