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Cooperation between the aquaculture and agriculture sectors with the intent to use animal manure and fish faeces for sustainable production and utilization of renewable energy and recovered nutrients

Objective

The BiFFiO project addresses the challenge which both the aquaculture and agriculture industries faces in respects to regulatory requirements and societal requirements for the waste produced, an issue which is in need of sustainable solutions. The concept of the BiFFiO project is to mix the waste readily available from fish farms and manure waste from the agriculture industry in a reactor for production of biogas, which in turn can be used to fill the need for renewable energy in the aquaculture industry and supply fertilizer products to the agriculture industry. The BiFFiO project partners see great opportunities for business development in production of renewable energy from mixed agriculture and aquaculture waste. The main BiFFiO project objectives are 1) Development of a new best practice and novel technology for handling mixed waste from aquaculture and agriculture for production of energy, and further use of the digested waste, 2) Development from current large scale state-of-the art technologies for treating animal waste, to an economical, efficient and scalable three-stage system of pre-treatment, biogas reactor and fertilizer recuperation, which can be located at or in the vicinity of most near shore and on-shore fish farm operations, 3) Application of new technology in the agriculture industry alone or together with fish farming industry, on both remote and central locations to save costs for waste transport and deposition, 4) Impact on socio-economic conditions through the benefits of improved hygienic and environmental standards of closed fish farming and by reduced greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution burdens from the agriculture sector. Five SME AGs and seven Other SME and end user partners from the agriculture, aquaculture and bio-energy sector will take part in the project together with three RTD partners, Teknologisk Institutt (NO), University of Liverpool (UK) and aqua consult Ingenieur (DE), who will be performing the BiFFiO RTD work.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUTT AS
Address
Kabelgaten 2
N-0580 Oslo
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 76 363
Administrative Contact
Morten Berntsen (Mr.)

Participants (12)

LANDBERATUNG NIEDERSACHSEN GMBH LANDWIRTSCHAFTLICHE BERATUNGS- UND DIENSTLEISTUNGSGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 268 067
Address
Johannessenstrasse 10
30159 Hannover
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Folkart Muller (Mr.)
Norsk Bioenergi Forening
Norway
EU contribution
€ 312 472,35
Address
Roald Amundsens Gate 6
0161 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Inge Olav Fure (Mr.)
SCOTTISH SALMON PRODUCERS' ORGANISATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 238 590,55
Address
Durn - Isla Road
PH2 7HG Perth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jamie Smith (Mr.)
BRITISH TROUT ASSOCIATION LTD IPS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 137 158,20
Address
The Rural Centre, West Mains
EH28 8NZ Ingliston
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Bassett (Mr.)
BIOENERGY EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 48 548,40
Address
Place Du Champ De Mars 2
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jean-Marc Jossart (Mr.)
Tecnologias y equipos para el medio ambiente S.L.

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Plaza Cataluña, 4
08810 Sant Pere De Ribes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carmelo Llorente (Mr.)
AWITE BIOENERGIE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 216 443
Address
Grunseiboldsdorfer Weg 5
85416 Langenbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ernst Murnleitner (Dr.)
AQUA & WASTE INTERNATIONAL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 317 810
Address
Mengendamm 16
30177 Hannover
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Hartwig (Dr.)
STULZ-PLANAQUA GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Hemelinger Hafendamm 18
28309 Bremen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sven Lubbecke (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 5 824
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eleanor Farnworth (Ms.)
AQUA CONSULT INGENIEUR GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 4 227
Address
Mengendamm 16
30177 Hannover
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Florian Schmidtlein (Dr.)
OÜ Kalaveski
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 119 760,50
Address
Adala 4
10614 Tallinn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Artur Talihärm (Mr.)