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From sewage plants to biofactories: the potential of water in the circular economy

This event aims to explore the concept of biofactories and present the technical advances of the projects Ecoval Sudoe and WalNUT.

The social, legal, and market barriers for the valorisation of high added value products for agriculture and industry, such as sludge or biofertilisers obtained from waste flows from urban water treatment plants, will be discussed with different researchers and stakeholders.

The event runs from 10:00 to 17:00, with presentations and round tables to reflect on the essential value of water in the transition to a circular economy. The blocks in which the day is divided are:

Block I: past, present and future of biofactories.
Block II: legislative/transfer barriers to the implementation of biofactories.
Block III: end-users of biofactory by-products.
Final block: round table.

After a morning of debate and participation, there will be a break for lunch and at 15:30 there will be a visit to the Ourense biofactory, where you can learn about the different water treatment processes.

The event will also be broadcast on Zoom with English translation.
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  • innovation | research policy
  • Online only
  • Live streaming available
  • External event

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