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EU project to present innovative technologies for treatment of olive mill wastewater at olive oil fair
Friday, November 16, 2012

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MEDOLICO to present innovative technologies for the treatment of olive mill wastewater at OLIOLIVA

MEDOLICO, a standard project focusing on the valorisation of olive mill wastewater, will be presented during the twelfth edition of "OLIOLIVA", a fair dedicated to the olive oil sector to take place in Imperia (Italy) from 16th to 18th November. During a workshop scheduled on 16th November, the innovative technologies being developed by MEDOLICO to reduce the toxic substances contained in olive mill wastewater will be showcased. In addition, a practical case - olive mill "Fratelli Fresia"- where to apply the treatment solutions will be illustrated.

The event is organised by the Liguria Chamber of Commerce (Italy), partner of MEDOLICO. The project, implemented over a period of 36 months, aims to address the need for a harmonized and basin-wide effort that significantly reduces the environmental impact of wastewater generated by olive mills.

Besides building up cost-efficient solutions, MEDOLICO will also contribute to recovering a suitable quantity of by-products resulting from olive oil extraction to compensate for the cost of wastewater treatment technologies. Finally, olive mills operators will be supported through training sessions and guidelines. 

MEDOLICO budget is € 1.964.500 of which € 1.768.050 are provided as ENPI contribution (90%). Led by NIREAS - International Water Research Center, University of Cyprus, the partnership is composed of the following organisations:

• Matimop, Israeli Industry Center for R&D (Israel)
• Liguria Chamber of Commerce (Italy, Liguria)
• National Laboratory of Energy and Geology, Bio-energy Unit (Portugal)
• Jordan University of Science and Technology (Jordan, Irbid)
• Ben Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)
• University of Genova, Department of Chemicals and Industrial chemicals (Italy, Liguria)

Raffaella Bruzzone
Liguria Chamber of Commerce / +39 010 24852207

MEDOLICO workshop at OLIOLIVA: agenda and registration form
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NIREAS-IWRC, UCY-Beneficiary
Dr. Despo Fatta-Kassinos
75, Kallipoleos Street
1678 Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel: + 357 22 892275 or 893515
Fax: + 357 22 895080 (Departmental)

Prof. Zeev Wiesman
Energy Engineering Unit, Head
Plant Lipid Biotechnology Lab (PLBL)
Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, 84105
Tel/Fax: 972-8-6477184

Mr. Moshe Avrahami
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Industry House (14th Floor), 29 HaMered St.,
P.O. Box 50364, Tel Aviv 61500
Tel: 972-3-511-8111   
Fax: 972-3-517-7655

Raffaella Bruzzone
Coordinatore ALPS LIGURIA
Unioncamere Liguria
Via San Lorenzo, 15/1, 16123 GENOVA – Italy
Tel. +39 010 24852207
Fax +39 010 2471522

Prof. Gustavo Capannelli
Presidente di TICASS
TICASS S.c.r.l.
Via Bartolomeo Bosco, 57/4, 16121 Genova - Italia
Tel. +39 0108900600 - 601
Fax +39 0108900624

Munir Rusan, Ph.D. Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
Department of Natural Resources and Environment
Jordan University of Science and Technology
PO Box 3030; Irbid - Jordan 22110

Dr. Ana Eusébio
Unidade de Bioenergia
Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, I.P.
Estrada do Paço do Lumiar, 22, 1649-038 Lisboa
Tel: +351 210 924600
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