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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.
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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

€ 408 875

Participants (16)

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EURIZON SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 238 882

SAVONIA-AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 403 100

CESPA SERVICIOS URBANOS DE MURCIA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 778 804,25

AYUNTAMIENTO DE MURCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 145 000

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE ARAGON

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 148 500

UNIBIO AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 2 347 450

AGRO BUSINESS PARK AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 416 875

ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE NORMALIZACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 67 875

NUTRIENTS RECOVERY SYSTEMS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 408 187,50

EKOBALANS FENIX AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 867 562,50

INGENIERIA Y DESARROLLOS RENOVABLESSOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 309 202,25

FUNDACION GAIKER

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 441 296,25

ENTOMO CONSULTING SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 598 587,50

SEAH INTERNATIONAL

France

EU Contribution

€ 257 600

KALUNDBORG KOMMUNE

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 359 300

EUROPEAN BIOMASS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 178 375

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 818312

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2018

  • End date

    31 October 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.4.1.

H2020-EU.3.2.2.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 863 876,25

  • EU contribution

    € 8 375 472,25

Coordinated by:

ASOCIACION EMPRESARIAL CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DE LA ENERGIA Y DEL MEDIO AMBIENTE DE LA REGION DE MURCIA

Spain