WADI – Water-tightness DetectIon Implementation Dates: October 2016 – March…
This scenario urges us to find alternatives to minimize the use of critical raw materials, i.e. those in high demand that can only be found in limited amounts in exclusive locations, whose depletion leads to vulnerability in international markets.
We must also set about finding new solutions to minimize and optimize the use of natural resources by closing cycles through measures such as reuse or recycling.
Energy plays a very significant role here. For instance, introducing renewable energy sources in the mix would reduce fossil fuel consumption and, consequently, contaminating and greenhouse gas emissions.
We use our own methodology to identify the environmental and socio-economic risks posed by a product’s materials, based on which we will issue a series of eco-design recommendations to make them more recyclable and minimize production costs.
We conduct studies on the use of water for a variety of purposes and sectors. The goal is to detect inefficiencies and room for improvement and propose measures to cut down and optimize consumption, thus leading to lower environmental impact and more competitive management systems.
Optimized use of water and resources in wineries to produce sustainable wine
Bodegas Roda is one of several wineries that CIRCE is helping to lower their energy consumption and optimize production processes in an effort to boost sustainability without compromising the quality of their wine and gain a competitive advantage.
Drones to prevent water loss in France’s distribution networks
Provence is among the regions where CIRCE is testing a new system to detect water leakage in the distribution network, using ground-breaking remote detection technology built into manned and unmanned airborne vehicles.
Studying critical materials in SEAT vehicles
CIRCE has conducted a study on the materials used to manufacture several SEAT vehicle models. The goal is to reduce the amount of critical materials used and replace them with more sustainable resources, as well as establishing guidelines for ecological design and financial savings.