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Integrated Renewable Energy Solutions for Seafood Processing Stations

Objective

A new polygeneration application with renewable energy sources will be planned and demonstrated for the fishery industry. The distributed energy system utilizes cleaning waste of a fish processing plant to produce biodiesel. The biodiesel is used to produce the locally needed cooling/freezing and heating energy. In addition, a power surplus is generated for the electricity network or local industrial use.

The research contribution focuses on optimisation, simulation, validation and planning of piloted concepts. A energy integration auditing and optimisation tools will be developed to carry out feasibility studies for the fishery industry. The advanced CO2 based freezing/cooling system requires optimization and control system planning of special high-pressure equipments. The final biodiesel will be tested in appropriate engines.

With a view to marketing possibilities the demonstration will take place in Vietnam. In the demonstration case, the main product of the fish processing plant is catfish filet (about 40 t/d). The fat content of 22 per cent in the fish cleaning waste results in a production of biodiesel of about 13 t/d. A part of biodiesel is used to produce electricity for the locally needed cooling/freezing (0.3 MW) and heating (1,3 MW) energy. In addition, a power surplus (0,8 MW) is generated for the local industrial use.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/biofuels
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2007-2-TREN
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irina Granfors (Ms.)

Participants (9)

TUV RHEINLAND ENERGY GMBH
Germany
Address
Am Grauen Stein 33
51105 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Jockel (Dr.)
DOWEL MANAGEMENT
France
Address
25 Allee Pierre Ziller Naxos
06560 Valbonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Serge Galant (Dr.)
THE NATIONAL ENERGY FOUNDATION
United Kingdom
Address
Davy Avenue
MK5 8NG Milton Keynes
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ian Byrne (Mr.)
HIEP THANH SEAFOOD JOINTSTOCK COMPANY
Vietnam
Address
National Highway 91
Can Tho
Administrative Contact
Danh Nguyen Thanh (Mr.)
PRESECO OY
Finland
Address
Keilaranta
Espoo
Administrative Contact
Peter Ehrstedt (Mr.)
VAHTERUS OY
Finland
Address
Pruukintie 7
23600 Kalanti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mauri Kontu (Mr.)
TRUNG TAM TIET KIEM NANG LUONG THANH PHO HO CHI MINH
Vietnam
Address
Dien Bien Phu
Hochiminh
Administrative Contact
Kim Tuoc Huynh (Mr.)
CONG TY CO PHAN RCEE-NIRAS (UTRO from CONG TY CO PHAN NANG LUONG VA MOI TRUONG RCEE)
Vietnam
Address
Trung Yen 9 Road Lot, Trung Yen New Quarter, Yen Hoa Precint, Cau Giay District
Hanoi
Administrative Contact
Tuan Anh Nguyen (Mr.)
CONG TY CO PHAN AF CONG NGHIEP
Vietnam
Address
Building 17T7 Trung Hao-nhan Chinh Nhan Chinh Ward Thanh Xuan District
Hanoi
Administrative Contact
Viet Hung Pham (Mr.)