- Friday 17 February from 10:00 to 11:30 CET, in Multipurpose Room 8, at FYCMA
- From 15 to 17 February, Malaga will host the largest European forum for science, technology and innovation
In the framework of the TRANSFIERE forum, which will be held from 15 to 17 February in FYCMA, Malaga, the LIFE ECODIGESTION 2.0 project will participate in the seminar “LIFE ECODIGESTION 2.0 – Synergies towards Technology Transfer”. In this hybrid event (face-to-face and online), which will take place on Friday 17 February from 10:00 to 11:30 CET in the Multipurpose Room 8 in FYCMA, several projects characterised by their involvement in energy transfer will be present with the aim of exchanging and discussing good practices, strategies and innovative actions.
Representatives from various European projects such as LIFE NextFUMIGREEN, RES4CITY, SHARP-sCO2, B-Resilient and Bioeconomy Ventures will present their vision on the current challenges of the circular economy, renewable energies and sustainability. After their respective presentations, they will take part in a panel discussion to discuss the various innovative projects and exchange experiences and best practices.
Launch of the SMoving SEUA-Life Ecodigestion 2.0
The event will also be the venue for the launch of the “Smoving SEUA – LIFE ECODIGESTION 2.0”, a methodology of the European Commission’s DG CONNECT, implemented by the Finnova Foundation since 2016. The SEUAs are an open innovation tool for identifying disruptive startups, promoting public-private collaboration and raising awareness of the importance of self-entrepreneurship as a driver of employment. In addition, they allow to generate partnerships that help to meet the SDGs of the United Nations and the actions of the European Green Pact, thus contributing to the circular economy, the fight against climate change, sustainable tourism, culture and creativity.
The SMoving SEUA-Life Ecodigestión 2.0 will continue its journey in two events of significant impact; Wex Global, to be held in Seville from 27 to 29 March and Greencities & S-Moving, which will take place in Fycma from 20 to 21 September.
Transfiere is the main R&D&I meeting in Southern Europe and its main objective is to share scientific and technological knowledge, promote innovation and connect science and business. It is a key professional and multisectorial forum for the transfer of knowledge, the improvement of competitiveness in the business sector and the generation of business and networking opportunities. Every year in Malaga, Transfiere becomes an essential event for Ecosystem Agents where they can establish new B2B contacts, network, find new partners, establish strategic alliances and synergies, as well as publicise new products, services and innovative projects.
About LIFE ECODIGESTION 2.0
It is a demonstrative pilot project, funded by the LIFE programme, that generates biogas in water treatment plant digesters by mixing putrescible organic waste (slurry, poultry, organic fractions, MSW, horeca, etc.), in a way that allows transforming sludge from wastewater treatment plants 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 by achieving environmental and economic benefits through the production of biogas through optimal waste exploitation. Thanks to this technology, it favours the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the exploitation of sewage sludge generated in wastewater treatment processes, thus achieving a positive impact on the environment.
About LIFE NextFUMIGREEN
This ambitious project, 60% subsidised by the LIFE programme, will last 4 years and 6 months, until 31 May 2027. Its main objective is to develop natural fumigants based on active substances extracted from plant extracts for the control of whitefly populations and fungal outbreaks of botrytis in horticultural crops grown intensively under glass. In addition, it will test the efficacy of a new type of fumigant plant protection product, based on active ingredients of natural origin, in the protection of the most representative greenhouse crops. The project aims to demonstrate that this new fumigant biopesticide is effective against pests and diseases specific to pepper and tomato crops (the major greenhouse crops) and that it can be used for other pathosystems (in addition to whitefly, it is intended to demonstrate its efficacy against thrips and tuta absoluta) and in other EU countries. Life NEXTFUMIGREEN also foresees other benefits such as improved food security resulting in residue-free food, and positive effects on biodiversity and climate change.
RES4CITY is an innovative European educational project 100% funded by the European Commission through the Horizon Europe Programme. Its main objective is to bridge the skills gap that is slowing down our transition to sustainable energy. It will be designed by a multidisciplinary group of partners from academia, industry and European NGOs with expertise in energy management, renewable energy systems, renewable fuel technologies and the development and implementation of sustainability strategy design. RES4CITY aims to ensure that education systems are at the heart of the ecological transition. The team will co-design a set of micro Masters programmes aimed at Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) graduates and non-STEM graduates, as well as professionals wishing to retrain in a wide variety of sectors and career paths. These micro-masters will respond to the needs and priorities of businesses, public institutions and citizens.
SHARP-sCO2 (Solar Hybrid Air-sCO2 Power Plants) is a European project funded by the HORIZON programme that aims to establish the basis for the development of a new generation of highly efficient and flexible solar thermal power plants. It has a duration of 36 months, from 1 November 2022 to 31 October 2025. By using thermodynamic cycles based on the use of supercritical CO2 and air as the working fluid, as well as developing new technologies (receiver, storage, etc.), SHARP-sCO2 will achieve high working temperatures, ensuring reliable and flexible operation, optimal working conditions and high efficiency for the coupling of the air loop with the sCO2 loop thanks to the development of a high-performance heat exchanger.
B-Resilient, a European project with a systemic perspective, sets out an ambitious package of support actions to enable food processing SMEs to become more resilient through optimal use of biomass, and with appropriate digital solutions. The project will focus on maximising the use of available feedstock and its subsequent valorisation of side streams into innovative bio-based ingredients. The B-Resilient project is based on a circular and zero waste concept, which improves the competitiveness of food processing SMEs from an environmentally sustainable perspective. The B-Resilient project brings together 8 leading European clusters from 5 different countries. The project has a total European funding budget of 1.5 million, of which 1.12 million is directly targeted at SMEs in the agri-food sector through the B-Resilient programme of financial support to third parties.
About Bioeconomy Ventures BioeconomyVentures aims to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the bioindustry sector by offering support, brokerage and networking services to stakeholders. Against this background, the BioeconomyVentures consortium plans to create, within 30 months, a framework capable of fostering the necessary interaction and collaboration between start-ups and spin-offs, investors and the community, and to provide holistic support to the emerging bioindustry ecosystem. BioeconomyVentures will target both sides of the community – investors and start-ups – with specific actions. Under the project, the partners will develop an advanced methodology to effectively identify and assess the needs of start-ups and a platform providing all the services needed by the community.