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Circularity requires us to rethink and redesign the flow of resources – such as building materials, water, food, and energy – that drive urban activity. @DeutscheWelle covered COMPRO; a project that focuses on recovering resources from wastewater.



Circularity requires us to rethink and redesign the flow of resources – such as building materials, water, food, and energy – that drive urban activity. @DeutscheWelle covered COMPRO; a project that focuses on recovering resources from wastewater: Broadcast times:
24.08.2020 | 02:30 on DW English
24.08.2020 | 05:30 on DW English
24.08.2020 | 13:30 on DW English

Currently, large flows of waste discharged in urban areas are not optimally recycled. As resources are ultimately finite, there is a growing urge to recycle waste-streams in an urban context. The @City of Amsterdam has committed to becoming fully circular by the year 2050.

With the COMPRO project, for which we join forces with @BAM Infraconsult, @ChainCraft @NPSP and @TU Delf, combines two major constituents of wastewater to produce a high value composite material. Namely, cellulose-rich toilet paper and a bacterial glue called ‘Kaumera’ – in the Netherlands produced by @Waterschap Rijn en IJssel.

Ultimately, this composite material can be used in the building- and construction sector. As such, we produce building material for the city from urban wastewater.

DW’s reporter @Tim Schauenberg sheds light on how the COMPRO project aims to create a 100% bio-based composite material from wastewater resources. In short, from wastewater, a biological glue called ‘Kaumera’ and flushed cellulose-rich toilet paper can be recovered. Combining these two, a high value light-weight composite material can be created. Ultimately, this material will be prototyped and tested by the construction sector.

For this news item, the ‘production process’ of this composite material is followed: starting at @Waterschap Rijn en IJssel, where the world's first production location of Kaumera is located and (for now) ending at @NPSP where the composite material will be tested the upcoming years.

With DW’s Global 3000 – the Globalization Program – this German international broadcaster showcases people and projects worldwide whose innovative ideas help combat global warming. Broadcast times will be shared on www.dw.com/en/tv/global-3000/s-11487

To keep track of the project developments, go to: http://ams-institute.org/compro and follow our project partners @NPSP, @BAM Infraconsult, @ChainCraft, @TU Delft |Tag all partners in video footage (or screenshot): @NPSP, @BAM Infraconsult, @ChainCraft, @TU Delft, @Waterschap Rijn & IJssel



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