Turning urban biowaste into a resource is major key to a circular economy. The Horizon 2020 project “WaysTUP!”  aims to demonstrate the establishment of new value chains for urban biowaste utilisation through a multi-stakeholder approach in line with circular economy.The project is designed to showcase a portfolio of new “urban biowaste to biobased products” processes starting from different feedstocks i.e. fish and meat waste, spent coffee grounds, household source separated biowaste, used cooking oils, etc. The processes will result in the production of food and feed additives, flavours, insect protein, coffee oil, bioethanol, biosolvents, bioplastics, etc.

Client European Commission
Project Partners ­Sociedad Anonima Agricultores De Lavega De Valencia,
Biopolis Sl,
Aimplas - Asociacion De Investigacion De Materiales Plasticos Y Conexas,
National Technical University Of Athens,
Polytechneio Kritis,
Universidad De Alicante,
Bio -Bean Limited,
Nafigate Corporation, A.S.,
Novamont Spa,
Industrias Mecanicas Alcudia Sa,
Centro De Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales Y Tecnologicas-Ciemat,
Metsa Tissue Oyi,
Nutrition Sciences,
Adm Wild Valencia Sa,
Terra I Xufa Sociedad Limitada,
Draxis Environmental S.A.,
Fundacion Circe Centro De Investigacion De Recursos Y Consumos Energeticos,
Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum,
Instituto Valenciano De Investigaciones Agrarias,
Biosense Institute,
Εταμ Sa,
Area Metropolitana De Barcelona,
Ayuntamiento De Valencia,
Hellenic Society For The Protection Of Nature,
Diktyo Poleon Gia Ti Viosimi Anaptyxi Kai Kykliki Oikonomia
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Project Duration September 2019 to February 2023
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