Biofactories and resource
recovery

Solutions for transforming treatment plants into biofactories: efficient facilities for obtaining water, energy and materials.

Sustainable solutions for the treatment and recovery of wastewater.

Cetaqua is revolutionising the process of water treatment by implementing the circular economy, developing processes and technologies that turn treatment plants into biofactories.

We are striving to maximise the value of resources by promoting an energy-neutral model that contributes to zero waste and eliminates emerging pollutants, microplastics and other substances. We thus promote the recovery and reuse of resources during the production of reclaimed water, the treatment of urban and industrial wastewater, and other waste streams.

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Priority lines of work

  • Effective and efficient treatments for wastewater and for the production of drinking and reclaimed water.
  • Treatments for emerging pollutants and microplastics.
  • Recovery of energy resources and materials from urban and industrial waste flows.

Projects of note

We take part in R&D&I projects aimed at achieving transformative outcomes. These are some of them:

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  • Biofactories and resource recovery

    BioCenPlas

    Centralised biorefinery for the valorisation of effluents from the fish processing sector in the form of bioplastics

  • Biofactories and resource recovery

    BlueWWater

    Control, treatment and reduction of microplastics and emerging pollutants in urban wastewater and the transboundary coastal environment

  • Biofactories and resource recovery

    CIGAT Circular

    Contributing to the decarbonisation of Galicia by converting waste into resources

  • Biofactories and resource recovery

    EDAR 360

    Artificial intelligence to digitize wastewater treatment processes

  • Biofactories and resource recovery

    LIFE Remine Water

    By-product recovery and ZLD in the mining industry.

  • Biofactories and resource recovery

    METALLICO

    Demonstration of battery metals recovery from primary and secondary resources through a sustainable processing methodology

  • Biofactories and resource recovery

    Public-Private Partnership Projects: TRANSMITWATER

  • Biofactories and resource recovery

    RESILEX

    Improving the European resilience and sustainability of critical raw materials value chain

  • Biofactories and resource recovery

    RUAGUA

    Implementation of an innovative system of sustainable production and co-governance of regenerated water in A Rúa

  • Biofactories and resource recovery

    SEMPRE-BIO

    Demonstration of new, novel and cost-effective biomethane production solutions and pathways

  • Biofactories and resource recovery

    SUPORT

    CO2 Capture and Valorization for the Development of a Sustainable Route to Produce Green Synthetic Fuels for Shipping

  • Biofactories and resource recovery

    WalNUT

    Technological solutions for redesigning nutrient supply chains from wastewater and brine.

  • Biofactories and resource recovery

    ECOVAL

    Recovery of organic waste generated in urban environments.

  • Biofactories and resource recovery

    DENMASS

    A simple and innovative technology that leads to major improvements in operation, effluent quality and the environment.

  • Biofactories and resource recovery

    PonteRedSal

    Diagnostics on the saline networks in the Pontevedra wastewater collection network.

  • Biofactories and resource recovery

    CIGAT Biofactoría

    Production and recovery of high value-added by-products in waste water

  • Biofactories and resource recovery

    HOOP

    Assistance for the development of circular economy projects.

  • Biofactories and resource recovery

    CONSERVAL

    Development of technologies for the reuse of by-products and wastewater from the canning industry in Galicia and Northern Portugal.

  • Biofactories and resource recovery

    LIFE proETV

    Promotion and implementation of ETV to verify environmental technologies.

  • Biofactories and resource recovery

    EPC-EqTech

    An economical and sustainable solution for processing caustic soda in refineries.

  • Biofactories and resource recovery

    LIFE Enrich

    Reuse of wastewater in agriculture as fertiliser for agricultural uses.

  • Biofactories and resource recovery

    LIFE Conquer

    Reuse of contaminated groundwater for urban irrigation.

  • Biofactories and resource recovery

    B-WaterSmart

    Accelerating water intelligence on Europe’s coast through Living Labs.

  • Biofactories and resource recovery

    LIFE CYCLOPS

    Polyphenols recovery from olive oil and wine industries waste

  • Biofactories and resource recovery

    LIFE SEACAN

    Towards greater protection of marine ecosystems through the implementation of
    more effective and sustainable wastewater treatment technologie

  • Biofactories and resource recovery

    LIFE SIAMEC

    Innovative solutions for generating bioenergy and reusable water from wastewater

  • Biofactories and resource recovery

    LIFE WARRIOR

    Low-emissions water reuse for irrigation

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