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TotalEnergies y Veolia se asocian para construir el mayor sistema solar para una planta desalinizadora en Omán

TotalEnergies and Veolia partner to Build the Largest Solar System for a Desalination Plant...

TotalEnergies and Veolia have signed an agreement to start the construction of the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) systems providing power for a desalination plant in Oman, in the city of Sur. The power plant...
AIMPLAS inaugura unas nuevas instalaciones para la investigación en economía circular financiadas por el IVACE con más de dos millones de euros

AIMPLAS inaugurates new facilities for circular economy research funded by IVACE to the tune...

The Plastics Technology Centre is expanding its facilities by more than 2,000 m2, which will be dedicated to R&D&I in polymer synthesis, medicine and the circular economy with the support of IVACE.
El proyecto, que ha contado con una inversión cercana a los 42 millones de euros, abastece de agua potable a más de 155.000 habitantes que hasta ahora padecían un racionamiento en el abastecimiento de agua potable. La planta ha sido diseñada y construida por Aqualia, que operará la infraestructura los próximos 18 años

The start-up of the Guaymas-Empalme desalination plant in the state of Sonora, a relief...

The project, which has required an investment of close to 42 million euros, supplies drinking water to more than 155,000 inhabitants who until now suffered from rationing in the supply of drinking water. The plant was designed and built by Aqualia, which will operate the infrastructure for the next 18 years.
Grupo Renova, el especialista en residuos industriales de Brasil, ha hecho un avance en sus capacidades de producción de combustibles alternativos en una colaboración de última generación con el fabricante de trituradoras industriales UNTHA.

Renova and UNTHA collaboration produces RDF in single step

Brazil’s industrial waste specialist Renova Group has advanced its alternative fuel capabilities, in a state-of-the-art collaboration with industrial shredder manufacturer UNTHA Iberica.
Almar Water Solutions amplía sus actividades en Chile y adquiere el 50% de la compañía de servicios urbanos Aguas San Pedro, S.A

Almar Water Solutions expands its activities in Chile and acquires 50% of the urban...

Aguas San Pedro S.A provides drinking water and sanitation services in the municipal market under concession regime. The goal of this operation is to create a regional platform for urban services, laying the foundations to expand its activities in Chile and Latin America.
STADLER facilita la mejora continua de la planta de reciclaje de material mixto seco de J&B Recycling

STADLER delivers continuous improvement at J&B Recycling dry mixed recyclables plant

STADLER has supported J&B Recycling in its pursuit of the best quality output material possible when it designed and built its dry mixed recyclables plant in 2008.
ACCIONA completa las obras de mejora de la EDAR de Práceres (Pontevedra)

ACCIONA completes the renewal of the WWTP at Práceres (Pontevedra)

• The secondary treatment of water and sludge generated has been completed • The plant has increased its capacity to 77.760 m³ per day, to provide a service to a population equivalent of 259.200
La financiación de 135 millones de euros tiene participación tanto de la banca internacional como de entidades locales. Barka V es una de las mayores desaladoras en la región con una capacidad de producción de 100.000 metros cúbicos al día. Está previsto que la planta entre en operación el 30 de junio del 2024.

GS Inima announces financial closure for the Barka V Desalination Plant in Oman

La financiación de 135 millones de euros tiene participación tanto de la banca internacional como de entidades locales. Barka V es una de las mayores desaladoras en la región con una capacidad de producción de 100.000 metros cúbicos al día. Está previsto que la planta entre en operación el 30 de junio del 2024.
WhiteCycle: Un consorcio europeo para reciclar los residuos de plástico

WhiteCycle: A European consortium to recycle plastic waste

An unprecedented consortium rallying 17 public and private European organizations to establish a circular economy
El centro de innovación para el reciclaje de plásticos estirénicos apuesta por el filtro para fundido de Ettlinger

Innovation centre for the recycling of styrene-based plastics opts for Ettlinger melt filters

the company uses high-performance melt filters from manufacturer Ettlinger, part of the Maag Group, whose continuous operation enables high production efficiency and consistent product quality over long operating periods.
Romper los cuellos de botella del contenido de plástico reciclado

Breaking the bottlenecks of recycled plastic content

Para superar esta complicación y cumplir unos ambiciosos objetivos de reciclaje, las empresas de reciclaje y las plantas de tratamiento de residuos (MRF, por sus siglas en inglés) están utilizando tecnología avanzada para producir material reciclado de alta calidad para aplicaciones más exigentes ampliando así sus oportunidades de negocio.
El Proyecto de Real Decreto de Envases y Residuos de Envases, cambia y armoniza las reglas de juego

Draft Royal Decree on Packaging and Packaging Waste changes and harmonises the rules of...

The Spanish Draft Royal Decree on Packaging and Packaging Waste clearly defines what can be considered as recyclable packaging, as well as laying the foundations for the recyclability messages included on packaging to be true, impartial and auditable. DríadeSM's evaluations, Recyclability Certificate and Recyclability Seal are aligned with the precepts established in this Draft Royal Decree. 
Making Europe’s sewage treatment plants more efficient and circular can help meet zero-pollution targets

Making Europe’s sewage treatment plants more efficient and circular can help meet zero-pollution targets

Sewage treatment can play a key role in Europe’s shift to a zero-pollution future by becoming more resource efficient and contributing to the circular economy, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report published today.
Recyclia afianza su posición en nuevos residuos al crecer un 20,5% en 2021

Recyclia consolidates emerging waste management, with an increase of 20.5% in photovoltaic panels and...

