CETENMA (Technology Centre for Energy and Environment) is a private, non-profit Business Association, founded in 2000. Its headquarter is placed in the southeast of Spain (Pol. Industrial Cabezo Beaza, 6-13, 30353, Cartagena, Murcia). It was set up to support companies with technological research, development and innovation in all areas relating to Energy and the Environment, thereby assisting them in becoming more competitive. CETENMA R&D activities range over five main areas of Knowledge: Water Technologies, Waste treatment, Bioenergy, Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency. The aim of CETENMA is to generate and apply technological knowledge for the development and strengthening of companies.
CETENMA is registered as Technology Centre no. 116 by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation according with RD2093/2008 and at present CETENMA counts with 38 associated companies (60% SMEs) from environmental (water, waste, energy, biotechnology) sector which represent 2.700
jobs and 367 million € annual turnover. Several BBI full members are part of the Association.
CETENMA brings innovation services to more than 90 companies/year, helping them to become more competitive in a global market in which R&D&I and technological differentiation represent an impulse in being able to offer a more competitive service or product.
CETENMA helps companies to get funds for their R&D projects and provides them innovation and advanced technological services, lab tests, lab to market services, technology transfer, and specialised training, in the following fields of knowledge:
- Water & Waste: Design, Construction of pilot scale plants of water technologies (depuration, desalinization, reuse), validation of emerging technologies, pilot plant testing, technical assistance, basic engineering, bioenergy production and energy recovery from biomass (bio-oil, biodiesel, biogas, syngas), waste and subproducts treatment and management.
- Renewable Energy: Lab to Market, feasibility studies, technology transfer, demonstration projects.
- Energy Efficiency: Energy Optimization & Monitoring, Energy Audits, Energy Saving Verification.
- Biotechnology: Lab to Market, Equipment Commissioning, Demo Projects