- LIFE ECODIGESTION 2.0 will be presented by Juanma Revuelta, CEO of the Finnova Foundation, at the hybrid event that will take place on Wednesday, 31 May at the Complejo Medioambiental of La Vega in Seville
- After the success of the first edition in 2022, this year the event will seek to promote Spanish-Portuguese cooperation for the proper management and treatment of waste through the collection of best practices in circular economy
25/05/2023, Seville. The Complejo Medioambiental of La Vega in Seville will host next Wednesday, May 31st from 09:00h to 13:00h CEST an intervention on the European project LIFE ECODIGESTION 2.0. This event is part of the second edition of the “Conference of good practices on circular economy and waste prevention” organised by the Mancomunidad de La Vega, with the support of Finnova and the subsidy of the Junta de Andalucia.
The objectives of the conference will focus on generating alliances and seeking solutions in terms of waste reduction and recovery and circular economy to consolidate a joint regional response that can be reflected in projects and programmes of the European Union.
At the meeting, different presentations will be given on the problems of waste management. LIFE ECODIGESTION 2.0 will participate through Juanma Revuelta, CEO of Finnova, in the second block on the “European financial framework for financing solutions to the challenges identified and dynamisation of the local entrepreneurial ecosystem”, which will take place at approximately 11:00h CEST.
In this intervention, Revuelta will talk about European funding and the innovative technology being developed by the LIFE ECODIGESTION 2.0 project to transform putrescible organic waste (slurry, poultry, organic fractions, MSW, horeca, etc.) into biogas. This green energy is achieved thanks to the anaerobic co-digestion of the digesters of Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTPs).
About Mancomunidad de Servicios de la Vega
The Mancomunidad de Servicios de La Vega is a Local Administration born in 1998 from the grouping of a total of 19 municipalities around the Vega del Guadalquivir for the management of the collection and treatment of Urban Solid Waste (USW). Its mission is to establish a common strategy that favours the correct development of services and actions within the framework of waste collection and treatment, guaranteeing the protection of the ecosystem, and always acting in accordance with the values of effectiveness, efficiency and commitment.
The Mancomunidad de La Vega is made up of the following municipalities: Alcalá del Río, Alcolea del Río, Brenes, Burguillos, Cantillana, Castilblanco de los Arroyos, Castilleja de la Cuesta, El Castillo de las Guardas, Gerena, Guillena, La Algaba, La Rinconada, Lora del Río, Peñaflor, San Juan de Aznalfarache, Tocina, Villanueva del Río y Minas and Villaverde del Río.
About LIFE ECODIGESTION 2.0
This is a pilot demonstration project, funded by the LIFE programme and with a budget of more than 970,000 euros, 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.