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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

H2020-CIRC-2016TwoStage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

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)

DESAH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 587 562,50
Address
Pieter Zeemanstraat 6
8606JR Sneek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 366 500
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LEAF BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 208 240,59
Address
Bornse Weilanden 9
6708 WG Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 532 787,50
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Activity type
Research Organisations
NORDVASTRA SKANES VATTEN OCH AVLOPP AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 580 375
Address
Ronnowsgatan 10
252 25 Helsingborg
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 527 125
Address
Colexio De San Xerome Praza Do Obradoiro S/n
15782 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WATER, ENVIRONMENT AND BUSINESS FORDEVELOPMENT SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 183 541,93
Address
Plaza Sant Jaume 10 Planta 2 Puerta 2
08192 Sant Quirze Del Valles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 568 329,83
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSORCIO DE LA ZONA FRANCA DE VIGO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 207 250
Address
Area Portuaria De Bouzas Sn
36208 Vigo
Activity type
Other
ECOMOTIVE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 325 976,88
Address
Myravegen 1
6060 Hareid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ISLE UTILITIES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 225 617,44
Address
61 Downs Wood
KT18 5UJ Epsom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CLEAN ENERGY INNOVATIVE PROJECTS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 559 029,55
Address
Meiboom 22
1500 Halle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FORFARMERS CORPORATE SERVICES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 278 195,32
Address
Kwinkweerd 12
7241 CW Lochem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASB GRUNLAND HELMUT AURENZ GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 234 930,07
Address
Mittlerer 19
70499 Stuttgart Weilimdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)