Providing a solution to mitigate environmental issues is the core of ECONWARD’s activity. That’s why we aim to reduce the amount of waste ending up incinerated or in landfills. We identify specific scenarios where the ecosystem has been damaged by landfills or obsolete waste treatment facilities and introduce alternative technology for sustainable solid waste management that generates economic and social value.
Since ECONWARD was founded in 2009, we have invested about 80% of our resources in research and development to obtain an international patent endorsing our technology.
Significant performance upgrades have resulted in a highly efficient and internationally competitive version and new lines of research on potential uses stemming from waste treatment and biomass production. These range from recycling to renewable energies and include second-generation biofuels.
Nowadays, ECONWARD offers technology at the forefront of new international standards and guidelines on the environment, waste treatment and landfill reduction. Consequently, we are fully compliant with the environmental criteria of the European Union (EU), the United Nations (UN) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
With main offices in Madrid and a waste treatment plant in Rivas Vaciamadrid, we are now pursuing an international expansion strategy. In the United States, ECONWARD Technology is already being marketed through NOWON LLC., our only local and official distributor.
Research, development and innovation for recycling the organic fraction of municipal solid waste and the rejected material of treatment plants.
ECONWARD, in cooperation with several institutes, research centres and entities, is taking part in several projects to expand the knowledge and scope of its technology.
Our R&D&I Department’s main activities are highlighted below:
The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
ECONWARD and the CSIC-Eduardo Torroja Institute of Construction Sciences are studying the production of sustainable building materials as alternatives to those traditionally used in the construction sector.Website
Foundation of the Autonomous University of Madrid
In collaboration with the Foundation of the Autonomous University of Madrid, ECONWARD is working on the potential of biomass for multiple uses. The main goal of this business project is to promote and encourage the development of the green chemistry and bioeconomy sectors.Website
Flexible Dimetyl Ether (DME) production from biomass gasification with sorption-enhanced processes
The FLEDGED project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and several companies, technology centres and universities from several European countries are involved in it.
The aim of the project is large-scale sustainable production of advanced biofuels, like Dimethyl Ether (DME), from alternative, renewable and organic biomasses.Website