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Aquaculture, agriculture and biogas sectors collaborate to develop technology to utilize animal manure and fish faeces for production of renewable energy and nutrient recovery

Oslo, Norway. The agriculture and aquaculture sectors are under continuous pressure to improve sustainability and reduce environmental impact. A new project, BiFFiO, addresses these challenges with respect to regulatory and societal demands for dealing with the waste produced.

Over the next three years the BiFFiO consortium will develop an economical and efficient system for handling mixed waste from aquaculture and agriculture. The system will comprise the following stages: waste pre-treatment, biogas reactor, and fertilizer recuperation. One key strategy of the consortium will be to take current state-of-the-art technologies that are used in large scale waste treatment and utilize them in a smaller, yet scalable, system, which can be located at, or close to, near-shore and on-shore fish farm operations or agriculture farms. The project will also make recommendations as to how the energy produced could best be used. BiFFiO is a cooperation between SME Associations, industrial enterprises and RTD performers. It has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program, managed by the Research Executive Agency (REA)http://ec.europa.eu/research/rea(FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no 605815. The BiFFiO consortium consists of the following beneficiaries:  Teknologisk Institutt AS, Norway (Coordinator and RTD Performer)  Landberatung Niedersachsen GMBH, Germany (SME Association/Grouping)  Norsk Bioenergiforening, Norway (SME Association/Grouping)  Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organization Limited, UK (SME Association/Grouping)  British Trout Association Ltd, UK (SME Association/Grouping)  European Biomass Association, Belgium (SME Association/Grouping)  Awite Bioenergie GMBH, Germany (Other enterprises)  aqua & waste International GMBH, Germany (Other enterprises)  The University of Liverpool, UK (RTD Performer)  aqua consult Ingenieur GMBH, Germany (RTD Performer) For more information about the project, please contact Lene Beadle at Teknologisk Institutt AS, lene.beadle@ti.no +47 982 90 236.

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