The SYMSITES project aims at developing new technologies and solutions based on the Industrial and Urban symbiosis (I-US) concept, for local and regional collaborations among diverse actors (Citizens, Municipalities and Entreprises) and sectors improving the sustainability of the use of industrial and societal resources starting from wastewater and waste materials.
SYMSITES is a 48-month-project (June 2022 – May 2026), funded by the European Union through Horizon Europe Programme (total budget: € 12.404.455).
Urban-Industrial Symbiosis with
Social, Economic and Environmental Impact
Understanding MBRs and the Fouling Challenge Membrane bioreactors (MBRs) play a vital role in wastewater treatment by combining biological treatment processes with membrane filtration. They offer improved effluent quality at a smaller foo
Protonic ceramic electrochemical cells can be an efficient tool for green hydrogen production, offering an alternative to the use of high temperatures, since they need lower activation energy than oxygen-ion conduction. By extracting H2 from the
Urban wastewater treatment reduces or eliminates the load of pollutants in wastewater. The process improves the quality of the wastewater before it is discharged and, consequently, it avoids damage to the receiving environment. Organic matt
The Industrial and Urban Symbiosis can ensure a more efficient use of resources in many sectors of our economy. Food production is among them and the SYMSITES project studied solutions to ensure environmental sustainability in Olive Industry Was
During the last decades, the climate crisis, increasing global population, uncontrolled economic development and different anthropogenic interventions on the environment have been negatively impacting the water cycle. Gradually, differe
Non-recyclable solid waste can be used to produce high-value new resources. This is possible thanks to a thermochemical process known as Pyrolysis. Pyrolysis converts organic matter into fuel, with high yield, by heating at a moderately high