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ULTIMATE: indUstry water-utiLiTy symbIosis for a sMarter wATer society

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 869318

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2020

  • End date

    31 May 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

H2020-EU.3.5.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 16 614 813,75

  • EU contribution

    € 13 527 116,27

Coordinated by:

KWR WATER B.V.

Netherlands

Objective

ULTIMATE will act as a catalyst for “Water Smart Industrial Symbiosis” (WSIS) in which water/wastewater plays a key role both as a reusable resource but also as a vector for energy and materials to be extracted, treated, stored and reused within a dynamic socio-economic and business oriented industrial ecosystem. We adopt an evidence-based approach anchored on 9 large-scale demonstrations across Europe and SE Mediterranean relevant to the agro-food processing, beverages, heavy chemical/petrochemical and biotech industries. We recover, refine and reuse wastewater (industrial and municipal) but also extract and exploit energy (combined water-energy management, treatment processes as energy producers, water-enabled heat transfer, storage and recovery) and materials (nutrient mining and reuse, extraction and reuse of high-added-value exploitable compounds) contained in industrial wastewater. We support the cases and ensure their replicability through smart tools to optimize and control, assess costs and benefits, minimize risks and help stakeholders identify, assess and explore alternative symbiotic pathways linked to emerging business opportunities, supported by tailored contracts and investment schemes. ULTIMATE nurtures partnerships between business (incl. industrial and technological ecosystems), water service providers, regulators and policy makers and actively supports them through immersive Mixed Reality storytelling using technology and art to co-produce shared visions for a more circular, profitable, socially responsible and environmentally friendly industry, with water at its centre. The project mobilises a strong partnership of industrial complexes and symbiosis clusters, leading water companies and water service providers, specialised SMEs, research institutes and water-industry collaboration networks, and builds on an impressive portfolio of past and ongoing research and innovation, leveraging multiple European and global networks to ensure real impact.

Coordinator

KWR WATER B.V.

Address

Groningenhaven 7
3433 Pe Nieuwegein

Netherlands

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 1 128 312,50

Participants (25)

FUNDACIO EURECAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 959 825

KWB KOMPENTENTZZENTRUM WASSER BERLIN GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 850 937,50

UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 417 500

WATER EUROPE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 274 750

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 399 986,25

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 581 500

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 549 682,50

FCC AQUALIA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 1 185 450

SUEZ SMART SOLUTIONS

France

EU Contribution

€ 384 575,63

STRANE INNOVATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 490 875

EUROPEAN SCIENCE COMMUNICATION INSTITUTE (ESCI) GGMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 468 000

THE GALILEE SOCIETY-THE ARAB NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR HEALTH RESEARCH & SERVICES (RA)

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 407 000

MEKOROT WATER COMPANY LIMITED

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 317 187,50

GREENER THAN GREEN TECHNOLOGIES AE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 626 900,75

AQUABIO LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 301 256,38

AGUAS INDUSTRIALES DE TARRAGONA, SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 332 050,25

CONSORZIO ARETUSA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 778 387,50

AGROBICS LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 190 400

WEST SYSTEMS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 210 875

ALBERTA ANONIMI EMPORIKI & BIOMIXANIKI ETERIA XIMON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 100 012,50

SUEZ RR IWS CHEMICALS FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 902 562,50

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 634 920

KALUNDBORG RENSEANLAEG A/S

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 346 829,88

NOVOZYMES A/S

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 342 537,13

X-FLOW BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 344 802,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 869318

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2020

  • End date

    31 May 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

H2020-EU.3.5.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 16 614 813,75

  • EU contribution

    € 13 527 116,27

Coordinated by:

KWR WATER B.V.

Netherlands