Recyclia managed 20.5% more photovoltaic panels and electric vehicle batteries in 2021, thus consolidating its position as a manager of waste streams from new markets with significant growth prospects in terms of recycling and socio-economic impact over the coming years in Spain.
Naturgy y Ruralia crean la primera empresa española para el reciclaje integral de parques eólicos

Naturgy and Ruralia create first Spanish company for comprehensive wind farm recycling

The project is the first in Spain dedicated to the complete dismantling and recycling of wind turbines. Some of the removed elements and components will be reconditioned for sale, thus closing the circular economy loop associated with these types of renewable facilities.
Trinseo y GMP establecerán una planta de reciclaje de poliestireno en Europa

Trinseo and GMP to establish a recycling plant in Europe

To produce recycled food-contact polystyrene material, anticipated startup in 2024
La planta de tratamiento de aguas residuales de Taif recibe la visita del CEO de SWPC

TAIF Independent Sewage Treatment Plant is visited by SWPC’s CEO

• TAIF Independent Sewage Treatment Plant (ISTP) is of great strategic importance in Saudi Arabia both for its treatment technologies and for being the first of the Agenda 2030 wastewater treatment concessions to go into operation in the Kingdom
La flota de AWM de gestión de residuos de Munich se decanta por vehículos Scania GNC con transmisión automática Allison

Munich Waste Management Company Opts for Allison-Equipped Scania CNG

An additional 34 Scania CNG refuse collection vehicles equipped with Allison Automatics will join AWM ‘s fleet by autumn helping to improve air quality in Munich's city center.
ACCIONA se adjudica la operación y mantenimiento de la depuradora de Burgos

ACCIONA wins operation and maintenance of Burgos wastewater treatment plant

The company will handle wastewater and sludge treatment, as well as gas and cogeneration systems, to guarantee the quality of water services in the city of Burgos
Inauguración del Centro de Innovación Pellenc ST en Pertuis (Vaucluse)

Inauguration of the Pellenc ST Innovation Center in Pertuis (Vaucluse)

Pellenc ST, a French mid-market company specializing in the design and manufacture of intelligent and connected sorting solutions, will inaugurate its new Innovation Center in Pertuis (Vaucluse) on June 28, 2022.
Ence estudia la puesta en marcha en As Pontes de una bioplanta, para la recuperación, desarrollo y producción de nuevos biomateriales

Ence is studying the implementation in As Pontes of a complementary bioplant, for the...

The aim of Ence is to “complete the circle” in Galicia: to manufacture a product whose origin and destination is northwest Spain and which is marketed primarily in Galicia.
Aqualia y Acciona arrancan el South Cluster en Arabia Saudí

Aqualia and Acciona launch the South Cluster in Saudi Arabia

The contract is part of the government programme to encourage private sector participation in water and sanitation management in the country
Alfa Laval se une al Consejo del Hidrógeno

Alfa Laval joins the Hydrogen Council

Alfa Laval has joined the Hydrogen Council, a global CEO-led initiative of companies with a long-term goal of utilizing hydrogen to foster the clean energy transition for a better, more sustainable future. Alfa Laval is now one of about 140 companies from across the globe representing the entire hydrogen value chain.
Aqualia y ACCIONA arrancan el South Cluster en Arabia Saudí

ACCIONA and Aqualia starts the management, operation and maintenance of South Sluster in KSA

Since the consortium was chosen by the Saudi National Water Company (NWC), a team of 40 highly qualified and multidisciplinary experts has been selected and trained. Their knowledge and experience are one of the keys to the success of the project.
Schneider Electric y AVEVA digitalizan el suministro de agua de Kunming CGE para mejorar la seguridad y la sostenibilidad

Schneider Electric and AVEVA digitize Kunming CGE Water Supply to Improve Safety and Sustainability

Ensure safe, stable, and more efficient municipal water supply Increase sustainability by effectively reducing energy waste Reduce overall operating costs by improving operational and maintenance efficiencies
Abengoa participa en el proceso de selección para el desarrollo de la mayor desaladora de África

Abengoa participates in the selection process for the development of the largest desalination plant...

The plant, which will be located in the region of Casablanca (Morocco), will have a capacity of 548,000 m3 per day, expandable to 822,000 m3, and will use reverse osmosis technology to meet the demand for drinking water and irrigation for some 5,000 hectares of land.
Atlas Copco adquirirá un fabricante chino de bombas y sistemas de vacío industriales

Atlas Copco to acquire a Chinese manufacturer of industrial vacuum pumps and systems

Atlas Copco has agreed to acquire the assets of Shandong Jinggong Pump Co., Ltd. The company develops and manufactures liquid ring vacuum pumps and systems, mainly used in the chemical and other general industries.
ACWA Power Y EWEC anuncian el inicio de las operaciones de la primera fase de  AL TAWEELAH IWP, la mayor instalación de desalinización de agua por ósmosis inversa del mundo

ACWA Power and EWEC announce the start of operations for the first phase of...

