The Valencia Region Council of Chambers and Facsa present REMEB project to European Association PARTENALIA


The Valencia Region Council of Chambers, Spain, and Facsa present REMEB project to European Association PARTENALIA

  •  The partners involved in the initiative have requested support from PARTENALIA for the project European dissemination

  • The aim of the project is to develop a ceramic membranes bioreactor for wastewater reuse

Castellón, Spain 02/12/2015-The Valencia Region Council of Chambers (CCCV), Spain and the Spanish company Facsa, specialized in integrated water management, have presented the project to Castellón County Council, Spain, at a meeting that took place this morning. Those responsible for the initiative have presented to the Administration representatives REMEB project objectives.

The project, led by Facsa, in which the CCCV is a partner, aims to develop a ceramic membrane bioreactor based on ceramic and agro-industrial products for wastewater reuse. This water treatment combines biological treatment with membrane technology. This initiative has a total budget of 2,361,622.50 Euros and is co-funded by the European Union through the Horizon 2020 programme. This project focuses on the “Climate, Environment, resources efficiency and raw materials action” and seeks to respond to the social challenges related to climate change. Another objective is to reduce the membranes manufacturing cost and to use this technology for water reuse in water-scarce regions and in the industrial sector.

Representatives of REMEB project have asked Castellón County Council to support this initiative through PARTENALIA, European association which aims to give visibility to the interests of local governments and currently chaired by Castellón provincial President, Mr Javier Moliner. REMEB partners’ request that Paternalia, as a platform seeking to promote innovative initiatives, support project dissemination through its European influence areas and municipalities of its scope. This can help to raise awareness among European actors and lobbies. At present, Partenalia is made up of intermediate local administrations from five different EU countries such as France, Spain, Belgium, Italy and Croatia.

REMEB is integrated by a total of 11 partners from seven different countries: FACSA as project coordinator, the Spanish Institute for Ceramic Technology ITC-UJI, the French engineering company IMECA Process, the consultant company from Cyprus ATLANTIS, the Norwegian company BIOWATER, the Council of Chambers of Commerce of Valencia, Castellón laboratory for research  and environmental projects IPROMA, the Italian ceramic centre Centro Ceramico, the ceramic research centre SAM in Turkey, Antonio Ariño University in Colombia and the Wastewater Management Entity of Murcia region ESAMUR.

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