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Unlocking new VALUE from urban bioWASTE

Objective

On average, each European citizen produces approximately 200 kg of municipal biowaste per year, representing between 118 and 138 million tonnes of biowaste annually arising in the EU. The main municipal biowaste management systems currently existing in Europe represent one-way flow systems in which materials and resources are underused, limiting its potential recovery into high-value products. VALUEWASTE proposes an integrated approach in urban biowaste upcycling for the production of high-value biobased products, developing the first complete solution to fully valorise biowaste that can be replicated across Europe. We will implement three new value chains that will use urban biowaste as raw material for its valorisation into high-value end products in a cascading process, generating economic, social and environmental benefits: food & feed proteins and other ingredients, and biobased fertiliser. VALUEWASTE will be developed at two very different European locations, Murcia (ES) and Kalundborg (DK) with the purpose of finding a solution both technical and socially adapted to the different socio-economic contexts exiting across Europe. Social initiatives will be created to increase consumer awareness and acceptance of urban biowaste-derived products. End-user products applications and new market opportunities will be demonstrated. Outcomes of the project will contribute to new standardisation, and will be useful information for EU policy makers in terms of waste management and in the adoption of new policies.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2018-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

ASOCIACION EMPRESARIAL CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DE LA ENERGIA Y DEL MEDIO AMBIENTE DE LA REGION DE MURCIA
Address
Calle Sofia, Num. 613 Poligono Industrial Cabezo B
30353 Cartagena
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 564 484,37

Participants (16)

EURIZON SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 238 882
Address
Calle Antonio Lopez 249 1 Local E2
28041 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SAVONIA-AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 403 100
Address
Microkatu 1B
70200 Kuopio
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CESPA SERVICIOS URBANOS DE MURCIA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 789 340,13
Address
C/ Alcalde Clemente Garcia Numero 28-8-Poligono In Oeste
30169 Murcia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AYUNTAMIENTO DE MURCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 145 000
Address
Glorieta De Espana 1
30004 Murcia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE ARAGON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 148 500
Address
Maria De Luna 8
50018 Zaragoza
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIBIO AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 2 259 078,50
Address
Niels Bohrs Alle 17
5230 Odense
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FBCD AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 416 875
Address
Niels Pedersens Alle 2
8830 Tjele
Activity type
Other
ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE NORMALIZACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 67 875
Address
Calle Genova 6
28004 Madrid
Activity type
Other
NUTRIENTS RECOVERY SYSTEMS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 408 187,50
Address
Hoekstraat 3
8540 Deerlijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EKOBALANS FENIX AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 867 562,50
Address
Scheelevagen 22
223 63 Lund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INGENIERIA Y DESARROLLOS RENOVABLESSOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 334 542,25
Address
Calle Artal De Foces Num 117
46290 Alcasser Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION GAIKER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 338 182,50
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Vizcaya, Edificio 202
48170 Zamudio
Activity type
Research Organisations
ENTOMO CONSULTING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 598 587,50
Address
Carretera De Murcia 103
30430 Cehegin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SEAH INTERNATIONAL
France
EU contribution
€ 257 600
Address
Z I De La Tresorerie
62126 Wimille
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KALUNDBORG KOMMUNE
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 359 300
Address
Holbaekvej 141 B
4400 Kalundborg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN BIOMASS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 178 375
Address
Rond Point Schuman 6
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other