ACWA Power, the world’s largest private operator of desalinated water, owns and operates 15 desalination plants producing over 6.4 million m3/day, enough water to meet the needs of over 40 million people daily.

Circular packaging: regulations and challenges

At EuRIC, we are working to ensure that the forthcoming European Directive on packaging and packaging waste is reinforced with a view to increasing recycling rates, improving packaging design to facilitate recycling, and increasing the recycled material content of new packaging products.
Paz Orviz Ibáñez. Gerente del Consorcio para la Gestión de los Residuos Sólidos en Asturias (COGERSA).

Towards a circular future with a female perspective

El medio ambiente es, y será cada vez más, de las mujeres. Desde el papel tradicional de gestora del hogar y educadora de los hijos e hijas, hasta la responsable mayoritaria que es de las decisiones de consumo, o la posición femenina relevante en puestos de liderazgo en administraciones y empresas que tienen que ver con la sostenibilidad.
ACWA Power y Saudi Water Partnership Company reconfigurarán Shuaibah 3 para que pase a ser una planta de ósmosis inversa de nueva creación

ACWA Power and Saudi Water Partnership Company to reconfigure Shuaibah 3 into a greenfield...

Restructuring of Shuaibah 3 IWPP will mitigate the impact of 45 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions a year in line with Saudi Vision 2030
Recyclia, pionera en la instauración en España de esta estrategia de gestión en 2012, analiza su impacto tras diez años de funcionamiento

Recyclia, who pioneered this management strategy in 2012, analyses its impact ten years later

The management model of several collective waste management systems operating under a single administrative entity has enabled this activity to be optimised by 30% in Spain. This is the conclusion of a study carried out by Recyclia to analyse this type of model. The model was first implemented in Spain a decade ago for the management of batteries and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), through Recyclia’s environmental foundations Ecopilas, Ecofimática and Ecoasimelec.
De Chile a China: la lucha mundial contra la desertificación

From Chile to China: The global battle against desertification

In May 2022, global leaders met in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire for the fifteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. The event, focused on how to protect and sustainably manage one of Earth’s most precious commodities-land.
Una nueva generación de riesgos emergentes derivados del cambio climático

A new generation of emerging risks arising from climate change

10th anniversary SONAR report covers 14 emerging risk topics across technological, economic, social and environmental areas
Allison Transmission, Geesinknorba y UROVESA presentan sus innovaciones en TECMA 2022

Allison Transmission, Geesinknorba and UROVESA Exhibit Innovations at TECMA 2022

Allison Transmission was present at the 21st edition of TECMA, the International Urban Planning and Environment Fair, held from June 14 to 16 at the IFEMA exhibition center (Madrid), where the company showcased innovations in the field of electrification.
Ecoembes pone en marcha el programa europeo Circular Packaging Challenge

Ecoembes kicks off European Circular Packaging Challenge programme

The European Circular Packaging Challenge programme aims to encourage startups to tackle the major circular economy challenges through innovation and the development of solutions. The programme also seeks as to promote synergies amongst the companies collaborating in the project.
ACCIONA inicia la operación y mantenimiento de la desalinizadora Shuqaiq 3 en Arabia Saudí

ACCIONA starts operation and maintenance of Shuqaiq 3 desalination plant in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) has awarded a 25-year contract to ACCIONA for the operation and maintenance of Shuqaiq 3, built by ACCIONA and one of the largest desalination plants in Saudi Arabia.
19º Congreso de la Recuperación y el Reciclado y 4th European Recycling Conference

19th Recovery and Recycling Congress and 4th European Recycling Conference

"The main players in recovery are the recycling sector companies. It is not, therefore, a question of strengthening the public sector, but of guaranteeing private activity": Mariano González, Deputy Regional Minister for the Environment and Agriculture of the Autonomous Community of Madrid
La nueva cinta transportadora STADLER PX, mayores niveles de pureza en la clasificación basada en sensores

New STADLER PX Conveyor raises the bar on purity in sensor sorting

The new STADLER PX acceleration conveyor integrates the best features of the BB and DB conveyors for optical sensor sorting and takes purity to new heights.
ACCIONA lleva su experiencia en agua al Foro de inversiones saudi-español

ACCIONA takes water expertise to the saudi-spanish investment Forum

ACCIONA, the leading water contractor in Saudi Arabia, is building desalination and wastewater treatment plants to contribute to the country’s water security and sustainability
Informe especial reciclaje TECMA 2022

Special TECMA 2022 | SRR 2022 | Cities Forum | The 19th National Recovery...

Special edition dedicated to waste management and treatment, recycling, municipalities and cities, published as an offprint of the May-June 2022 issue of FuturENVIRO for distribution at TECMA 2022,
ACUAES celebra su 25 aniversario con una visita a las obras de Soria

ACUAES celebrates 25th anniversary with visit to works in Soria

With investment of around 60 million euros, the "Soria Sanitation" project encompasses the construction of a wastewater treatment plant for a population equivalent of 136,000, a 5-kilometre outfall tunnel and additional works for the incorporation of flows and the environmental recovery of the area where the current WWTP is located.
Tedagua verifies the carbon footprint of all its facilities in accordance with ISO 14064

Tedagua verifies the carbon footprint of all its facilities in accordance with ISO 14064

Tedagua's commitment to sustainability has included the development of an emissions improvement plan, with actions in the short and medium term. As well as the voluntary registration in the Carbon Footprint Registry, of the Ministry for the Ecological Transition
ACCIONA comienza la construcción de la desalinizadora Jubail 3B en Arabia Saudí

ACCIONA starts construction of Jubail 3B desalination plant in Saudi Arabia

ACCIONA and its partner SEPCOIII have started the construction of the Jubail 3B Independent Water Project (IWP). The desalination plant will filter 570,000 m3 / day, enough to supply two million people in the cities of Riyadh and Qassim once it enters into operation in 2024.
AIMPLAS destaca la importancia de seguir eliminando los plásticos del mar en el Día Mundial de los Océanos

AIMPLAS emphasises the importance of continuing to remove plastics from the sea on World...

