About the project

As resources and raw materials become scarcer, it has become imperative to adopt a circular economy model, ensuring that all resources are reusable by the year 2050. Development of novel sustainable technologies that can recover valuable resources from waste streams is essential to enable this transition.

ReCoVR will design state-of-the-art precision separation processes based on ab- and adsorbers, membranes and affinity fluid separation technologies for the food industry. We will implement novel functional materials and technologies to selectively recover high-value molecules. These technologies will be key in making numerous industrial processes more efficient, sustainable and circular. In this way, the Netherlands will be leading in the worldwide transition to a circular society. 

The project has 5 focus areas: proteins, clean water, chemical building blocks, flavor molecules and sugar, salts and carboxylic acids. This project has an important societal relevance as it will reduces protein loss, reduce contamination of water and reduce carbon emissions.

Goal

Design novel functional materials and technologies to selectively recover high-value molecules. These key electrified separation technologies are applicable to many industrial processes. 

Specifications

Partners
Avebe, University of Twente, TU Eindhoven, Wageningen University & Research

More info
See project website

Project leader/contact person
Dr. SJA de Beer
s.j.a.debeer@utwente.nl

Time period
2021-2027 

Total budget
3 M Euro 

# PhD
8

# Postdoc   
2