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Demonstration of an integrated innovative biorefinery for the transformation of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) into new BioBased products (URBIOFIN)

Objective

Due to the rapid growth of population, municipal solid waste (MSW) has contributed significantly to the total amount of waste generated by our society. Today in Europe, each habitant generates, in average, 0.5 tonnes of MSW per year, increasing at an annual rate of 10%. Around 40-50% of it correspond to organic waste. This organic fraction mainly contains carbohydrates, proteins and lipids, which are all useful raw material that can be converted to valuable products. Its valorisation will help to solve environmental pollution but also contributes to the transition from a linear to a renewable circular economy. Digestion and composting have contributed to the reduction of the biodegradable fraction of MSW sent to landfill. The low economical value of compost and biogas is limiting the sustainable implementation of separate sourcing systems since increasing citizen environmental (waste) taxes is then need to tackle important logistic costs. New biobased products can help to improve waste treatment environmental and socio-economical sustainability. The aim of URBIOFIN project is to demonstrate the techno-economic and environmental viability of the conversion at semi-industrial scale (10 T/d) of the organic fraction of MSW (OFMSW) into: Chemical building blocks (bioethanol, volatile fatty acids, biogas), biopolymers (polyhydroyalkanoate and biocomposites) or additives (microalgae hydrolisated for biofertilisers). By using the biorefinery concept applied to MSW (urban biorefinery), URBIOFIN will exploit the OFMSW as feedstock to produce different valuable marketable products for different markets: agriculture, cosmetics. URBIOFIN will offer a new feasible and more sustainable scenario alternative to the current treatment of the OFMSW.

Coordinator

PERSEO BIOTECHNOLOGY S.L.
Net EU contribution
€ 657 157,32
Address
Calle Ciudad Dario 13
46250 L'alcudia
Spain

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 657 157,32

Participants (22)

AINIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 1 258 868,91
Address
Calle Benjamin Franklin 5-11 Valencia Parc Tecnologic
46980 Paterna Valencia

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 1 258 868,91
URBASER SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 1 036 727,12
Address
Cmno Hormigueras 171
28031 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 1 036 727,12
BIOMASA PENINSULAR S.A
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 393 434,45
Address
Calle Constancia Bajo 38
28002 Madrid

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 393 434,45
UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 1 023 670,93
Address
Plaza Santa Cruz 8 Palacio De Santa Cruz
47002 Valladolid

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Region
Castilla y León Valladolid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 023 670,93
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

FUNDACION GENERAL DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Plaza Colegio Santa Cruz 5
47002 Valladolid

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Region
Castilla y León Valladolid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
EXERGY LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 52 437,31
Address
Puma Way The Technocentre Coventry University Technology Park
CV1 2TT Coventry
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West Midlands (England) West Midlands Coventry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 52 437,31
NOVOZYMES A/S
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 177 692,00
Address
Krogshoejvej 36
2880 Bagsvaerd

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 177 692,00
G.I. DYNAMICS BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 54 390,53
Address
Turfschipper 90
2292 JB Wateringen
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 54 390,53
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 980 363,22
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 980 363,22
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 790 242,88
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 790 242,88
VISUM LIMITED

Participation ended

Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 26 033,02
Address
Coolkeragh Lower
V31 Listowel
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 26 033,02
NATUREPLAST SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 256 312,00
Address
Rue Francois Arago 11
14123 Ifs

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Normandie Basse-Normandie Calvados
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 256 312,00
INSTITUTO REGIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO AGROALIMENTARIO Y FORESTAL DE CASTILLA-LA MANCHA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 542 959,01
Address
Ctra Toledo-albacete, S/n
13700 Tomelloso

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Region
Castilla-La Mancha Ciudad Real
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 542 959,01
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

GESTION AMBIENTAL DE CASTILLA-LA MANCHA SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 576 846,40
Address
Calle Hermanos Becerril 27
16004 Cuenca

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Region
Castilla-La Mancha Cuenca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 576 846,40
BCM BIOECONOMY CLUSTER MANAGEMENT GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 88 849,73
Address
Blucherstrasse 26
06120 Halle Saale
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Sachsen-Anhalt Sachsen-Anhalt Halle (Saale), Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 88 849,73
STEFANY EMBALLAGES ET SERVICES

Participation ended

France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Za De Courtanne Lieudit Lachaud
43620 Saint Pal De Mons
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Auvergne Haute-Loire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
THE INTERNATIONAL NATURAL AND ORGANIC COSMETICS ASSOCIATION AISBL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 109 592,00
Address
40 Rue Washington
1050 Bruxelles

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 109 592,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 887 389,05
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 887 389,05
IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 394 318,10
Address
Carretera D Esplugues 39 41
08940 Cornella De Llobregat

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 394 318,10
LEYGATECH SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 145 971,37
Address
Zone Industrielle De Chambaud
43620 Saint Romain Lachalm

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Auvergne Haute-Loire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 145 971,37
INDUSTRIAS MECANICAS ALCUDIA SL

Participation ended

Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 1 365 154,88
Address
Avenida De Carlet 76
46250 L Alcudia
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 1 365 154,88
ETAM ANONYMH ETAIREIA SYMBOYLEYTIKON KAI MELETHTIKON YPIRESION
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 127 955,80
Address
Odos G Papandreou 5
71306 Irakleio

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ηράκλειο Κρήτη Νησιά Αιγαίου
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 127 955,80