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It is time we meet again at Aquatech Amsterdam

It is time we meet again at Aquatech Amsterdam

UN report on plastic pollution warns of false solutions and confirms need for urgent...

UN report on plastic pollution warns of false solutions and confirms need for urgent global action

Fruit tree grubbing waste a potentially significant resource for the bioeconomy

Fruit tree grubbing waste a potentially significant resource for the bioeconomy

Comaigua leads pilot project to recharge Baix Camp aquifer with treated wastewater

Comaigua leads pilot project to recharge Baix Camp aquifer with treated wastewater

Allison Transmission Delivers Fully Automatic Transmission for Road Sweeper in Stockholm Area

Allison Transmission Delivers Fully Automatic Transmission for Road Sweeper in Stockholm Area

ACCIONA completes the construction of the Bahr-al Baqr wastewater treatment plant in Egypt, the...

ACCIONA completes the construction of the Bahr-al Baqr wastewater treatment plant in Egypt, the biggest in Africa | FuturENVIRO

SMAGUA pays tribute to Canal de Isabel II for 170 years of service to...

SMAGUA pays tribute to Canal de Isabel II for 170 years of service to water and the environment

Aqualia deploys 33,000 smart meters in 8 municipalities in the Canary Islands

Aqualia deploys 33,000 smart meters in 8 municipalities in the Canary Islands

Countdown to Recuwaste 2021

Countdown to Recuwaste 2021

STADLER renovates the CITR waste management facility managed by FCC Medio Ambiente in Las...

STADLER renovates the CITR waste management facility managed by FCC Medio Ambiente in Las Marinas, El Campello (Alicante) in Spain

Europe should recognize green gas among the solutions to avoid future gas price increase

Europe should recognize green gas among the solutions to avoid future gas price increase

León home to the Iberian Peninsula’s first electric vehicle battery recycling plant

León home to the Iberian Peninsula’s first electric vehicle battery recycling plant

Return of crowds to Vuelta a España allows Ecopilas to recycle 1.3 tonnes of...

Return of crowds to Vuelta a España allows Ecopilas to recycle 1.3 tonnes of used batteries

Tedagua provides two portable desalination plants to produce water for crop irrigation in La...

Tedagua provides two portable desalination plants to produce water for crop irrigation in La Palma

ACCIONA to develop its fourth wastewater treatment plant in Ecuador

ACCIONA to develop its fourth wastewater treatment plant in Ecuador

CircRural 4.0: How to convert rural wastewater into fertilizers for the agricultural industry

CircRural 4.0: How to convert rural wastewater into fertilizers for the agricultural industry | FuturENVIRO

Hypermix ensures gazpacho supply

Hypermix ensures gazpacho supply | INVENT | FuturENVIRO

Calaf Grup completes LIFE PST SORT project for the development of a waste recovery...

CCalaf Grup completes LIFE PST SORT project for the development of a waste recovery technology that will generate annual revenues of between 50 and 100 million euros for the European recycling sector

RECOTRANS project uses microwaves and laser welding to obtain recyclable composites for the transport...

RECOTRANS project uses microwaves and laser welding to obtain recyclable composites for the transport industry

GS Inima, in partnership with GS E&C, to develop South Korea’s first large-capacity desalination...

GS Inima, in partnership with GS E&C, to develop South Korea’s first large-capacity desalination plant | FuturENVIRO

ABB helps fashion industry to save water and achieve greater sustainability with innovative technology

ABB helps fashion industry to save water and achieve greater sustainability with innovative technology

FER congress in Benidorm brings together over 400 representatives of the Spanish recycling industry

FER congress in Benidorm brings together over 400 representatives of the Spanish recycling industry

First and only university course to specialise in desalination and water reuse

First and only university course to specialise in desalination and water reuse

ACCIONA to build and operate three sewage treatment plants in Saudi Arabia for €855...

ACCIONA to build and operate three sewage treatment plants in Saudi Arabia for €855 million

EIB provides €75 million to finance water infrastructure investments in Seville

EIB provides €75 million to finance water infrastructure investments in Seville

Six actions to boost SDG6

Six actions to boost SDG6

Spanish Ministry for Ecological Transition launches public consultation on system of guarantees of origin...

