There are several methods for the removal or immobilisation of toxic metals from groundwater at contaminated sites, drinking water wells or riverbank filtration sites. However, because of the high economic and technical costs of these methods, their application is limited to certain countries or regions.
How to easily access Earth Observation data you need to build your application
“These photovoltaic irrigation systems do not belong to the future,” says project coordinator Dr Luis Narvarte from the Polytechnic University of Madrid in Spain. “They belong to the present, and we expect fast market growth.”
Join two events on circular economy organised by Horizon 2020 project R2π: - tRansition from linear 2 circular!
13 February - business-oriented workshop:
- Rethink your company’s business model and discover tools to implement sustainable strategies;
- Learn best practices from companies that are already implementing circular practices;
This project, funded with almost €3 million by the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, developed an innovative system to purify sewage water from small communities using bacteria that produce electricity when breaking down organic waste. iMETland tackles the challenges of decentralised waste water treatment through innovative sustainable solutions that are cost and energy efficient. The depuration of the effluent is good for the environment and allows for water reuse in irrigation.
These projects were selected among 79 proposals which were submitted by the deadline of 27 February 2018 for the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 one-stage call - Greening the economy in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.
Projects will be launched still in 2018.
The workshop brings together EU-funded projects related to the resource nexus as well as other (non-EU funded) related initiatives with the objective to stimulate peer-to-peer and science-to-policy discussions on how to get the most out of nexus research for the benefit of society and policy-making.
The project is now collecting extended feedback from potential users and, in general, citizens.
Take a few minutes to check this innovative platform and give your feedback.
Polymer composite materials are increasingly used as structural materials in many manufacturing sectors like transport, constructions and energy due to their better qualities related to lightweight and corrosion resistance compared to metals. However, composite recycling remains a challenging task. FiberEUse demonstrates enhanced profitability of composite recycling and reuse in value-added products.