LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 is set to participate in the upcoming WEX Global, the leading event for water and energy professionals across the globe, scheduled to take place in Madrid from 4 to 6 March. This significant gathering brings together an established community of high-level water and energy experts from more than 45 different countries committed to delivering integrated digital and circular strategies to mitigate the impacts of climate change and realize the full value of our water resources. The title of this year’s programme is “Water, Energy and Climate Change: Integrated Solutions to Build a Water Positive Future”, focusing on the opportunities created by the interconnections between the circular economy, climate change adaptation, energy transition, and digital transformation in building healthy water reservoirs.

LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 as a success case

The participation of LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 in WEX Global responds to the communication objective of creating new synergies within the framework of the project.  LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 is fully aligned with the theme of WexGlobal 2024 as it is a project that brings together energy generation through water, sustainability, the fight against climate change and the circular economy.

During the event, more synergies will be sought. On the one hand, the aim is to create a solid base in the fight against legal-administrative barriers, such as those limiting the use of SANDACH (animal by-products not intended for human consumption and their derivatives), through solutions such as the European LIFE Governance project. On the other hand, based on the practical experience of the LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 project, synergies will be explored to access other European programmes such as INTERREG. This will allow us to investigate how to create energy communities that are applicable to organic waste treatment centres.

About LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0

LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 is a pilot demonstration project, funded by LIFE Programme and with a budget of more than 970,000 EUR, which generates biogas in sewage treatment plant digesters by mixing putrescible organic waste (slurry, poultry, organic fractions, MSW, horeca, etc.), thus transforming sewage sludge into green energy through technology. The initiative led by Global Omnium, (Spain), in collaboration with the Finnova Foundation (Belgium) and Águas do Centro Litoral (Portugal) aims to become the most versatile digestion control tool on the market, achieving environmental and economic benefits through the production of biogas by making optimal use of waste. Thanks to this technology, it favours the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the use of sewage sludge generated in wastewater treatment processes, thus achieving a positive impact on the environment. This programme is easily scalable with other funds such as FEDER, NextGenerationEU or RePowerEU.