Related EU projects

BioEcoSIM

An innovative bio-economy solution to valorise livestock manure into a range of stabilised soil improving materials for environmental sustainability and economic benefit for European agriculture

Contact person

Sukhanes Laopeamthong
sukhanes.laopeamthong@igb.fraunhofer.de
Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB
(Fraunhofer-Institut für Grenzflächen-und Bioverfahrenstechnik IGB)
Nobelstrasse 12
70569 Stuttgart
Germany
http://www.igb.fraunhofer.de/en.html

Website

www.bioecosim.eu 

Brief description

BioEcoSIM aims to valorise livestock manure as an important example of valuable bio-waste into 1) pathogen-free, organic soil amendment (biochar), 2) slow releasing mineral fertilisers, 3) reclaimed water, and 4) energy. The project comprises R&D and demonstration of an integrated approach and business model that has wide EU27 applicability in the agriculture sector

 

DRAGON

Development of Resource-efficient and Advanced underground technologies

Contact person

Project Coordinator

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Robert Galler
Montanuniversität Leoben
Chair of Subsurface Engineering
Erzherzog-Johann-Strasse 3, 
A-8700 Leoben, Austria
Tel.: +43 3842 402- 3400
e-mail: robert.galler@unileoben.ac.at

Project Manager

Mag. Karin Rehatschek
Montanuniversität Leoben
Industrial Liaison Department
Peter-Tunner-Straße 27
A-8700 Leoben, Austria
Tel.: +43 3842 402-8411
e-mail: karin.rehatschek@unileoben.ac.at

Website

http://www.dragonproject.eu/

Brief description

The DRAGON project is aimed at achieving resource efficiency in tunnelling and other underground construction processes by turning the excavation material into a valuable resource for other processes and sectors such as the cement, steel, ceramic or glass industries.

 

greenXpo

Professional promotion of eco-innovation knowledge through an integrated expertise platform for policy makers, SMEs and the public in view of boosting the Green Economy.

Contact person

Coordinator

Dr. Karen Böhme
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
k.boehme@fz-juelich.de
+49 30 20199 - 481
Projektträger Jülich, Geschäftsstelle Berlin

Project Management Juelich

Zimmerstr. 26/27
10969 Berlin
Germany

Website

http://www.greenxpo.eu/, http://www.innovationseeds.eu/

Brief description

greenXpo facilitates eco-innovation knowledge transfer, aiming at faster and wider uptake and exploitation of technological as well as non-technological eco-innovations, in addition to good policy measures and relevant networks related to eco-innovation. Intuitive linking and the use of TRL scales to describe results allow for a unique and tailor made added value to visitors.

 

INEMAD

Improved Nutrient and Energy Management through Anaerobic Digestion

Contact person

Jeroen Buysse,
Ghent University, 
J.Buysse@UGent.be 

Website

www.inemad.eu

Brief description

INEMAD will focus on innovative strategies to counter the paradoxical situation where crop production has a need for fertilizer while livestock has an excess of nutrients. New nutrient and energy flows are re-thought to generate a growth opportunity for the agricultural and industrial sectors. INEMAD will focus on biogas production and the use of digestate as fertilizer.

 

REFERTIL

Improvement of comprehensive bio-waste transformation and nutrient recovery treatment processes for production of combined biochar and compost natural products

Contact person

Edward Someus (biochar S&T senior engineer)
biochar@3ragrocarbon.com 
Terra Humana Ltd. 

Website


Brief description

The applied S&T REFERTIL development provides safe and economical soil improver/organic phosphorous fertilizer biochar products, added value recovery of nutrients and improving the used compost systems; which all aiming to reduce mineral fertilizers and intensive chemicals use in SME farming conservation agriculture.

 

P-REX

Sustainable sewage sludge management fostering phosphorus recovery and energy efficiency

Contact person

Dr. Christian Kabbe
Christian.KABBE@kompetenz-wasser.de
Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin gGmbH
Cicerostrasse 24
10709 Berlin, Germany

Website

www.p-rex.eu 

Brief description

Demonstration and evaluation of available and ready to market technologies for phosphorus recovery and recycling from the wastewater stream. Assessment of recovery “products” regarding plant availability and contamination including bio-assays for eco-toxicity testing of full material matrices.
Identification and evaluation of market opportunities and barriers ending up in recommendations for implementation strategies in Europe.

Keywords: phosphorus recovery and recycling, market opportunities and barriers

 

Fertiplus

Reducing mineral fertilisers and agro-chemicals by recycling treated organic waste as compost and bio-char products

Contact person

Laura de la Cruz 
lcruz@idconsortium.es

Project call identifier

FP7-KBBE-2011.1.2-02

Website 

http://www.fertiplus.eu

Brief description

The project takes up the challenge to identify innovative processing technologies and strategies to convert urban and farm organic waste to biochar and compost for agriculture. These products shall reduce and replace the application of mineral fertilisers and agrochemicals. The project will stimulate industry to implement corresponding organic waste treatment to provide cost-effective and safe nutrient recycling.

 

LIVEWASTE

Sustainable management of livestock waste for the removal/recovery of nutrients

Contact person

Professor Costas N. Costa
Email: costas.costa@cut.ac.cy
Chair
Department of Environmental Science and Technology
Cyprus University of Technology

Website 

www.livewaste.org

Brief description

The main objective of the project is to develop, demonstrate and evaluate an innovative decentralized approach for sustainable management of livestock waste achieving environmental protection and climate change mitigation in line with the requirements of the EU and National legislation. The project activities introduce high level of innovation concerning the development, operation and evaluation of a prototype system for livestock treatment and for the post-treatment of the by-products derived from the involved processes, resulting in recovery of materials and energy and developing a concrete market for the end products (i.e. energy, compost, reusable effluent, phosphorous). The project provide insights on how the proposed sustainable livestock waste scheme can be implemented in larger scale in Cyprus, Italy, Greece, Spain and in other EU countries.