AccelWater and iWAYS are joining forces

Two European projects working for different types of industries, but with one common objective: decreasing freshwater consumption while introducing circularity and wastewater treatment technologies, are joining forces. Reducing freshwater consumption is an ambitious and important target. In Europe, industrial activities use about 243,000 cubic hectometres of water every year on average, consequently, water-saving innovations will…

Oral presentation of AccelWater

There was an oral presentation of AccelWater at an online agri-food sector cluster conference, titled “Carbon and water footprint reduction in the agri-food sector”. The conference took place online on July 7th and 8th 2021. The conference was organized by Agroalim (the agri-food cluster of Nuevo Leon, Mexico) and INNOVACC (pig meat processing cluster, Spain).…

Meeting at the Tomato Processing Demonstrator

A meeting of all partners from WP 4 took place at the ProdAl Scarl premises, on July 2nd 2021. During the meeting, each partner introduced themselves, and then Mrs. Ferrari (representing the host organization), made a brief presentation about the project, its main objectives, the methodology and the timeline. Then, WP 4 was presented in…

2nd Project Coordination Meeting

The 2nd Project Coordination Meeting of the AccelWater project was held on July 8th 2021. It was organized by AGENSO and took place online using the Microsoft Teams platform, due to the COVID-19 restrictions. All Work Package Leaders participated, as well as the majority of the consortium members. According to the agenda, after a welcome…

Green Growth and the Circular Economy Model

The European Green Deal is a set of policy initiatives by the European Commission with the overarching aim of making Europe climate neutral in 2050. An impact assessed plan will also be presented to increase the EU’s greenhouse gas emission reductions target for 2030 to at least 50% and towards 55% compared with 1990 levels.…

A zero-waste approach in the meat processing industry

BETA Technological Center (Catalonia, Spain), a partner of the AccelWater consortium, has proposed an innovative valorisation system to treat and valorise solid waste and wastewater from meat processing industry (MPI). Freeze concentration, electrodialysis, solid-state fermentation, or biodrying are some of the technologies proposed for obtaining reclaimed water, energy and products with agronomic value. This approach…

Joining the SPIRE Initiative

The AccelWater project has become a member of the SPIRE Initiative (see here). The SPIRE Initiative, covers 8 EU industrial sectors (cement, ceramics, minerals, steel, non-ferrous metals, industrial water and process engineering), representing around 6.8 million jobs in 450.000 enterprises. The AccelWater consortium will seek to initiate synergies with other water-related projects of the SPIRE…