Brussels, August 21, 2023. Highlighting the importance of strengthening commitments regarding the sustainable use of water and sanitation, in LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0, we seize the opportunity of World Water Week 2023 to emphasize the significance of safeguarding this valuable resource and promoting the blue economy in our municipalities and regions.

Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) has a key objective of ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030. This objective goes beyond the provision of safe drinking water and sanitation services; it is about safeguarding both human health and livelihoods while addressing and reversing the impacts stemming from climate change. Multilateral collaboration is crucial for achieving this.

Sustainable Development Goal 6 – United Nations’ 2030 Agenda.

According to the latest UN World Water Development Report 2023, the insufficient rate of progress in water and sanitation underscores the need to enhance partnerships and cooperation. It is precisely for this reason that today, from LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0, we wish to express our sincere gratitude to all our stakeholders for joining our cause.

Thanks to their valuable contribution and commitment, we can continue our input of generating biogas from organic waste present in water from treatment plants. This concrete effort not only supports the blue economy but also aims to expand to other projects that share a similar mission.

Soon, we will be launching a registration portal for collaborators. Through this platform, we aim to streamline and enhance our collaborative partnerships with other projects and organizations, pooling our efforts together. Stay tuned to join us!

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 Repower EU.

About Finnova Foundation

Finnova is the Spanish-Belgian non-profit foundation based in Brussels and Spain, working for the promotion and development of innovation and entrepreneurship in the EU. Finnova’s experience in leading communication and dissemination activities for European projects is combined with a proven track record in business creation and entrepreneurship support programmes, such as accelerators, incubators and events, as well as its commitment to training and employability of young people.

About Global Omnium

Global Omnium is a business group of national and international reference,specialized in the different processes that have to do with the Integral Water Cycle, developing multiple complementary business lines that create synergies for the optimization of water resources, in addition to waste treatment.

It currently provides coverage to 5.5 million people in more than 300 Spanish cities, in addition to having a presence in 3 other continents. It is a project of social commitment, made up of century-old companies that have been contributing to the growth of the cities and municipalities in which they operate for more than a century.

About Águas do Centro Litoral

Águas do Centro Litoral is a water and wastewater management company operating in the central coastal region of Portugal. Committed to sustainable water management, they provide high-quality services while protecting the environment.