Press Release
Communication CSIC

The new facility, opened today at the plant in Benicarlo (Castellon), have a new system that improves efficiency and minimizes the environmental impact of production processes in the industry.

The new facilities are focused on innovation of production processes in order to improve efficiency and minimize environmental impact. These facilities consist of laboratories and a pilot plant for industry-wide introduction of new products and processes. The new plant is based on technology developed by the CSIC research professor, Avelino Corma, who works at the Institute of Chemical Technology, Valencia, joint CSIC and Universitat Politècnica de València.

The opening ceremony was attended by the President of the Generalitat Valenciana, Alberto Fabra, President of CSIC, Emilio Lora-Tamayo, the Minister of Economy, Industry, Tourism and Employment, Maximum Buch, and the Councillor for Infrastructure, Planning and Environment , Isabel Bonig.

It has also been assisted by the Vice President of Institutional Relations Organization and CSIC, José Ramón Urquijo, institutional coordinator of the CSIC in Valencia, José Pío Beltrán, and CSIC research professor, Avelino Corma, who developed the technology.

Avelino Corma explains the advantages of the technology: "what we have done is to develop a catalyst that enables a chemical process that previously required three stages and generated many products without economic value can be performed in a single step without generating products. In this way, we can reduce production costs and generate these fine chemicals more cleanly ".

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