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CONVERSION OF DILUTED MIXED URBAN BIO-WASTES INTO SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS IN FLEXIBLE PURPLE PHOTOBIOREFINERIES

CONVERSION OF DILUTED MIXED URBAN BIO-WASTES INTO SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS IN FLEXIBLE PURPLE PHOTOBIOREFINERIES

Objective

DEEP PURPLE creates a holistic consortium to transform diluted urban bio-wastes, including mixed waste streams, organicfraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW), wastewater (WW) and sewage sludge (SS), into feedstock for bio-industry toobtain sustainable bio-products. This revolutionary concept will be implemented in a novel Single-Site Multi-Platform Concept (Biomass, Cellulose and Biogas) to replace current polluting destructive practices with new value added concepts.

The beneficial use of bio-waste is obtained by an innovative combination of optimized recovery technologies and novel solutions: the Purple Phototrophic Bacteria (PPB) PhotoBiorefinery. The use of PPB -the most versatile metabolismreported- ensures the adaption to fluctuating and diluted waste streams to support a stable and profitable production chain. Thefirst PPB PhotoBiorefinery in the EU (the biggest worldwide) will be validated in different environmental, economic, logisticand social scenarios.

The concept will be implemented by end-users from four municipalities, namely Madrid (ES), Toledo (ES), and the Moravia-Silesia Region(CZ) to transform bio-wastes (OFMSW: 422 t/y, mixed waste: 438,000 m3/y) into high-added value bioproducts:fine chemicals (bio-cosmetics), fertilizers, bio-packaging and self-repairing construction materials. The marketuptake of DEEP PURPLE is facilitated by optimal logistics of bio-wastes conversion (reduction of landfilled OFMSW: 60%,WWTP, solids recovery: 71%), and bio-products quality to favor their commercialization (440 t/y). The integration of valuechains is boosted by relevant stakeholder’s participation and innovative business models, minimizing waste and maximizingbenefits (85 M€ benefits, GHG emissions savings: 11,300 tCO2eq/y in 2025). Key communities (social engagementstrategies) will participate in the new value creation, calibrating the returns of the project like social innovation promotion and creation of new opportunities along the urban value cycle.
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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

€ 1 524 142,91

Participants (13)

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ACTIVATEC LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 519 463,75

RNB, S.L

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 137 510,66

NATUREPLAST SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 227 640

FOMENTO DE CONSTRUCCIONES Y CONTRATAS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 531 537,50

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 370 125

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 722 292,42

NOVAMONT SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 784 062,50

UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 664 151,75

ALCHEMIA-NOVA RESEARCH & INNOVATION GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 436 776

ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE NORMALIZACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 76 125

INVESTORNET-GATE2GROWTH APS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 156 143,75

UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 560 903,75

AGRO INNOVATION INTERNATIONAL

France

EU Contribution

€ 272 175

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 837998

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2019

  • End date

    30 April 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.4.

H2020-EU.3.2.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 527 581,25

  • EU contribution

    € 6 983 049,99

Coordinated by:

FCC AQUALIA SA

Spain