OLIVEPOWERProject reference: 19839
Funded under: FP6-SUSTDEV
Demonstration of a sustainable CHP concept using residues from olive oil production
Total cost:EUR 15 605 000
EU contribution:EUR 6 055 500
Call for proposal:FP6-2004-TREN-3
Funding scheme:IP - Integrated Project
The project focuses on the demonstration of an innovative and sustainable CHP concept using residues from olive oil production (olive wastes) as fuel. A first plant based on the new concept will be realised in Greece. The main objective of the project is to demonstrate a closed cycle concept able to reduce landfill problems and emissions and to promote the use of renewable electricity production in Southern Europe. The project will be based on an approach integrating the whole chain (fuel logistics and preparation, energy production, by-product utilisation).
An optimised fuel logistic concept will guarantee for a secured fuel supply over the whole year. The fuel will not only be dewatered and dried but also a marketable by-product will be produced. By this means a better fuel quality can be achieved and solid wastes as well as waste- water can be omitted. The development and design of the combustion unit focuses on a technology tailored to the special characteristics of the olive waste.