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PYROlysis based process to convert small WWTP sewage sludge into useful bioCHAR

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The PYROCHAR project brings together five SMEs and three research institutions to address the increasingly pressing issue of sewage sludge disposal in Europe. PYROCHAR will provide small municipalities and their waste water treatment plants (WWTPs) with an economically and environmentally sound solution for the treatment and disposal of their sewage sludge.

The implementation of European Directives for waste water treatment, while improving general quality and management of wastewater in the Union, has led to a situation in which, today, 10 million tonnes of sewage sludge are produced annually across the 26 member states.

More than 60% of the WWTPs in Europe service small municipalities. For these plants, the established sludge treatment and disposal options, developed specifically for large treatment plants, are too complex and expensive to provide on-site practical solutions.

Because of this, small WWTPs face a number of challenges presented by sewage sludge:
• They must comply with EU directives for wastewater treatment and sludge management.
• The costs of sludge treatment, storage and transport to composting/incineration facilities, farming or to larger WWTPs for further treatment are high.
• New technological solutions and those in development are focused on medium to large scale WWTPs. The adaptation of these to small scale plants requires investment and investigation that are simply not prioritised.
• There is a high level of public mistrust of sewage sludge and its reuse, which widespread fears about adverse effects on the environment and human health.

The PYROCHAR technology will thermochemically treat sewage sludge, converting it to biochar (biomass-derived charcoal) and synthesis gas (syngas) in a system with low operation and maintenance costs and compliant with EU regulations. The PYROCHAR technology’s re-use of energy and resources will offer the perfect solution for small municipalities in the €2 billion European marketplace of sewage sludge management.

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E.T.I.A. - EVALUATION TECHNOLOGIQUE INGENIEURIE ET APPLICATIONS SA
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Carrefour Jean Monnet
60201 Compiegne
Frankreich
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 453 152
Kontakt Verwaltung
Olivier Lepez (Mr.)

Beteiligte (7)

ENVIRO-PHARM FEJLESZTO, TERMELO, KERESKEDELMI ES SZOLGALTATO KFT
Ungarn
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€ 210 798,30
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Gozon Lajos Utca 4
3561 Felsozsolca
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Ivan Raisz (Dr.)
HYDRO ITALIA SRL
Italien
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€ 230 164,30
Adresse
Via E Torricelli 79
40059 Medicina Bologna
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt Verwaltung
Lorenzo Amadori (Mr.)
TURGUC TASARIM HAVACILIK ENERJI MUHENDISLIK MAKINA VE IMALAT TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI
Türkei
EU-Beitrag
€ 82 819,10
Adresse
Asagi Ovecler Caddesi 1322
06460 Ankara
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Oguz Hicdurmaz (Mr.)
BIBOAQUA SL
Spanien
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€ 142 296,80
Adresse
Plaza Europa Esc 4 Planta 5 Puerta T 9
26500 Calahorra La Rioja
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Antonio Aparici Cuevas (Mr.)
MESSAG AG
Schweiz
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€ 7 200
Adresse
Rohrmattstrasse 6
4461 Bockten
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Benjamin Simon (Mr.)
TEESSIDE UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
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€ 6 400
Adresse
Borough Road
TS1 3BA Middlesbrough
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Chris Ennis (Dr.)
TECNOLOGIAS AVANZADAS INSPIRALIA SL
Spanien
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€ 7 169,50
Adresse
Calle Manuel Tovar 49
28034 Madrid
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Alfredo Sanchez (Mr.)