In the AFTERLIFE project, a flexible, cost- and resource-efficient process for recovering and upgrading relevant components from wastewater is being developed. The AFTERLIFE process represents an advance over existing approaches to wastewater treatment based on physico-chemical and biological methods, as it combines a series of membrane filtration units to separate out all the solids in the wastewater.
These are then treated to obtain high-purity extracts and metabolites for the food industry or, alternatively, are converted into value-added biopolymers such as polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs). The remaining water outflow will be ultrapure and ready for re-use.
With the help of this survey, we are trying to find out whether there is interest in the newly developed biotechnological process among important stakeholders such as wastewater processors, the food industry, political decision-makers or NGOs focusing on water protection. In this way, we hope to gain insights into possible opportunities or barriers to implementing the new process for wastewater utilisation. We would therefore be grateful if you would complete our short questionnaire (9 questions in total). Please find the link to our survey here: www.afterlife-project.eu/survey-page/.
This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 745737.