Increasing projects’ sustainability
CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
Over 2,000 million people in the world live without access to a basic drinking water service, and 3,6 billionhave no access to a basic sanitation service, resulting in avoidable deaths, chronic disease, fewer hours of education and low productivity.
ACCIONA has positioned itself as a key player in the water treatment sector. Its innovative management seeks to resolve the challenges with respect to the shortage of water resources.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The generation and use of energy accounts for 35 % of total greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This activity is the largest contributor to global warming. Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low-carbon technologies will continue to be essential to meet the emerging needs of humanity and to minimize their negative impact on the environment.
ACCIONA considers the fight against climate change and its effects to be a strategic priority. The company works to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in order to contribute to the progress of society and respond to the main challenges of sustainable development in the areas of infrastructure, water and energy, leading the transition to a low-carbon economy.
The concept of the project lies in the use of different technologies that allow carbon dioxide to be captured from biogas and converted into monomers or Building blocks that, after a polymerization reaction, give rise to a compound with excellent properties and completely biodegradable, with the capacity to be used in numerous applications.
HICCUPS will introduce separation membranes for the capture and purification of carbon dioxide from biogas in a WWTP operated by ACCIONA. ACCIONA will carry out the demonstration of the CO2 capture technology and its long-term stability.
HICCUPS, with a budget of more than 7 million euros and co-financed by the HORIZON EUROPE program of the European Union (HORIZON-JU-CBE-2022, GA 101112455), will last four years (2023-2027). Coordinated by Avantium Chemicals, it will have the participation of ACCIONA and other entities that will cover the project's value chain in order to ensure the implementation of the developed solution on a real scale.
HICCUPS (HORIZON-JU-CBE 2022, GA 101112455) is co-funded by the European Union. The views and opinions expressed, however, are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the Joint Undertaking for a Circular Biobased Europe (CBE JU). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.