LIFE CoWaCo will set up a near-zero emission prototype to process different kinds of wet and dry organic waste like fermentation residuals or waste wood and even plastic waste into the high-quality primary product sustainable hydrogen as fuel (energy carrier) or industrial gas, with revolutionary low emissions, and profitable by-products like fertilisers.
This will reduce the amount of waste incinerated, preventing harmful effects on soil, air, climate, groundwater and resources. The prototype will be optimised to meet product quality standards. This will create new market potential for existing bio and sewer-gas plants, waste disposal and wastewater treatment companies and suppliers of raw input materials.
The project will help implement the EU’s Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe and the Biofuels Directive.