The Plastics Technology Centre is working on several projects to recover plastic waste and end-of-life fishing nets and recycle them to manufacture new high added-value products, like textiles or furniture.
DuPont Water Solutions en la Conferencia EDS 2022

DuPont Water Solutions at EDS Conference 2022

DuPont Water Solutions is a gold sponsor of the European Desalination Society (EDS) Conference 2022 at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain from 20 to 23 June 2022 at the Palacio de Congresos de Canarias.
Retos del Sector Agua Urbana

Urban Water Sector Challenges

Midway through 2022 is an appropriate time to take a brief look at the challenges facing the urban water sector, a very singular sector of vital importance in the daily lives of citizens and one that often goes unnoticed. 
#PROsAtWork Recyclia hace que la eliminación de residuos electrónicos sea divertida con contenedores inteligentes

#PROsAtWork Recyclia makes e-waste disposal fun with smart containers

Recyclia is the largest environmental platform for used electrical and electronic waste (WEEE) and batteries in Spain. It brings together the experience and knowledge of the three Environmental Foundations: Ecopilas, Ecofimática and Ecoasimelec which, as EPR systems, have been the entities in charge of offering producers the necessary coverage for the correct collection and management of this waste at the end of its useful life.
El DOE anuncia 59 millones de dólares para ampliar la producción de biocombustibles y descarbonizar el sector del transporte

DOE Announces $59 Million to Expand Biofuels Production and Decarbonize Transportation Sector

Funding Will Reduce Emissions from Marine, Aviation, and other Hard-to-Decarbonize Sectors
Iberdrola y FCC lanzan EnergyLOOP para liderar el reciclaje de palas de aerogeneradores

Iberdrola and FCC launch EnergyLOOP to lead the way in wind turbine blade recycling

EnergyLOOP, which aims to develop an innovative value chain that provides the energy transition with new recycling solutions, will invest 10 million euros in its first facility and create around 100 jobs.
El agua motor de nuevas alianzas sostenibles

Water the driver of new sustainable partnerships

TUAWA and Quique Dacosta are joining forces to save 1.2 billion plastic bottles a year. Replacing bottled water with tap water achieves a 300% reduction in the carbon footprint associated with the manufacturing, bottling and transportation of plastic bottles.
Arranca la segunda #GreenLeague Junior en centros educativos de Asturias, Murcia y Comunidad Valenciana para fomentar el reciclaje de RAEE

Second #GreenLeague Junior kicks off at educational centres in Asturias, Murcia and Valencia to...

The school that collects the most waste in this non-competitive league will sponsor a tree planting. The campaign, which coincides with World Environment Day, will take place in May and June

Artificial Intelligence comes to the water sector with EDAR 360

EDAR 360 is a new innovation project committed to developing artificial intelligence solutions in the field of wastewater treatment, in line with one of Europe’s major strategic pillars.
Emergencia climática en clave de género

Climate emergency from the perspective of gender

La crisis climática y emergencia climática que está viviendo nuestro planeta es innegable, pero su impacto se distribuye de modo desigual.
Tedagua obtiene la certificación en BIM conforme a la ISO 19650

Tedagua obtains BIM certification in accordance with ISO 19650

For years, Tedagua has made a significant commitment to the transition in its designs towards BIM methodologies with the objective of increasing productivity, reducing errors and promoting the digitization of the company.
La EBA destaca la importancia del digestato

EBA highlights the importance of digestate

HRS Heat Exchangers has welcomed the recent publication of two recent papers by the European Biogas Association (EBA) which highlight the importance of digestate in the overall sustainability profile of anaerobic digestion and biogas energ
El MITECO hace público el mapa de aguas afectadas por contaminación por nitratos

Ministry for Ecological Transition publishes map of waters affected by nitrate contamination

Any citizen can access the information published through the geoportal and the electronic pages of the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge. This measure serves as a reference for the Autonomous Communities to review the areas declared as vulnerable to this type of contamination.
El proyecto LIFE CIRC-ELV reduce  las emisiones de CO2 en la fabricación de nuevos productos plásticos para el transporte y la construcción

LIFE CIRC-ELV Project reduces CO2 emissions in the manufacture of new plastic products for...

The LIFE CIRC-ELV Project has developed a new process to manage end-of-life vehicles to recover bumpers and fuel tanks, recycle the materials and use them to manufacture pipes and new parts for vehicles.
Naciones Unidas elige a Canal de Isabel II como operador de referencia mundial en la gestión de agua y energía renovable

United Nations names Canal de Isabel II global benchmark operator in water and renewable...

