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A DECentralIzed management Scheme for Innovative Valorization of urban biowastE

Objective

The growing attractiveness of cities leads to increasing population, thus rising energetic and food demands in urban areas. This makes urban waste management increasingly challenging, both in terms of logistics and environmental or health impacts. To decrease the cities’ environmental impacts and to contribute to a better resilience of urban areas towards energy or food supply crisis, waste management systems have to be improved to increase recycling of resources and local valorization. In this context, the DECISIVE project proposes to change the present urban metabolism for organic matter (foods, plants, etc.), energy and biowaste to a more circular economy and to assess the impacts of these changes on the whole waste management cycle. Thus, the challenge will be to shift from a urban “grey box”, implying mainly goods importation and extra-urban waste management, to a cooperative organization of intra- and peri-urban networks enabling circular local and decentralised valorization of biowaste, through energy and bioproducts production. Such a new waste management paradigm is expected to increase the sustainability of urban development by: (1) promoting citizens awareness about waste costs and values; (2) promoting renewable energy production and use in the city; (3) developing an industrial ecology approach that can promote the integration between urban and peri-urban areas, by providing valuable agronomic by-products for urban agriculture development and so improving the balance of organic products and waste in the city; (4) developing new business opportunities and jobs. In order to achieve these objectives, the project DECISIVE will develop and demonstrate, at real scale, eco-innovative solutions addressed to waste operators and public services, consisting in: (1) a decision support tool to plan, design and assess efficient decentralised management networks for biowaste in urban areas; (2) eco-designed solid-state fermentation processes. Moreover in parallel of real scale demonstration sites, an eco-designed new micro-anaerobic digestion process will be developed and tested.
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Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES POUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET L'AGRICULTURE

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Rue Pierre Gilles De Gennes 1
92761 Antony Cedex

France

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Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 179 940,51

Participants (12)

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UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 684 212,50

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 902 585

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 947 125

FUNDACIO ENT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 554 200

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGICAL SYSTEMS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 567 525

AERIS TECNOLOGIAS AMBIENTALES SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 423 342,50

ASSOCIATION DES VILLES ET REGIONS POUR LA GESTION DURABLE DES RESSOURCES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 431 975

AGENCIA DE RESIDUS DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 615 175

PSUTEC SPRL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 122 383,66

SUEZ GROUPE

France

EU Contribution

€ 742 775,26

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 202 527,50

REFARMERS

France

EU Contribution

€ 381 334,63

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 689229

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2016

  • End date

    31 August 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 713 970,57

  • EU contribution

    € 7 755 101,56

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES POUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET L'AGRICULTURE

France