Skip to main content

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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass

Call for proposal

H2020-CIRC-2016TwoStage
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 451 524,81

Participants (14)

AMPOWER
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 1 083 950
Address
Brugsesteenweg 176
8740 Pittem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GROOT ZEVERT VERGISTING BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 121 977,50
Address
Deventer Kunstweg 2 A
7156 NW Beltrum
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACQUA & SOLE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 518 350
Address
Via Vittor Pisani 16
20124 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RIKA BIOFUEL DEVELOPMENTS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 297 788,75
Address
Aldenham Hall, Morville
WV16 4RN Bridgenorth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GNS GESELLSCHAFT FUR NACHHALTIGE STOFFNUTZUNG MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 210 350
Address
Weinbergweg 23
06120 Halle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
A-TUOTTAJAT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 84 000
Address
Itikanmaenkatu 3
60100 Seinajoki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ICL FERTILIZERS EUROPE CV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 75 250
Address
Fosfaatweg 48
1013 BM Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NIJHUIS WATER TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 316 750
Address
Innovatieweg 4
7007 CD Doetinchem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PROMAN MANAGEMENT GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 502 005
Address
Weingartenstrasse 92
2214 Auersthal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 876 950,94
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 384 650
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VLAAMS COORDINATIECENTRUM MESTVERWERKING
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 472 713
Address
Baron Ruzettelaan 1
8130 Sint Andries Brugge
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN BIOGAS ASSOCIATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 138 750
Address
Rue D'arlon 63-65
1040 Brussels
Activity type
Other
THE RURAL INVESTMENT SUPPORT FOR EUROPE FOUNDATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 324 818,75
Address
Rue De Treves 67
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other