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

Descripción del proyecto

Los aceites de cocina alimentan un novedoso programa de reciclaje que ayuda a las escuelas y el medio ambiente

Los hogares utilizan enormes cantidades de aceite de cocina en todo el mundo. Los investigadores de ISOTECH, una empresa de investigación y consultoría de Chipre, creó «Tiganokinisi», que significa literalmente «el movimiento de la sartén», para recoger aceite usado en escuelas y reciclarlo como biocombustibles avanzados. A través de «Tiganokinisi», que recibe el apoyo del Gobierno chipriota, las escuelas reciben los beneficios de la venta del aceite usado y los utilizan en programas ecológicos y en infraestructuras. El programa enseña reciclaje y sostenibilidad a los niños, a la vez que apoya las infraestructuras escolares y contribuye a la recogida y el reciclaje de un recurso valioso. Con la ayuda del proyecto financiado con fondos europeos InnovOleum, ISOTECH desarrollará un modelo de «Tiganokinisi» para que otros países lo sigan a través de la concesión de licencias y un sistema de franquicia que incluye servicios de consultoría y fondos para empresas emergentes.

Objetivo

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.

Convocatoria de propuestas

H2020-SMEInst-2016-2017

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Convocatoria de subcontratación

H2020-SMEINST-1-2016-2017

Régimen de financiación

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1

Coordinador

ISOTECH LTD
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 50 000,00
Dirección
Keryneias 95 , Ground Floor, Aglantzia
2113 Lefkosia
Chipre

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Pyme

Organización definida por ella misma como pequeña y mediana empresa (pyme) en el momento de la firma del acuerdo de subvención.

Región
Κύπρος Κύπρος Κύπρος
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Enlaces
Coste total
€ 71 429,00