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PORTABLE SOLUTION FOR THE ELECTROCHEMICAL REGENERATION OF ACTIVATED CARBON

Objective

Activated carbon is manufactured overseas (30% of production occurs in CHINA). As an example, in 2016, 12% of worldwide AC demand (0.23 million of tons) corresponded to Western Europe . A Europe import about 80% of their internal consumption of AC. PORTABLECRAC provides a successful business case to reduce overseas imports with negative competitive and environmental impacts in key industries in Europe. Furthermore, great exploitation and replication opportunities for circular-local economy development, at business and environmental perspectives, will be pursued and exploitation path assessed as key implementation task after feasibility analysis is completed. However, due to continuous use, EXHAUSTION of AC filters is a common issue with the consequent high cost in producing virgin filters again. Indeed, there is a side problem related to the manipulation and management of exhausted AC that has to be considered as highly contaminant waste and can vary at regional-national level. Accordingly, the viability of AC use at industrial level roots in the regeneration and reactivation of exhausted AC.
AC can be regenerated (large facilities i.e. do it at this moment), reducing costs by about 50%. Regeneration of spent AC is mainly done by thermal regeneration (as is the case of EMIVASA). However, it requires off-site service, high energy input and carbon losses with negative environmental impacts against the solution provide by PORTABLECRAC as the key value proposition (Table 1) shows.
PORTABLECRAC brings a sustainable and long term solution creating a direct and indirect employment in the “service-sector” from UE. PORTABLECRAC KEY VALUE PROPOSITION is to provide a solution to water treatment with 86% reduction in cost per kg/AC and 4 times reduction in CO2 emissions. Business model will be assessed and validated during the scope of the project, based on traditional key drivers for industry market penetration as cost reduction and legislation framework

Call for proposal

H2020-IND-CE-2016-17

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Sub call

H2020-SPIRE-2017

Coordinator

CONTACTICA SL
Net EU contribution
€ 297 150,00
Address
Calle Canchal 8 Local 3
28021 Madrid
Spain

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 127 350,00

Participants (7)

ENVIROHEMP SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 570 850,00
Address
Pol Ind Aloa Calle A Nave 03
31100 Puente La Reina

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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
Noreste Comunidad Foral de Navarra Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 244 650,00
GRADO ZERO INNOVATION SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 170 406,25
Address
Via Nove 2a
50056 Montelupo Fiorentino Fi

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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
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 73 031,25
EMPRESA MIXTA VALENCIANA DE AGUAS SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 249 462,50
Address
Avenida Reino De Valencia 28
46005 Valencia

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 106 912,50
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.

AGUAS DE VALENCIA SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 26 337,50
Address
Gran Via Marques Del Turia 19
46005 Valencia

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 11 287,50
AGRI PRO AMBIENTE CONSULTORES SA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 263 812,50
Address
Rua Castilho 65/3 Esq
1250 068 Lisboa

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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
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 113 062,50
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 438 075,00
Address
Campus De San Vicente Raspeig
03690 Alicante

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Alicante/Alacant
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 190 625,00
Address
Lg Campus Lagoas Marcosende
36310 Vigo Pontevedra

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Region
Galicia Pontevedra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00