Water smart industrial symbiosis

ULTIMATE aims to create economic value and increase sustainability by valorising resources within the water cycle.

Wastewater plays a key role both as a reusable resource but also as a carrier for energy and materials to be extracted, treated, stored and reused within a dynamic socio-economic and business oriented industrial ecosystem.

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august, 2021

9 demosites

ULTIMATE will implement Water Smart Industrial Symbiosis in nine large-scale business cases from the international agro-food, petrochemical and biotech sector.

Circular solutions

The circular solutions adapted in the project cover the three areas: water recycling and reuse, extracting and exploitation of energy, and material recovery.

Reuse wastewater

Recover, refine & reuse wastewater from industries & municipalities

Exploit energy

Extract & exploit energy – combined water-energy management, treatment process as energy producers, water-enabled heat transfer, storage & recovery

Recover Materials

Nutrient mining & reuse, extraction & reuse of high-added-value exploitable compounds

ULTIMATE's STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

LIVING LABS

Open Innovation
Learning in practice

Building a support system in practice. Scale impact, create sustainable strategies and actionable goals through innovation, capacity development, and market outreach

COMMUNITY of PRACTICE (CoP)

Integration and Peer Knowledge
Learning with peers and experts

Involving domain-specific stakeholders and experts with various hands-on experiences

CO-CREATION

Play & Community Engagement
Learning by doing and reflection

Involving local communities and general public to co-innovate by allowing them to
reflect on the processes and finding new solutions to challenges

PLAYBOOK

Multi-use Playspaces
Learning beyond

Formulating human-centered approaches, methodologies, tools, and interventions to guide and motivate people to do things, disseminate, use and re-use information in a new way 

Immersive Narrative / Art and Technology Interventions in 3 Case Studies

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