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urban WAste and water Treatment Emission Reduction by utilizing CO2 for the PROduction Of Formate derived chemicals

Objective

The WaterProof project proposes a resource efficient solution convert CO2 emissions from waste(water) processing into green consumer products. At the heart of the WaterProof concept is an electrochemical process that converts CO2, originating from waste incineration and wastewater processing, to produce formic acid. This reaction is paired with the generation of high-energy oxidants, which are used to remove persistent contaminants from wastewater thereby contributing to a clean water cycle with zero-waste. The energy to run the electrochemical process is provided by waste incineration facility. The formic acid is a feedstock for the production of Acidic Deep Eutectic Solvents (ADES). These ADES are used to extract precious metals from water treatment sludge and incinerator ash. Additionally, the formic acid is used for fish leather tanning to sustainably produce fish leather and will be tested in consumer cleaning products. The WaterProof technology results in a GHG reduction based on CO2 utilization, replacement of fossil feedstock and by industrial electrification. In the WaterProof project, a TRL 6 plant is constructed, including innovative downstream processing. The conversion of CO2 from wastewater treatment and the CO2 captured at a waste incinerator is demonstrated in two consecutive campaigns. To maximize impact of the WaterProof technology, life-cycle assessments and a full business case analysis are initiated in the early stage of the project to provide targets for technology development. A marketing and deployment strategy is developed to ensure social acceptance of the WaterProof technology. Besides the reduction of GHG emissions, WaterProof will have societal impact by, creating awareness trough interaction with policy makers and civil society and the creation of new jobs in innovative fields. By targeting an industry as essential as waste(water) treatment, WaterProof aims to create a concept that can impact society and climate on a big scale.

Coordinator

AVANTIUM CHEMICALS BV
Net EU contribution
€ 2 891 281,00
Address
Zekeringstraat 29
1014 BV Amsterdam
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,25

Participants (12)

Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

AVANTIUM SUPPORT BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 37 500,00
Address
Zekeringstraat 29
1014 BV Amsterdam

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO Y LA INNOVACION TECNOLOGICA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 418 225,00
Address
Paseo Castellana Num 141 Planta 18 Edificio Cuzco Iv
28046 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 701 256,00
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia Astondo Bidea Edificio 700
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,25
STICHTING WATERNET
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 400 756,00
Address
Korte Ouderkerkerdijk 7
1096 AC Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,25
ECOVER CO-ORDINATION CENTER
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 136 990,00
Address
Steenovenstraat 1 Bus A
2390 Malle

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Antwerpen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
NOVA-INSTITUT FUR POLITISCHE UND OKOLOGISCHE INNOVATION GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 600 031,00
Address
Chemiepark Knapsack Industriestrasse
50354 Huerth

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Rhein-Erft-Kreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,25
NORDIC FISH LEATHER EHF
Iceland
Net EU contribution
€ 128 856,00
Address
Almannakor 9
203 Kopavogur

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Region
Ísland Ísland Höfuðborgarsvæði
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,25
IZES GGMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 424 322,00
Address
Altenkesseler Strasse 17
66115 Saarbruecken

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Region
Saarland Saarland Regionalverband Saarbrücken
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,50
FRAMES RENEWABLE ENERGY SOLUTIONS B.V.
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 2 002 125,00
Address
Dr. A. D. Sacharovlaan 2
2405 WB Alphen Aan Den Rijn

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Oost-Zuid-Holland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 762 170,00
Address
Roseller Strasse 4
41539 Dormagen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Rhein-Kreis Neuss
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
NV HVC
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 463 000,00
Address
Jadestraat 1
1812RD Alkmaar

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Alkmaar en omgeving
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
CORPORACION CENTRO DE CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA DE ANTIOQUIA
Colombia
Net EU contribution
€ 253 402,00
Address
Carrera 46 No 56 - 11 Piso 15 Edifi Cio Tecnoparque
050010 Medellin

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Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,50