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AVA was awarded the SEAL of Excellence Certificate
BRUSSELS, November 28, 2017 - AVA was awarded the SEAL of Excellence within EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2014-2020. The award was offered for the project proposal submitted by AVA under Horizon 2020’s SME instrument phase 2. The project 802044, HTCycle which refers to the sewage sludge reuse with phosphate recovery and heavy metals was scored as a high-quality project proposal in a highly competitive evaluation process.  The evaluation was based on three criteria required to receive funding from the EU budget Horizon 2020: excellence, impact, quality and efficiency of implementation. The Seal of Excellence is the high-quality label awarded to projects submitted to Horizon 2020 which were deemed to deserve funding but did not receive it due to budget limits. It recognises the value of the proposal and supports the search for alternative funding.   The Seal of Excel...
Official launch of the AVA HTC plant in Relzow
RELZOW, November 20, 2017 – Last week AVA GmbH officially launched the hydrothermal carbonization plant in Innovationspark Vorpommen in Relzow, Germany. The ribbon-cutting event, which took place on 16th of November 2017, included a demonstration on the ground of the hydrothermal carbonization process led by Mr. Stepan Kusche, CEO of AVA. The participants at the event had the chance to learn about the process and to observe the production of coal from biomass on the spot. The event was followed by a presentation on renewable energy solutions developed in Innovationspark Vorpommen. Mr. Uwe Kuhnle, CEO of the Innovationspark Vorpommen, talked about the future vision of the innovation park and the ongoing projects in the field of hydrothermal carbonization, battery storage, solar thermal and photovoltaic technology. Along with the current resources and future developments and researches on wind energy and hydrogen production th...
Circular approaches to phosphorus: from research to deployment
On March 4th 2015, a workshop on the subject “Circular approaches to phosphorus: from research to deployment”, was organised by DG Research and Innovation, the European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform and the P-REX project at the venue Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), in Berlin, Germany. R3Water was represented by Klara Westling from IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute as project coordinator and by Stepan Kusche from AVA-CO2 as an SME representative. The workshop gathered representatives from more than 20 currently on-going or recently finished research project focusing on the field of phosphorus recovery and re-use. A poster area was arranged presenting the projects and a number of projects were also presented more in detail in the morning session of the workshop. The afternoon session focused more on research and demonstration needs, barriers and pre-conditions for deployment wit...
AVA at the 12th EU-China Business & Technology Cooperation Fair
CHINA, November 2, 2017 - AVA GmbH was honored to take part in the 12thEU-China Business & Technology Cooperation Fair, which took place in Chengdu and Qingdao, two vital strategic cities from the west and north part of China from 24th till 27th of October and respectively from 29th to 31st of October 2017. The fair gathered 1,500 representatives of companies, state/regional governments, clusters, business associations, EU-China Cooperation experts, universities, R&D institutions from west and north China, the European Commission, EEN partners and other entities who are seeking potential collaboration and partnerships with their counterparts.  As a participant at the fair, Mr. Stepan Kusche, AVA CEO, was pleased to share the company’s experience on hydrothermal carbonization process and its opportunities for the worldwide market. In both cities, Mr. Kusche had meetings with the representatives of the local and...
Würzburg sewage sludge day
Würzburg, June 25, 2017 - The newly established AVA GmbH presented itself in the context of the EU project R3Water on the Würzburg sewage sludge days 2017 from 20-22d of June. Stepan Kusche, managing director of the AVA, informed the present specialist audience about wastewater treatment by means of the HTC procedure. The advantages to conventional methods are obvious and left the listeners astonished. The patented treatment of sewage sludge ensures optimum utilization of the starting material with optional phosphorus recovery. "The consistently positive review of the meeting came to the fore in the official invitation to IFAT 2018. We are very pleased." 


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