HOOP Project

HOOP:  Hub of circular cities bOOsting Platform to foster investments for the valorisation of urban biowaste and wastewater

We are happy to announce that our HOOP proposal presented to topic CE-FNR-17-2020 Bio-base circular pilot cities of H2020 has been awarded. The project is coordinated by CETENMA (Spain) and Research4Life (the parent company of Biomass Research) is one of 23 project partners. The project wil commence on 01 October 2020.

The HOOP Project will help unlock bio-based investments and deploy local bioeconomies in Europe through a systemic and cross-cutting approach. The consortium includes partners from 10 EU member counties and covers the whole value chain, from biowaste recovery to valorization and characterization of the final products. The Dutch municipality of Almere is one of the 8 “lighthouse cities” that will act as demonstrators to transfer circular bio-based economy models throughout Europe, showing initiatives to obtain high added value products from organic waste and urban waste water. The other lighthouse cities are: Albano-Lazio (Italy), Bergen (Norway), Clube (Greece), Kuopio (Finland), Münster (Germany), Murcia (Spain) and Porto (Portugal).

Biomass Research will use its expertise for the analysis of urban metabolism; showing the flow of resources into the city system (mainly food and water), how these resources are being used, the production of waste (Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste (OFMSW) and Urban Wastewater Sludge (UWWS)) and how they are collected, treated and used.

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