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Fimuskraft Biogas Plant (FKBP): a revolutionary and cost-effective biotechnological method to treat and valorise biowaste

Project description

Waste not, want not: decentralised valorisation of biowaste

Organic waste is a sustainable natural source of chemicals that can be used to make other products. However, typically the breakdown products from the anaerobic digestion of biomass by bacteria that is used in centralised waste management are landfilled and their potential unexploited. The Finnish SME FimusKraft has developed the FimusKraft Biogas Plant (FKBP) that converts biowaste into highly energetic biogas, high-quality bio-fertilisers and valuable raw materials. The FKBP can be used on site in a decentralised way to valorise biomass from farming, fisheries, food and beverage industries, restaurants, households and more. The EIC-funded FKBP project will help the team scale up its innovation with important impact on the European Green Deal goals.

Objective

Anaerobic digestion (AD) for the treatment of organic wastes has been hailed as a green and sustainable technology. However, AD adoption is still hindered by various limitations. E.g. AD plants are applied for centralised waste management with production of pathogenic and low quality digestates, usually landfilled, leading to no waste valorisation. AD plants produce biogas of low yield and energetic potential. In addition, they are significant capital investments with a long payback. To solve these pains, FimusKraft have developed the FKBP, a system which elegantly combines (a) bio-gas fermentation with an (b) innovative biowaste enzymatic pre-handling process and (c) microturbine with gas analysis and control system. The FKBP is compact and modular and able to simultaneously treat various types of biowaste to produce electricity, heat and high quality ecological organic fertilizer. The FKBP is the first biogas plant able to produce higher energetic biogas (up to 97% CH4/H2 mix).

Coordinator

FIMUSKRAFT
Net EU contribution
€ 2 402 487,00
Address
VALIKATU 12
65100 VAASA
Finland

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Manner-Suomi Länsi-Suomi Pohjanmaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 3 432 125,00