El MITECO saca a información pública el sistema de garantías de origen para los gases renovables

The largest sorting plant in Latin America, supplied by STADLER, begins operation in...

The largest sorting plant in Latin America, supplied by STADLER, begins operation in Mexico City

ACCIONA Energía secures EU funding for solar powered irrigation

ACCIONA Energía secures EU funding for solar powered irrigation

20 innovative companies will compete for several prizes of up to 30.000 euros with...

20 innovative companies will compete for several prizes of up to 30.000 euros with their solutions to water scarcity

The CIMNE, the Giswater Association and the RIVUS Foundation sign an agreement to develop...

The CIMNE, the Giswater Association and the RIVUS Foundation sign an agreement to develop an innovative urban drainage simulation model

Siemens Gamesa launch of world’s first recyclable wind turbine blade for commercial use offshore

Siemens Gamesa presenta la primera pala reciclable del mundo, lista para su uso comercial offshore

ACCIONA is awarded the operation and maintenance of two wastewater treatment plants in Madrid

ACCIONA is awarded the operation and maintenance of two wastewater treatment plants in Madrid | FuturENVIRO

Repsol produces Spain’s first aviation biofuel from waste

Repsol produces Spain's first aviation biofuel from waste | FuturENVIRO | REPSOL

Houston awards Global Omnium five-year contract for digitisation of sewage system and wastewater treatment...

Houston awards Global Omnium five-year contract for digitisation of sewage system and wastewater treatment facilities

Ecopilas celebrates the success of a great Vuelta 2021, with record citizen participation

Ecopilas celebrates the success of a great Vuelta 2021, with record citizen participation | FuturENVIRO | Ecopilas

ACCIONA completes the construction of the wastewater mains in the Mundaka estuary

ACCIONA completes the construction of the wastewater mains in the Mundaka estuary | FuturENVIRO | ACCIONA | Mundaka

Twenty organisations warn of waste sector paralysis due to poor functioning of compulsory electronic...

Twenty organisations warn of waste sector paralysis due to poor functioning of compulsory electronic procedures

Dry recyclables and light packaging: the sorting challenge

Dry recyclables and light packaging: the sorting challenge | STADLER | FuturENVIRO

Galician Municipalities Upgrade Waste Collection fleets with Iveco and Volvo Trucks Equipped with Allison...

Galician Municipalities Upgrade Waste Collection fleets with Iveco and Volvo Trucks Equipped with Allison Transmissions

Petronor produces biofuel from waste for aviation for the first time in Spain

Petronor produces biofuel from waste for aviation for the first time in Spain

World puts an end to the era of leaded petrol, eliminating a major threat...

World puts an end to the era of leaded petrol, eliminating a major threat to human and planetary health

Canal de Isabel II exports Vigía System for COVID-19 monitoring in wastewater to Peru

Canal de Isabel II exports Vigía System for COVID-19 monitoring in wastewater to Peru

A few days of rest

The FuturENERGY  and FuturENVIRO team is taking a few days of vacation. We’ll be back the last week of August with our batteries recharged. Happy holidays to all our Friends!

La Chira WWTP in Peru, built and operated by ACCIONA, has been operational for...

La Chira WWTP in Peru, built and operated by ACCIONA, has been operational for five years

Statement by Patricia Espinosa on National Climate Plans Submitted by 31 July

Statement by Patricia Espinosa on National Climate Plans Submitted by 31 July

Ferrovial sells its Environmental Services business in Spain and Portugal to PreZero (Schwarz Group)...