The objective is to export and share successful experiences developed by Canal for sustainable development. The partnership will support the Global Sustainable Water and Energy Solutions Network.
El Ayuntamiento de Madrid adecuará la Estación de Aguas Residuales de las Rejas

Madrid City Council to invest €72.5 million in upgrading Rejas WRP

Madrid City Council will adapt and upgrade the Rejas Water Reclamation Plant (WRP) following the declaration of the entire Jarama river basin as a sensitive area. This action will reduce discharges from the plant...
FCC Servicios Medio Ambiente adjudicataria de un contrato en Florida (EE. UU.) por 450 millones de dólares

FCC Environmental Services awarded a $450 million contract in Florida (US)

FCC Environmental Services, FCC Servicios Medio Ambiente’s American subsidiary, has been awarded the urban waste collection contract for the city of Port Saint Lucie, Florida.
La REPowerEU presenta un plan de acción sobre el biometano para ampliar el sector de aquí a 2030

The REPowerEU puts forward a Biomethane Action Plan to scale-up the sector by 2030

The REPowerEU detailed plan presented yesterday proposes a Biomethane Action Plan, including a Biomethane Industrial Alliance, to stimulate the renewable gas value chain and achieve the production of 35 bcm of biomethane by 2030.
Una empresa española de gestión del agua es reconocida como segunda mejor empresa del año en el mundo

Spanish water management company recognised as world’s second-best company of the year

Aqualia has just received the "Distinction Award" in the category of Best Water Company of the Year, the highest level of the Global Water Awards 2022 (the "Oscars" of water) awarded by the British communication platform GWI
RePowerEU apoya los residuos de biomasa no reciclables como recurso importante para nuestra seguridad energética

RePowerEU supports non-recyclable biomass waste as an important resource for our energy security

The Commission action plan highlights that non-recyclable biomass waste can help Europe move away from imported natural gas. Now, the ENVI Committee of the European Parliament might want to reconsider its views on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive.
ACCIONA reconocida con dos Distinciones en los Global Water Awards 2022

ACCIONA is recognised with two Distinctions in Global Water Awards 2022

Global Water Intelligence has awarded ACCIONA Distinctions in the “Desalination Company of the Year” and “Wastewater Project of the Year” categories for the Bahr el-Baqar wastewater treatment plant in Egypt.
AERZEN en IFAT 2022: soluciones que marcan tendencia

AERZEN at IFAT 2022: trend-setting solutions

AERZEN will be at IFAT 2022 to showcase trend-setting solutions for efficient water and wastewater treatment. For over 150 years, AERZEN has been considered the market leader in the field of water treatment.
Grupo EREMA: Crecimiento de ingresos, tamaño de plantas y capacidades de producción

EREMA Group: Growing revenues, plant sizes and production capacities

The EREMA Group, which comprises EREMA Group GmbH and its subsidiaries EREMA, PURE LOOP, UMAC, 3S, KEYCYCLE and PLASMAC, closed the 2021/22 financial year with a 17 percent increase in revenue.
SUEZ se adjudica el contrato de diseño y construcción de una planta de tratamiento de aguas residuales urbanas e industriales en la bahía de Hann

In Senegal, SUEZ wins the contract to design and build an urban and industrial...

SUEZ and its partner, the CDE consortium, the contract to design and build a wastewater treatment plant at Hann Bay in Dakar.
De agua de mar a agua potable, pulsando un botón

From seawater to drinking water, with the push of a button

Researchers build a portable desalination unit that generates clear, clean drinking water without the need for filters or high-pressure pumps.
ACCIONA participa en Global Water Summit 2022

ACCIONA will be present at Global Water Summit 2022

Organized by the prestigious Global Water Intelligence magazine, the event will take place in Madrid on 17 and 18 May ACCIONA is a Gold Sponsor and will take part in a round table and a number of panels on the financing of water and desalination projects in the digital age
La valorización energética de residuos y la descarbonización en la UE

Waste-to-Energy and decarbonisation in the EU

ESWET welcomes the European Commission’s roadmap on the carbon removal certification and would like to highlight the potential of the Waste-to-Energy sector in contributing to the decarbonisation efforts.
Una treintena de localidades se unen a la red ‘Municipios Hermanados por el Vidrio’ una alianza para homenajear su vinculación con este material

Over 30 towns join “Municipalities Twinning for Glass” network to mark their relationship with...

The initiative, promoted by Ecovidrio, ANFEVI, ANAREVI and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), commemorates 2022, declared International Year of Glass by the UN. The objective is to pay tribute to glass and to municipalities with historical links to this material.
SUEZ: Adquisición de los activos de residuos peligrosos de Veolia en Francia

SUEZ and Veolia announce the signing of an agreement for the acquisition by SUEZ...

SUEZ and Veolia announce the signing of an agreement for the acquisition by SUEZ of all the hazardous waste assets in France as part of the commitments made by Veolia to address the European Commission competition concerns. The assets represent an enterprise value of 690 million euros.

Learn how the EIB is fighting climate change in Spain through its unique 360-degree...

