MixMatters Celebrates Its First Anniversary Promoting the Valorisation of Mixed Biological Waste

The 18 entities of the European consortium MixMatters, gathered in Valencia on the 4th and 5th of June to celebrate the first year of our innovative project. Hosted at Las Naves, one of our partner entities, the meeting provided a great opportunity to review our progress and plan our next steps.

At MixMatters, led by AINIA, we aim to transform the 113 million tonnes of mixed biological waste generated annually in the European Union into valuable resources. Our solution includes a modular separation unit and a valorisation hub tailored to different types of waste. Our goal is to prevent about 75% of this waste from ending up in landfills or incinerators.

During the assembly, we took a thorough look at the activities we’ve carried out in our first year. We also held parallel sessions to outline our next steps. One of the highlights was visiting Mercavalencia, where we’ll be demonstrating our Integrated System. This system is being designed to significantly improve the separation and valorisation of biological waste, boosting both efficiency and sustainability.

We were also joined by participants from the Brilian and Ellipse projects, which are funded by the Circular Bio-Based Europe (CBE) joint initiative. This collaboration strengthens our ties and amplifies the impact of our collective activities.

With a successful first year behind us and a clear plan for the future, we’re excited to continue our mission of turning waste into valuable resources and making Europe’s waste management more sustainable and efficient.

The project is supported by the Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU) and its members – Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC).