LIFE ENRICH kicked-off: let the challenge begin!

On the last 20th of September 2017, the LIFE ENRICH consortium came together to celebrate the launch meeting of the project. In total, representatives of 7 entities forming part of the project met in Murcia, in the meeting hosted by EMUASA. During the event, the technical actions were reviewed, the roles of each partner were defined and the possible challenges were discussed. Additionally, the attendees visited the facilities of WWTP of Murcia East, where the pilot prototype of the project will be located. In total, the LIFE ENRICH project will last three and a half years. During this period of time, the participating entities will try to come up with an innovative treatment and operational train for Nitrogen and Phosphorus recovery from wastewater and, at the second stage, the recovered nutrients will be characterized in detail and blended with other compounds in order to obtain the most optimal products for of the target crops. In parallel, a business model will be developed with the aim of being replicated in other European countries. The LIFE ENRICH project counts with a transversal team formed by Cetaqua (project coordinator), Suez Advanced Solutions, Instituto de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria (IRTA), The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), Aguas de Murcia (EMUASA) and Aigües del Segarra Garrigues. Each of the 7 project partners brings to the project their knowledge and expertise with the aim of making possible an alternative model of nutrient reuse and recovery and thus contributing to the circular economy.

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