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Recovery and Use of Nutrients, Energy and Organic Matter from Animal Waste

Objective

The ReUseWaste network will i) provide new ideas and systems that lead to a major rethink in the current, established animal waste management systems, ii) train a group of 13 young researchers in developing new technologies for socially and environmentally sustainable utilisation of the valuable organic matter and nutrient ressources in animal waste and iii) provide companies with both improved and new technologies to produce bioenergy, ”green” bio-fertilisers and improved soil, water and air quality.
Global livestock production is increasing rapidly, because of the increasing quest for animal protein by the increasing human population. Apart from the increases in livestock number, there are also major changes in the systems of livestock production. The increases in number and changes in systems have led to major concerns about the sustainability of these developments, especially from the points of view of animal and human health, animal welfare and environmental soundness.
Evidently it is necessary for the agricultural livestock industry to develop new environmental technologies to meet global challenges related to environmental impact and sustainability. The industry needs to improve management and utilisation of organic matter and nutrient resources in animal wastes, in order to reduce gaseous emissions of greenhouse gases, ammonia and odor, and to improve energy output and limit the impact on soil and water quality.
This multi-site and multidisciplinary ITN provides a unique opportunity for young researchers to obtain the knowledge and skills needed to develop and utilise new technologies for a socially and environmentally responsible management of animal wastes. The ReUseWaste network brings together major EU research groups from leading universities and research institutes, key agri-environmental technology companies and public authorities, from the countries and regions of most intensive livestock production in Europe.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/air pollution engineering

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)
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Coordinator

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 043 460,66
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)

Participants (8)

SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 222 017,11
Address
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Arne Bækdal Hansen (Mr.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 509 056,13
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Oene Oenema (Prof.)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 217 021,66
Address
Tapada Da Ajuda
1349 017 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Da Graça Côrte-Real Mira Da Silva Abrantes (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDADE DE TRAS-OS-MONTES E ALTO DOURO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 217 021,66
Address
Quinta De Prados
5000 911 Vila Real
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carlos Sequeira (Prof.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 235 334,47
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eusebio Jiménez-Arroyo (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 413 369,45
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antonella Valerio (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 385 668,16
Address
National Technological Park, Plassey
- Limerick
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rosemary Fogarty (Ms.)
KOMTEK Solutions ApS

Participation ended

Denmark
Address
Drivervej 8
6670 Holsted
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bitten W. Lorentzen (Ms.)