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NEREUS

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New Energy and REsources from Urban Sanitation

Priority Axis

Resource Efficient Economy

Specific objective

Circular Economy

Belgium/Flanders

VITO NV

Lead partner

address

Graaf Karel de Goedelaan 34
8500 Kortrijk
Belgium

Project budget

7 007 864

ERDF amount

3 394 737

ERDF rate

48%

Start date

13/07/2017

End date

31/12/2020

Common challenge

The NEREUS project will tackle the common 2SEAS area challenges by boosting further the development of green economy and transforming wastewater into a valuable source of water, resources (eg cellulose, nutrients), and energy that could be reused.
More specifically, due to climate change, water scarcity is increasingly problematic resulting in a growing need to reuse wastewater. Finite nutrients such as phosphorus are crucial for agriculture and currently not recovered from wastewater. As a result, these resources cannot be reused in a meaningful manner (e.g. as fertilizer). Wastewater also contains energy / heat that could be used as a sustainable source of energy in order to reduce CO2 emissions. Although there is a growing conviction that future arrangements for the treatment of wastewater should be based on the principles of a circular economy, and although the technology is available, decision makers are still hesitant to make use of them due to the lack of practical evidence.

Partners

Belgium/Flanders

DuCoop CVBA

Belgium/Flanders

Waterlink

Netherlands

HZ University of Applied Sciences

France

Communauté d’agglomération du Pays De Saint Omer

England

University of Portsmouth Higher Education Corporation

England

Southern Water Services Ltd

Netherlands

Evides Industriewater B.V.

Observers

Belgium/Flanders

Stad Antwerpen

Belgium/Flanders

Farys

Belgium/Flanders

Vlario vzw

Belgium/Flanders

Stad Gent

Belgium/Flanders

Vlaamse Milieumaatschappij (VMM)

England

University of Southampton

Netherlands

Gemeente Rotterdam

Netherlands

Hoogheemraadschap van Delfland

Netherlands

Logisticon Water Treatment b.v.

Netherlands

Hoogheemraadschap van Schieland en de Krimpenerwaard

France

Ville de Laon

France

Agence de l'Eau Artois - Picardie