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The REEF2W project aims at developing and implementing solutions for increasing energy efficiency and renewable energy production in public infrastructures. This goal can be achieved by combining and integrating relevant public infrastructures of municipal solid waste chain with the wastewater treatment plants by upgrading their input mix and their energy outputs:
- through the enrichment of the upstream supply chain providing compatibility with a wider biomass mix from agriculture, agro-food, and public green biomasses
- by strengthening the integration and empowerment of internal processes for maximizing energy efficiency and renewable energy outputs (electricity, heat, biogas, bio-methane, bio-products) to be locally consumed at the WWTP or fed into public/private grids or used in the public mobility and waste collection trucks.
Five feasibility studies of different REEF 2W models will be realized on European wastewater treatment plants. The studies will show how the new REEF 2W approach could lead to an abatement of energy needs in many WWTPs and to a significant increase of renewable energy production.
REEF 2W is funded by the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme that encourages cooperation on shared challenges in central Europe. The Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development coordinates this three-year project with 11 partners from Central Europe: Croatia, Italy, Czechia, Austria and Germany.
In addition to other project activities, the UCT will take the lead in part of the project focusing on the analysis and assessment of case study sustainability and final validation.
On Monday, September 4, a Joint Ph.D. defense took place at our department. Lucie Pokorná defended her Ph.D. thesis "Microaeration for biogas desulfurization – experimental and simulation study of various reactor types" written under the supervision of prof. Pavel Jeníček and Assoc. Prof. Jan Bartáček (both UCT Prague, Department of Water Technology and Environmental Engineering) and prof. Eveline I.P. Volcke (Ghent University, Department of Biosystems Engineering) and obtained a Ph.D. degree.