Recovery of organic waste generated in urban environments.
Coordination strategies for the management and recovery of sludge and organic waste in the SUDOE region.
ECOVAL proposes a new approach to waste management based on the recovery of waste to obtain volatile fatty acids, useful by-products for the plastics, lubricants and agrochemical industries. ECOVAL is developing the complete value chain, from waste collection to the commercialisation of the final product, through the development of innovative biotechnological processes.
Progress to date has included the successful scale-up of technology for the production of high-purity VFA from sewage sludge and urban biowaste, the development of business models that enable the industrialisation of solutions, and the identification of legal barriers that hinder or prevent the implementation of these models.