LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 has launched its first podcast on Spotify, immersing the public in the exciting world of sustainable waste management and biogas production.

The podcast helps to explore the evolution of this innovative project’s technology, its impacts on biogas production and its contribution to sustainable waste management in Europe. The inaugural episode, available on Spotify, features conversations with key experts, including Carlos Lafita from Global Omnium, María José Tárrega from the Quart-Benàger WWTP, Stéphanie Aparicio Antón, Research and Development Technician, and Pau Granell, head of the Quart-benàger WWTP.

The experts share their vision in a clear, effective and accessible way, providing a deep insight into the project and its impact, in a unique opportunity to explore the future of sustainability and innovation in waste management.

The first episode explains how LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 builds on the successes and learnings of the previous LIFE ECODIGESTION project LIFE13 ENV/ES/377. The initial focus of LIFE ECODIGESTION was the development, implementation and demonstration at pilot scale of an innovative technology: the LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 podcast not only provides a window into the current project, but also explores the significant leap and key differences between LIFE ECOdigestion 1.0 and 2.0. This leap includes the adoption of new technologies, moving from a pilot plant to a fully functional plant. In addition, it highlights a renewed focus on the creation of specialised tools to work efficiently with wastewater treatment plants, making a fundamental difference in the implementation and long-term sustainability of the project.

The experts also underline the ambition of the project and its main objective: the creation of a comprehensive tool to enable the scaling up of LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0. The intention is to bring this technology to other wastewater treatment plants and to facilitate its implementation in several installations.

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.