Partners

VALUEWASTE project has been defined and is being implemented by a well-balanced consortium. It requires the engagement of actors from the whole value chain of urban biowaste valorisation:

CETENMA – Centro Tecnológico de la Energía y el Medio Ambiente (Spain)

The Technology Centre for Energy and Environment is a private, non-profit Business Association, founded in 2000. CETENMA supports companies with technological research, development and innovation in all areas relating to water technologies, waste treatment, bioenergy, renewable energies and energy efficiency.

Role in VALUEWASTE

  • Project Coordination.
  • Environmental and social assessments (LCA&S-LCA).

www.cetenma.es

Innovarum (Spain)

Innovarum is a Spanish consultancy company created in 2013 with the overall aim of fostering innovation and knowledge exchange in the agri-food sector. It has great expertise in designing and implementing dissemination and communication activities for H2020/BBI projects within the agri-food sector.

Role in VALUEWASTE

  • Dissemination and Communication in Southern EU.
  • Administrative and financial project management.

www.innovarum.es

Savonia University of Applied Sciences (Finland)

Savona University was founded in 2014 and is one of the largest and most versatile Universities of Applied Sciences in Finland, with 6000 students and 450 employees. Specifically, Savonia Business Department creates pathways to a sustainable world: its network and training programmes develop new business partnerships and business models, international business value networks, and business innovations.

Role in VALUEWASTE

  • Assessment of social acceptance of biowaste valorisation and consumer acceptance of biowaste derived products.
  • New business model development in urban biowaste management.

www.portal.savonia.fi/amk/en

CESPA Servicios Urbanos de Murcia (Spain)

CESPA is a large company belonging to the group Ferrovial Services that negotiates the contract of the city of Murcia. Contract awarded in 2011, it is one of the largest integrated contracts in Spain including street cleansing and municipal solid waste collection and treatment services.
The group Ferrovial Services is an innovate solution and service provider with a broad range of critical and integrated services.

Role in VALUEWASTE

  • Implementation of the selected collection of urban biowaste in Murcia.
  • Monitoring of pilot experiences implementation in Cañada Hermosa.

www.murciaciudadsostenible.es

Ayuntamiento de Murcia (Spain)

With more than 450.000 inhabitants, the city of Murcia is the capital of the Region of Murcia, self-governing region located in the southeast of Spain, and bathed by the Mediterranean Sea. The European programs Department of the City Council of Murcia counts on qualified technical experts and researchers for the application of European funds and to guarantee the convergence of all the funds in the territory.

Role in VALUEWASTE

  • Communication and citizen engagement.
  • Promotion of biowaste selective collection in Murcia.

www.murcia.es

Instituto Tecnológico de Aragón – ITAINNOVA (Spain)

The Aragon technology Center (ITAINNOVA) is a non-profit centre founded in 1984 whose main objective is to promote competitiveness in the industrial sector by means of the development, acquisition, adaptation and transfer of innovative technologies. ITAINNOVA offers its services with a clear market orientation, providing real and innovative solutions from its lines of research and development.

Role in VALUEWASTE

  • Technical integration of the DEMO processes.
  • Preparation of blue prints for large-scaled biowaste valorisation plants.

www.itainnova.es

Unibio (Denmark)

Unibio is a leading Danish biotechnology company founded in 2001 with core competences within fermentation technologies, allowing a highly scalable production of bacterial protein meal. In cooperation with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Unibio has developed an innovative and unique technology as the result of more than 30 years of research and development activities: the U-Loop® fermentation technology.

Role in VALUEWASTE

  • Design, implementation and testing of the microbial protein production from upgraded biogas.

www.unibio.dk

Agro Business Park (Denmark)

Agro Business Park is an independent cluster organisation and science park with non-profit status founded in 2000 with a very strong network within the agri-food and bioeconomy sectors. Agro Business Park operates in three main business areas: innovation, investment and incubation. The main office is located in the central part of Jutland outside Viborg, close to the campus for the Faculty of Agricultural Science from Aarhus University.

Role in VALUEWASTE

  • Development of new business models for urban biowaste management.
  • Dissemination and Communication activities in Northern EU.

www.agropark.dk

Asociación Española de Normalización – UNE (Spain)

Founded in 1986, The Spanish Association for Standardisation (UNE) is a non-profit-making, private, independent and multisectoral organisation, recognised at National, European and International level. Through the development of technical standards, UNE helps companies to improve their quality and competitiveness.