Ferrovial sells its Environmental Services business in Spain and Portugal to PreZero (Schwarz Group) for €1,133 million

European project to recover contaminated plastics from automotive, construction and electrical appliance industry waste

European project to recover contaminated plastics from automotive, construction and electrical appliance industry waste

GS Inima wins a contract for the exploitation of the Aljarafesa WWTP

GS Inima wins a contract for the exploitation of the Aljarafesa Wastewater Treatment Plants

“Fit for 55” – The waste management sector works together to reduce emissions

“Fit for 55” – The waste management sector works together to reduce emissions

Deadly flooding, heatwaves in Europe, highlight urgency of climate action

Deadly flooding, heatwaves in Europe, highlight urgency of climate action

Commitment to the economy the backbone of the SIGAUS Sustainability Report 2020

Commitment to the economy the backbone of the SIGAUS Sustainability Report 2020

EIT Food selects eight innovative projects to participate in the Seedbed agrifood incubator in...

The programme, which aims to transform innovative ideas into market-validated business proposals, will coach them during the coming months in the EIT Food South Europe headquarters. The entrepreneurial ideas which have been selected, are...

CIDETEC Surface Engineering is working on giving aircraft metals a second life

The REINTEGRA project is one year into its goal of recycling light Al-Li alloys from aircraft. The constant growth of the aeronautical sector experienced in recent decades has brought with it a problem of waste...

ACCIONA completes the construction of the Loja WWTP (Ecuador)

The new Wastewater Treatment Plant has a capacity of 87,500 m3/day and will provide a service to 350,000 people ACCIONA has completed the construction of the Loja Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in southern Ecuador. The...

European Green Deal: Commission proposes transformation of EU economy and society to meet climate...

European Green Deal: Commission proposes transformation of EU economy and society to meet climate ambitions

ACCIONA will undertake the operation and maintenance of the Oropesa desalination plant

ACCIONA se encargará de la operación y mantenimiento de la desaladora de Oropesa

ACCIONA presents its sustainable solutions for water treatment at the ‘Green EXPO on the...

ACCIONA presenta sus soluciones sostenibles para el tratamiento de agua en el evento Green EXPO del Mediterráneo

BforPlanet claims public-private partnerships as key to promoting the SDGs

The first edition of BforPlanet, the show organized by Fira de Barcelona to promote the application of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), closed with a call to achieve a better future for...

FuturENVIRO finalist at the 4th Journalism and Spanish Fishing Sector Awards in the category...

FuturENVIRO finalist at the 4th Journalism and Spanish Fishing Sector Awards in the category of “Best Coverage of Sustainability and the Environment in the Fishing Industry”

TotalEnergies and Veolia Join Forces to Develop CO2-based Microalgae Cultivation to Produce Next-generation Biofuels

TotalEnergies and Veolia have joined forces to accelerate the development of microalgae cultivation using CO2. The two partners will pool their know-how to develop a four-year research project at the La Mède biorefinery, operated...

STADLER signs agreement with Orizon Valorização de Resíduos for the construction of the largest...

With an eye to the future, STADLER recently signed an agreement with Orizon Valorização de Resíduos to build the largest mechanical sorting plant in Brazil. The agreement is of particular importance and aims to...

Sacyr innovates in water purification plants in Alicante to improve their efficiency and...

Sacyr innovates in water purification plants in Alicante to improve their efficiency and sustainability

GRUPO HUNOSA promotes Biomass Technology and Business Hub in Asturias

GRUPO HUNOSA promotes Biomass Technology and Business Hub in Asturias

Two Spanish case studies ranked in the UN Top 20 for public-private partnerships and...

Two Spanish case studies ranked in the UN Top 20 for public-private partnerships and post-COVID reconstruction

Tedagua wins contract for construction of East Bay DWTP in the Philippines

Tedagua, in consortium with Philippine construction company First Balfour, secured a $55 million contract in December 2020 for the design and construction of the East Bay Drinking Water Treatment Plant. The contract was awarded...

Almar Water Solutions doubles its presence in Chile and acquires 50% of the Chilean...

Almar Water Solutions doubles its presence in Chile and acquires 50% of the Chilean company Aguas y Riles S.A.

2021 Transformative Action Award now accepting applications

2021 Transformative Action Award now accepting applications

Consorcio de Aguas Bilbao Bizkaia approves €251.5 M investment in supply and sanitation infrastructure

€113.6 M will be invested in sanitation and €131.2 M in the supply network The General Meeting of the Consorcio de Aguas Bilbao Bizkaia (Bilbao Bizkaia Water Consortium), held yesterday at the Euskalduna Palace in Bilbao, has...

