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RECOVERY AND UTILIZATION OF NUTRIENTS 4 LOW IMPACT FERTILIZER

RECOVERY AND UTILIZATION OF NUTRIENTS 4 LOW IMPACT FERTILIZER

Objective

Domestic wastewater (WW) is an important carrier of nutrients usually wasted away by current decentralised WW treatments (WWT). Run4Life proposes an alternative strategy for improving nutrient recovery rates and material qualities, based on a decentralised treatment of segregated black water (BW), kitchen waste and grey water combining existing WWT with innovative ultra-low water flushing vacuum toilets for concentrating BW, hyper-thermophilic anaerobic digestion as one-step process for fertilisers production and bio-electrochemical systems for nitrogen recovery. It is foreseen up to 100% nutrient (NPK) recovery (2 and >15 times current P and N recovery rates) and >90% water reuse.
Obtained products will be >90% reused thanks to prospective end-users in the consortium and a new Business model based on a cooperative financial scheme. Run4Life impacts will be evaluated on safety and security (Risk Assessment), from an environmental point of view (Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Technical Verification), on the economy (Benefit Cost Analysis) and considering Social Risk Perception. Active measures will be developed with the support of a Stakeholders and Exploitation Panel for achieving institutional, legal and social acceptance. Different parts of Run4Life will be large scale demonstrated at 4 demo-sites in Belgium, Spain, Netherlands and Sweden, adapting the concept to different scenarios (market, society, legislation). Performance tests will be carried out with obtained products (compared to commercial fertilisers) with close collaboration with fertiliser companies. Process will be optimised by on-line monitoring key performance indicators (nutrient concentration, pathogens, micropollutants). The information obtained in the 4 demo-sites will be used for process simulation to conceive a unified Run4Life model which will be applied in a fifth demo-site in Czech Republic, allowing new business opportunities and providing data for critical raw material policies.
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Coordinator

FCC AQUALIA SA

Address

Calle Federico Salmon 13
28016 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

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

EU Contribution

€ 853 879,04

Participants (14)

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DESAH BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 587 562,50

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 366 500

LEAF BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 208 240,59

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 532 787,50

NORDVASTRA SKANES VATTEN OCH AVLOPP AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 580 375

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 527 125

WATER, ENVIRONMENT AND BUSINESS FORDEVELOPMENT SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 183 541,93

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 568 329,83

CONSORCIO DE LA ZONA FRANCA DE VIGO

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 207 250

ECOMOTIVE AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 325 976,88

ISLE UTILITIES LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 225 617,44

CLEAN ENERGY INNOVATIVE PROJECTS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 559 029,55

FORFARMERS CORPORATE SERVICES BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 278 195,32

ASB GRUNLAND HELMUT AURENZ GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 234 930,07

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 730285

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    31 May 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.2.3.

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

H2020-EU.3.5.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 720 900,61

  • EU contribution

    € 6 239 340,65

Coordinated by:

FCC AQUALIA SA

Spain