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A strong link has been established between INCOVER and SMART-Plant projects and a joint meeting will be held in Lisbon, 6th June 2018. This will be a great opportunity to exchange information and boost the innovative aspects of two projects that aim to move wastewater treatment from being primarily a sanitation technology towards a bio-product recovery industry.
The SMART-Plant, acronym of “Scale-up of low-carbon footprint MAterial Recovery Techniques in existing wastewater treatment PLANTs” is another H2020 project funded in the call WATER-2015.
SMART-plant aims to scale-up and demonstrate eco-innovative solutions to upgrade wastewater treatment plants. Nine pilot low-carbon footprint systems will be applied in the real environment, in five different wastewater treatment plants with the aim of optimizing wastewater treatment, resource recovery, energy-efficiency and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Through these processes, a comprehensive portfolio comprising of biopolymers, cellulose, fertilizers and intermediates will be recovered and processed up to the final commercial end products.
The SMART-Plant project promotes the energy efficient wastewater resource recovery concept, through the technology platform developed within existing plants to eventually prompt the development of new products and business opportunities.
To know more about this project, click here.