• Juanma Revuelta, CEO of the Finnova Foundation, highlights the opportunities for European funding and the project’s contribution to sustainability in tourism.

In the framework of FITUR, the international tourism fair celebrated in Madrid from the 24th to the 28th of January 2024, Juanma Revuelta, CEO of Finnova, presented LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 project during the event “Key Opportunities for Funding Impactful Tourism Projects”, organised by the Best Tourism Village Network under the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

During his intervention, Revuelta highlighted the various European funding opportunities for projects that have a positive impact on tourism. In addition, he presented LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 project as a success case at the intersection of environmental technology and also in the tourism sector.

LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 is a pioneering project that seeks to revolutionise sustainability by generating biogas in wastewater treatment plants using organic waste. This initiative not only contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, but also promotes a greener and more sustainable tourism industry.

“This project is a prime example of how environmental technology can collaborate with the tourism sector to create sustainable and impactful solutions,” Revuelta emphasised. “By using organic waste, we are not only reducing emissions, but also contributing to greener tourism.”

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.