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Demonstration project to prove the techno-economic feasibility of using algae to treat saline wastewater from the food industry.

Objective

The aim of the project is to implement and demonstrate at large scale the long-term technological and economic feasibility of an innovative, sustainable and efficient solution for the treatment of high salinity wastewater from the F&D industry. Conventional wastewater treatments have proven ineffective for this kind of wastewater, as the bacterial processes typically used for the elimination of organic matter and nutrients are inhibited under high salinity contents. Therefore, generally combinations of biological and physicochemical methods are used which greatly increase the costs of the treatment, making it unaffordable for SMEs, who voluntarily decide not to comply with EU directives and discharge without prior treatment, causing severe damage to the environment.
The solution of SALTGAE to this issue consists in the implementation of innovative technologies for each step of the wastewater treatment that will promote energy and resource efficiency, and reduce costs. Amongst these, the use of halotolerant algae/bacteria consortiums in HRAPs for the elimination of organic matter and nutrients stands out for its high added value: not only will it provide an effective and ecological solution for wastewater treatment, but also it will represent an innovative way of producing algal biomass, that will subsequently be valorized into different by-products, reducing the economic and environmental impact of the treatment.
Moreover, the project will also address cross-cutting barriers to innovation related to wastewater by developing a platform for the mobilization and networking of stakeholders from all the different sectors related to wastewater, and for the dissemination of results, enabling the development of a common roadmap for the alignment of legislation, regulation and pricing methodologies and promoting financial investment and paradigm shift in perception from ‘wastewater treatment’ to ‘resource valorisation’.

Call for proposal

H2020-WATER-2015-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO Y LA INNOVACION TECNOLOGICA
Address
Paseo Castellana Num 141 Planta 18 Edificio Cuzco Iv
28046 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 229 072,83

Participants (20)

BIBOAQUA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 693 332,50
Address
Plaza Europa Esc 4 Planta 5 Puerta T 9
26500 Calahorra La Rioja
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARCHIMEDE RICERCHE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 475 825,01
Address
Via Gropallo 3/9
16121 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALGEN, CENTER ZA ALGNE TEHNOLOGIJE, DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 277 488,75
Address
Brnciceva Ulica 29
1231 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KOTO PROIZVODNO IN TRGOVSKO PODJETJE DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 285 569,25
Address
Agrokombinatska 80
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARAVA BUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 491 750
Address
Sapir Israel
86825 Sapir
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 657 954,73
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Fondazione Parco Tecnologico Padano
Italy
EU contribution
€ 429 971,25
Address
Via Einstein - Loc. Cascina Codazza
26900 Lodi
Activity type
Research Organisations
OXIDINE WATER TECHNOLOGY SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 227 416,88
Address
Parroquia De Moruxo B-47-3 Poligono Industrial De Bergondo
15165 Bergondo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOVA ID FCT - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INOVACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DA FCT
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 640 450
Address
Campus De Caparica Faculdade De Ciencias E Tecnologia Da Universidade Nova De Lisboa
2829 516 Caparica
Activity type
Research Organisations
PRODUMIX SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 330 597,75
Address
Camino De Alberite 41
26006 Logrono
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EXTRACTIS
France
EU contribution
€ 580 408,75
Address
Avenue Paul Claudel 33
80480 Dury
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 430 000
Address
Via Giusti 9
50121 Firenze
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGIA EXPERIMENTAL E TECNOLOGICA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 469 987,50
Address
Avenida Da Republica Quinta Do Marques
2781-901 Oeiras
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN BIOMASS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 163 500
Address
Rond Point Schuman 6
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
ENCO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 315 875
Address
Via Michelangelo Schipa 115
80122 Napoli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASOCIACION CLUSTER FOOD+I
Spain
EU contribution
€ 262 500
Address
Pol Tejerias Norte C/ Los Huertos 2
26500 De Calahorra La Rioja
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN DESALINATION SOCIETY
Italy
EU contribution
€ 316 000
Address
Via Alvaro Del Portillo 21
00128 Roma
Activity type
Other
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 513 752,49
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations
OFFICINE MECCANICHE SANFILIPPO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 246 795,26
Address
Via Ungaretti Giuseppe 10 N
16157 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECNOLOGIAS AVANZADAS INSPIRALIA SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 256 070,92
Address
Calle Miguel Villanueva 2 6 Piso Puerta 3
26001 Logrono
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)