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Construction is one of the key sectors in Spain that, like many others, must face the main current challenges, such as the lack of digitalisation or the reduction of environmental impact. Today we talk to Francisco Vea Folch, Director of Innovation and New Technologies at Simetría Grupo, a company that has been working for more than 80 years in different fields, such as construction, energy,...

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At NanomatIA we will test AI-based strategies to accelerate the design and discovery of new materials in the energy storage sector. [caption id="attachment_15550" align="aligncenter" width="657"] Energy Storage Materials Laboratory at CETIM.[/caption] The research and development of new materials with better and more sustainable properties is limited by the time and economic cost, as the different types of materials to be considered is incredibly large. Due 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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Extraco is a construction company that began its operations in 1969. After positioning itself as a reference company in Galicia in its early years, today it is one of the 50 companies in the construction sector of revenue and presence at both national and international levels. Today we learn about its formula for success, its evolution over the years and perspective on the future challenges...

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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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MOFsDEL will develop electrochemical technologies that will improve costs and optimise current desalination processes [caption id="attachment_15228" align="aligncenter" width="634"] Moncofa desalination plant, built and operated by Lantania.[/caption] Lantania Aguas and CETIM Tecnological Centre are working on the creation of a technique that reduces the production cost of desalinated water. For it, the Lantania Group company and our Technological Centre will develop disruptive electrochemical technologies with low energy consumption...

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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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