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Demonstration of circular biofertilisers and implementation of optimized fertiliser strategies and value chains in rural communities

Project description

Turning food waste into fertiliser

Studies show that food waste is one of the least recovered materials in a community’s solid waste stream. Unfortunately, food waste that decomposes in landfills creates methane, which contributes to climate change. One solution is to turn this waste into fertiliser. With this in mind, the EU-funded RUSTICA project is focussing on fruits and vegetables, aiming to develop the technology to convert organic residues from this sector into novel bio-based fertiliser products. The technical solution consists of five conversion processes (carboxylic acid production, microbial biomass production, electrodialysis, insect breeding and biochar production), which can be combined depending on the available waste streams and integrated with state-of-the-art technologies such as composting.

Call for proposal

H2020-RUR-2020-1
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Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 824 000

Participants (15)

ORGANIC WASTE SYSTEMS NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 745 850
Address
Dok Noord 5
9000 Gent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHAMBRE REGIONALE D'AGRICULTURE DES PAYS DE LA LOIRE
France
EU contribution
€ 250 625
Address
9 Rue Andre Brouard
49105 Angers
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BIOSABOR SAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 122 150
Address
Ctra San Jose Km 2
04117 San Isidro De Nijar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 679 000
Address
Via Po 14
00198 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION PARA LAS TECNOLOGIAS AUXILIARES DE LA AGRICULTURA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 380 675
Address
Avda De La Innovacion 23 Parque Tecnologico De Almeria El Alquian
04131 Almeria
Activity type
Research Organisations
AVECOM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 407 109
Address
Industrieweg 122P
9032 Gent-wondelgem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENTOMO CONSULTING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 387 598,75
Address
Carretera De Murcia 103
30430 Cehegin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PARTICULA GROUP DRUSTVO S OGRANICENOM ODGOVORNOSCU ZA ISTRAZIVANJE RAZVOJ I PROIZVODNJU
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 201 250
Address
Tina Ujevica 9
51000 Rijeka
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WIEDEMANN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 117 661
Address
Rieblinger Strasse 25
86479 Aichen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IDCONSORTIUM SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 267 365
Address
Calle Betis 30
41010 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING CROPEYE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 766 755
Address
De Geren 4
6659 CX Wamel
Activity type
Research Organisations
EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR LANDBOUW- EN VISSERIJONDERZOEK
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 770 307,50
Address
Burg. Van Gansberghelaan 92 Bus 1
9820 Merelbeke
Activity type
Research Organisations
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 537 267,50
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 677 500
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRO INTERNACIONAL DE AGRICULTURATROPICAL, CIAT
Colombia
EU contribution
€ 537 643,50
Address
Kilometro 17 Recta Cali
763537 Palmira
Activity type
Research Organisations