Afterlife

EFIB Stakeholder Profile

Company/Organisation type: Other

Focus area/active in: 

  • Bio-based Chemistry
  • Bio-based Materials
  • Engineering / Scale-up
  • Enzyme Technologies & Bioprocesses
  • Packaging
  • Platform / Conversion Technology

About:

Advanced Filtration TEchnologies for the Recovery and Later conversIon of relevant Fractions from wastEwater Project summary The AFTERLIFE project proposes a flexible, cost- and resource-efficient process for recovering and valorizing the relevant fractions from wastewater. It will represent an advance on existing approaches to wastewater treatment, which rely on physic-chemical and biological methods. The AFTERLIFE process will separate out the different components of value using a series of membrane filtration units that will separate all the solids in the wastewater. These will then treated to obtain high-pure extracts and metabolites or, alternatively, to be converted into value-added biopolymers; polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs). In addition to the value extracted from the solids, the remaining outflow of the water will be ultrapure and ready for re-use. Objectives The overall goal of the project is to demonstrate at TRL-5 a promising innovative wastewater treatment with the simultaneous recovery of compounds of interest and the conversion of the rest of the organic matter into a high-volume added value biopolymer.

Specific objectives have been defined in each WP to reach such a goal:

  • WP1 – To develop the filtration system through the use of a membrane filtration unit for the recovery of suspended and soluble solids in wastewater.
  • WP2 – To develop the process for the recovery and purification of valuable compounds in the concentrates from filtration step
  • WP3 – To develop the conversion of the low value-added organic matter into PHA by an anaerobic/aerobic process
  • WP4 – To optimise the resources in the process following a circular economy approach
  • WP5 – To design and optimise the overall AFTERLIFE process from a holistic point of view following a Multidisciplinary Design Optimisation (MDO) approach
  • WP6 – To conduct a demonstration at BBE Pilot Plant using real industrial wastewater and to generate the end products
  • WP7 – To provide proof of economic and industrial feasibility for the AFTERLIFE process and comprehensive LCA and cost assessment
  • WP8 – To promote the exploitation of the project’s results and expand the impact of the process

This project has received funding from the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 745737.

Website: https://afterlife-project.eu/

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Afterlife stakeholder workshop

The BBI JU Horizon 2020 project AFTERLIFE is organising a stakeholder workshop. The workshop will be an online event. In this workshop, the project partners will talk about the project results so far. AFTERLIFE project stands for a flexible, cost- and resource- efficient process for recovering valorizing relevant fractions from wastewater. Join the discussions about the challenges in the wastewater industry and to find a solution for this major problem.

Introducing the AFTERLIFE project, co-funded by the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 745737. The AFTERLIFE project proposes a flexible, cost- and resource-efficient process for recovering and valorizing the relevant fractions from wastewater. It will represent an advance on existing approaches to wastewater treatment, which rely on physic-chemical and biological methods.

The AFTERLIFE project consortium consists of 14 companies from 7 countries: Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) (Spain), Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (Belgium), Celabor (Belgium), Citromil (Spain), CTC- Centro Tecnológico Nacional de la Conserva y Alimentación (Spain), Heritage (Belgium), IDENER (Spain), Innoven (Italy), Jake S.A. (Spain), Lurederra (Spain), MI-PLAST (Croatia), nova-Institut GmbH (Germany), NOVA.id.FCT (Portugal), VTT Oy (Finland)

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Dr. Seena Koyadan
AFTERLIFE dissemination manager
nova-Institut GmbH
 

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