Synergies

European Horizon2020 project to optimise the biogas process through high-performance microbial consortia based on naturally occurring strains in anerobic digesters (bioaugmentation strategies). Promoting biogas will greatly contribute to consolidating the circular bioeconomy.

Web: https://micro4biogas.eu

The LIFE-myBUILDINGisGREEN project works to increase the resilience of three educational buildings in Spain and Portugal by implementing Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) as climate adaptation prototypes, improve the well-being and knowledge about NBS of the users of these buildings and boost the transferability of the tested prototypes through governance actions and their inclusion in different regulations.

Web: https://life-mybuildingisgreen.eu/en/home/

 

The overall objective of the Horizon2020 RES4CITY project is to enhance the development of sustainable renewable energy and fuel technologies in cities by promoting sustainability and circularity, and by deploying an innovative educational programme, co-designed with stakeholders, to develop highly qualified human capital, to enable results with high replicability across different educational systems.

 Web: https://www.res4city.eu

 

It aims to demonstrate a new cost-effective and environmentally friendly technology for biogas desulphurisation based on biological processes, being able to obtain high quality biogas and valuable final by-products.

 Web: https://biogasnet.eu/es/

European project that seeks to develop natural fumigants from plant extracts to control whitefly populations and fungal outbreaks of botrytis in greenhouse horticultural crops. The project, led by FumiHogar, in collaboration with B&B Asesores, Comercial Química Massó, BrioAgro Tech and the Finnova Foundation, and 60% funded by the European Union’s LIFE programme, will last four and a half years and will test the effectiveness of a new fumigant biopesticide that is less toxic than conventional ones. With a total budget of 2,758,921.01 euros, this project aims to improve food security and biodiversity and contribute to the professionalisation of farmers in the use of biopesticides.

 Web: https://lifefumigreen.finnova.eu

The aim of Local Sustainable Business is to carry out energy diagnostics to achieve a reduction in energy bills, to be more efficient and to collaborate with the reduction of the carbon footprint, achieving a reduction of the environmental impact. These individualised diagnoses are aimed at supporting small and medium-sized businesses and the HORECA sector in the municipality of Valencia.

 Web: https://negociolocalsostenible.com

 

Horizon 2020 research project funded within the framework of the European Commission’s Green Deal calls, the main objective of which is to develop and implement a technological solution for the recycling and revalorisation of the most relevant waste from the agri-food sector, in products with high added value, supported by a digital tool and built on a systemic-regional approach.

 Web: https://agro2circular.eu

The objective of LIFE-3E: Environment-Energy-Economy, co-financed by the LIFE Programme of the European Union, is to develop and demonstrate an innovative process to promote the regeneration and reuse of water, integrating the production of on-site renewable energy in the coastal Urban Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTPU) of Comillas (Cantabria, Spain). This so-called Blue Energy will be generated by recovering the energy contained in the saline gradient by means of Reverse Electrodialysis. The project aims to contribute to improving the sustainability of water resources, promoting the reuse of water for street and road cleaning. It will also minimise the external energy demand of wastewater treatment processes and reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to the consumption of fossil fuels.

Web: https://life3e.eu

CEEI-BURGOS is a non-profit association created in 1994 under the principles and model of the Business and Innovation Centre of the European Commission. Its objectives are: To promote new innovative business activities, encouraging the creation of new companies or the modernisation of existing companies; and to contribute to the economic development of Burgos and Castilla y León, facilitating the adaptation of its productive system to technological change and creating a favourable climate for innovation as a driver of economic progress.

Web: https://www.ceeiburgos.es

The Mancomunidad de Servicios de la Vega is a 100% public entity that was created in 1998 with the aim of offering selective collection, urban waste management and recycling services. Located in a natural area in the foothills of the Sierra Norte de Sevilla, it currently offers its services to 22 municipalities that are members of the association. Its objectives include raising public awareness of recycling, waste management and treatment, and caring for the environment of the municipalities and their citizens to which it provides services.

Web: http://lavegamancomunidad.es

Instituto de Investigación en Políticas de Bienestar Social (POLIBIENESTAR) is a public research institute belonging to the Universitat de València (Spain) of international reference, specialised in research, innovation and social technology, technical advice and training in the field of social policies.

Web: https://www.polibienestar.org

Cámara Valencia, whose full name is Cámara Oficial de Comercio, Industria, Servicios y Navegación de Valencia, is a public law corporation, collaborating with the Public Administrations, dedicated to providing services to companies, especially SMEs, as well as representing, promoting and defending the general interests of trade, services, industry and navigation.  Its main lines of action include business creation, competitiveness, innovation, internationalisation, training, employment, mediation and arbitration.

Web: https://www.camaravalencia.com

Darwin Bioprospecting Excellence is a microbial biotechnology company based at the Science Park of the University of Valencia (Spain), focused on the isolation, characterisation and production of microorganisms with a wide variety of applications, for example in the food industry (yeasts for the production of bread or fermented beverages) and in agriculture (bacteria that promote plant growth).

Web: https://darwinbioprospecting.com

MEDIO AMBIENTE, AGUA, RESIDUOS Y ENERGÍA DE CANTABRIA (MARE) is a public company of the Government of Cantabria. Attached to the Regional Ministry of the Environment, it is responsible for the management of all environmental tasks. Water management, waste management and its energy recovery and land maintenance are our main activities.

Web: https://www.mare.es

The Portuguese Water Partnership (PWP) is a network of organisations that aim to develop synergies and maximise the potential for the development of the water sector in the world, promoting the construction and consolidation of alliances and partnerships between national institutions and all nations committed to the sustainable use of water and the improvement of water resources. The PWP was an initiative of the former Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning.

Web: http://www.ppa.pt/?lang=en

WEX Global occupies a unique place in the water conference calendar. Business meetings and conversations are at the heart of WEX, along with the principle of ‘exchange’; the sharing of ideas and philosophies, business cards, solutions and methodologies, to form strong networks on which to build stronger relationships. The event hosts more than 80 speakers from over 40 countries discussing critical issues related to water, energy and climate change.

Web: https://wex-global.com

LIFE BIODAPH2O is a demonstration project which main objective is the scaling-up and implementation of an eco-efficient nature-based tertiary wastewater treatment at two demo sites located in water-stressed regions of the Mediterranean area: Lesvos Island (Greece) and Catalonia (Spain).
This compact and low-energy consumption system, called BIODAPH, is based on the depuration capacity of water fleas (Daphnia) and microalgal/bacterial biofilms. It will produce reclaimed water that will contribute to diminish discharges of pollutants in freshwater ecosystems and to promote agricultural reuse.Web: under construction

VenpraLab is a startup at the forefront of the circular economy, fusing microbiological advances and artificial intelligence to transform waste into renewable energy, with a particular focus on biogas production. Specialised microorganisms are developed which optimise the efficient degradation of various types of waste, thus contributing to the reduction of the environmental footprint fostering a circular approach.

 

LIFE ANHIDRA aims to develop and validate an innovative, efficient, and effective solution to water regeneration and in situ reuse of water in textile finishing process. The new closed-loop concept will allow water reuse in industrial washing machines during 60 operation days, saving up to 21,000 m3 during this period, and 123,408 m3/year in one industrial facility.