Brussels, September 11, 2023. LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 presented at a roundtable during the 32nd Economic Forum held in the Polish city of Karpacz how its innovative methodology and technology facilitate the conversion of putrescible organic waste from the HORECA sector, such as food scraps, into a reusable source of biogas.

Juanma Revuelta, the CEO of Finnova Foundation, highlighted that this project could become the “most versatile digestion control tool available in the market.” This versatility not only promotes significant environmental benefits but also substantial economic advantages, thanks to the efficient generation of biogas through the optimal management of waste. This is achieved through an automatic control system designed to dose organic waste into anaerobic digesters at Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs), to maximize on-demand biogas production and contribute to the promotion of renewable energy.

About the 32nd Economic Forum

The Polish city of Karpacz hosted the 32nd Economic Forum from September 5th to 7th, bringing together more than 5,000 people from up to 60 countries to discuss economics. Under the theme “New Values for the Old Continent – Europe on the Threshold of Change,” the event featured the participation of regional and national politicians, local authorities, social and economic actors who could analyze and advance in the development of political and economic cooperation in Europe. Finnova, a collaborating foundation of the project, was able to present in one of the 300 panels how the LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 project contributes to the sustainable transformation of waste and the circular economy, being a technology applicable to sectors such as HORECA.


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.