Biofactories and resource

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.


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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    LIFE Remine Water

    By-product recovery and ZLD in the mining industry.

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

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

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

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    Recovery of organic waste generated in urban environments.

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

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

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    CIGAT Biofactoría

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

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    Assistance for the development of circular economy projects.

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

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    Promotion and implementation of ETV to verify environmental technologies.

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

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    LIFE Enrich

    Reuse of wastewater in agriculture as fertiliser for agricultural uses.

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    LIFE Conquer

    Reuse of contaminated groundwater for urban irrigation.

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

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    Polyphenols recovery from olive oil and wine industries waste

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    Low-emissions water reuse for irrigation

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