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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.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE ALMERIA
Net EU contribution
€ 515 475,00
Address
Carretera Sacramento Canada
04120 Almeria
Spain

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Region
Andalucía Almería
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 94 025,00

Participants (17)

UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 403 312,50
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 44 812,50
ASOCIACIÓN AGRARIA DE JÓVENES AGRICULTORES
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 415 724,50
Address
C/ Agustín De Bethencourt, 17 - 2º Planta
28003 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 103 931,13
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 456 657,98
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge

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Region
London Outer London — West and North West Harrow and Hillingdon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 50 739,77
UNIVERSIDAD MIGUEL HERNANDEZ DE ELCHE
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 369 943,84
Address
Avenida De La Universidad S-n
03202 Elche

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Alicante/Alacant
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 41 104,87
FACHHOCHSCHULE ALBSTADT-SIGMARINGEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 329 095,69
Address
Anton Gunther Strasse 51
72488 Sigmaringen

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Tübingen Sigmaringen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 36 566,19
NATURPLAS PLASTICOS AGRICOLAS SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Autovia A7 Km 410 5 Parage Los Hornillos
04700 El Ejido

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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)
Other funding
€ 69 500,00
ASA SPEZIALENZYME GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 247 149,00
Address
Am Exer 19 C
38302 Wolfenbuttel

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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
Niedersachsen Braunschweig Wolfenbüttel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 27 461,00
NUTRINSECT SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 200 460,00
Address
Via Villa Mattei 65
62010 Montecassiano

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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
Centro (IT) Marche Macerata
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 50 115,00
IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 331 875,00
Address
Carretera D Esplugues 39 41
08940 Cornella De Llobregat

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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
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 36 875,00
ORGANIC WASTE SYSTEMS NV

Participation ended

Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 3 774,31
Address
Dok Noord 5
9000 Gent
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 419,37
IDELUX ENVIRONNEMENT
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 211 250,00
Address
Schoppach Dreve De L Arc-en-ciel 98
6700 Arlon

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Region
Région wallonne Prov. Luxembourg (BE) Arr. Arlon
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
FEMTO ENGINEERING SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Via Etruria 18 Localita Ponterotto
50026 San Casciano In Val Di Pesa

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 266 875,00
INGREDIENT ODYSSEY SA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 203 400,00
Address
Rua Cidade De Santarém - Quinta Do Mocho Nº 140
2005-079 Santarem

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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 Alentejo Lezíria do Tejo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 79 100,00
CARTON BROS
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Bracetown Business Park, Clonee, Co Meath
Clonee

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Mid-East
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 141 875,00
ENCO SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 287 000,00
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)
Other funding
€ 71 750,00
SOCIEDAD ANONIMA AGRICULTORES DE LAVEGA DE VALENCIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Plaza De Tetuan 1
46003 Valencia

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 205 750,00
OWS RESEARCH FOUNDATION PS
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 424 244,77
Address
Eikeldreef 29
9830 Sint-martens-latem

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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
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 47 138,30