Environmental award: aimed at recognising the projects developed and implemented and with a special contribution to minimising environmental impacts derived from the development of the activities of the company, for example: increase in energy efficiency, both in the provision of services and in facilities and machinery, use of renewable energies, improvements in waste management, decrease in water consumption, improvements in leachate and wastewater management, minimisation of atmospheric emissions, etc.
Awarded projects in 2019:
- Project “COMB SEPARATOR IN SEWER SYSTEMS: SOLID WASTE SEPARATOR INSTALLATION”
This system separates the solid waste present in sewage networks during days or periods of heavy rain to prevent such waste from ending up in the sea.
The system is installed in the last section of the sewer network, at the sea discharge points, and is made up of by combs/weirs that have hooks distributed in strategic positions to separate the maximum possible amount of solid waste.
The aim is to ensure these combs separate as much large waste as possible, which will be collected after the heavy rain periods with manual equipment by the cleaning team.
- Project “RECOVERY TOWER FOR THE TREATMENT OF THE CSP FRACTION AT A GLASS RECYCLING PLANT”
Hollow glass waste treatment plants receive recycled glass waste, which is classified, cleaned and treated to produce a raw material called "cullet" and is suitable for its use in the production of new glass containers.
The waste generated during treatment is known as the CSP fraction (Ceramics, Stones and Porcelains), which is mostly composed of pieces of glass with labels attached, which are usually then treated again with inefficient processes.
This project includes the construction and operation of a CSP fraction recovery tower, producing a clean and high-quality cullet, thereby improving the performance of the treatment process and reducing the amount of final waste sent to landfills.
The new line was installed as a tower (or waterfall), with a configuration that allows the material to fall from one unit to another by gravity, with the resulting energy savings; its design has taken into account proprietary technical contributions, based on the extensive experience of FCC Ámbito in glass treatment procedures.
In addition, the new line features the most advanced PLCs currently in existence, achieving a greater optimisation of treatment control procedures and an increase in the overall efficiency of the process.
Awarded project in 2017:
- Project "LA PELUSA assisted pedalling cycle with auxiliary electric motor" :
The project involves the development of an electric powered pedalling tricycle designed for use by operators who need to travel from their work centre and to have the capacity to transport tools or waste removed after the delivery of the service. It is mainly aimed for street cleaning and garden maintenance, although it can also be applied to other services
"LA PELUSA assisted pedalling cycle with auxiliary electric motor"