Deep Purple proposes an integrated treatment of urban bio waste in a novel Multi-Platform concept as a key option to implement a synergic treatment of relevant waste streams of urban origin.
Conversion Of Diluted Mixed Urban Bio-wastes Into Sustainable Materials And Products In Flexible Purplephotobiorefineries
- Horizon 2020 Call: H2020-BBI-JTI-2018 (H2020-BBI-JTI-2018)
- Topic: BBI.2018.SO1.D2 Type of action: BBI-IA-DEMO
- Gran Agreement No. 837998
Up to 138 million tons of bio-waste, coming from wastewater treatment and urban organic food are annually generated in the EU1. It´s estimated that almost 75% of this waste is sent to incineration or landfilling, what has a huge environmental and economic cost associated.
Moreover, a high percentage of the waste holds great potential as a source of recycled materials, wastewater contains valuable components such as cellulose and nutrients that can be used as feedstock for many applications.
In an attempt to tackle this challenge, DEEP PURPLE proposes an integrated treatment of urban bio waste in a novel Multi-Platform concept as a key option to implement a synergic treatment of relevant waste streams of urban origin (mixed waste streams, separately collected organic waste, wastewater and the organic fraction of sewage sludge).
The beneficial use of bio-waste is obtained by an innovative combination of optimised valorization technologies and novel solutions such Purple Phototrophic Bacteria (PPB) based treatment or biogas bioconversion.
These processes will be used for resources recovery from urban bio-waste to provide a secure and sustainable supply of biomass feedstock to be further transformed into high added-value products for different industrial sectors.
“This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking (JU) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 837998. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the Bio Based Industries Consortium.”