HOOP – Hub of circular cities boosting platform to foster investments for the valorisation of urban biowaste and wastewater

The EU Bioeconomy Strategy sees cities becoming major circular bioeconomy hubs, where biowaste is a feedstock for safe and sustainable bio-based products. But until now very few cities and regions have developed circular bio-based economy strategies or projects for the production of innovative bio-based products. 

The HOOP project supports 8 lighthouse cities and regions in developing large-scale urban circular bioeconomy initiatives that will focus on making bio-based products from urban biowaste and wastewater. Specifically, HOOP will provide Project Development Assistance (PDA) to Albano-Laziale (Italy), Almere (The Netherlands), Bergen (Norway), Kuopio (Finland), Münster (Germany), Murcia (Spain), Greater Porto (Portugal), and Western Macedonia (Greece).

The HOOP Urban Circular Bioeconomy Hub will create an online platform to foster knowledge exchange and replication in cities and regions across Europe.

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Project Partners

  • ITENE, Spain
  • S.A. Agricultores de la Vega de Valencia (SAV), Spain
  • DRAXIS Environmental, Greece
  • NAFIGATE Corporation, Czechia
  • CETAQUA, Spain
  • Research4life, The Netherlands
  • ACR+, Belgium
  • Greenovate! Europe, Belgium
  • Science for Change, Spain
  • 2GO OUT Consulting, Portugal 
  • The Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP), Germany 
  • RdA Climate Solutions, Portugal
  • Bax & Company, The Netherlands
  • Sara Bedin, Italy
  • Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Bir, Norway
  • Gemeente Almere, The Netherlands
  • Anci Lazio, Italy
  • Lipor, Portugal
  • The Cluster of Bioeconomy and Environment of Western Macedonia (CLuBE), Greece
  • Ayuntamiento de Murcia, Spain
  • Stadt Munster, Germany