Every year each European citizen produces on average 200 kg of municipal biowaste. This means that between 118 and 138 million tonnes of biowaste arise annually in the EU.
The municipal biowaste management systems that currently exist in Europe, such as landfilling, do not give a second life to materials or resources contained in the biowaste. Other alternatives such as incineration and composting do not allow to take full advantage of the biowaste potential.
Today, one of the challenges for biowaste management is to integrate a valorisation system in a city context, and to recover products with a market value that offsets the global cost of biowaste valorising.
VALUEWASTE proposes an integrated system for urban biowaste valorisation into key strategic products for the EU.