World Bank Group Increases Support for Climate Action in Developing Countries

World Bank Group Increases Support for Climate Action in Developing Countries

Pilot campaign underway to promote reuse of end-of-life mobile phones rather than accumulating them...

Pilot campaign underway to promote reuse of end-of-life mobile phones rather than accumulating them in the home

Acciona connects Spain’s first renewable storage plant featuring recycled batteries

Acciona connects Spain’s first renewable storage plant featuring recycled batteries

ACCIONA to construct and operate €2.34 billion flood prevention project in US

ACCIONA to construct and operate €2.34 billion flood prevention project in US

170 years of Canal de Isabel II: El Villar and innovation in dams

170 years of Canal de Isabel II: El Villar and innovation in dams

RECICLOS reward-based recycling scheme now up-and-running in all regions of Spain

Over 3,200,000 Spaniards can receive sustainable and social incentives by recycling their beverage cans and plastic bottles through this Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) in the more than 14,600 yellow bins equipped with RECICLOS technology....

Sacyr Agua starts a remotely read meter pilot project in Sotogrande (Cádiz) to improve...

Sacyr Agua starts a remotely read meter pilot project in Sotogrande (Cádiz) to improve water cycle efficiency

WEG to supply a product package for four biomass thermopower plants in Brazil

Mega project will generate clean energy to the state of Roraima with less dependability on diesel-operated thermal plants in the region. WEG just announced the signing of a contract with OXE Energia for the supply...

G+D supplies BBVA its new sustainable cards made of 100% recycled PVC

G+D suministra las nuevas tarjetas sostenibles de BBVA fabricadas con un 100% de PVC reciclado

Electronic equipment recycling withstands slowdown arising from pandemic in 2020 and Ecopilas breaks collection...

El reciclaje de aparatos electrónicos resistió la ralentización impuesta por la pandemia en 2020 y Ecopilas bate su récord de recogida

Naturgy marks a turning point in Spain’s energy transition with the first injection of...

Naturgy marca un hito en la transición energética de España con la primera inyección de gas renovable procedente de vertedero en la red de distribución

MEPs demand binding targets to protect biodiversity

MEPs demand binding targets to protect biodiversity

DAM and IBEC develop a drone that improves odor management in water treatment plants

DAM y el IBEC desarrollan un dron que mejora la gestión de los olores en las depuradoras de aguas

STADLER designs and builds the integrated sorting line for the LIFE4FILM project at the...

STADLER designs and builds the integrated sorting line for the LIFE4FILM project at the Granada plant operated by FCC Medio Ambiente

The UN, the OECD, the World Bank and the World Wide Fund For Nature...

The UN, the OECD, the World Bank and the World Wide Fund For Nature join BforPlanet

UN calls on countries to meet commitments to restore one billion hectares of land

UN calls on countries to meet commitments to restore one billion hectares of land

Agbar to implement eco-factories in new upstream sanitation management contract for 11 municipalities on...

Agbar implantará las ecofactorías en el nuevo contrato de gestión del saneamiento en alta de 11 municipios de la Costa Brava

ACCIONA completes the construction work for the comprehensive sanitation of the Bay and metropolitan...

ACCIONA completes the construction work for the comprehensive sanitation of the Bay and metropolitan area of Asunción (Paraguay)

New mobile, modular chemical recycling system converts non-recyclable waste into high value-added additives

AIMPLAS coordinated the European LIFE ECOMETHYLAL Project, which has ended with the construction of a plant capable of extracting up to half a kilo of methylal from each kilo of non-recyclable waste. Methylal can...

