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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

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/fibers
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites/biocomposites
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/biomaterials/bioplastics/polyhydroxyalkanoates
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water treatment processes/wastewater treatment processes

Call for proposal

H2020-CIRC-2016OneStage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

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

Participants (22)

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 299 865
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NOVA ID FCT - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INOVACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DA FCT
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 234 762,50
Address
Campus De Caparica Faculdade De Ciencias E Tecnologia Da Universidade Nova De Lisboa
2829 516 Caparica
Activity type
Research Organisations
BIOTREND-INOVACAO E ENGENHARIA EM BIOTECNOLOGIA SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 137 125
Address
Biocant Park Nucleo 4 Lote 2
3060-197 Cantanhede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SO.F.TER. S.R.L.

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via Mastro Giorgio 1
47122 Forli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 199 020
Address
Dorsoduro 3246
30123 Venezia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 250 375
Address
Via Dell Artigliere 8
37129 Verona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BIOINICIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 150 875
Address
Calle Algepser 65 Puerta 3
46980 Paterna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 87 500
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 240 007,50
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 88 750
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PROVINCIA AUTONOMA DI TRENTO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 49 766,25
Address
Piazza Dante 15
38122 Trento
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MI-PLAST DOO ZA PROIZVODNJU, TRGOVINU I PRUZANJE USLUGA
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 127 500
Address
Milutina Baraca 54
51000 Rijeka
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PHYSIS SRL

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Piazza Manifattura 1
38068 Rovereto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EPAL-EMPRESA PORTUGUESA DAS ÁGUAS LIVRES, SA

Participation ended

Portugal
EU contribution
€ 9 877,60
Address
Av. Liberdade 24
1250-144 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INNOEXC GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Bellerivestrasse 11
8008 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH WALES PRIFYSGOLDE CYMRU
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 268 255
Address
Llantwit Road Treforest
CF37 1DL Pontypridd
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE ASSICURAZIONE INFORTUNI SUL LAVORO INAIL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 50 625
Address
Via Iv Novembre 144
00187 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AREA METROPOLITANA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 74 625
Address
Carrer 62 Num 16-18
08040 Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BIO-BASED AND BIODEGRADABLE INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION (BBIA) LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
Room 2 Pelmark House 11 Amwell End
SG12 9HP Ware
Activity type
Other
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 110 387,50
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
SABIO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 124 500
Address
Via Poveromini 6
48022 Lugo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGUAS DO TEJO ATLANTICO SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 66 622,40
Address
Etar De Alcantara Sita Na Avenida De Ceut
1300 254 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)