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Award to iMETland

 

Abraham Esteve, coordinator of the project iMETland, received the second prize for Best European Project during the ceremony of the 11th Madri+d Awards held on Wednesday at the Casa de America in Madrid. The jury valued "very positively" both technological innovation proposed and membership of principal investigator to an emerging group.

 

Abraham Esteve receiving award

 

Bioe Group PI Abraham Esteve, coordinator of the project iMETland, received the second prize for Best European Project during the ceremony of the 11th edition of Madri+d Awards held Wednesday at the Casa de America in Madrid. The Counsellor of Education, Youth and Sports of the Community of Madrid, Rafael van Grieken, chaired the event among other authorities.

iMETland is a project of H2020 programme which aims to build and validate an application to scale of a device for the treatment of urban wastewater in small communities with a zero energy cost while pathogen free water for irrigation is obtained. The jury valued 'very positively' both technological innovation proposed and membership of principal investigator to an emerging group.

With a budget of 3.5 million euros over three years, iMETland brings together universities, research centres and Spanish and international companies, with extensive experience and expertise in the field of water treatment, microbial electrochemical, information technology, carbon materials and the development of business and science communication.

PONS Intellectual Property endows the prize with an analysis of patentability of results worth 3,000EUR.

 
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