ELMASA Tecnología del Agua upgrades Seawater Desalination Plant in Puerto Rico

ELMASA Tecnología del Agua upgrades Seawater Desalination Plant in Puerto Rico

Spanish Government ratifies 1st Circular Economy Action Plan with budget of €1,529 M

Spanish Government ratifies 1st Circular Economy Action Plan with budget of €1,529 M

EMASESA ratifies works and projects with investment of over €157 M

EMASESA ratifies works and projects with investment of over €157 M

EU e-waste targets difficult to achieve

Collectively, EU Member States collect and recover more discarded electrical and electronic equipment than most of the world. But the EU risks missing its more ambitious e-waste collection targets. A review by the European...

Aqualia reinforces position in Mexico with new contract to upgrade supply network in Los...

The contract, awarded in the form of a public-private partnership within the Global Management Improvement (MIG) scheme, requires the provision of a continuous drinking water service (24/7) and the improvement of supply network efficiency...

Grupo TERSA implements innovative catalytic system at Energy Recovery Plant to enable 50% reduction...

This system uses the latest and best available technologies to ensure the best possible environmental practices. The project to install the new system was approved in 2016 and the system, which required total investment...

LIBERA presenta la app ‘Basuraleza’ para registrar los residuos abandonados en el medio natural

LIBERA presenta la app ‘Basuraleza’ para registrar los residuos abandonados en el medio natural

ACCIONA awarded operation and maintenance of 300 wastewater treatment plants in Sardinia (Italy)

ACCIONA awarded operation and maintenance of 300 wastewater treatment plants in Sardinia (Italy)

SUEZ España joins 1.070KM HUB to promote innovation ecosystems in the Mediterranean Arc

SUEZ España joins 1.070KM HUB to promote innovation ecosystems in the Mediterranean Arc

Spanish Cabinet sends Waste and Contaminated Land Bill to Parliament to drive circular, low-carbon...

For the first time in the history of Spanish legislation, the Bill sets out limitations on single-use plastics. It establishes restrictions on the use of such plastics for certain products, a tax to prevent...

ACCIONA to build and operate Los Cabos desalination plant in Mexico

ACCIONA to build and operate Los Cabos desalination plant in Mexico

Renewable Gas Exhibition and Expobiomasa lauch double call for proposals to reward innovation in...

El Salón del Gas Renovable y Expobiomasa lanzan una convocatoria pública doble del premio a la innovación 2021

Mass citizen “1m2 contra la basuraleza” (1plus2 against litter in nature) movement returns on...

Mass citizen “1m2 contra la basuraleza” (1plus2 against litter in nature) movement returns on June 12

ACCIONA launches its “smart city” model in Toro (Zamora, Spain)

ACCIONA and the City Council of Toro, located in the province of Zamora (north-western Spain), have implemented a real-time sensor-based monitoring system for the city’s main urban services, making Toro one of the most...

The two-year anniversary of the acquisition of the Muharraq wastewater treatment plant in Bahrain

The two-year anniversary of the acquisition of the Muharraq wastewater treatment plant in Bahrain

Amag Ranshofen relies on UNTHA’s expertise for recycling aluminium

AMAG Ranshofen confía en la experiencia de UNTHA para procesar aluminio

New technology patented to desalinate water without external energy input

New technology patented to desalinate water without external energy input

UNESCO cautions ocean risks losing its ability to absorb carbon, exacerbating global warming

In absorbing carbon dioxide (CO2), the oceans play a crucial role in regulating the climate, a role yet to be fully understood. However, the oceans’ ability to contribute to climate regulation may decline and...

Almagreen project to study storage of green hydrogen and renewable refuse derived fuels

Greene Waste to Energy is now working as the scientific and technological coordinator of a project for the production and storage of renewable energy from waste. The Almagreen project will study the recovery of...

AIMPLAS implements training projects to introduce 3D printing in hospitals, develop new materials and...

AIMPLAS implements training projects to introduce 3D printing in hospitals, develop new materials and meet environmental and construction challenges

WASTX Plastic: The road to ZERO Emissions via chemical recycling

WASTX Plastic: The road to ZERO Emissions via chemical recycling

Repsol to join Enerkem and Agbar to build a waste to chemicals plant in...

Repsol se une a Enerkem y Agbar para construir una planta de valorización de residuos en Tarragona