The MedInCircle (Future-proofing the Mediterranean agri-food chain through integrated and circular management of contaminant-safe water, nutrients and bioresources) project has been funded in the framework of the PRIMA (Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area) Programme.
In the Mediterranean region, the nexus between global dynamics such as climate change, water scarcity and food insecurity, has the potential to lead to highly severe consequences. The agri-food compartment is particularly exposed to such consequences, and urgently calls for the implementation of innovative and eco-efficient solutions. In view of this, the MedInCircle project aims at advancing the state of the art of the circular management of water, nutrients and bioresources, fostering the transition towards a more sustainable and resilient agri-food chain. More specifically, MedInCircle will pursue the development of a modular technological platform targeting the on-site treatment, recovery and valorization of water, wastewater and solid waste arising from typical Mediterranean agri-food activities.
The MedInCircle consortium is coordinated by the DICEA Department of the University Federico II (PI Prof. Giovanni Esposito) and has 5 further partners, i.e. National Research Centre(Egypt), Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (France), Institutde Chimie des Milieux et Matériaux de Poitiers (France), Istanbul Medeniyet Üniversitesi (Turkey) and Izmir Institute of Technology (Turkey).
The total project cost is € 1.428.613,00 and the total funding is € 980.613,00 (€ 488.000,00 to DICEA). The project duration is 36 months, starting on June 1st 2023.