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REsources from URban BIo-waSte

Objective

RES URBIS aims at making it possible to convert several types of urban bio-waste into valuable bio-based products, in an integrated single biowaste biorefinery and by using one main technology chain. This goal will be pursued through:
- collection and analysis of data on urban bio-waste production and present management systems in four territorial clusters that have been selected in different countries and have different characteristics.
- well-targeted experimental activity to solve a number of open technical issues (both process- and product-related), by using the appropriate combination of innovative and catalogue-proven technologies.
- market analysis whitin several economic scenarios and business models for full exploitation of bio-based products (including a path forward to fill regulatory gaps).
Urban bio-waste include the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (from households, restaurants, caterers and retail premises), excess sludge from urban wastewater treatment, garden and parks waste, selected waste from food-processing (if better recycling options in the food chain are not available), other selected waste streams, i.e. baby nappies.
Bio-based products include polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) and related PHA-based bioplastics as well as ancillary productions: biosolvents (to be used in PHA extraction) and fibers (to be used for PHA biocomposites).
Territorial and economic analyses will be done either considering the ex-novo implementation of the biowaste biorefinery or its integration into existing wastewater treatment or anaerobic digestion plants, with reference to clusters and for different production size. The economic analysis will be based on a portfolio of PHA-based bioplastics, which will be produced at pilot scale and tested for applications:
- Biodegradable commodity film
- Packaging interlayer film
- Speciality durables (such as electronics)
- Premium slow C-release material for ground water remediation
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Address

Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 346 250

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DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 299 865

NOVA ID FCT - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INOVACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DA FCT

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 234 762,50

BIOTREND - INOVACAO E ENGENHARIA EM BIOTECNOLOGIA SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 137 125

SO.F.TER. S.R.L.

Italy

UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 199 020

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 250 375

BIOINICIA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 150 875

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 87 500

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 240 007,50

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 88 750

PROVINCIA AUTONOMA DI TRENTO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 49 766,25

MI-PLAST DOO ZA PROIZVODNJU TRGOVINU I PRUZANJE USLUGA - MI-PLAST LLC MANUFACTURING, TRADING AND SERVICES MIPLAST

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 127 500

PHYSIS SRL

Italy

EPAL-EMPRESA PORTUGUESA DAS ÁGUAS LIVRES, SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 9 877,60

INNOEXC GMBH

Switzerland

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH WALES PRIFYSGOLDE CYMRU

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 268 255

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE ASSICURAZIONE INFORTUNI SUL LAVORO INAIL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 50 625

AREA METROPOLITANA DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 74 625

BIO-BASED AND BIODEGRADABLE INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION (BBIA) LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 80 000

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 110 387,50

SABIO S.R.L.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 124 500

AGUAS DO TEJO ATLANTICO SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 66 622,40

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 730349

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.4.3.

H2020-EU.3.2.4.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 377 915

  • EU contribution

    € 2 996 688,75

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Italy