ELLIPSE Approach

ELLIPSE project will address the valorisation of two heterogeneous waste streams generated in significant amounts in Europe, slaughterhouse waste (bellygrass or rumen content) and paper and pulp sludge, to produce cost-efficient polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) for agricultural and personal care applications, by the coprocessing with other organic wastes (OW) such as sludge from the dairy industry and glycerol from the biodiesel industry, as well as recovering nutrients to produce bio-based fertilizers (BBFs). The integration of these waste streams as biorefinery feedstocks will allow reducing the volumes of landfilled waste, opening new avenues for platform chemicals and bioplastics production while creating additional revenue for the related industries generating them, with added advantages of water recycling, decreased soil degradation, groundwater pollution and methane emissions.

ELLIPSE Workplan

The ELLIPSE project:

  • Applies a four phases methodology to expand the opportunities for the valorisation of bio-waste in all stages and across all sectors and meet the market requirements of the products for personal care and agriculture industries

  • Reach the scalability and consumer acceptance of the target products through 8 WPs