Household food waste valorisation


How it works

Biowaste will be biochemically converted by an innovative enzymatic hydrolysis treatment at CENER, using optimised enzymatic cocktails from ASA.
The solid hydrolysate will be further processed by AERIS, using solid state fermentation to produce biopesticides. CENER will also further test the liquid hydrolysate to produce biopesticides.
The liquid hydrolysate will be upgraded by fermentation into biodegradable polyesters by Novamont, which ITENE will process into bioplastic films for food packaging.


Latest updates

Discover SCALIBUR’s scientific and technical publications!

SCALIBUR partners have uncovered some fascinating results on their mission to create a circular economy for biowaste. Learn directly from their experiences by reading the numerous studies and reports the partners have published: Scientific publications Quantification of polyhydroxyalkanoate accumulated in waste activated sludge (Water Research) Exploring the Limits of Polyhydroxyalkanoate Production by Municipal Activated Sludge […]

EU consortium delivers new products and technologies to make the most of biowaste

Partners in the SCALIBUR project have developed a range of innovative technologies to improve the collection and management of biowaste, and its valorisation into new products such as biopesticides and biodegradable polyesters. The Horizon 2020 project SCALIBUR (Scalable Technologies for Bio-Urban Waste Recovery) ended on 31 October having achieved its mission to deliver new innovations in the field of biowaste […]

Introducing our Kozani Local Champions!

In each of our pilot cities SCALIBUR partners have identified ‘local champions’ – inspired citizens, start-ups, collectives and small businesses that are highly committed to support their cities and fellow citizens in adopting circular, sustainable approaches and lifestyles. The pilot city of Kozani has 8 local champions and you can get to know them better […]


To find out more about SCALIBUR’s work on valorisation of OFMSW please contact:
Inés del Campo, CENER