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.

Bringing together pan-European and cross-sector industries/SMEs, research organisations, universities, regions, and countries, through projects, like CIRCULAR BIOCARBON, the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) was established in 2014, and aims to implement the Strategic Innovation & Research Agenda (SIRA), developed by industry in collaboration with the EU, operating under Horizon 2020 which work towards, and designed to realise a bio-based economy 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 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.