Mediterranean cooperation in the treatment and valorization of olive mill wastewater
Program at a glance
|Funding Agencies||The fund is granted by the European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) in the framework of the cross-border cooperation programme for the Mediterranean Sea Basin.|
|Total Budget||1.964.499,25 €|
|NIREAS Contact||Dr. D. Fatta Kassinos|
|Coordinating Beneficiary||NIREAS – International Water research Center, University of Cyprus|
|Associated Beneficiaries||Matimop, Israel Industry for R&D, Israel
Unioncamere Liguria, Italy
Unidade de Bioenergia, Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia, LNEG, Portugal
Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
The Ben-Gurion University, Israel
University of Genoa, Italy
MEDOLICO (ENPI CBCMED) was a joint Mediterranean initiative bringing together regions from the East-end (Cyprus, Israel, Jordan) to the West-end (Portugal) and from the North-end (Italy) of the Mediterranean basin that are highly active in olive oil production and all face environmental and economic challenges posed by the management of olive mill wastewater (OMW).
The overall goal of the MEDOLICO project was to prevent and reduce the environmental risk presented by OMW by collaborating on the evaluation of the performance of various advanced treatment technologies at both bench and pilot scale and actively valorizing, in an integrated manner, the phenolic compounds (i.e. by-products) recovered from the OMW in order to provide solutions that significantly reduce the environmental impact of olive mills and sustainably protect the natural heritage of the Mediterranean basin.