Circular economy needs to inspire technological, organizational and social innovation across and within value chains. It demands a system change rather than a purely product-focused approach, as well as regulatory, institutional, and cultural changes.
The overall objective of WaysTUP! project in Horizon 2020 research program is to establish new value chains for urban bio-waste utilization for the production of higher value purpose products. WaysTUP! project aims to demonstrate various waste streams as new feedstocks for bio-based materials production, develop and implement a behavioral change approach with citizens and local communities, define business models, and provide guidance on the governmental level on adopting new organizational models supporting the valorization of urban bio-waste.
PILOT demonstration will take place in several European cities, one of them being Prague with Nafigate Corporation as a leader in the value chain transformation. In WaysTUP! project we connect spent coffee ground upcycling with Hydal biotechnology. Spent coffee ground is a rich source of oils and polyphenols suitable for cosmetics and a suitable carbon source for Hydal PHA production. Through cascade recycling, we aim to valorize spent coffee ground in various applications including P3HB biopolymer manufacturing.
Learn more at: https://waystup.eu/