Technology news FILE
September 29, 2011
Norvento launches a new co-generator that is unique in the world
With it the Spanish company produces energy ‘in situ’ and lowers electricity generation costs.
September 28, 2011
Herogra leads in fertilizer technology
Herogra has developed special low-cost machinery to inject liquid fertilizer in close proximity to trees, thus allowing nutrients to be placed next to the roots where they can be suitably absorbed.
September 27, 2011
Roadway asphalt made out of plastic waste
The Technological Institute of Plastics (AIMPLAS), together with the University of Cantabria, Acciona Infrastructure and Vías-M Carreteras Madrid, is undertaking a project aimed at making asphalt from the rubber of used tires.
September 26, 2011
The US Department of Agriculture will use Spanish technology
It will use the satellite Deimos 1 from the company Elecnor Deimos, whose remote sensing division is led by the Spanish astronaut Pedro Duque. This satellite is able to produce an image of the entire United States every fifteen days.
September 23, 2011
Tecnalia cuts metal smelting costs with a pioneering technique using plasma
The Spanish technological center has developed a system called “plasma torch” that increases precision when heating metal. It reduces operating costs, improves quality and saves energy.
September 22, 2011
Repsol opens Europe’s most advanced center for finding oil and gas deposits
The Spanish company, together with BSC, will use the most advanced seismic imaging technology applied to hydrocarbon exploration, with faster processing times than other systems.
September 21, 2011
Telefónica lends its technology to the Layar augmented reality browser
The Spanish company’s IRIS project is a virtual search engine based on object recognition. Now, this technique will become a key component of this well-known browser.
September 20, 2011
Vidrala invents a logistics system that avoids errors when sending pallets
It consists of a technology that is able to identify the pallets located in warehouses through a chip, and automatically monitors their transport. The Spanish firm Vidrala is responsible for the project, in collaboration with another Spanish company, JSV.
September 19, 2011
A Spanish company exports ecological ice rinks around the world
Xtraice manufactures artificial ice rinks with a new technique that makes it stand out from other companies; it produces ecological ice. Today it is the worldwide leader and has sold its products in 45 countries.
September 16, 2011
Worldwide point of reference in microalgae research
The Spanish Bank of Algae (Banco Español de Algas, or BEA), recently inaugurated in the Canary Islands, which lie south of the Iberian Peninsula, places Spain at the top of microalgae research.