Interreg Sudoe - Programme Sudoe Interreg

The approved projects

The approved projects


Application and dissemination of innovation for the promotion of tall construction with wood in the SUDOE space

Axis 1: Research and innovation

Axis 1 Research and innovation

Objective 1b2 Developing dissemination of applied research related to essential facilitating technologies
Total eligible cost (€) 1.478.999,99€ € ERDF grant (€) 1.109.250,00 € €
Contact Alberto Sánchez Sánchez Responsable del proyecto
  1. Integrated management of the ressources and natural sites
Call for proposals Fourth Duration 29 Months - Lead partner Fundación Centro Gallego de Investigaciones del Agua Other beneficiaries
  • 2. Universidade de Santiago de Compostela Escola Técnica Superior de Enxeñaría Grupo de Investigación en Biotecnología Medioambiental (ES)
  • 3. Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse INSA Toulouse (FR)
  • 4. Águas do Tejo Atlantico, S.A. (PT)
  • 5. Fundacion Patrimonio Natural de Castilla y Leon (ES)
  • 6. NEREUS (FR)
  • 7. Fundación Empresa-Universidad Gallega Departamento de Innovación (ES)
  • 8. Empresa Municipal de Ambiente do Porto, E.M., S.A (PT)

Project summary del proyecto

The management of the 11 M tons of urban organic waste generated annually in the Sudoe space currently presents environmental challenges to be addressed, such as minimizing landfill disposal or increasing recycling. ECOVAL proposes a new approach to organic waste management based on the recovery of these wastes to obtain volatile fatty acids, secondary raw materials useful for the plastics, lubricants or agrochemical industries. ECOVAL will develop the complete value chain from the collection of the waste to the commercialization of the final product, through the development of an innovative train of advanced biotechnological processes, which will cover up to 10% of the annual demand for these products in the region with a bio-based alternative. The project will offer a new environmental management model to be applied in the cities of the SUDOE region, integrating multidisciplinary aspects of a legislative, economic, market, environmental or social perception type. ECOVAL thus contributes to the integration of the circular bioeconomy in urban environments, promoting the minimization of waste and the protection of the environment, through the conversion of a waste into a resource.

Participating regions

  • Castilla y León
  • Galicia
  • Languedoc-Roussillon
  • Lisboa
  • Midi-Pyrénées
  • Norte
  • Public actors for innovation and technology transfer (regional innovation agencies)