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The complete thermochemical recycling of sewage sludge

Objective

FlashPhos is a demand-driven industrial innovation action following a circular economy approach aiming to design, construct, test and optimise an industrial test facility at an average TRL of 6-7 to recover the CRM white phosphorus, a climate-friendly alternative cement and other valuable materials from sewage sludge and other problematic wastes.

The FlashPhos consortium is a multi-disciplinary European team of renowned partners from 3 large industrial companies, 9 SMEs, 2 NGOs and 2 universities, with all necessary know-how to fulfil the afore-mentioned tasks. The consortium has contact with relevant EU industries (e.g. phosphorus, metal, chemical, waste management and technique) and authorities.
FlashPhos will contribute to all six EIP on raw materials objectives by developing an innovative process in a pilot action to recycle industrial wastes, producing a CRM and alternative raw materials, reducing CO2 emissions and turning even contaminants into useful products. Thus the process will foster circular economy and reduce the burden on the environment and society.

Assuming growing sludge amounts in Europe and the EU’s commitment to P-recovery, FlashPhos will be able to recycle 1.5 Mt/a of sewage sludge dry matter by 2050, corresponding to 15% of the current sludge amount. Subsequently FlashPhos will generate enough white phosphorus to cover 50% of the European demand. The production of alternative cement and the use of renewable energy in cement production will save the emission of 1.8 Mt CO2 per year. Additional CO2-savings are achieved by rerouting sewage sludge from land use, landfill or inefficient incineration to FlashPhos.
All FlashPhos partners will use their knowledge gained in the project to participate in the exploitation of FlashPhos by marked launch, planning, consulting, providing plant technology and hardware as well as product sales, thus strengthening their own position on the market and Europe's independence from external suppliers.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCCI-2020-EASME-twostage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 334 712,50

Participants (16)

ITALMATCH CHEMICALS SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 598 047,50
Address
Via Vismara 114
20020 Arese Mi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AUFBEREITUNG RECYCLING UND PRUFTECHNIK GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 2 892 150,63
Address
Johann-sackl-gasse 65
8700 Leoben
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
A TEC PRODUCTION AND SERVICES GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 230 862,63
Address
Finkensteiner Strasse 9
9585 Villach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INERCO INGENIERIA, TECNOLOGIA Y CONSULTORIA, SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 848 662,50
Address
Calle Tomas Alba Edison 2
41092 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 838 872,50
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSPYRO NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 375 528,30
Address
Kapeldreef 60
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VDZ TECHNOLOGY GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 466 609,63
Address
Toulouser Allee 71
40476 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Research Organisations
DYCKERHOFF GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 110 572
Address
Biebricher Strasse 69
65203 Wiesbaden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HERP GIESSEREITECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 312 318,13
Address
Alte Poststrasse 1
57258 Freudenberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNITHERM CEMCON FEUERUNGSANLAGEN GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 77 962,50
Address
Pfarrgasse 60
1230 Vienna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BUSS-SMS-CANZLER GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 294 000
Address
Kaiserstrasse 13-15
35510 Butzbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GFG GORIUP FEUERFEST GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 281 837,50
Address
Wiesengasse 1
8793 Trofaiach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RESOURCEFULL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 199 434,29
Address
Naamsevest 18
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EDLINGER ALFRED
Austria
EU contribution
€ 315 319,17
Address
Dalmaweg 13
6781 Bartholomaberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BOEHLER ABFALL GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 168 525
Address
Waesserfeld 5
6800 Feldkirch
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 551 687,50
Address
Adornostrasse 8
70599 Stuttgart
Activity type
Research Organisations