Europe Day on 9th May sees the launch of EIB’s 360° Quest for Climate Solutions campaign highlighting impactful projects to increase climate resilience across the European Union, including in Spain
BID Lab lanza convocatoria para gestionar químicos y residuos peligrosos en el Caribe

IDB Lab Launches Call to Manage Chemicals and Hazardous Waste in the Caribbean

IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank, convened the BlueTech for Waste Challenge, an initiative to find innovative solutions that contribute to the sustainable management of chemicals and hazardous waste in twelve countries in the Caribbean.
New report highlights risk from global warming in the “Third Pole”

New report highlights risk from global warming in the “Third Pole”

The glacier-capped mountains of South Asia, which provide billions of people with drinking water, are warming at an alarming rate, finds a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Plastics Europe lanza la segunda edición del informe de Economía Circular de los plásticos

Plastics Europe launches the second edition of the “Circular Economy for Plastics” report

Plastics Europe, the European association of plastics manufacturers, launches today the second edition of “Circular Economy for Plastics – A European Overview”, a detailed report of plastics flows related to production, conversion, consumption, waste management, recycling, and use of recycled plastics in Europe in 2020.
 El Mercado de Reus se suma a RECICLOS con la instalación de una máquina que recompensa por reciclar

El Mercado de Reus se suma a RECICLOS con la instalación de una máquina...

Las instalaciones del Mercado Central de Reus cuentan desde hoy con una de las máquinas RECICLOS, el Sistema de Devolución y Recompensa (SDR) de Ecoembes, que premia el compromiso con el reciclaje de latas y botellas de plástico de bebidas.
El primer vehículo de recogida de residuos del Reino Unido impulsado por hidrógeno usa una Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission Specified for UK’s First Hydrogen-Powered Refuse Collection Vehicle

An Allison fully automatic transmission has been specified for the UK’s first refuse collection vehicle (RCV) with a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain. Aberdeen City Council’s decision to couple a 250 kW Hyzon electric motor to an Allison 3000 Series™ transmission in conjunction with a 45 kW fuel cell affirms the continuing suitability of Allison’s transmissions as fleets transition from diesel-fueled internal combustion engines.
FCC Servicios Medio Ambiente consigue su primer contrato en California (EE.UU.) por 1.400 M€

FCC Servicios Medio Ambiente gets its first contract in California (US) for €1.4 billion

FCC Environmental Services, the FCC Servicios Medio Ambiente’s subsidiary that provides comprehensive waste management and recycling services in the United States, has been awarded the contract for the construction and operation of a municipal solid waste (MSW) environmental recycling compound in Placer County, California.
Equilibrio ecológico y colaboración, el impulso hacia un futuro cada día más sostenible

Ecological balance and collaboration, the drive towards an increasingly sustainable future

The concept of balance can be defined as the equilibrium between two or more situations. The term is applicable to different fields, such as physics or economics, but today we will focus on the environment. In speaking of "ecological balance" we cannot fail to mention one of the most valuable natural habitats on the Iberian Peninsula, the Iberian dehesa grassland.
Los RAEE, pieza clave en el desarrollo sostenible de nuevas tecnologías

WEEE a key element in the sustainable development of new technologies

The shortage of raw materials, a lack of materials to manufacture new electronic devices and intensive use of technology all come together in a new global context. Within this scenario, Fundación Ecolec has, through its activity and different initiatives, enabled citizens and social agents to become aware of the importance of correct WEEE management as a sustainable way of recovering precious metals.
Repsol impulsará con Geregras la recolección de aceites usados de fritura en España

Repsol and Geregras to promote collection of used cooking oil in Spain

Repsol and Geregras, a leading association in the used oil collection sector, have entered into an agreement for the joint promotion of the collection of cooking oils from the hospitality sector (hotels, restaurants and cafeterias) and from homes.
España acogerá el Día de la Desertificación y la Sequía 2022

Spain to host Desertification and Drought Day 2022

Drought, with a focus on early action to prevent disastrous outcomes, is the theme of the Desertification and Drought Day marked on 17 June 2022. The global observance of the event will take place in Madrid, Spain, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has announced.
La UTE GS Inima Environment / Ciclagua se encargarán del funcionamiento y mantenimiento de esta instalación que da servicio a una población de 70 mil habitantes. Con este nuevo contrato son 27 las plantas de aguas residuales que gestiona GS Inima en territorio español.

Public Entity for Wastewater Sanitation of Autonomous Community of Valencia (EPSAR) once again chooses...

La UTE GS Inima Environment / Ciclagua se encargarán del funcionamiento y mantenimiento de esta instalación que da servicio a una población de 70 mil habitantes. Con este nuevo contrato son 27 las plantas de aguas residuales que gestiona GS Inima en territorio español.
 De la app a la actualización de hardware: soluciones de separación de metales y residuos STEINERT en la IFAT 2022

Focus on App and Hardware Update: STEINERT metal and waste sorting solutions at IFAT...

The new performance app, processing of non-ferrous metals including separation of heavy metals, wood sorting and recycling of steel are the main focal points on STEINERT’s stands 451/550 and 551 in Hall B6 at the IFAT trade fair in Munich (30.5.2022-3.6.2022). Live presentations will take place daily to explain the solutions in detail.
ECOLEC valora positivamente el impulso europeo al cargador común para reducir la generación de RAEE

ECOLEC welcomes EU common charger initiative to reduce e-waste

The initiative to establish a common charger for electrical and electronic devices is the first step in the introduction of new legislation in this area. It will reduce the production of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)because new devices acquired will not automatically come with a corresponding charger.

