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Systemic large scale eco-innovation to advance circular economy and mineral recovery from organic waste in Europe

Objective

SYSTEMIC will reach a break-through to re-enter recovered nutrients from organic waste into the production cycle. Consequently, this will offer solutions for pressing environmental issues and to reduce the import of P as finite irreplaceable resource in mines.

The SYSTEMIC project aims to shift the European Biomass treatment practice to the next level. Departing from existing business cases and a new ground-breaking large scale demonstration plant, the future of anaerobic digestion (AD) value chains will be investigated and demonstrated. The result will help existing and future AD-operators to maximise their performance: produce and sell more quality products, generate more energy and be independent on subsidies. By the market driven leadership, the SYSTEMIC-project will finally turn biomass waste into valuable products while reducing water pollution, greenhouse gas emission and creating quality jobs in rural areas.

The planned demonstration plant will allow innovative combinations of modules to elaborate possible optimizations for increasing the production quantity and quality of new mineral products, and the integration of these products into a circular economy. Reflecting the experiences from the demonstration plant with a set of 4 mirror cases in different members states allow systemic innovation including end-user driven (a) specific technical development and (b) the cost efficient investigation of real world circular economy business cases and (c) operational, regulatory, institutional and contextual barriers to overcome.

Using partial funding from the EC, the SYSTEMIC industry-driven consortium will validate for the first time the technical and economic viability of a fully integrated, multistep approach in an operational environment. The successful practical demonstration will put the European sector in a leading position to offer efficient mineral recovery technologies.

Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Address

Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 Pb Wageningen

Netherlands

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 451 525

Participants (14)

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AMPOWER

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 1 083 950

GROOT ZEVERT VERGISTING BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 1 121 977,50

ACQUA & SOLE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 518 350

RIKA BIOFUEL DEVELOPMENTS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 407 898,75

GNS GESELLSCHAFT FUR NACHHALTIGE STOFFNUTZUNG MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 210 350

A-TUOTTAJAT OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 84 000

ICL FERTILIZERS EUROPE CV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 117 250

NIJHUIS WATER TECHNOLOGY BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 316 750

PROMAN MANAGEMENT GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 488 241,25

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 840 982,50

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 384 650

VLAAMS COORDINATIECENTRUM MESTVERWERKING

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 370 335

EUROPEAN BIOGAS ASSOCIATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 138 750

THE RURAL INVESTMENT SUPPORT FOR EUROPE FOUNDATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 324 818,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 730400

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    31 May 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 723 586,25

  • EU contribution

    € 7 859 828,75

Coordinated by:

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands