The biorefinery in Sesto San Giovanni, Italy

The CIRCULAR BIOCARBON biorefinery will sit within the already existing facilities of the Biopiattaforma, an internal project promoted by Group CAP to transform the waste-to-energy and wastewater treatment plants into a bioplatform dedicated to a carbon-neutral circular economy.

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The biorefinery in Zaragoza, Spain

The biorefinery will be built in the facilities of “Alfonso Maíllo” Innovation Center and in the Center for Urban Waste Treatment of Zaragoza (CTRUZ), owned by the Municipality of Zaragoza and managed by CIRCULAR BIOCARBON coordinator URBASER.

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Turning urban waste streams into added-value products

CIRCULAR BIOCARBON  presents a first-of-a-kind flagship biorefinery designed to valorise the Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste (OFMSW) and Sewage Sludge (SS) into high-added-value end and intermediate products, including coating of direct consumer products, coating of mechanical moving parts, coating of plastic moulding tools, biodegradable and compostable waste bags, green graphene-based devices and products, biodegradable soil mulch films, solid organomineral fertiliser with biostimulant properties and liquid biobased biostimulant.

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The project receives funding through the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), a €3.7 billion Public-Private Partnership between the European Union and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC). Established in 2014, the BBI JU aims to implement the Strategic Innovation & Research Agenda (SIRA), developed by the industry in collaboration with the EU to realise a bio-based economy as part of the broader Circular Economy Action Plan for Europe.

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Less greenhouse emissions


Less sewage sludge incinerated

Less OFMSW sent to landfill

More jobs by 2030

Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking
Bio Based Industries Consortium
European Union

This project has received funding from the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (JU) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101023280. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the Bio-based Industries Consortium.