Earth Day 2022: our planet is calling

Today, 22 April, the world marks Earth Day with #BeTheWave, an international campaign that brings people from all over the world to create one global heartbeat.
SIGAUS cierra 2021 con la gestión de 128.711 t de aceites usados, logrando una tasa de regeneración del 79%

SIGAUS closes 2021 with the management of 128,711 t of used oils and a...

On behalf of its member companies, SIGAUS recently submitted its Official Reports 2021 to the Spanish Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge (MITERD), as well as to the competent bodies of the different Autonomous Communities.

UNTHA prepares for shredding showcase at IFAT 2022

La enorme feria de cinco días, que tendrá lugar en Múnich del 30 de mayo al 3 de junio, permitirá a los delegados conocer de cerca una serie de máquinas de UNTHA, ver demostraciones en vivo de las trituradoras que tratan una serie de materiales, visitar las instalaciones de un cliente vecino para ver una instalación operativa en acción, descubrir más sobre los paquetes de servicios de UNTHA y conocer a algunos de los colegas más expertos de la empresa de todo el mundo.
STADLER y KRONES han colaborado para diseñar e instalar una planta de clasificación y lavado nueva para Kunststoff Recycling Grünstadt GmbH (KRG), empresa alemana de reciclaje dedicada al sector del procesado de plástico

STADLER and KRONES close the circular economy loop at the Kunststoff Recycling Grünstadt plant...

STADLER y KRONES han colaborado para diseñar e instalar una planta de clasificación y lavado nueva para Kunststoff Recycling Grünstadt GmbH (KRG), empresa alemana de reciclaje dedicada al sector del procesado de plástico
La ampliación de la planta de biometano permitirá inyectar un 80 % más de este gas de origen renovable a la red gasista

Expansion of Valdemingómez biomethane plant to enable 80% more of this renewable gas to...

The upgrading of this infrastructure for the treatment of organic matter will increase the energy injected into the grid by 180 GWht, equivalent to the natural gas consumption of 20,000 Spanish households or 500 municipal buses. The waste treatment carried out at this plant reduces emissions by over 43,500 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per annum.

How will water utilities cut emissions in half and help decarbonise the water sector?

Water operators have long been stewards of an essential resource, and water infrastructure is a cornerstone of every prosperous economy. But today's water systems are also major sources of greenhouse gases (GHGs). And this...
Tirme colabora en el proyecto de investigación ATRIC 4.0 'Acelerando la Transición hacia una Industria 4.0 sostenible, digital y Circular

Tirme collaborates in the ATRIC 4.0 research project ‘Accelerating the Transition towards a sustainable,...

The ATRIC 4.0 research project, which has received the CDTI grant under its Missions program, in MISSION 3. To promote Spanish industry in the industrial revolution of the XXI century, pursues the development of new solutions to respond to one of the current challenges of cities and industry: to guarantee effective recycling systems and recovery of combustion waste.
EIT Community Booster anuncia las 20 empresas seleccionadas para la Nueva Bauhaus europea

EIT Community Booster announces 20 selected New European Bauhaus ventures

Partiendo de un amplio grupo de 1.029 solicitantes, EIT Community Booter ha seleccionado veinte startups y scaleups europeas altamente innovadoras para formar parte de su programa, que les ofrecerá servicios de crecimiento empresarial y apoyo por valor de 50.000 euros cada una. El Instituto Europeo de Innovación y Tecnología (EIT) y cinco de sus Comunidades de Conocimiento e Innovación han puesto en marcha el programa EIT Community Booster para apoyar a las empresas innovadoras que permitan la transformación de la Nueva Bauhaus Europea. 

RARx, the global trend of circular economy

RARx ha superado muchos desafíos que le han posicionado como un producto disruptor en el asfaltado de carreteras y abanderado de la economía circular.
Rabigh 3 ha obtenido un Guinness World Records™ por ser la mayor planta desaladora por ósmosis inversa en todo el mundo. Abengoa opta a uno de los premios de la Global Water Intelligence (GWI), en la categoría de planta desaladora del año por el proyecto de Rabigh 3.

Rabigh 3 win a Guinness World Records™ for being the largest reverse osmosis desalination...

Rabigh 3 has won a Guinness World Records™ for being the largest reverse osmosis desalination plant in the world. Abengoa has been shortlisted by the Global Water Intelligence (GWI) awards in the Desalination Plant of the Year category for the Rabigh 3 project.
ACCIONA participa en Singapore International Water Week, foro mundial de referencia en el sector del agua

ACCIONA participates in the Singapore International Water Week, a reference forum for the water...

ACCIONA will participate in the Singapore International Water Week from 17 to 21 April this year through its Water division. The forum is a leading world platform for sharing and creating innovative solutions in the water sector. The event will be presence-based after a two-year suspension marked by the Covid-19 pandemic. It will bring together leading figures from the private, institutional and academic areas to share ideas and experiences about the water sector.

