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Integrating bio-treated wastewater with enhanced water use efficiency to support the Green Economy in EU and India

Objective

Water4Crops provides a combination of technical improvements in the field of bio-treatment and agricultural water use within a transdisciplinary identification of novel agri-business opportunities. Water4Crops aims at: a) developing innovative biotechnological wastewater treatments for improved water recycling, b) initiating the co-creation of alternative combinations of bio-treatment, recycling of high value elements, and combinations for bioproducts leading to a better commercialization of biotechnology and agricultural products in Europe and India, c)improving water use efficiency at field level through agronomics, plant breeding and locally adapted new irrigation technologies and accurate crop water requirement measurements techniques. Water4Crops will boost bio-based economy by applying a double track approach.
First a comprehensive set of key Green-Economy technologies for: 1) valorization of volatile fatty acids; 2) obtaining: natural antioxidants (polyphenols), biopolymers (PHAs), energy (biomethane); 3) new substances for selective recovery of valuable products from wastewater; 4) tailoring effluent properties from decentralized innovative bioreactors; 5) low bio-sludge production by SBBG Reactors; 6) removal of organopollutants by nanobiocatalysts; 7) reduced clogging of wetlands; 8) virus monitoring detection assays; 9) suitable precision irrigation systems for reclaimed water; 10) new monitoring for increase crop water productivity; 11) understanding the genetic mechanisms regulating drought-adaptive traits across maize, sorghum, millet and tomato; 12) optimized waste water related combinations of species/genotypes x environment x management. Second, new product market combinations will be identified. The co-creation process will be organized by two Mirror cases (Emilia Romagna area in Italy and Hyderabad region in India) within a specific Science-Practice Interface (INNOVA platforms). Developing the new applications and business opportunities with regional enterprises and stakeholder will move India and Europe towards a Green Economy.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
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Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 809 474
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe Tullo (Dr.)

Participants (24)

BIOPLANTA GmbH

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Deutscher Platz 5
04103 Leipzig
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
André Gerth (Dr.)
INOFEA GMBH

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 399 999
Address
Hochbergerstrasse 60C
4057 Basel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yves Dudal (Dr.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 440 105
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wilthshire
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Shiralee Aland (Ms.)
FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 355 787
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 6
5210 Windisch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Philippe Corvini (Prof.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 582 858
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silvio Salvi (Dr.)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 390 490
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Erik Jansen (Mr.)
POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Building E4, Technical University Campus Counoupidiana
731 00 Chania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Despina Pantelaki (Ms.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Annette Schmidt (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CATANIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Piazza Universita 2
95131 Catania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Provvidenza Castorina (Ms.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES POUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET L'AGRICULTURE
France
EU contribution
€ 180 266
Address
Rue Pierre Gilles De Gennes 1
92761 Antony Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Brigitte Cazaux (Mrs.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 279 999
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francois Tardieu (Dr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 360 420
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Linda Oud (Mrs.)
CONSORZIO DI BONIFICA DI SECONDO GRADO PER IL CANALE EMILIANO ROMAGNOLO CANALE GIANDOTTI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 299 961
Address
Via Ernesto Masi 8
40137 Bologna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claudia Zucchini (Dr.)
DEUTSCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR INTERNATIONALE ZUSAMMENARBEIT (GIZ) GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 90 250
Address
Dag Hammarskjold Weg 1-5
65760 Eschborn
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Dieter Mutz (Dr.)
INOFEA AG
Switzerland
Address
Hofackerstrasse 40B
4132 Muttenz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yves Dudal (Dr.)
SIMA-TEC GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 229 320
Address
Vogelsrather Weg 1
41366 Schwalmtal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mark Enders (Mr.)
BIONACTIS INTERNATIONAL GROUP (BIG)SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 227 320
Address
Route De L Ile Au Bois 1 A
1870 Monthey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pierre Salvat (Mr.)
PHYTOREM SA

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 69 859,20
Address
Avenue Charles De Gaulle 30
13140 Miramas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Veronique Arfi (Mrs.)
VITA 34 AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 138 540,80
Address
Deutscher Platz 5A
Leipzig
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
André Gerth (Dr.)
ENVINHEALTH ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRITIONAL AND HEALTH SERVICES AE

Participation ended

Greece
EU contribution
€ 60 697,57
Address
Amarysias Artemidos 36
15124 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vassilios Manios (Dr.)
HORTA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Via Gorra 55
29122 Piacenza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francesca Salinari (Dr.)
S.T.E.P. RAUTENBACH YUCE GEBEL Consulting GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 183 720
Address
Eupener Strasse 30
52066 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Süleyman Yüce (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 70 080
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Venerino Filosa (Dr.)
TM SOLUTIONS LTD
Greece
EU contribution
€ 54 542,43
Address
Tsakalof 3
71409 Irakleio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thrassyvoulos Manios (Mr.)