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Cereal Excess as a Renewable Energy Resource

Objective

The present proposal aims at the development of a retrofit-able straw burner with integral scrubber, powered by straw pellets, for use in grain drying. The proposed technology will address EU legislation regarding the use of biomass in heating, emissions of harmful gases, transport emissions, and the common agricultural policy (CAP), as well as the development of a knowledge based economy in line with the Lisbon strategy, and the securing of jobs within the EU agricultural sector. There are two main innovations associated with this project. The first is a tripartite scrubbing system which is a novel combination of separate technologies in a different application. The second is a pellet additive to improve the efficiency and quality of the burn. These two combined will allow the burning of straw to take place legally and efficiently. The carbon dioxide emitted from the cleaned gas will not contribute to global warming as it is negated by the carbon dioxide absorbed by the crops as they grow.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2010-1
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

TROYKA MAKINA GIDA INSAAT MUHENDISLIK ENERJI CEVRE BILISIM ARASTIRMA GELISTIRME DANISMANLIK SANAYI VE PAZARLAMA LIMITED SIRKETI
Address
Odtu Teknokent Ikizler Binasi
06531 Ankara
Turkey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 391 409
Administrative Contact
Nuri Akkas (Prof.)

Participants (6)

Wilson Bailey Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 181 097
Address
Wey Court West Union Road
GU9 7PT Farnham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mark Wilson (Mr.)
LESNI AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 36 207
Address
Kornmarken 7
7190 Billund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sean Maamari (Mr.)
INSTALACIONES AGRARIAS INBOMAR SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 226 392
Address
Poligono Ind. Buenavista / Calle Asturias .
45638 Pepino, Toledo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Santiago Pintado (Mr.)
THE UK MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 10 365
Address
Middle Aston House
OX25 5PT Middle Aston
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andy Dean (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 12 140
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arvo Leinonen (Dr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 7 067
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nerea Anacabe (Ms.)