HOOP, new European project to vitalise urban bioeconomy
30 Oct 2020
HOOP is a newly launched EU-funded Horizon project that brings together 23 partners from 10 countries and 8 lighthouse cities and regions from a variety of geographies around Europe, focused on investing in local initiatives to extract valuable resources from urban biowaste and wastewater in order to make innovative bio-based products.
HOOP will work closely with municipalities to identify and boost investments in bioeconomy initiatives that can valorise the so-called Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste (OFMSW) and Urban Waste Water Sludge (UWWS). The valuable resources from these biowaste streams will be used to make bio-based products, such as bio-based chemicals, bioplastics, biofertilisers, biopesticides, biopolymers, biorefineries, proteins and lipids.
Kuopio (Finland), Bergen (Norway), Almere (The Netherlands), Albano-Lazio (Italy), Porto (Portugal), Region of Western Macedonia (Greece), Murcia (Spain), and Münster (Germany) are the cities involved in this project. HOOP will engage the 4 segments of the “quadruple helix”: industry, science, civil society and policy. The project will improve Europe’s urban metabolism by demonstrating circular economy solutions for other cities to emulate, thus replicating the HOOP model and contributing to the circular economy.
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