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New technological applications for wet biomass waste stream products

Objective

3 billion tonnes of biomass waste are produced each year in the European Union. From these, a substantial amount is organic waste. These wet biomass waste streams are abundantly available in Europe, while their disposal and recycling becomes increasingly difficult as energy efficient, environmentally sound and economically viable processes hardly exist. The existing treatment methods for these streams are mainly incineration or landfilling. A small amount is composted, digested anaerobically or used as animal fodder. Based on Council Directive 1999/31/EC biowaste with more than 3% organic content is no longer accepted for landfilling as the directive is intended to prevent or entirely reduce the adverse effects of waste landfilling on the environment by introducing strict technical requirements. It limits even further the legal ways for biowaste disposal and sets the basis for developing new technologies for its reuse. By 2020 the EU Member States could be generating 45% more waste than in 1995. Following this the Waste Framework Directive sets the basic concepts and definitions related to waste management. The concept behind NEWAPP is that wet biomass can be a resource more than a waste and does not need to be disposed of in the costly and inefficient way it is nowadays. The alternative is to create a continuous system which will allow to recover heat in an energy efficient for tailor made HTC products way. NEWAPP will gather international researchers, industrial associations and SMEs from different EU countries in its thirty months lifecycle to assess the requirements and constraints of SME-AGs in the reuse of wet biomass with HTC, analyse the potentials of the different wet biomass streams for using them for HTC, perform intensive testing with this innovative system technology for heat recovery and efficiency for tailor made HTC products launch a standardization process for the two most promising waste streams to prove their viability for commercial applications.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/plant breeding/crops/fodder
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME-AG - Research for SME associations/groupings

Coordinator

EUROPEAN BIOMASS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
Address
Rond Point Schuman 6
1040 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 243 053,17
Administrative Contact
Giuliano Grassi (Mr.)

Participants (7)

ASSOCIATION DES VILLES ET REGIONS POUR LA GESTION DURABLE DES RESSOURCES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 247 242
Address
Avenue D'auderghem 63
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jean-Jacques Dohogne (Mr.)
BVSE-BUNDESVERBAND SEKUNDARROHSTOFFE UND ENTSORGUNG -WIRTSCHAFTSVEREINIGUNG FUR ENTSORGUNG UND RECYCLINGVON ABFALLEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 294 233,72
Address
Hohe Strasse 73
53119 Bonn
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Anna Wagner (Mrs)
INGELIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 522 768
Address
Calle Jaime Roig 19 Bajo
46010 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexandre Chiva (Mr.)
TERRA PRETA GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 334 880,86
Address
Gustav Mueller Strasse 1
10829 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dirk Krischenowski (Mr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 27 751,58
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
María ángeles López Vázquez (Ms.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 35 894,26
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anne Bobek (Mrs.)
VEREIN ZUR FORDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 50 176,41
Address
Am Lunedeich 12
27572 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mirko Hänel (Mr.)