Waste2Bio 6 month meeting, Madrid.
The Waste2Bio 6-month meeting took place at the facilities of CIEMAT in Madrid on September 20th 2017. During the meeting, preliminary project results were presented which showed that potential feedstocks, both kerbside-sorted and centrally sorted organic waste, are unlikely to require special costly pre-treatments in order to produce bioethanol and biogas, using PERSEO Bioethanol® technology as part of the Waste2Bio concept. The meeting concluded with an informative tour of CIEMAT’s research facilities.
The WASTE2BIO project aims to validate and demonstrate a global process for treatment of organic Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), through the recovery of bioethanol and biogas thus enhancing the valorization of residues, reducing energy costs and impacts from waste management. The project looks to develop a more sustainable and efficient alternative to the current methods by producing bioethanol from biodegradable materials present in the MSW and to process the residual feedstock into biogas using anaerobic digestion.