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Development of innovative biotic symbiosis for plastic biodegradation and synthesis to solve their end of life challenges in the agriculture and food industries

Project description

A new solution for plastics pollution

The EU’s transition to a more sustainable and circular economy hinges on efforts to minimise the generation of waste. A more circular plastics economy plays a key role in this transition. The EU-funded RECOVER project aims to address the accumulation of non-recyclable agricultural and packaging plastics and microplastics pollution. It will apply biotech solutions, including a combination of microorganisms, novel enzymes, earthworms and insects to degrade plastics and transform them into added-value products. Among its ambitious objectives, RECOVER will develop processes for the bioremediation of plastics pollution in soils and compost and the biotransformation of conventional plastics into biofertilisers and biodegradable plastics for agricultural and food packaging applications. In this way, it will contribute to closing the loop in both productive sectors while solving current environmental challenges.

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2019
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE ALMERIA
Address
Carretera Sacramento Canada
04120 Almeria
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 515 475

Participants (17)

UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 403 312,50
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASOCIACIÓN AGRARIA DE JÓVENES AGRICULTORES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 415 724,50
Address
C/ Agustín De Bethencourt, 17 - 2º Planta
28003 Madrid
Activity type
Other
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 456 657,98
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD MIGUEL HERNANDEZ DE ELCHE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 369 943,84
Address
Avenida De La Universidad S-n
03202 Elche
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FACHHOCHSCHULE ALBSTADT-SIGMARINGEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 329 095,69
Address
Anton Gunther Strasse 51
72488 Sigmaringen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATURPLAS PLASTICOS AGRICOLAS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Autovia A7 Km 410 5 Parage Los Hornillos
04700 El Ejido
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASA SPEZIALENZYME GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 247 149
Address
Am Exer 19 C
38302 Wolfenbuttel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NUTRINSECT SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 200 460
Address
Via Villa Mattei 65
62010 Montecassiano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 331 875
Address
Calle Velazquez, No 94 Primera Planta
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ORGANIC WASTE SYSTEMS NV

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 3 774,31
Address
Dok Noord 5
9000 Gent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IDELUX ENVIRONNEMENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 211 250
Address
Schoppach Dreve De L Arc-en-ciel 98
6700 Arlon
Activity type
Other
FEMTO ENGINEERING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via Etruria 18 Localita Ponterotto
50026 San Casciano In Val Di Pesa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INGREDIENT ODYSSEY SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 203 400
Address
Rua Cidade De Santarém - Quinta Do Mocho Nº 140
2005-079 Santarem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CARTON BROS
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Bracetown Business Park, Clonee, Co Meath
Clonee
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENCO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 287 000
Address
Via Michelangelo Schipa 115
80122 Napoli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOCIEDAD ANONIMA AGRICULTORES DE LAVEGA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Plaza De Tetuan 1
46003 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OWS RESEARCH FOUNDATION PS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 424 244,77
Address
Eikeldreef 29
9830 Sint-martens-latem
Activity type
Other