POWERSTEP: Arctik leads communications for Horizon 2020 wastewater project

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Arctik leads communications for Horizon 2020 wastewater project

Arctik will lead the communication activities of a EU project under the research and innovation programme “Horizon 2020” called POWERSTEP aimed at driving a paradigm shift in decarbonising the wastewater treatment sector. Communication and valorization efforts will be supported by the German Federal Environment Agency.

The initiative involves 15 European partners who have joined forces to revolutionise wastewater treatment processes by converting Sewage Treatment Plants (STEPs) into power production facilities (POWER) while achieving a high effluent quality for the treated wastewater. The project starts kicked off in July and will continue for a three-year period.

POWERSTEP will demonstrate the novel concepts and design treatment schemes of wastewater treatment plants that will be net energy producers, paving the way for large implementation of such approaches and quick market penetration and supporting the business plans of participating technology providers. The outcomes will be validated in at least 20 European wastewater treatment plants and discussions will be initiated with national and European bodies responsible for the design and regulation of environmental standards.

Already with a broad portfolio on environmental technologies, Arctik is well placed to provide innovative communication concepts and activities.

Among our planned activities for POWERSTEP, Arctik will:
• Develop a visual identity, a flyer and a website including public and private areas;
• Create a communication kit;
• Organise regional workshops with municipalities;
• Create dedicated and thematic websites;
• Publish policy briefs;
• Disseminate the project at events, workshops, conferences etc;
• Target scientific publications and national media;
• Organise the final workshop and ensure the final communication towards selected interest groups.

More information will soon be published

Involved partners: Veolia Germany, Veolia Sweden, KompetenzZentrum Wasser Berlin, German Federal Environment Agency, Vienna University of Technology, Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques, Neas Energy, BIOFOS, Berliner Wasserbetriebe, Sustec Consulting, Atemis, Electrochaea,aqua plant solutions, Hydrotech AB, EAWAG, and AnoxKaldnes AB.

More on www.powerstep.eu

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