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Finnova attends to the EU Sustainable Energy Week with RES4CITY and LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 projects - Finnova Foundation

Finnova attends to the EU Sustainable Energy Week with RES4CITY and LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 projects  

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  • EU Sustainable Energy Week brings together experts and leaders to discuss progress and challenges in renewable energy and energy efficiency  
  • RES4CITY and LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0: pioneering projects to boost urban sustainability and waste management in Europe 

Brussels, 17/06/2024 – Finnova Foundation has attended to the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), a series of events and conferences that has brought together stakeholders dealing with renewable energy to discuss the efficient use of energy in Europe. The event, which has taken place both in person at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels and online from 11-13 June, is a crucial forum for the discussion and development of policies to promote sustainable energy within the EU.   

Finnova has attended this event representing the RES4CITY and LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 projects. David Rebollo, Francisco Gallego and Israel Cárdenas, the Foundation’s European project assistants, came to the EUSEW to present the main activities of these initiatives.

The RES4CITY project has had its own space within the activities related to this European week. The presence of the project has allowed RES4CITY to make itself known to all visitors to the EUSEW, explore the possibilities of scalability and explain the RES4CITY STARTUP EUROPE ACCELERATHON, the ideas accelerator that Finnova coordinates and that proposes several solutions to challenges related to land management, hydrogen production, reuse of grey water and optimization in the charging of electric vehicles.   

On the other hand, the foundation has also attended EUSEW conferences as a representative of LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0. The aim was to meet stakeholders who may be interested in following the activities of the project and the creation of synergies with other European projects gathered for the occasion.   

Finnova’s participation in the EU Sustainable Energy Week reaffirms its commitment to sustainable innovation and its support for the European Union’s energy transition initiatives. By participating as a partner in the RES4CITY and LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 projects, Finnova aims to highlight the importance of adopting sustainable energy solutions and the potential of these projects to generate a significant impact on urban sustainability and waste management. 

About LIFE  

It is a European Union fund for the environment, with a budget of €3.4 billion (2014-2020), divided into two sub-programmes: one for the environment (75% of the budget) and one for climate change (25%), with the aim of supporting sustainable development and meeting the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy and other EU environmental and climate strategies. 

About Horizon Europe  

Horizon Europe is the EU’s new framework programme for research and innovation (2021-2027), the successor to Horizon 2020, with a budget of over €95 billion. Its objectives include combating climate change, aligning with the SDGs and boosting EU competitiveness. It seeks to achieve scientific, technological, economic and societal impact, strengthening the scientific and technological bases and competitiveness of Member States. The Commission believes that Europe’s future depends on its leadership in research and innovation, and Horizon Europe seeks to address global challenges such as health, ageing, security, pollution and climate change. 

About FINNOVA  

FINNOVA is the Spanish-Belgian non-profit foundation based in Brussels and Spain, working for the promotion and development of innovation and entrepreneurship in the EU. FINNOVA’s experience in leading communication and dissemination activities for European projects is combined with a proven track record in business creation and entrepreneurship support programmes, such as accelerators, incubators and events, as well as its commitment to training and employability of young people. 

About LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0   

Pilot demonstration project, financed by the LIFE programme and with a budget of more than 970,000 euros, which generates biogas in sewage treatment plant digesters by mixing putrescible organic waste (slurry, poultry, organic fractions, MSW, horeca, etc.), thus transforming sewage sludge into green energy through technology. The initiative led by Global Omnium, (Spain), in collaboration with the Finnova Foundation (Belgium) and Águas do Centro Litoral (Portugal) aims to become the most versatile digestion control tool on the market, achieving environmental and economic benefits through the production of biogas by making optimal use of waste. Thanks to this technology, it favours the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the use of sewage sludge generated in wastewater treatment processes, thus achieving a positive impact on the environment. This programme is easily scalable with other funds such as FEDER, NextGenerationEU or Repower EU.    

About RES4CITY   

RES4CITY is a project funded by the European Commission through the Horizon Europe Programme, with a duration of 36 months and a budget of 2.5 million euros. It aims to promote the development of renewable energy and sustainable fuel technologies in urban environments, through collaboration with stakeholders and the promotion of sustainability and the circular economy. 

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