PROJECT WOW!

The WOW! project aims to make the transition to a more circular approach by matching supply and demand of cellulose, lipids and bioplastics (PHA) from sewage.

OBJECTIVES

The following activities are part of the project:

  • Identify high potential value chains for raw materials from sewage.
  • Develop a Decision Support Tool that guides sewage treatment plants in their transition towards a circular approach on sewage.
  • Build and run three WOW! pilots to optimize and implement innovative recovery and upcycling techniques.
  • Create bioproducts made out of sewage, such as bioplastics, biofuel and bio-char.
  • Create national policy action plans and an EU policy roadmap.

 

  • Développement d’un outil d’aide à la décision pour guider les usines de traitements des eaux usées dans leur transition vers une approche d’économie circulaire.
  • Construction et mise en route de trois pilotes de production WOW ! afin d’optimiser et mettre en œuvre des techniques de récupération et de recyclage innovantes.
  • Création de bioproduits réalisés à partir d’eaux usées tels que des bioplastiques, des biocarburants et du charbon à usage agricole.
  • Création de feuilles de routes d’action politique à l’échelle nationale et européenne.
PARTNERS
  • Water authority Vallei en Veluwe (coordinateur)
  • Wupperverbandsgesellschaft für integrale Wasserwirtschaft
  • Technische Universität Kaiserlautern
  • Université du Luxembourg
  • VLARIO
  • NaturePlast
  • Avans University of Applied Sciences
  • REMONDIS Aqua Industrie
  • VITO
  • Pulsed Heat
  • CirTec
  • Severn Trent Water

SUMMARY

  • 2 partners
  • Budget of 6,4 M€
  • Financiers: NWE Interreg
  • Execution period: 2018 – 2021

NATUREPLAST’S ROLE

NaturePlast is focusing on the state of the art on PHA and the market potential for PHA-bioplastics.

NaturePlast is also leader of R&D operations for the formulation and compounds production based on the PHAs produced by the WOW! pilot. Thanks to its expertise and dedicated equipments,

NaturePlast will process and characterize the PHAs obtained from waste water.

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