RESURGENCE Kicks Off Its Activities in A Coruña


On January 30 and 31, the newly EU-funded project, RESURGENCE, officially launched its activities in A Coruña, Spain. With a comprehensive approach that integrates efficient technologies and digital solutions for water circularity, energy, and feedstock recovery for EU process industries, RESURGENCE aims to make significant contributions to EU climate neutrality, circularity, and competitiveness.

The project will focus on four case studies spread over Portugal, Turkey, Poland, and Spain, encompassing the pulp & paper, chemical, and steel sectors, and exploring synergies between urban water treatment and industrial operations.

At the core of RESURGENCE are innovative solutions for water treatment. These solutions will not only enhance water quality but also facilitate the recovery of energy and valuable feedstocks. In addition to technological advancements, RESURGENCE will develop and apply digital tools such as energy, water, and risk management models, physical and software sensors for data acquisition, digital twins, and decision-support tools. These tools will optimize water treatment technology setup and day-to-day operations.

The four-year project is funded by Horizon Europe and coordinated by CETIM. With a consortium of 20 partners from 11 countries, including international cooperation with Turkey and Pakistan, RESURGENCE aims to create seeds for future circularity hubs, working towards a significant and lasting impact.

The coordinator of the project, Rebeca Varela, European Project Office Manager at CETIM, expressed her enthusiasm for the project’s launch, stating: “ At CETIM we are thrilled to start this adventure together with such a great consortium, representing the top tier EU research and industrial partners and the most innovative consultants. Helping industries in their transition towards a green digital future is part of our DNA at CETIM, and RESURGENCE is a great opportunity to continue to contribute to this goal at the EU level”.

RESURGENCE technical leader, Xuefei Yang, Researcher from the ECO BIO technologies Area at CETIM, believes that: “I am very excited to launch this comprehensive project, in partnership with our EU and international partners. By employing innovative water treatment technologies, optimising process management, and leveraging intelligent data analysis, we are committed to achieve a closed-loop system for industrial wastewater treatment.”

The project is already active on social media. To stay updated on the project, follow RESURGENCE on LinkedIn and X.


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