KWR in the news G.A. van den Berg, C. Makropoulos, J.A.G. Frijns - Why water is key to unlocking a circular economy between utilities and industries
Innovatie & Valorisatie
“There is a critical mass of projects being assembled to accelerate the Water Circular Economy in Europe, with key learnings of interest to utilities across Asia.
While innovations unlocking resources from wastewater, including water, energy, and resources are encouraging, the needed link between water utilities and industries is often missing.Two exciting European projects, being led by KWR Water Research Institute in the Netherlands, are linking together multiple stakeholders to accelerate knowledge transfer and help bridge this gap. Under the ULTIMATE project, a total of 27 project partners have come together to create economic value and increase sustainability by valorising resources within the water cycle. Co-financed by the European Commission, the four-year Horizon2020 project is being carried out under the EU Water in the Context of the Circular Economy programme. In total, nine large-scale demonstrations across Europe have been selected for ULTIMATE, from the agro-food, beverage, chemical/petrochemical and biotech sectors.”
(Citation: Chew, N. – KWR in the news G.A. van den Berg, C. Makropoulos, J.A.G. Frijns – Why water is key to unlocking a circular economy between utilities and industries – www.Water and Wastewater Asia (2020)7 October)