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LIFE Awards 2021 Finalists - LIFE IMPETUS LIFE Awards 2021 Finalists - LIFE IMPETUS

The LIFE Impetus "Improving current barriers for controlling pharmaceuticals compounds in urban wastewater treatment plants” project (2016-2019), coordinated by LNEC, is one of the 5 competing finalists to the Life 2021 Awards. These awards are attributed by the European Commission under the "Environment & Resource Efficiency” category.

This referred project is also competing, with other 14 candidates, for the LIFE Citizen’s Prize - allowing the general public to know and to vote for their favorite candidate.

This nomination recognizes the high innovation potential of this project that demonstrated how to improve pharmaceutical compounds control in urban wastewater treatment, with low investment, low-energy solutions and how to develop high-performing absorbents, tailor-made for target pharmaceuticals.
Besides LNEC, the project beneficiaries were the water utilities Águas do Algarve, Águas do Tejo Atlântico and EPAL, EHS Consulting, the Faculty of Sciences and the Faculty of Pharmacy of Lisbon University and the University of Algarve.

The LIFE program is the EU financial instrument that supports environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects across the EU.
Find out more at the project website, Layman’s report (pt/en) and summary.

Find out more at: Layman’s Report and in Resumo EU / EASME / LIFE

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