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Re-design of the dairy industry for sustainable milk processing

Objective

Industrial food production serves to satisfy basic human needs and the dairy industry accounts with 13% turnover for the total food and drink industry in Europe. The aim of the project SUSMILK is to initialise a system change within the whole process chain for market milk and milk products to minimise energy and water consumption and establish renewable energy resources. Milk processing is characterised by a large variety of heating and cooling processes. Main R&D activities are intended to substitute steam as heat transfer medium by hot water produced by means of renewable resources. Supply of heat and electricity shall completely be fulfilled by combined heat and power generation, heat pumps, solar heat and, where appropriate, on-site produced biogas or other renewable fuels produced from waste utilisation. As process machines and equipment are often used over periods of times up to 30 years in food industry, such innovations will have an impact on energy consumption and CO2-emissions for the next decades. To assure a sustainable supply of energy and raw materials over such a long time, the system change is overdue.
To keep hygienic standards water consuming CIP processes are necessary, which produce wastewater with high organic load. Closing water circuits, recycling of CIP solutions and recovery of the inherent heat is a second challenging part of the project. As a further means to save water and energy, the pre-concentration of milk on the dairy farm will be investigated. This measure has the potential to reduce transport energy, to reduce the sizes of tanks and machines in the dairy and increase the efficiency of production processes for cheese, yoghurt and other such products.
The whole project includes the development of technical components, their installation and testing at partner dairies of all sizes as well as a process simulation of a “green dairy” and the life cycle assessment (LCA) of such a facility.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science/dairy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 195 329
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)

Participants (21)

TREVISO TECNOLOGIA - AZIENDA SPECIALE PER L'INNOVAZIONE DELLA CAMERA DI COMMERCIO DI TREVISO

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Piazza Borsa 3B
31100 Treviso
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anilkumar Dave (Mr.)
Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia I.P.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 327 941
Address
Rua Da Amieira
4466-901 S.mamede De Infesta
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana Cláudia Carvalho (Dr.)
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 340 834
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
De Graaf Stefan (Dr.)
KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 184 320
Address
K Donelaicio 73
44029 Kaunas
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Grazina Juodeikiene (Prof.)
INSTITUTE FOR FOOD TECHNOLOGY OF NOVI SAD
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 68 400
Address
Bulevar Cara Lazara 1
21000 Novi Sad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nebojsa Ilic (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 251 386
Address
Via Universita 12
43100 Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrea Summer (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 91 569
Address
Colexio De San Xerome Praza Do Obradoiro S/n
15782 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Cacheiro Martínez (Mr.)
SIMAKA ENERGIE- UND UMWELTTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 612 200
Address
Buchwies 14
88260 Argenbuhl
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dietmar Binder
SOLARFOCUS GmbH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 357 884
Address
Werkstrasse 1
4451 Sankt Ulrich Bei Steyr
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joachim Kalkgruber (Mr.)
ACRAM SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 370 873
Address
Località Pigna 13
37010 Sant'ambrogio Di Valpolicella
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Rosa Chesini (Dr.)
PARKER HANNIFIN MANUFACTURING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 128 670
Address
Via Privata Archimede 1
20094 Corsico
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chiara Favero (Mrs.)
QUEIZUAR SL*
Spain
EU contribution
€ 88 592
Address
A Silva Bama S/n
15822 Touro A Coruna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
ángel Pereira Rodríguez (Dr.)
FEIRACO LACTEOS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 114 492
Address
Lugar De Puente Maceira Agron Sn
15864 Ames A Coruna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ismael Martínez Lede (Mr.)
KARWENDEL-WERKE HUBER GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 141 659
Address
Karwendelstrasse 6-16
86807 Buchloe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Josef Scheuermeyer (Mr.)
AKCIONARSKO DRUSTVO MLEKARA SUBOTICA
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 16 560
Address
Tolminska 10
Subotica
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nurgin Memisi (Dr.)
WIEGERT EK
Germany
EU contribution
€ 162 704
Address
Am Bahnhof 18
46342 Velen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Doris Dowe (Ms.)
ANDREJ JENTSCH*DR A JENTCH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 115 568
Address
Mindener Str. 6
48145 Münster
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrej Jentsch (Dr.)
ESU-SERVICES GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 247 618
Address
Vorstadt 14
8200 Schaffhausen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Niels Jungbluth (Dr.)
FOOD-PROCESSING INITIATIVE E. V
Germany
EU contribution
€ 236 952
Address
Ritterstrasse 19
33602 Bielefeld
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Norbert Reichl (Mr.)
FUNDACION EMPRESA UNIVERSIDAD GALLEGA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 161 910
Address
Rua Lope Gomez De Marzoa Campus Universitario Sur
15705 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Almudena Justo Martínez (Ms.)
T2I - TRASFERIMENTO TECNOLOGICO E INNOVAZIONE SCARL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 224 867
Address
Piazza Delle Istituzioni 34/A Area Appiani Edificio M
31100 Treviso
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anilkumar Dave (Mr.)