Role in VALUEWASTE

  • Advise, management and development of all the activities related with standardisation.

www.en.une.org

Nutrient Recovery Systems – NuReSys (Belgium)

NuReSys, founded in 2011, seeks to promote and provide technologies to recovery valuable nutrients out of liquid streams (mainly wastewater and sewage sludge from wastewater treatment plants). NuReSys constructed its first industrial struvite plant in 2006, at that moment one of the largest worldwide. Ever since 7 additional plants have been under construction and 2 more are in design stage.

Role in VALUEWASTE

  • Implementation of the struvite crystallization process.

www.nuresys.be

EkoBalans – (Sweden)

EkoBalans was founded in 2008 and it offers solutions for sustainable recycling and recovery of plant nutrients from food industry, biogas production, and waste water treatment plants. EkoBalans has designed complete concepts for replacing waste water treatment plants with Resource Water Recycling Plants and refining digestates into fertilizer.

Role in VALUEWASTE

  • Nitrogen recovery from dewatering liquor of the digestate.
  • Formulation of bio-based fertilisers.

www.ekobalans.se

Ingeniería y Desarrollos Renovables – INDEREN (Spain)

INDEREN is a Spanish installation company created in 2009 specialised in Biogas Plants installations based in Valencia (Spain). INDEREN’s main task is to conduct biogas plants installations at service of engineering companies that built biogas plants around Europe; INDEREN is currently the leading Spanish company in the biogas sector.

Role in VALUEWASTE

  • Installation, testing and operating of the anaerobic digester for the treatment of urban biowaste in the waste treatment plant of Cañada Hermosa (Murcia).

www.inderen.es

GAIKER-IK4 Technology Centre (Spain)

GAIKER is a private and non-profit research organisation founded in 1985 committed to providing industrial companies with innovative know-how. Areas of Knowledge cover: biotechnology, environment, recycling and plastics & composites. GAIKER has a broad network of collaborators and has taken part in over 118 International R&D Consortia throughout nearly two decades.

Role in VALUEWASTE

  • Safety assessment of the products obtained within the project.
  • Coordination of all ethics requirements involving the project..

www.gaiker.es/ing

Entomo AgroIndustrial (Spain)

Entomo AgroIndustrial is a newly created Spanish company with the mission of enabling companies to transform waste from the Food Industry into sustainable food for animals using insects. It was created as a platform of professionals and companies that allow companies to start projects of recovery of waste.

Role in VALUEWASTE

  • Entomo is responsible of the installation of insect farm DEMO in Cañada Hermosa.
  • Conversion of urban biowaste via Black Soldier Fly into feed and food protein.

www.entomoagroindustrial.com

Seah International (France)

SEAH is a large company started in 1980 to promote very specific innovative
proteins and ingredients in the food industry, with three major divisions: food flavours, functional ingredients & nutrient ingredients. SEAH’s global dimension is supported by several subsidiaries, a network of offices and exclusive agents located in 5 continents: Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America.

Role in VALUEWASTE

  • Development of biomass products from microbial protein as food ingredients and feed ingredients (through the collaboration of its linked Sopropêche).

www.seah.net

Kalundborg Kommune (Denmark)

Kalundborg is a city located in the Northwestern coast of the largest Danish islands, Zealand, with a population of 16,490 inhabitants (2017). The development department of Kalundborg Municipality runs the Symbiose Center Denmark, a group of industrial companies which came together
in a collaboration more than 50 years ago to exchange waste and resources with each other, worldwide acknowledge as a model of environmental sustainability.

Role in VALUEWASTE

  • Communication and citizen engagement.
  • Social acceptance of biowaste-derived products.

www.kalundborg.dk

European Biomass Industry Association-EUBIA (Belgium)

EUBIA, the European Biomass Industry Association, is an International non-profit association established in 1996 that groups together market actors, technology providers, and knowledge centres, all of them active in the field of biomass. The main objective of EUBIA is to support the European biomass industries at all levels. As an industrial association, EUBIA aims at helping
SMEs to keep up with relevant technological legal developments.

Role in VALUEWASTE

  • Assessment of regulatory and policy framework and stakeholder engagement.
  • Dissemination and communication at EU level.

www.eubia.org