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Innovative Eco-Technologies for Resource Recovery from Wastewater

Innovative Eco-Technologies for Resource Recovery from Wastewater

Objective

Taking into account the current global water scarcity and the expensive operation and maintenance cost of wastewater treatment, INCOVER concept has been designed to move wastewater treatment from being primarily a sanitation technology towards a bio-product recovery industry and a recycled water supplier. A wastewater specific Decision Support System methodology will be tailored to the INCOVER technologies and provide data and selection criteria for a holistic wastewater management approach
Three added-value plants treating wastewater from three case-studies (municipalities, farms and food and beverage industries) will be implemented, assessed and optimised concurrently. INCOVER plants will be implemented at demonstration scale in order to achieve Technology Readiness Level(TRL) of 7-8 to ensure straightforward up scaling to 100,000 population equivalents (PE). INCOVER added-value plants will generate benefits from wastewater offering three recovery solutions: 1) Chemical recovery (bio-plastic and organic acids) via algae/bacteria and yeast biotechnology; 2) Near-zero-energy plant providing upgraded bio-methane via pre-treatment and anaerobic co-digestion systems; 3) Bio-production and reclaimed water via adsorption, biotechnology based on wetlands systems and hydrothermal carbonisation. To improve added-value production efficiency, INCOVER solutions will include monitoring and control via optical sensing and soft-sensors
INCOVER solutions will reduce at least a 50% overall operation and maintenance cost of wastewater treatment through the use of wastewater as a source for energy demand and added-value production to follow UE circular economy strategy. In addition, strategies to facilitate the market uptake of INCOVER innovations will be carried out in order to close the gap between demonstration and end-users
An estimated turnover of 188 million€ for INCOVER lead-users is expected after the initial exploitation strategy of 5 years implementing 27 INCOVER solutions
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ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE

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Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 596 562,50

Participants (17)

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FCC AQUALIA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 632 537,50

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 423 062,50

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 811 250

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 812 875

FUTURE INTELLIGENCE EREVNA TILEPIKINONIAKON KE PLIROFORIAKON SYSTIMATON EPE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 220 456,25

GREGERSEN PEDER

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 342 654,38

SIMBIENTE - ENGENHARIA E GESTAO AMBIENTAL LDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 167 693,75

UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 338 687,50

SOLARSPRING GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 261 723,88

TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 381 562,50

AUTARCON GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 235 425

INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGIA EXPERIMENTAL E TECNOLOGICA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 494 687,50

RENERGIE SYSTEME GMBH & CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 457 275

BIOTREND - INOVACAO E ENGENHARIA EM BIOTECNOLOGIA SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 302 435

OFFICE INTERNATIONAL DE L'EAU

France

EU Contribution

€ 289 937,50

ISLE UTILITIES LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 234 456,25

ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH (ICLEI EUROPASEKRETARIAT GMBH)*

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 205 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 689242

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2016

  • End date

    31 July 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 432 456,43

  • EU contribution

    € 7 209 032,01

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ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE

Spain