Participation of Emgrisa in the Conference on Spanish Strategy towards Circular Economy
On September the 18th 2017, a Conference on the Spanish Strategy towards Circular Economy was organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment and the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.
The conference was held with the participation of the Minister of the MAPAMA, Ms. Isabel García Tejerina, the European Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, D. Karmenu Vella and the Director General for Environment of the European Commission, Daniel Calleja.
The highlight of the conference was the adherence to the “Pact for a Circular Economy” made by the invitees, directors of public and private entities of Spain including our General Director.
In the afternoon session, different workshops were held, one of which, Table 7: “R & D + I as a Key Element in the Transition”, participated the technical General Director of Emgrisa. This table highlighted the capacity of the research centres and universities of Spain in the generation of knowledge. However, it was observed that great difficulties arise at the time of its implantation in the market. The causes of this, range from a very research-oriented position on the part of investigating entities, in the face of practical application, through to economic reasons. In the end, purely economic issues are a determining factor for implementation of scientific innovations. In the public bidding process, as well as private enterprise activity, the cost premium is virtually exclusive, and this penalises innovation and the development of new processes related to the Circular Economy.
The conference highlighted the efforts of some administrations, in the development of contracts for public-private collaboration, or via the integration of doctoral students in the business world.
Emgrisa maintains its commitment as a leading company in the highly-specialised environmental services sector in developing and having the best available technologies to meet the challenges designed by the Commission on a Europe involved in a new Circular Economy.