The VALUEWASTE is the new H2020 project, that will be launched in November 2018. The project is a European initiative coordinated by CETENMA (CentroTecnológico de la Energía y Medio Ambiente) and has been granted funding by the European Commission, under the “Societal Challenge 2” programme. The consortium is made up of 17 partners from 6 different countries across Europe.

VALUEWASTE proposes an integrated approach in urban biowaste upcycling for theproduction of high-value bio-based products, developing the first complete solution to fully valorise biowaste that can be replicated across Europe. There will be implemented 3 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 protein sand other ingredients, and bio-based fertiliser.

VALUEWASTE will be developed at 2 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.

Project data
 Project title: Unlocking new VALUE from urban bioWASTE
 Call: H2020-SFS-2018-1 – Innovation action
 Project Coordinator: CETENMA – Centro Tecnológico de la Energía y el Medio Ambiente (ES)
 17 partners
 Duration: 4 years.
 Budget: over 10 Million €

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