The Ecoplanta Project, the only Spanish candidacy pre-selected in the European Commission Innovation Fund
The waste recovery project in El Morell, Ecoplanta Molecular Solutions, the result of the joint venture between SUEZ Recycling & Recovery Spain, Repsol, and the Canadian company Enerkem, has been pre-selected by the European Commission Innovation Fund for large-scale projects for its contribution to the fight against climate change. With this pre-selection, the European Commission supports promoters of highly innovative projects and helps them implement their technology.
The project is one of the seven projects pre-selected by the European Commission Innovation Fund for its contribution to the fight against climate change. It is the only project from Spain pre-selected for this European Commission Innovation Fund, which supports highly innovative technologies and large European projects resulting in significant reductions in GHG emissions. With its commitment, the European Union supports the promoters of these highly innovative projects in their efforts to implement their technology, in this specific instance, gasification technology which has been specifically highlighted for its innovation, its reduction of carbon emissions and its scalability.
With its emphasis on maximizing the reuse of municipal solid waste and promotion of recycling and material recovery, the project is a ground-breaking illustration of the circular economy. It will be cutting GHG emissions by some 200,000 tonnes each year and reducing waste that would otherwise end up in landfills
By recovering waste in a real circular economy, Ecoplanta will contribute strongly to the improvement of material recovery rates in Spain and to the achievement of the EU's 2035 targets to reduce the volume of solid urban waste currently going to landfill, consolidating itself as a lower environmental impact alternative to incineration.