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Kick-off of the new European project RECYCLES

The new European project RECYCLES started the 1st of January 2020 under the coordination of Dr. David Gabriel Buguña from the Research Group on Biological Treatment and Valorisation of Liquid and Gaseous Effluents (GENOCOV), stablished at the Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering Department of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. RECYCLES project aims to explore the integration of carbon, nitrogen and sulphur cycles in bioreactors to design innovative and optimal treatment trains that allow the recovery of resources and added-value products from liquid and gaseous waste effluents.

RECYCLES is an interdisciplinary and intersectoral project founded by the European Commission in the HORIZON 2020 framework (MSCA-RISE-2019 – Research and Innovation Staff Exchange), and it is addressed from circular economy point of view in order to explore the possible synergies between the carbon, nitrogen and sulphur cycles during the treatment of wastewater and biogas, to reduce the costs related to these treatments and to finally obtain added-value products. To fulfil these objectives, the consortium formed by 8 international collaborators (universities and private companies) will work towards the innovation of process units based on partial nitrification, autotrophic denitrification and CO2 valorisation through multienzyme bioreactors, to finally combine these biological processes into global innovative wastewater and biogas treatment processes.

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