VALUEWASTE is a European initiative coordinated by CETENMA funded by the European Commission with 8.3 M €, under the call H2020-SFS-2018-1. VALUEWASTE has more than 10.8 M € of total budget and with a European contribution of 8,375,472 €. The project consortium is made up of 17 partners from 6 different countries across Europe.

VALUEWASTE proposes an integrated approach in urban biowaste upcycling for the production of high-value biobased products, developing the first complete solution to fully valorise biowaste that can be replicated across Europe. We will implement three new value chains that will use urban biowaste as raw material for its valorisation into high-value end products in a cascading process, generating economic, social and environmental benefits: food & feed proteins and other ingredients, and biobased fertiliser

VALUEWASTE will be developed at two very different European locations, Murcia (ES) and Kalundborg (DK) with the purpose of finding a solution both technical and socially adapted to the different socio-economic contexts exiting across Europe. Social initiatives will be created to increase consumer awareness and acceptance of urban biowaste-derived products. Outcomes of the project will contribute to new standardisation and will be useful information for EU policy makers in terms of waste management and in the adoption of new policies.

Valuewaste se ha unido a HOOP, SCALIBUR, WAYSTUP y CITILOOPS para promover soluciones innovadoras y derribar las barreras normativas que bloquean un futuro más sostenible. Esta iniciativa conjunta se llama ROOTs (Políticas circulares para cambiar el sistema de biorresiduos), y su position paper ya está disponible para su descarga aquí.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 818312.