ACCIONA presents DIFFUSAIR®, an innovative device for the generation of microbubbles

The R&D Department of ACCIONA’s Water Division has developed an innovative solution to generate a cloud of microbubbles at low pressure in high-speed floats, which means that saturators and compressors do not need to...
Inaugurada la nueva planta de tratamiento de residuos de Milà (Menorca)

New waste treatment plant inaugurated in Milà (Menorca)

The mechanical-biological treatment installations at the new waste treatment plant, the only one of its kind on the island, process the waste produced by the entire population of Menorca, taking into account seasonal variations. Over 70% of the rest fraction and 90% of the light packaging fraction are recovered for recycling at the facility.
TOMRA celebra su 50 aniversario anunciando su misión "Un mundo sin residuos"

TOMRA celebrates 50th anniversary by announcing world without waste mission

TOMRA, proveedor global de soluciones avanzadas de recogida y clasificación, celebra hoy su 50 aniversario. Sus 4 divisiones (Collection, Food, Recycling y Mining) celebraron el acontecimiento haciendo pública una misión colectiva para el futuro: "transformar la forma en que obtenemos, utilizamos y reutilizamos los recursos del planeta para lograr un mundo sin residuos".
ACWA POWER CELEBRATES EXCELLENCE OF RABIGH 3 IWP IN SAUDI ARABIA, WORLD’S LARGEST REVERSE OSMOSIS DESALINATION PLANT

Rabigh 3 IWP In Saudi Arabia, World’s largest reverse osmosis desalination plant

ACWA POWER CELEBRATES EXCELLENCE OF RABIGH 3 IWP IN SAUDI ARABIA, WORLD’S LARGEST REVERSE OSMOSIS DESALINATION PLANT
Promocionar el talento humano y una cultura innovadora entre sus equipos: este es el objetivo de los Premios Aqualia de Innovación “i4U”, una iniciativa que ha implicado a más de 10.000 potenciales innovadores en todo el mundo

Aqualia promotes internal talent at the first “i4U” Awards

Promocionar el talento humano y una cultura innovadora entre sus equipos: este es el objetivo de los Premios Aqualia de Innovación “i4U”, una iniciativa que ha implicado a más de 10.000 potenciales innovadores en todo el mundo. La primera edición de los Premios “i4U” ha contado con 48 propuestas orientadas a mejorar la calidad de procesos y servicios, la preservación de la salud y el respeto al medio ambiente.
PreZero encargó a STADLER, empresa internacional alemana especializada en la planificación, producción y montaje de plantas de reciclaje y clasificación llave en mano, que le diseñase e instalase una vanguardista planta de clasificación de envases ligeros nueva en Eitting.

STADLER designs and installs state-of-the-art light packaging sorting plant in Eitting, Germany for PreZero...

PreZero encargó a STADLER, empresa internacional alemana especializada en la planificación, producción y montaje de plantas de reciclaje y clasificación llave en mano, que le diseñase e instalase una vanguardista planta de clasificación de envases ligeros nueva en Eitting.
La transición energética es clave para abordar la crisis energética y climática global

Energy transition holds key to tackle global energy and climate crisis

La transición energética es clave para abordar la crisis energética y climática global
Majority of Europeans confident that climate policies will improve their quality of life and create jobs

Majority of Europeans confident that climate policies will improve their quality of life and...

Majority of Europeans confident that climate policies will improve their quality of life and create jobs
La fundación Ecopilas reactiva la campaña de recogida de pilas que permitirá crear el ‘Bosque Ecopilas’ en San Fernando, Almadén, Murcia y Lanzarote

56 nursery and primary schools participate in Ecopilas initiative to reforest areas of high...

La fundación Ecopilas reactiva la campaña de recogida de pilas que permitirá crear el ‘Bosque Ecopilas’ en San Fernando, Almadén, Murcia y Lanzarote
Proyecto POIROT representa un paso más en la apuesta de ACCIONA y NAITEC por la innovación digital, con el desarrollo de una solución única que aúna los conceptos de Internet de las cosas, sistemas ciber-físicos e inteligencia artificial, aplicados en el ámbito de la desalinización.

ACCIONA and NAITEC work together on the POIROT project to optimize desalination processes by...

Proyecto POIROT representa un paso más en la apuesta de ACCIONA y NAITEC por la innovación digital, con el desarrollo de una solución única que aúna los conceptos de Internet de las cosas, sistemas ciber-físicos e inteligencia artificial, aplicados en el ámbito de la desalinización.
E& Enterprise (anteriormente Etisalat Digital) ha adjudicado a Datakorum, la nueva participada de Almar Water Solutions, un proyecto de servicios de comunicación inteligente para infraestructuras de agua y energía en Abu Dhabi.

Datakorum, the new investee of Almar Water Solutions, will develop a benchmark project for...

Datakorum, the new investee of Almar Water Solutions, will develop a benchmark project for water and energy infrastructure management in Abu Dhabi
Almar Water Solutions, empresa líder en el desarrollo de infraestructuras de agua y servicios de producción, tratamiento y venta de agua, ha participado esta semana en el 9º Foro Mundial del Agua celebrado en Dakar, Senegal, del 21 al 26 de marzo.

Almar Water Solutions puts its full potential on display at the 9th World Water...

This week, Almar Water Solutions, a leading company in the development of water infrastructure and services for water production, treatment, and sales, participated in the 9th World Water Forum held in Dakar, Senegal, from March 21 to 26.