Winners in BONUS RETURN Innovation Challenge selected

2018-04-18

The winners in BONUS RETURN Innovation Challenge. Marc Buttmann TERRANOVA ENERGY, Germany, 
Mari Heinonen RAVITA, Finland, Joris Salden, Aquacare, the Netherlands. Foto: BONUS RETURN

Three companies from Germany, Finland and the Netherlands has been rewarded for their unique and sustainable solutions for reusing nutrients and/or carbon in the Baltic Sea Region. The award ceremony took place at the Baltic Sea Future Conference in Stockholm on 8 -9 March, 2018.

The Innovation Challenge is part of BONUS RETURN, a EU-funded project to support small and medium enterprises that produce eco-technologies with the potential to reduce the release of nutrients from wastewater and agriculture into the Baltic sea.

The three winners of the competition are TerraNova (Germany)Ravita (Finland) and Aquacare (Netherlands), and their technologies have been selected based on their ability to demonstrate a strong and innovative potential to prevent, extract and reuse phosphorous which would increase resilience and food security, as well as keeping the Baltic Sea healthy.

The companies will receive pre-commercialization support in the BONUS RETURN project including development of business plans, additional tests, introduction of their product to potential markets and clients, and help to further develop a marketable product customized for Baltic municipalities.

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