Valorisation

Valorisation

Valorisation begins with the development of new and optimised valorisation methods for existing products such as biogas, as well as the development of new bio-products, which will ultimately be biodegradable. The next step looks at producing biofertilizers, typically compost or digestate. Lastly, the final step implies opening new markets and applications for these products, through the development of new business models on the supply side and the adoption of new procurement guidelines and the demand side.

CityLoops instruments

Bio-waste valorisation DST

The City of Apeldoorn seeks to develop and pilot valorisation options for bio-waste from public spaces such as leaves, grass, and prunings and involve key stakeholders in this process. In preparation of pilot demonstration actions for the innovative reuse of biowaste from public spaces, the City of Apeldoorn developed a decision tool that connects the bio-waste from public spaces with the possible users in the circular bio-based economy. 

Demonstrated in:  Apeldoorn

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Business case development tool

The City of Apeldoorn pursues to develop and pilot valorisation options for bio-waste from public spaces such as leaves, grass and prunings, and involve key stakeholders in this process. During the preparation phase of CityLoops, promising valorisation options were selected. During the demonstration phase, it will be explored to which extent those selected valorisation options are techno-economically, socially and environmentally sound business cases.

Demonstrated inApeldoorn

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Procurement guide for the usage of biogas as a motive power

This tool can be utilised as a guide for reducing unprocessed organic waste creation and promote the utilisation of organic waste in biogas production.  It aims to support the procurement of public transportation and logistics services in a way that the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions is eminent and the demand of biogas as a motive power is included in the tenders.

Demonstrated in:  Mikkeli

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Guide for organic waste management in public procurement

This tool can be utilised as a general guide for managing organic waste creation and handling in public procurement and public procurement-related processes and functions. This tool aims to enhance the collection and sorting of organic waste and reducing CO2 emissions in services and functions based on public procurement in Mikkeli.

Demonstrated in:  Mikkeli

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Circular procurement guidelines for the social economy and tourism sector

Circular procurement guidelines were developed to improve public and tourism and social economy sector procurement. The set of guidelines focuses on canteen and catering services on one side, and the maintenance of urban green spaces, on the other side.

Demonstrated in:  Porto

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Circularity decision making support tool

This tool is designed to assist social institutions, hotels, restaurants, citizens and tourists in assessing the circularity impacts of their catering decisions. The tool offers clear guidance for users towards the most circular catering choice, based on a scoring system, on what to do each time organic material is used, bought, eaten or discarded.

Demonstrated inPorto

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CityLoops reports

New treatment and final product optimisation techniques

This implementation plan/report describes the methods to be used for biogas research in the demonstration phase of the CityLoops project as well as the results obtained in the preliminary test. A number of innovative processes and technologies are presented, including mechanical preliminary treatment, waste treatment techniques such as optimised dry fermentation, and final product optimisation, such as fractioning, pelletizing and drying. Biochar will be used as an additive component in the laboratory scale studies. 

Demonstrated in:  Mikkeli

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Finnish bio-waste collection and treatment systems

This report is a preparatory analysis of the current waste collection and treatment system in bio-waste in Finland and more concretely in Mikkeli, with the aim to improve the collection and sorting of bio-waste and to develop viable business models using the waste. It lists volumes of both municipal solid waste and high quality bio-waste collected. Based on this the report lists potential business cases for the reuse, recycling and valorisation of bio-waste, which will be further developed during the demonstration phase of the project.  

Demonstrated in:  Mikkeli

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