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An innovative business model: turning domestic used cooking oil into renewable “fuel” for education and entrepreneurship

Projektbeschreibung

Umweltfreundliche innovative Wiederverwertung von Speiseöl aus Schulküchen

Haushalte verwenden weltweit enorme Mengen an Speiseöl. Am renommierten Forschungs- und Beratungsunternehmen ISOTECH in Zypern wurde das Vorhaben „Tiganokinisi“ ins Leben gerufen (wörtlich „Bratpfannenbewegung“), um Altöl aus Schulküchen zu innovativen Biokraftstoffen aufzubereiten. Mit staatlicher Unterstützung lässt „Tiganokinisi“ Schulen den Gewinn aus dem Verkauf von gebrauchtem Speiseöl zukommen, die diese dann für Umweltschutz- und Infrastrukturvorhaben verwenden. Das Programm vermittelt Kindern Werte wie Recycling und Nachhaltigkeit, unterstützt schulische Infrastrukturen und befördert die Wiederverwertung einer wertvollen Ressource. Mithilfe des EU-finanzierten Projekts InnovOleum wird ISOTECH auch für andere Länder ein Konzept nach dem Vorbild von „Tiganokinisi“ entwickeln. Das Lizenzierungs- und Franchising-Programm umfasst Beratung und Startfinanzierung.

Ziel

Used cooking oil (UCO) is an excellent feedstock for advanced biofuel production. In fact, the market for the conversion of used cooking oil (UCO) from the hospitality sector into biodiesel is well established. However, even though around 854,000 tonnes of used cooking oil is produced from households in Europe, the extremely promising market of domestic UCO is generally untapped. In Cyprus, this market gap is being addressed by an innovative project that, through a solution-oriented approach, has proven that a harmful waste can be transformed into a source of income and innovation for the most vulnerable groups of our society: children and unemployed youth. Project “Tiganokinisi” makes schools the collection hubs of domestic used cooking oil, with each student bringing oil from her/his household and neighbourhood. The profit from the sale of the UCO is returned to the school for the implementation of green technologies and infrastructure. The entire initiative is tightly coupled with educational innovation (formal, informal and non-formal education). The project, which overcomes several of the obstacles previously identified in domestic UCO collection and which can become self-sustained within 5 years, promotes resource efficiency and environmental protection, while creating jobs in a niche market of the green economy. It helps Member States meet several EU targets related to the Waste Framework Directive, Resource Efficiency and Renewable Energy. It has therefore attracted the attention of NGOs around Europe and the world. There is international interest to replicate its success, and therefore there is a business opportunity. As such, ISOTECH, aims to develop a “blueprint” that will allow the replication of Tiganokinisi in other countries, through a licensing/franchising scheme that will begin with the implementation of a bundle of consultancy services and support for setting up the project.

Aufforderung zur Vorschlagseinreichung

H2020-SMEInst-2016-2017

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Unterauftrag

H2020-SMEINST-1-2016-2017

Koordinator

ISOTECH LTD
Netto-EU-Beitrag
€ 50 000,00
Adresse
Keryneias 95 , Ground Floor, Aglantzia
2113 Lefkosia
Zypern

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Ja
Region
Κύπρος Κύπρος Κύπρος
Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Gesamtkosten
€ 71 429,00