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REcovery and REcycling of nutrients TURNing wasteWATER into added-value products for a circular economy in agriculture

Objective

Water2REturn proposes a full-scale demonstration process for integrated nutrients recovery from wastewater from the slaughterhouse industry using biochemical and physical technologies and a positive balance in energy footprint. The project will not only produce a nitrates and phosphate concentrate available for use as organic fertiliser in agriculture, but its novelty rests on the use of an innovative fermentative process designed for sludge valorisation which results in a hydrolysed sludge (with a multiplied Biomethane Potential) and biostimultants products, with low development costs and high added value in plant nutrition and agriculture.
This process is complemented by proven technologies such as biological aeration systems, membrane technologies, anaerobic processes for bio-methane production and algal technologies, all combined in a zero-waste-emission and an integrated monitoring control tool that will improve the quality of data on nutrient flows. The project will close the loop by demonstrating the benefits associated with nutrients recycling through the implementation of different business models for each final product. This will be done with a systemic and replicable approach that considers economic, governance and social acceptance aspects through the whole chain of water and targets essentially two market demands: 1) Demand for more efficient and sustainable production methods in the meat industry; and 2) Demand for new recycled products as a nutrient source for agriculture.
As a summary, Water2REturn project adopts a Circular Economy approach where nutrients present in wastewaters from the meat industry can be recycled and injected back into the agricultural system as new raw materials. The project foster synergies between the food and sustainable agriculture industries and propose innovative business models for the resulting products that will open new market opportunities for the European industries and SMEs in two key economic sectors.

Call for proposal

H2020-IND-CE-2016-17

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Sub call

H2020-CIRC-2016TwoStage

Coordinator

BIOAZUL, SL
Net EU contribution
€ 532 800,12
Address
Avenida Manuel Agustin Heredia Numero 18, 1-4
29001 Malaga
Spain

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Region
Andalucía Málaga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 228 342,91

Participants (15)

UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 922 112,26
Address
Calle S. Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla

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Region
Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE CADIZ
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 652 565,69
Address
Centro Cultural Reina Sofia Paseo Carlos Iii N9
11003 Cadiz

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Region
Andalucía Cádiz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FUNDACION PUBLICA ANDALUZA CENTRODE LAS NUEVAS TECNOLOGIAS DEL AGUA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 441 489,44
Address
Autovia Sevilla Huelva (A49) Km28
41820 Carrion De Los Céspedes - Sevilla

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Region
Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AGROINDUSTRIAL KIMITEC SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 604 747,26
Address
Paraje Cerro De Los Lobos S/n Edificio Maavi Innovation Center
04738 Vicar Almeria

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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
Andalucía Almería
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 259 177,39
ADVENTECH - ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES LDA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 366 364,43
Address
Rua De Fundoes - Centro Empresarial E Tecnologico 151
3700 121 Sao Joao Da Madeira

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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
Continente Norte Área Metropolitana do Porto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 157 013,33
ALGEN, CENTER ZA ALGNE TEHNOLOGIJE, DOO
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 355 098,82
Address
Brnciceva Ulica 29
1231 Ljubljana

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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
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 152 185,21
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 363 817,56
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SLOROM SRL

Participation ended

Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Comuna Draghiceni
237160 Olt

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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
Macroregiunea Patru Sud-Vest Oltenia Olt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ENCO SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 227 647,95
Address
Via Michelangelo Schipa 115
80122 Napoli

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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
Sud Campania Napoli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 97 563,41
2B Srl
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 297 239,43
Address
Via Della Chiesa Campocroce 4
31021 Mogliano Veneto

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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
Nord-Est Veneto Treviso
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 127 388,33
UNION EUROPEENNE DU COMMERCE DU BETAIL ET DE LA VIANDE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 299 156,81
Address
Rue De La Loi 81a
1040 Brussels

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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
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ISITEC GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 282 364,45
Address
Bussestrasse 27
27570 Bremerhaven

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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
Bremen Bremen Bremerhaven, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 121 013,33
EXERGY LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 43 418,91
Address
Puma Way The Technocentre Coventry University Technology Park
CV1 2TT Coventry

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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 Midlands (England) West Midlands Coventry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 18 608,10
EUROPEAN LANDOWNERS ORGANIZATION
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 383 364,45
Address
Rue De Treves 67
1040 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SLOROM D&C DRAGHICENI SRL
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 99 708,18
Address
Strada Principala 150 Sat Draghiceni Comuna Draghi
237160 Draghiceni

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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
Macroregiunea Patru Sud-Vest Oltenia Olt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 42 732,08