Project - Improving innovation capacities of private and public actors for sustainable and profitable REcycling of LIVEstock WASTE

Description


Description (EN): Agriculture and livestock are key sectors in the MED area. Regions involved in the project are characterized by intensive cattle and pig livestock farming, producing large amounts of waste that represent a major source of pollution, an environmental challenge for society and an economic problem for farms. There is a great unexploited potential for MED regions to spread the use of innovative technologies that convert livestock waste into resource. RE-LIVE WASTE tests innovative solutions for livestock waste management in selected MED regions, taking into account technical, environmental, economic and legal aspects. Project pilot actions will transform livestock waste into organic high-value commercial fertilizers (as Struvite), contributing to smart and sustainable growth and to the creation of new business and market opportunities. Project outputs include 4 demonstrative Struvite Precipitation (SP) plants, and policy guidelines to stimulate innovation adoption and to set-up a common suitable legal framework. The transnational network creation aims at sharing innovative technologies able to reduce ecological footprint of livestock sector. Involvement of actors of quadruple helix and a beneficiaries-oriented approach will ensure a concrete impact on the involved territories and transferability of results to other EU regions.
Description: L'agriculture et l'élevage sont des secteurs clés dans la zone MED. Les régions impliquées dans le projet sont caractérisées par un élevage intensif de bovins et de porcs, produisant de grandes quantités de déchets qui représentent une source majeure de pollution, un défi environnemental et un problème économique pour les éleveurs. Il existe donc un grand potentiel inexploité de propager l'utilisation de technologies innovantes pour la conversion des déchets d'élevage en ressources. Le projet teste des innovations pour la gestion des déchets d'élevage, en tenant compte des aspects techniques, environnementaux, économiques et juridiques. Les actions pilotes du projet visent à transformer les déchets d'élevage en engrais organiques de grande valeur commerciale (Struvite), contribuant à une croissance durable et à la création de nouvelles entreprises. Les résultats attendus du projet comprennent 4 plantes démonstratives de précipitation de Struvite (SP), et des orientations de politiques pour stimuler l'adoption de l'innovation. La création d’un réseaux transnational vise à partager les technologies innovantes capables de réduire l'empreinte écologique du secteur de l'élevage. L'implication des acteurs de la 4-hélice et l'approche axée sur les bénéficiaires assurent un impact concret sur les territoires concernés et la transférabilité des résultats vers d'autres régions.
Expected Results (EN): 1 Three Small-scale pilot plants for the production of valuable fertilizers installed and functioning; 1 existing Small-scale pilot plant upgraded : The results of the pilot activities (3 Small-scale pilot plants for the production of valuable fertilizers installed and functioning; 1 existing Small-scale pilot plant upgraded with the introduction of technical innovations) will concretely offer innovative instruments to livestock SMEs involved in the project in order to improve their innovation capacities and opportunities to transform waste from an economic and environmental problem, to a valuable resource in the form of an organic, commercial and eco-friendly fertilizer. These results will support the achievement of the first output indicator of the programme (1.1 a- Number of operational instruments to favour innovation of SMEs).1 Three Small-scale pilot plants for the production of valuable fertilizers installed and functioning; 1 existing Small-scale pilot plant upgraded : The results of the pilot activities (3 Small-scale pilot plants for the production of valuable fertilizers installed and functioning; 1 existing Small-scale pilot plant upgraded with the introduction of technical innovations) will concretely offer innovative instruments to livestock SMEs involved in the project in order to improve their innovation capacities and opportunities to transform waste from an economic and environmental problem, to a valuable resource in the form of an organic, commercial and eco-friendly fertilizer. These results will support the achievement of the first output indicator of the programme (1.1 a- Number of operational instruments to favour innovation of SMEs).2 Provided support to policies formulation that can incentive innovation adoption : In order to achieve the output programme indicator regarding the number of enterprises receiving grants (1.1 b) in the future, it is necessary to support public actors in elaborating policies that can effectively incentive and stimulate innovation adoption by SMEs in the field of livestock waste management. This will be done thanks to the elaboration of policies guidelines (D. 4.5.1), which will be presented and discussed during regional thematic round tables (D.4.5.2), to EU policy makers, to DG Agriculture and rural development, DG Environment, DG Grow, and will also be available in the web site. In addition, they will be presented to the Committee of the Regions, Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions, Association of European Border Regions, Assembly of European Regions, the Council of European Municipalities and Regions, the European Consortium of the Organic-Based Fertilizer Industry (ECOFI), the European Commission's Fertilisers Working Group , Copa-Cogeca (representing European farmers and European agri-cooperatives), and FAO- Committee on Agriculture. These policies should include recognition of Struvite fertilizer in the EU legislation, as well as incentives as fiscal incentives, tax breaks, rewarding criteria for innovative SMEs and clusters. 3 regional and 1 national authorities are directly involved in the project as full partners.3 Constitution of a transnational network to create synergies with innovation clusters : RE-LIVE WASTE will contribute to the output programme indicator 1.1d through: - The project will increase awareness of SMEs about their role as key actors for the local development, means of transnational activities and providers cross-border services. - The constitution of a transnational network including a wide variety of stakeholders can lay the foundation for the establishment of a new innovation cluster. - Networking activities can trigger cooperation and synergies with other transnational innovation cluster already present in the MED area.
Expected Outputs (EN): 4 innovative demonstration plants producing organic fertilisers (Struvite);,Innovative practices adopted by private actors,Policy guidelines
Expected Outputs: 4 installations de démonstration innovantes produisant des engrais organiques (Struvite);,pratiques innovantes adoptées par acteurs privé,Lignes directrices

