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Advanced Filtration TEchnologies for the Recovery and Later conversIon of relevant Fractions from wastEwater

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 745737

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2017

  • End date

    31 August 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 180 166,38

  • EU contribution

    € 3 890 593,13

Coordinated by:

OPTIMIZACION ORIENTADA A LA SOSTENIBILIDAD SL

Spain

Objective

AFTERLIFE proposes a flexible, cost- and resource-efficient process framed in the zero-waste and circular economy approach for the recovery and valorisation of the relevant fractions from wastewater. The first step of such process is an initial step consisting of a cascade of membrane filtration units for the separation of the totally of solids in wastewater. Then, the concentrates recovered in each unit will be treated to obtain high-pure extracts and metabolites or, alternatively, to be converted into value-added biopolymers (polyhydroxyalkanoates). Moreover, the outflow of the process is an ultra-pure water stream that can be directly reused.

The outcomes of the project will be focused on:
- Demonstration of an integrated pilot using real wastewater from three water intensive food processing industries (fruit processing, cheese and sweets manufacturing)
- Demonstration of the applicability of the recovered compounds and the value added bioproducts in manufacturing environments

The design and optimisation of the AFTERLIFE process following a holistic approach will contribute to improve performance and reduce the costs associated to wastewater treatment by maximising the value recovery.
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Coordinator

OPTIMIZACION ORIENTADA A LA SOSTENIBILIDAD SL

Address

Avenida Leonardo Da Vinci 18 Piso 2
41092 Sevilla

Spain

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 512 961,58

Participants (15)

EGGPLANT SOCIETA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 72 475,92

AUSTEP-AUSTEAM ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SPA

Italy

BIO BASE EUROPE PILOT PLANT VZW

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 636 750

CELABOR SCRL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 309 875,63

L'UREDERRA, FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO Y SOCIAL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 301 250

MI-PLAST DOO ZA PROIZVODNJU, TRGOVINU I PRUZANJE USLUGA

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 182 250

NOVA-INSTITUT FUR POLITISCHE UND OKOLOGISCHE INNOVATION GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 265 000

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 400 000

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 216 000

ASOCIACION EMPRESARIAL DE INVESTIGACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO NACIONAL DE LA CONSERVA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 199 560

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

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 247 000

JAKE SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 93 825

HERITAGE 1466

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 90 000

CITROMIL SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 97 200

INNOVEN SRL .

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 266 445

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 745737

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2017

  • End date

    31 August 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 180 166,38

  • EU contribution

    € 3 890 593,13

Coordinated by:

OPTIMIZACION ORIENTADA A LA SOSTENIBILIDAD SL

Spain