AINIA’s mission is to “Actively take part in the attainment of excellence of companies through innovation, by anticipating society’s requirements, formed as a professional organisation which is acknowledged as a qualified and committed collaborator”.
The aim of the centre is to promote research and technological development in the agro-food sector, to increase quality in production, improve competitiveness and promote modernisation and diversification in the agrofood industries.
AINIA through the environmental department works on waste and waste water treatment and, particularly, has a large experience on sewage sludge treatment, manure digestion and food waste digestion. In this field AINIA carries out both R&D and consultancy projects for development of new treatments.
AINIA has laboratory and pilot plants on water and waste technologies in the field of advanced oxidation processes, adsorption, anaerobic digestion and biological treatment processes.
AINIA through its Engineering and Processes Department has a deep and wide experience in supercritical fluid (SCF) technology, which has been working on for nearly twenty years regarding diverse processes (for example, extraction, fractionation, reaction, inactivation, disinfection, disinsectation, particle design, microencapsulation, impregnation, etc.,).
In this field, AINIA carries out R&D and consultancy projects for process development but also has knowledge and experience on scaling up and on designing and building up SCF plants from laboratory up to industrial scale. AINIA has a specific pilot plant with several facilities from laboratory up to full scale, including ALTEX the first industrial multipurpose supercritical extraction facility in Spain.
AINIA has participated in European Programs, National Programs and Regional Programs since its creation.
Contact person: Andrés Pascual (Project coordinator)
Currently, IMECAL is working on demand, manufacturing all type of metal-mechanical equipment for civil works, Petro-Refineries and Petrochemical, Transportation and Manufacturing, Refrigeration Industry, Industrial Auxiliary Motor and Ceramics Industry.
The most important projects of R & D are based in two action lines: Distillation Technology and Production technology for second generation bioethanol.
The lines of action of IMECAL in the last years are located in different areas, where the Company has acquired extensive experience working on different industrial projects for companies like REPSOL-IPF, Petronor, BP OIL, CEPSA, FOSTER WHEELER, INTECSA Industrial INITEC, FLUOR, Tecnicas Reunidas, FORD Spain, VOSSLOH, CYES, etc.
The R&D line of Production technology for second generation bioethanol (2003), has developed a biotechnological patented technology (patent nº 200700404, PCT nº ES2008/000077) for obtaining bioethanol from Organic Municipal Waste. In these project IMECAL have collaborated with IPO's such as CIEMAT, Universities (Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencian University, Salamanca University) and private companies such as Ford Spain and Novozymes, among others.
In 2006 IMECAL built a second generation bioethanol plant with capacity to process 70 t/day of organic fraction of MSW (PERSEO Bioethanol, http://www.imecal.com/perseo/). Since this year IMECAL has participated in different projects to test and improve PERSEO technology to different MSW raw materials with different companies.
IMECAL is member of the Biofuels TP Platform-European Union.
We are a young company (founded in 2003) but we count on professionals coming from different branches all of them with a wide experience in their business fields. We have a clear policy of providing fast efficient quality services, by our highly qualified technical staff.
At present the main activity of the company focuses on services operating, servicing and maintenance of sewage treatment plants.
IVEM, S. L. is at present running, as exploiter at Valencian Community and castilla la mancha, in over 35 waste water treatment plants, namely: Paterna, Foia de Castalla, Valle del Vinalopó, Pilar de la Horadada,... With a volume of treated water exceeds 52.000.000 cubic meters each year.
Since the company started in 2003, we have continued developing new activities centred on the companies original work:
IVEM is a Valencian company completely consolidated in the waste water treatment and water distribution sector as well as in the renewable and alternative energies one.
URBASER is the leader in removal and treatment of used mineral oils and treatment and removal of industrial waste.
URBASER covers the entire value chain when providing these services, from designing and conception, carrying out the project, construction, financing and operating a highly-qualified professional team.
URBASER also operates in the field of renewable energies with a view to limiting the negative impact of greenhouse gases, for the purpose of which it is developing treatment processes for alternative sources of energy, biomass from biomass crops, waste woodland mass, biodegradable agricultural and industrial waste.