The Finnova Foundation organized a webinar focused on how City Councils face the challenges of the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals on the new aid call of 1,000 million euros from the European Commission for research and innovation projects in the framework of climate, ecosystems and biodiversity protection and the European Green Week.

The webinar introduced new sustainable urban projects at local stages with an aim at environmental issues, while addressing the issue of European aid for innovation and circular economy. For this reason, the official presentation of the LIFE Ecodigestion 2.0 project was caried out by Carlos Lafita, on behalf of Global Omnium, leader of the project.

LIFE Ecodigestion is a European project that revolves around an automated control system for dosing organic waste in WWTP anaerobic digesters to maximize on-demand biogas production as a renewable energy

LIFE Ecodigestion 2.0 is committed to making a reliable source of energy from the use of biogas in order to cover industrial energy demand as green source of energy that meets the EU objective of 27% of the marketed energy originating from renewable sources by 2030. This methodology is especially interesting in Europe, given that there are 18,000 treatment plants with energy costs reaching 0.8%

The project kicked off on 09/01/2020 and will be running until 02/29/2024, with Global Omnium Medioambiente as the main coordinator and Fundación Finnova and the Portuguese consortium Águas do Centro Litoral as official partners. The project is budgeted at 970,000 euros.