Workshop 2021

Circular Bioeconomy in the Urban Waste Management: Role of The Public Administration

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
From 10:00 to 14:30

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

campus de móstoles

The urban biorefinery concept came up to promote the recovery of valuable resources contained in the urban waste to be used as a raw matter within the production system. Urban waste includes municipal solid waste, excess of biomass from pruning and gardening, and the domestic wastewater. The role of the Public Administration in the management and the development of successful policies is key for guaranteeing the fitting of the public actions to the basic principia of circular bioeconomy, which are defined through the EU agreements. These agreements focus on the practical application of the UN Sustainable Development Goals 6 and 12, which have been ratified by the member States.

This Workshop will analyze the role of the Public Administration in the practical application of the urban biorefinery concept, through the participation of local, regional, and national bodies. The scope of the Workshop encompasses those geographic zones where three research projects operate, which are all based on the application of the circular bioeconomy principia on the urban waste management:

  • Proyecto DEEP PURPLE: conversion of diluted mixed urban bio-wastes into sustainable materials and products in flexible purple photobiorefineries (Ref. 837998), funded by the Bioindustries Consortium and the EC H2020 program
  • Proyecto BIOTRES_CM: Bioeconomía Urbana: de Biorresiduos a Biocombustibles y Bioproductos de Interés Industrial (S2018/EMT-4344), funded by the Madrid’s Region and the European Regional Development Fund.

  • Proyecto REMTAVARES CM: Red Madrileña de tratamientos para la reutilización de aguas residuales y valorización de fangos (S2018 / EMT-4341), funded by the Madrid’s Region and the European Regional Development Fund.

The second workshop organized by the three consortiums aims to be a meeting point between public administration officials and scientists who are experts in the use of waste for the production of high added-value compounds and renewable energies in order to learn about the cutting edge of activities, research needs and the solution to these issues.

Preliminary Program

10:00. Opening – welcome 

10:30. Presentation of research projects

11:30. Local Panel

12:30. Regional panel (Madrid and Castilla-la Mancha’s regions)

13:30. Call-interview Ministry for the Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge (climate change)

14:00. Call-interview Ministry for the Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge (water)

14:30. Clousure

Note: Depending on availability and the status of the evolution of the pandemic, a visit to the URJC pilot plants will be planned.

Campus de Móstoles

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. Campus de Móstoles. Rectorship
Blended option through Zoom platform

More information about the DEEP PURPLE project

DEEP PURPLE project: conversion of diluted mixed urban bio-wastes into sustainable materials and products in flexible purple photobiorefineries (Ref. 837998), funded by the Bioindustries JTI within the EC’s H2020 program.

More information about Bio3Madrid

BIOTRES_CM Project: Urban Bioeconomy: from Biowaste to Biofuels and Bioproducts of Industrial Interest (S2018 / EMT-4344), financed by the Community of Madrid and the European Regional Development Fund.

More information about REMTAVARES

REMTAVARES CM Project: Madrid Network of treatments for the reuse of wastewater and recovery of sludge (S2018 / EMT-4341), financed by the Community of Madrid and the European Regional Development Fund.