The 1st newsletter on the INCOVER H2020 project is now available
INCOVER is a collaborative project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, and the project’s consortium consists of 18 partner organisations (SMEs, large enterprise, RTD institutions, etc.). The INCOVER concept has been designed to move wastewater treatment from being primarily a sanitation technology towards a bio-product recovery industry and a recycled water supplier. Three added-value plants treating wastewater from municipalities, farms and food and beverage industries will be implemented at three demonstration sites, assessed and optimized concurrently.
The 3-years project is divided into six Work Packages (WP), during which the three INCOVER solutions will be operated, validated and demonstrated to end-users through three case studies.
Under WP1 to WP3, which will run in parallel, the construction, implementation and operation of the demonstration sites will be carried out through the three case studies. The first step of the case studies will be the microalgae/yeast process (WP1) which will produce high added value products such as bio-plastics (PHA) and organic acids. The biomass from algae/yeast plus another agro-industrial biomass will be transformed into biogas in WP2. WP3 will deal with the production of other added-value products such as fertilizers, bio-coal and water recovery will be studied in WP3.
Life-Cycle Sustainability Analysis will be undertaken in WP4, along with the development of a Decision Support System (DSS) to support municipalities in selecting the best approach to their water management from a holistic viewpoint (e.g., cost-effectiveness, competitiveness, social and ecological benefits). The market uptake and dissemination of results will be delivered in WP5, through a number of activities including innovation and dialogue workshops, forums and round tables to engage key stakeholders early, and stimulate the market uptake of the INCOVER technologies.
Standardisation activities and the ETV pilot EU programme (Environmental Technology Verification) will be applied to the project.
At iBET, the project is coordinated by Ascenção Miranda Reis.
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