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Advancing Sustainability of Process Industries through Digital and Circular Water Use Innovations

Objective

AquaSPICE aims at materializing circular water use in the European Process Industries, fostering awareness in resource-efficiency and delivering compact solutions for industrial applications. That challenging aim necessitates (i) multiple state-of-the-art water treatment and re-use technologies, (ii) diverse closer-loop practices regarding water, energy and substances, (iii) a cyber-physical-system controller in the form of a system for real-time monitoring, assessment and optimization of water (re-)use at different interconnected levels and (iv) an effective methodological, regulatory and business framework. AquaSPICE not only offers these but claims their sufficiency, as also supported by the breadth of European process industries who are here to evaluate (i)-(iv).

AquaSPICE’s innovations emanate from the requirements of 6 Case Studies, involving 8 industrial actors (Dow, BASF, Water-Link, Solvay, ARETUSA, Agricola, JEMS and TUPRAS) in 6 EU countries (Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Slovenia and Romania) and 1 associated country (Turkey).

AquaSPICE follows a systemic approach in water management where optimal efficiency can be achieved through an adaptation of appropriate technologies and practices in different levels, from a single industrial process (unit operation), to an entire factory, to other collaborating industries (industrial symbiosis) or other sectors (e.g. domestic and/or agriculture).

AquaSPICE enables and facilitates the immediate uptake, replication and up-scaling of innovations, by providing comprehensive strategic, business and organizational plans that offer a range of well-defined and pre-packaged solutions, suitable for various cases with quite different characteristics.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water management
  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

H2020-LCCI-2020-EASME-singlestage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 922 500

Participants (28)

DOW OLEFINVERBUND GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 283 844,75
Address
Strasse B 13
06258 Schkopau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BASF ANTWERPEN NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 259 000
Address
Scheldelaan 600 Haven 725
2040 Antwerpen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOLVAY CHIMICA ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 401 614,31
Address
Via Piave 6
57013 Rosignano Marittimo Li
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Turkiye Petrol Rafinerileri Anonim Sirketi
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 407 225
Address
Petrol Cad. 41790, Korfez
41790 Kocaeli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JEMS, ENERGETSKA DRUZBA, D.O.O.
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 210 000
Address
Zelena Pot 6
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGRICOLA INTERNATIONAL SA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 220 150
Address
Calea Moldovei Nr 94
600351 Bacau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BELGISCH LABORATORIUM VAN DE ELEKTRICITEITSINDUSTRIE LABORELEC CVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 312 625
Address
Rodestraat 125
1630 Linkebeek
Activity type
Research Organisations
WATER-LINK OV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 226 414,13
Address
Mechelsesteenweg 66
2018 Antwerpen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CONSORZIO ARETUSA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 57 375
Address
Via Del Gazometro, 9
57122 Livorno
Activity type
Other
KWR WATER B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 502 250
Address
Groningenhaven 7
3433 PE Nieuwegein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACIO EURECAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 800 625
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)
Activity type
Research Organisations
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 463 437,50
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
WATER EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 202 250
Address
Boulevard A. Reyers 80
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
MAGGIOLI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 502 687,50
Address
Via Del Carpino 8
47822 Santarcangelo Di Romagna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 1 133 875
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 306 250
Address
Piazza Roma 22
60121 Ancona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 570 000
Address
Building E4, Technical University Campus Counoupidiana
731 00 Chania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 847 750
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS - RESEARCH CENTER
Greece
EU contribution
€ 394 500
Address
Kefallinias Street 46
11251 Athens
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 350 000
Address
Queensgate
HD1 3DH Huddersfield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT GROUP SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 199 780
Address
Strada Plantelor 80 Ap 2
023973 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STRANE INNOVATION
France
EU contribution
€ 301 000
Address
2 Route De La Noue
91190 Gif Sur Yvette
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AUDENCIA
France
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
8 Rte De La Joneliere
44312 Nantes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
QLECTOR, RAZVOJ CELOVITIH RESITEV ZA PAMETNE TOVARNE DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 297 937,50
Address
Rovsnikova Ulica 7
1210 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACCELIGENCE LTD
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 181 650
Address
Eleftheroupoleos 1, Kennedy Towers
1076 Nicosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EVIDES INDUSTRIEWATER BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 55 037,50
Address
Schaardijk Ingang B 150
3063 NH Rotterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING HZ UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 179 125
Address
Edisonweg 4
4382NW Vlissingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DOW BENELUX BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 266 344,75
Address
Herbert H Dowweg 5
4542 NM Hoek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)