Technological Centre

Circular Economy Tag

Today, 5th June, is World Environment Day, a very important date for our Technological Centre due to our involvement in the circular economy and sustainability in more than 90% of our research projects. Today is World Environment Day, a date that stands out for all of us because of the importance of caring for and respecting the environment that surrounds us, but above all in our...

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ECLIPSE, a project in which we participate as the main research centre, will increase the levels of recovery and recovery of complex plastic waste by up to 80%, reducing the carbon footprint by 75%. [video width="854" height="480" mp4="https://cetim.es/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/ENG-Dia-Mundial-del-Reciclaje-17-05-2024-Video.mp4" poster="https://cetim.es/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Dia-Mundial-del-Reciclaje-17-05-2024.jpg"][/video]   The correct and sustainable recycling of waste has become essential in view of the large amount of materials, especially plastics, that we generate each year. According to the...

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Smart2ReDuCe is a project we are working on at our Technological Centre to contribute to the Circular Economy and the decarbonisation of the sector, converting waste into new sustainable materials for construction. The construction and operation of buildings accounts for almost 40% of the depletion of natural resources and generates 25% of the world's waste. Construction and Demolition Waste (C&DW) has become one of the main...

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At CETIM we are developing an integral and sustainable process for the transformation of potato production by-products into high quality mycoproteins, thus improving the economic and environmental cost of the sector. [caption id="attachment_15652" align="aligncenter" width="627"] CETIM Microbiology Laboratory.[/caption] In 2023, 1,981,742 tonnes of potatoes were produced in Spain, according to data collected by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. Galicia produced 363,139 tonnes, being the Autonomous...

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CETIM, in collaboration with the industrial fabric, developed a new binding material from construction and demolition waste and iron and steel slag, to minimise the environmental impact associated with the production of this type of material [caption id="attachment_15185" align="aligncenter" width="570"] CETIM's Sustainable Construction Materials Laboratory.[/caption] One of the main challenges facing the construction sector is to find alternatives to Portland cement, a material with significant environmental burdens....

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BIORECOVER, the project that we have coordinated and led at our Technological Centre, is coming to an end with ambitious results, as we have managed to recover metals of high economic value such as magnesium and yttrium from waste of different origins. [caption id="attachment_15207" align="aligncenter" width="602"] CETIM Bioprocess Laboratory.[/caption] In 2019 we started a journey from CETIM coordinating and leading an initiative for the recovery of critical...

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CETIM is collaborating on the project by researching the photocatalysis process and studying advanced materials for hydrogen storage. [caption id="attachment_14933" align="aligncenter" width="769"] BIOPHOTO: Research into the production and storage of green hydrogen from organic waste.[/caption] The crisis in the energy sector, which began with an increase in gas and electricity prices in 2021, has evolved into a raw material supply crisis. Therefore, developing renewable alternatives such as...

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The research on the recovery of critical raw materials that we started in 2019 comes to an end with the celebration of a conference where the Head of ECO BIO Technologies at CETIM, Cristina Martínez, will disseminate the results obtained in our Technological Centre. The project H2020 BIORECOVER, led and coordinated by CETIM, comes to an end with an event that will bring together the scientific...

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Ángeles Vázquez, the second vice-president of the Xunta de Galicia and Regional Minister for the Environment, Territory, and Housing, visited our facilities this morning. During the visit, she gained firsthand insights into our Technology Centre's dedication to environmental initiatives. [caption id="attachment_15096" align="aligncenter" width="872"] From left to right, Sagrario Pérez, General Director of Environmental Quality, Sustainability and Climate Change; Ángeles Vázquez, Second Vice-President of the Xunta de...

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The Centre of Excellence for Competitiveness in Circular Economy, which we will develop in the estuary of O Burgo, will have 8,000 square metres and a budget of more than 7 million euros. José Ramón Gómez Besteiro visited our facilities this morning and saw first-hand the activity that we have been developing for 10 years. [caption id="attachment_15068" align="aligncenter" width="737"] From left to right, Toni Pons, General Director...

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