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Advanced Microwave Plasma Gasification of pig and cow manure for cost-effective biogas generation

Objective

"The livestock sector in Europe is facing a problem: The manure it generates cannot all be used as fertiliser because excessive amounts of manure to land can lead to surface and ground water contamination through the accumulation of minerals in the soil, as manure contains high amounts of nitrogen and phosphorus. The EU has legislated to place severe restrictions on the quantity of organic manure that can be applied to land (170 kg N/ha/year). Farmers are facing increasing costs to export manure off-farms the current level of spreadlands is inadequate to meet the limits. There is an urgent need for the livestock farming community to develop a method of removal and reuse of animal manure such that the economic and legislative burden on them may ease through the development of an environmentally-friendly technology. Current technologies require very high capital investment that is out of reach of most of the farming community. Our project involves the pyrolysis of manure using microwave induced plasma (MIP) technology allowing a rapid release of biogas."

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2012
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Coordinator

LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY
Address
Rodney Street 2 Egerton Court
L3 5UX Liverpool
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 80 635,20
Administrative Contact
Andrew Young (Prof.)

Participants (5)

ASHLEIGH FARMS (WATERFORD) LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 373 417,10
Address
Ballinameela
Cappagh
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kenneth Mcgrath (Mr.)
SAIREM SOCIETE POUR L APPLICATION INDUSTRIELLE DE LA RECHERCHE EN ELECTRONIQUE ET MICRO ONDES SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 315 710,25
Address
82 Rue Elisee Reclus
69150 Decines-charpieu
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dominique Durandau (Ms.)
TECHNOSAM SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 175 362,55
Address
Fagului Str 35
440186 Satu Mare
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Istvan Tempfli (Mr.)
ACONDAQUA INGENIERIA DEL AGUA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 189 874,90
Address
Calle Santos De La Piedra 2
46117 Betera Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mayte Martínez López (Ms.)
THE UK HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Pera Business Park Nottingham Road
LE13 0PB Melton Mowbray
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stuart Martin (Mr.)