Innovation, sustainability and energy efficiency in the construction sector and waste management, as well as the development of new products by using nanotechnology have been the main topics of the IV Research and Development Conferences in the Construction and Environment Sectors held at Polytechnic University of Valencia.
This year’s congress has received the outstanding presence of the rector of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, the Valencia Institute of Business Competitiveness (IVACE) General Manager, the Environmental Quality General Manager of the Ministry of Land and Housing (CITMA) and the Public works, Urban projects and Housing General Manager of the CITMA.
With these conferences BECSA continues its commitment to the environment, reflecting the value of its human and material resources to solve the singularities of each project developed.
The conferences cycle has been inaugurated by Mr. Francisco J. Mora, rector of the Polytechnic University of Valencia and Mr. Joaquín Ríos, Industry and Valencia Institute of Business Competitiveness General Manager
Then the #ASK.UPV agreement has been signed. This is a sign of the continuous collaboration between BECSA and the University. Within the framework of the agreement, BECSA will present a new challenge to the scientific community with the purpose of obtaining innovative solutions.
A part from the conferences, products developed with nanotechnology have been presented. These new products are a range of antimicrobial coatings that inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria in all type of surfaces in hospitals and healthcare environments.
Sustainability and energy efficiency has been another of the topics of the congress. Especially noteworthy is the presentation of an innovative project “Eco-Efficient Building (E3)” lead by BECSA. Along the same lines, the latest advances in the development and implementation of efficient models in the utilization of resources in construction and roads maintenance were presented.
Moreover, and taking advantage of the occasion, BECSA announced that has been one of the first companies to obtain the Environmental Product Declaration of a new bituminous mixture with low carbon emission, in which part of the natural aggregate is replaced by aggregate from ceramic waste.
TETma, the environmental treatment enterprise of the OBINESA Group, presented the new developments in its waste treatment plants. These plants have the highest waste recovery rates in Spain and are able to produce a new kind of fuel as a substitute of other fuels with more carbon footprint.
During the conferences cycle BECSA and TETma received from AENOR the UNE EN ISO 50.001 Certificate of Energy Management. In that sense, the Algimia de Alfara waste treatment plant is the first plant in the Valencian Community that obtains this distinctive.
Additionally, the conferences cycle served to announce that the enterprises BECSA, TETma, DURANTIA and CENTRE VERD have been registered in the voluntary registry of CO2 emissions and have made the commitment to gradually reduce these emissions.
The sessions ended with Mr. Vicente Domine, General Director of CITMA, statement.