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Novel plasma-catalyst reactor for the total conversion of the ammonia contained in pig manure into environmental neutral products

Objective

The EU trend towards concentration and intensification of livestock, in particular pig farming, has resulted in increased burdens related to waste management (increased water, soil and air ammonia pollution) as well as increased difficulties to adhere to EU environmental legislation. Consortium SMEs have identified a clear need to find a cost effective, carbon neutral way of eliminating inassimilable ammonia to prevent environmental pollution and reduce costs of waste disposal for the farmers. Most existing manure treatment processes do not eliminate ammonia from the waste. The proposed PLASMANURE project will transform excess ammonia found in pig waste into an environmentally neutral product in a simple, on site, cost-efficient manner, without intervention of sensitive biologic methods. The technology will further enhance existing treatments by facilitating the oxidation of ammonia coming from pig manure into nitrogen gas and water vapour that can be released into the atmosphere, causing no negative environmental impact. This technology will focus solely on the ammonia elimination stage. The commercial object of this proposal is to develop a cost-effective optimized plasma-catalyst reactor for manure wastes that will result in direct economic benefits and improve the competitiveness of consortium partners by reducing costs associated with ammonia fixing and separation strategies (pH control, stripping-scrubbing sequences, etc.) needed in manure treatment. By optimizing steps in waste processing, Plasmanure will also result in savings on processing equipment and time. Plasmanure technology will also significantly reduce the costs associated with regeneration of regions affected by acid rain and eutrophication and, combined with existing treatment systems, will result in new market opportunities, and competitive product differentiation.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

ATEKNEA SOLUTIONS HUNGARY KFT
Address
Tetenyi Ut 93
1119 Budapest
Hungary
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 39 442,29
Administrative Contact
Kornel Kiss (Mr.)

Participants (8)

Oficina Tecnica de Servicios e Ingenieria S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 180 506,31
Address
Marques De San Esteban 59, 1 A
33206 Gijon (Asturias)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aida Rico Mon (Ms.)
Plasma Clean Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 146 454,12
Address
Grafton Street 46
M13 9NT Manchester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David John Glover (Dr.)
RIVA s.r.l.
Romania
EU contribution
€ 170 250,10
Address
Cremenita 90
022814 Bucharest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cecilia Gabriela Zamfir (Mrs.)
Bio Forum AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 169 553,90
Address
Skalani
71500 Heraklion
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eva Boulbasi (Ms.)
H. VAN DEN BERG PLUIM-VEE BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 146 066,64
Address
Meuluntersweg 14
6741HN Lunteren
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerard Van Den Berg (Mr.)
NTRAM GENERAL S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 19 151,64
Address
Calle Victor Pradera 45
08940 Cornella De Llobregat Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Romagosa Eva (Ms.)
INSTITUT QUIMIC DE SARRIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 9 860,69
Address
Calle Via Augusta 384-394
08017 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joan Maria Caus (Mr.)
VELUWE GRANEN BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 68 954,31
Address
Opaalstraat 9
6713 VC Ede Gld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerard Van Den Berg (Mr.)