03/10/2023. Brussels. From the European project LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0, we are delighted to announce the Girls4Tech LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 Initiative.
The Girls4Tech LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 initiative is an educational and innovation competition aimed at encouraging the participation of girls and boys from specific schools in Valencia, Puzol, and Catarroja in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM disciplines) while they devise sustainable solutions based on the LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 project, which provides on-demand biogas production with water purification.
Do you have a solution for water purification? How about producing biogas on demand?
The application deadline is open until October 19th at 11:59 p.m. (Spanish peninsular time) through the participation form: https://form.jotform.com/finnova/girls4tech-life-ecodigestion-20
Discover the prize details in our guidelines!
About LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0
LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 is a pilot demonstration project, funded by the LIFE program with a budget of over 970,000 euros, which generates biogas in wastewater treatment plant digesters through the mixing of putrescible organic waste (manure, poultry, organic fractions, municipal solid waste, 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 in the market, achieving environmental and economic benefits through biogas production by optimal waste utilization. Thanks to this technology, it promotes the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the utilization of sewage sludge generated in wastewater treatment processes, thus having a positive impact on the environment. This program is easily scalable with other funds such as the FEDER, NextGenerationEU, or RepowerEU.
Girls4Tech project is an initiative aimed at promoting local technological innovation led by girls between 8 and 18 years old. It focuses on teaching STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) that are essential in education and for the future of the job market, where technology and digitization play an increasingly important role.