Turning Wastewater into a Resource: ULTIMATE project kicks-off
ULTIMATE project kicked off on 7 and 8 of September, bringing virtually together 27 partners from 11 countries. Coordinated by the KWR, the 4-year H2020 project mobilises a strong partnership of water companies, industry, specialised SMEs, applied research institutes, technology platforms, city and regional authorities. Water Europe is proud to be part of the project, bringing on board its Water-Oriented Living Labs, Networking and Communications expertise.
What is ULTIMATE about?
ULTIMATE aims to create economic value and increase sustainability by valorising resources within the water cycle. Wastewater is not only a reusable resource but also a carrier for energy and components that can be extracted, treated, stored, and reused.
ULTIMATE focusses on a particular type of industrial symbiosis – “Water Smart Industrial Symbiosis” (WSIS) – in which water/wastewater plays a key role as a reusable resource in itself, but also as a carrier for energy and materials to be extracted, treated, stored and reused. Besides the demonstration of advanced technologies, ULTIMATE investigates the socio-economic and business-oriented success factors necessary for the successful transition to industrial symbiotic ecosystems.
The consortium builds an evidence-base of industrial symbiosis applications based on real-world, large scale demonstrations. ULTIMATE has selected nine large-scale demonstration cases from the four most important industrial sectors in Europe: agro-food processing, beverages, heavy chemical/petrochemical and biotech industry.
Learn more about the ULTIMATE project.