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UMI Volta, CETIM + Ferroglobe

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.

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El pasado 20 de octubre tuvo lugar en el CIS Tecnoloxía e Deseño de A Cabana (Ferrol) la jornada de presentación de los resultados de LIFE Drain Rain, proyecto que ha logrado la captación y mejora de la calidad de las aguas de escorrentía permitiendo además su reutilización para regadío, riego urbano y todo tipo de limpiezas y baldeo.

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 bacteria was 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.

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El consorcio ECO-SMART BATT presenta los avances conseguidos en la fabricación 4.0 sostenible de nanocompuestos e ionogeles en baterías ion-litio de alta densidad energética

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.  Registration...

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The VALORIX project, led by ACTTIA MEDIOAMBIENTAL, is developing an environmentally sustainable and economically viable technology to improve landfill management.

VALORIX technology will allow ACTTIA MEDIOAMBIENTAL to recover magnesium and phosphate from landfill leachate and reduce the environmental impact associated with them.

CETIM collaborate in the project by coordinating the R&D laboratory-scale magnesium and phosphate recovery works. We also support the validation of the VALORIX technology and its technical, economic and environmental evaluation.

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Next Thursday, June 16 at 8:30 a.m., the entities that are members of the consortium of the project "SMART4SLATE: Holistic approach for an intelligent and sustainable production 4.0 of natural slate", will organize an online public presentation event to publicize the main objectives of the same. ...

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The LIGNOPRIZED and REDEFINE projects, both focused on obtaining high added value products from lignin, have been successfully completed.

LIGNOPRIZED has successfully introduced modified lignin into applications as diverse as concrete additives, pipes or textile additives, improving their conventional characteristics.

REDEFINE has succeeded in encapsulating fragrances and developing bio-surfactants with degreasing properties.

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