Thematic Information


Thematics: Agriculture and fisheries and forestry  Waste and pollution  
Specific Objective: To increase transnational activity of innovative clusters and networks of key sectors of the MED area
Thematic Objective: (1) strengthening research, technological development and innovation by:
Investment Priority: (1b) promoting business investment in R&I, developing links and synergies between enterprises, research and development centres and the higher education sector, in particular promoting investment in product and service development, technology transfer, social innovation, eco-innovation, public service applications, demand stimulation, networking, clusters and open innovation through smart specialisation, and supporting technological and applied research, pilot lines, early product validation actions, advanced manufacturing capabilities and first production, in particular in key enabling technologies and diffusion of general purpose technologies


Project Summary


Project name (EN): Improving innovation capacities of private and public actors for sustainable and profitable REcycling of LIVEstock WASTE
Project name: Amélioration des capacités d'innovation des acteurs privés et publics pour le recyclage durable et rentable de déjections animales
Project acronym: RE-LIVE WASTE

Period: 2014-2020
Date of latest update: 2019-05-23

Web: https://interreg-med.eu/

Project start date: 2018-02-01
Project end date: 2020-07-31
Project status: Ongoing

Total budget/expenditure: EUR 2.285.087,50
European Union funding: EUR 1.942.324,38

ERDF budget: EUR 1.556.934,38
IPA budget: EUR 385.390,00

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Partners Data


Lead Partner (EN): University of Sassari
Lead Partner: Université de Sassari
Department: Desertification Research Centre
Address: Piazza Università 21, Sassari, Italy
Legal status: public

Department: Department of Environmental Science and Technology
Address: 30 Archbishop Kyprianos, Lemesos, Cyprus
Legal status: public
Address: C/ Mar, 22-1o, Valencia, Spain
Legal status: private
Address: Corro Postigo No 1, Fuentes de Nava, Spain
Legal status: private
Department: Sector of Pollution Control
Address: 6, Amfipoleos st. 2025 Strovolos, Nicosia, Cyprus
Legal status: public
Address: Via C.Balbo, 7, PERUGIA, Italy
Legal status: private
Department: Service sustainability of livestock activities and fish - Organizational Unit Support to the sustainable management of livestock farms and fish
Address: Via Caprera 8, CAGLIARI, Italy
Legal status: public
Department: R+D+I department. Quality control and food security Area
Address: Cmno. Del Duende 14. Dip. La Hoya, lorca, Spain
Legal status: private
Department: Zootehnical Institute
Address: Zmaja od Bosne 8, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Legal status: public
Address: Kolodvorska 6, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Legal status: public

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