Hydrousa is a European project that aims at developing new circular solutions for water-scarce areas, with a special focus on Mediterranen islands. The aim is to close water loops and offer new opportunities in the fields of agriculture and eco-tourism.
As part of this project, I have been involved in the design of an agroforestry system that uses wastewater and organic waste as the only sources of input. Blackwater goes through a biogas digestor where methane is produced for heating of energy production, after this, the by-products enter a compost machine, where they are added to biomass to produce fresh compost. This, together with naturally treated waste water, are used as inputs for the food forest. I have personally designed the prototype of the automatic compost machine.