The municipality of Rotterdam is looking for disruptive technologies to transform mixed organic waste into innovative materials, fuels and chemical components. They are to explore bold solutions that can convert organic municipal waste into treasured resources!
Advanced waste separation & recovery
Separating organic waste from mixed household waste streams enabling material recovery. Sorting and separation of waste fragments at the source or at an industrial waste plant by cascading processes that extract components of the highest value possible.
Example solutions include: AI, machine learning, computer vision, robotics, Hydrolysis, fractionation, enzymatic reactions.
Alternative waste conversion & new materials
Converting organic waste into new materials, chemicals and products such as cellulose, bio chemicals, fibers and fuels that can be repurposed for the pharma, textile, agricultural or energy industry.
Example solutions include: Enzymatic transformations, hydrodeoxygenation, hydrogenolysis and more
What's in it for you?
Access to the Municipality of Rotterdam’s network of partners such as the Port of Rotterdam and local investors
This is a global challenge that welcomes solutions from all over the world. Participation requirements are:
TRL level between 2-6
Capable of providing research regarding the solution and what the output can be
Ability to work in Rotterdam with municipal organic waste
Reduction of Carbon Emissions in the value chain has a preference
The innovation must comply with high environmental standards
Willingness to collaborate with the city of Rotterdam to develop a pilot or feasibility study (which will require or eventually require on site activities)
The deadline for applications is midnight June 8th, 2021 (CEST)
The final nominees will be announced on June 24th, 2021
The dealmaking meetings will occur from June to July, 2021