Ecoval Sudoe Final Conference: Towards a circular management of urban biowaste and sewage sludge

The final conference of the Ecoval Sudoe project (Coordination strategies for sludge and organic waste management and valorization in the SUDOE region) will take place in Ourense on March 9th, where the main results of the project, active since November 2020, will be presented.

Here you can consult the full agenda of the event, “Ecoval Sudoe: Towards a circular management of urban biowaste and sewage sludge”.

Those interested in attending can do so in person or online. The event will be held in Spanish with simultaneous translation into English for those who need it. Both in-person and online seating is limited, and registration will close when the maximum number of participants is reached. Don’t miss it, register here!

The expository part of the day will start at 10.00 am and will last until 2.00 pm, with the following blocks.

Institutional welcome and presentation of the Ecoval Sudoe project.
Talk Past and present of the management of urban biowaste and sewage sludge. Cases of Galicia and Porto region.
Proposals of the Ecoval project: biorefineries as a circular economy proposal for the management of urban organic waste.
Round table. Future perspectives for the valorization of urban biowaste and sewage sludge.
After the break for lunch and networking, those attending in person will be able to visit, from 15.30 to 17.00 hours, the Ourense biofactory, which houses the pilot plant of the project. Visitors will be able to learn first-hand about the different steps and processes used to obtain volatile acids from urban biowaste and sewage sludge. Virtual attendees will also be able to visit it through the project’s YouTube channel.

We look forward to seeing you in Ourense and also online!


The Fundación Patrimonio Natural de Castilla y León presents its contribution to the Ecoval Sudoe project

The Fundación Patrimonio Natural de Castilla y León (FPNCyL) presented the results of its contribution to the European project Ecoval Sudoe, which is focused on the recovery of sludge and biostabilised organic waste.

See the full programme here.


This event, which took place in an on-line format, started at 12:00 with a short general presentation of the Ecoval Sudoe project, which you can consult here. Subsequently, the results obtained from the research study on the valorisation of sewage sludge by-products and biostabilised sludge were presented in two phases.


Firstly, the results derived from the study of the effect on soil microbiology after the use of three types of amendments obtained from organic waste were shown, you can read the presentation here. Then, the affection to the physico-chemical conditions of the soil after the application of these three types of amendments was shown, click here to read it. Finally, the event concluded with an open question and answer session to discuss the results of the research.


The FPNCyL organised this event as part of the final campaign to disseminate the results of the Ecoval Sudoe project, which will end in 2023. In addition, this same organisation is currently carrying out the third and last awareness-raising workshop in schools in Palencia with the aim of raising awareness among the new generations about the importance of the correct separation of organic waste in order to create a more sustainable and circular future.