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Re-designing the value and supply chain of water and minerals: a circular economy approach for the recovery of resources from saline impaired effluent (brine) generated by process industries

Objective

This project aims to facilitate the implementation of the Circular Economy package and the SPIRE Roadmap in various process industries by developing the necessary concepts, technological solutions and business models to re-design the value and supply chains of minerals (including magnesium) and water, while dealing with present organic compounds in a way that allows their subsequent recovery.

This is achieved by demonstrating new configurations to recover these resources from saline impaired effluents (brines) generated by process industry, while eliminating wastewater discharge and minimising environmental impact of industrial operations through brines (ZERO BRINE). The project will bring together and integrate several existing and innovative technologies aiming to recover end-products of high quality and sufficient purity with good market value. It will be carried out by large Process Industries, SMEs with disruptive technologies and a Brine Consortium of technology suppliers across EU, while world-class research centres ensure strong scientific capacity and inter-disciplinary coordination to account for social, economic and environmental considerations, including LCA.

A large scale demonstration will be developed in the Energy Port and Petrochemical cluster of Rotterdam Port, involving local large industries. Two demo plants will be able to treat part of the brine effluents generated by one process industry (EVIDES), while the waste heat will be sourced by neighbouring factories. The quality of the recovered end-products will be aimed to meet local market specifications. The involvement of representatives covering the whole supply chain will provide an excellent opportunity to showcase Circular Economy in Rotterdam Port, at large scale. Finally, three large-scale pilot plants will be developed in other process industries, providing the potential for immediate replication and uptake of the project results after its successful completion.

Call for proposal

H2020-IND-CE-2016-17

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Sub call

H2020-CIRC-2016TwoStage

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Net EU contribution
€ 2 651 651,36
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland

Participants (23)

ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 1 161 562,50
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
157 80 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
FUNDACIO EURECAT
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 689 750,00
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
WITTEVEEN+BOS RAADGEVENDE INGENIEURS BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 63 743,75
SME

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

Yes
Address
Leeuwenbrug 8
7411 TJ Deventer
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 27 318,75
Region
Oost-Nederland Overijssel Zuidwest-Overijssel
 
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 493 750,00
Address
Piazza Marina 61
90133 Palermo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
POLITECHNIKA SLASKA
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 563 250,00
Address
Ul. Akademicka 2A
44-100 Gliwice
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SOCIEDAD DE FOMENTO AGRICOLA CASTELLONENSE, S.A.
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 98 612,50
Address
Cl Mayor 82-84 Complejo San Agustin
12001 Castellon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 42 262,50
Region
Castellón/Castelló Comunitat Valenciana
 
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.

SOLUCIONES INDUSTRIALES Y TRATAMIENTOS AMBIENTALES S.L
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 12 600,00
Address
Pol. Ind. Carretera De Nules - C/ Coral, S/n. Apdo 311
12530 Burriana Castellon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 5 400,00
Region
Castellón/Castelló Comunitat Valenciana
 
SEALEAU BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 601 999,83
SME

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

Yes
Address
Rotterdamseweg 183 C
2629 HD Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 257 999,92
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
 
WATER EUROPE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 118 906,25
Address
Boulevard A. Reyers 80
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
REVOLVE MEDIA
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 335 999,83
SME

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

Yes
Address
Rue D Arlon 63-67
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 143 999,92
Region
Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
 
UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 85 705,00
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
North Eastern Scotland Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
LENNTECH BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 335 100,85
SME

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

Yes
Address
Distributieweg 3
2645 EG Delfgauw
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 143 614,65
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 376 715,00
Address
Po Box 21060
100 31 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECNICA Y PROYECTOS SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 351 110,14
Address
Calle Gomera 9
28703 San Sebastian De Los Reyes Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 150 475,77
Region
Madrid Comunidad de Madrid
 
INDUSTRIAS QUIMICAS DEL EBRO SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 255 937,50
Address
Poligono Malpica Calle D 97
50016 Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 109 687,50
EVIDES INDUSTRIEWATER BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 194 563,94
Address
Schaardijk Ingang B 150
3063 NH Rotterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 83 384,55
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.

EVIDES NV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 17 500,00
Address
Schaardijk 150
3063 NH Rotterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 7 500,00
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Groot-Rijnmond
 
TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU
Turkey
Net EU contribution
€ 599 900,00
Address
Ataturk Bulvari 221
06100 Ankara
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HUNTSMAN (EUROPE) BVBA

Participation ended

Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Everslaan 45
3078 Everberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
 
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 514 112,10
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
EUROPIREN BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 24 412,50
SME

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

Yes
Address
Marconistraat 16 - 18E Verdieping
3029 AK Rotterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 10 462,50
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Groot-Rijnmond
 
ARVIA TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 138 451,06
SME

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

Yes
Address
The Heath Business And Technical Park
WA7 4EB Runcorn Cheshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 59 336,17
Region
North West (England) Merseyside East Merseyside
 
STICHTING S-ISPT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 306 875,00
Address
Groen Van Prinstererlaan 37
3818 JN Amersfoort
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00