The online meeting will take place on Friday, June 4 at 11:30 a.m. (CEST)

The objective of this event is to share experiences and establish alliances around a more sustainable and profitable digestion of waste

The project promotes the maximization of biogas production and the increase in energy self-sufficiency in treatment plants

Brussels, 06.02.2021- On Friday, June 4, the water management entity Global Omnium, with the support of the Finnova Foundation, team up for the online meeting “Challenge of circular economy in WWTP for green energy production: LIFE Ecodigestion 2.0”, included within the framework of the European Green Week 2021

The European Green Week 2021, organized by the Directorate General for the Environment of the European Commission, will take place from May 31 to June 4, 2021, with the cross-cutting theme “Zero Pollution”. This annual event will feature online events in all EU member countries and serves as an opportunity to discuss the European environmental policy.

The main objective of this webinar, to take place on June 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (CEST), is to present the latest news on the promotion of circular economy applied into water treatment processes, sharing best practices and examples of waste reuse.

LIFE Ecodigestion 2.0 presents an automatic control system for the dosing of organic waste in WWTP anaerobic digesters to maximize the production of on-demand biogas as a renewable energy. This LIFE project is in line with two of the 17 United Nations SDG challenges, specifically with SDG 6: clean water and sanitation and SDG 7: affordable and non-polluting energy.

With a budget of more than 970,000 euros, the LIFE Ecodigestion 2.0 project is committed to making the use of biogas into a reliable source to cover industrial energy demand while meeting the European Union target of renewable sources making, at least, 27% of the marketed energy by 2030.

The initiative was kicked off in September 2020 and will run until 2024, with Global Omnium Medioambiente as the main coordinator and Fundación Finnova and the Portuguese consortium Águas do Centro Litoral as partners.

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About the LIFE Program

The Environment and Climate Action Program (LIFE) is the financial instrument of the European Union allocated to the environment for the 2014-2020 period. Its general objective is based on catalyzing changes in the development and application of policies by providing solutions and practical improvements that achieve environmental and climate objectives, as well as by promoting innovative technologies in the field of environment and climate change.

Subprograms and priority areas: ENVIRONMENTAL subprogram and CLIMATE ACTION subprogram.

About Global Omnium

The company that gave rise to Global Omnium, Aguas de Valencia, began its journey in 1890. It is an entity specialized in comprehensive water management. It currently covers 5.5 million people in over than 300 Spanish cities, in addition to being present in another 3 continents. It is a project of social commitment, made up of century-old companies that have been contributing to the growth of the cities and municipalities in which they work for more than a century.

About the Finnova Foundation

Spanish-Belgian foundation for the financing of innovation, whose objectives are to promote public-private cooperation through innovation to address social challenges such as employment, training, entrepreneurship, the United Nations SDGs, the circular economy, etc. In its commitment to innovation, Finnova has been running the Startup Europe Awards since 2016, an initiative of the DG Connect of the European Commission.

Finnova, with headquarters in Belgium and Spain, has its own local offices in Chile and Panama. In Spain, it’s running in the Valencian Community, the Basque Country, Andalusia, the Community of Madrid and the Canary Islands.