„Clean technologies for sustainable environment – waters, waste, energy for circular economy“
Main objective: To establish an efficient infrastructure for water management and purification, and solid waste recycling, utilisation of renewable and alternative sources of energy and resources, and development of innovations in the circular economy.
Activities: The project composes of 3 vertical and 4 horizontal modules. The vertical modules are “Waters”, “Solid waste” and “Transfer”. In the modules “Waters” and “Waste” there are two directions - “Monitoring, assessment and identification of the problems” and “Clean technologies”. In both modules, as horizontal priorities are included activities on circular economy and the achievement of energy and resource effectiveness.
All the activities of the CoC will be united in an electronical cloud for exchange and fast usage and structuring of the information. Innovation based on high-level achievements in the scientific research and technological developments, is an important priority. Control of processes in real time through automated chemical, physical, technological, microbiological and molecular methods, is planned. Key focus is set on the “Transfer” module. It will include activities related to education, dissemination of the results and technological entrepreneurship. Large-scale educational and qualification programs for bachelors, masters, PhD students, post-graduate students from business and scientific institutions are planned.
The project also envisages construction and renovation works for building a brand-new home of the CoC and for modernization of the existing labs.
Expected results: A modern CoC addressing the needs of the economy and education in the relevant areas.
Leading project partner is Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. The other partners of the project are: University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy; University of Forestry; University “Prof. Asen Zlatarov” – Burgas; The Rostislaw Kaishew Institute of Physical Chemistry; Institute of Organic Chemistry with a Centre of Phytochemistry; The Stephan Angeloff Institute of Microbiology, and “Cleantech Bulgaria” Foundation.
Associated partners of the project are: Sofia municipality, “Sofiyska voda” AD, Interplast BG Ltd., Energy agency – Plovdiv, University of Modena – Italy.
Total funding: 23 667 925,86 BGN. Out of that amount 20 117 736,97 BGN is European and 3 550 188, 89 BGN is national co-funding.
Term of the project implementation: 30th March 2018 г. – 31st December 2023.