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Improved Nutrient and Energy Management through Anaerobic Digestion

Objective

This proposal, INEMAD will concentrate on innovative strategies to reconnect livestock and crop production farming systems. New flows of energy and materials within the agricultural sector (or linked to the agricultural sector) will be analysed and will create opportunities for re-thinking the relation between crop and livestock production. Various options to cope with recycling, greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation, and bio-based economy will need an integral assessment on energy and nutrient flows and will cause new arrangements between firms, land use and land management. INEMAD will address the question of what new methods and how new arrangements should be developed to restore the recycling within the specialisation context.
To realize these ambitions, the leading principle of INEMAD is a triangular enlargement of the traditional farming systems with a “processing” system. Processing is proposed as a third system, to be linked with crop and the livestock production, in order to increase agricultural productivity while reducing external energy input and closing nutrient cycle. Nutrient recycling can be done by biogas production and the use of digestate as fertilizer. Digestate can not only replace the manure but also chemical fertiliser because of its comparable properties. INEMAD will analyse improvements options for biogas plants, valorisation options for the digestate, improve the management by the use of optimisation models and compare organisational structures.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/recycling
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/health economics
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2011-5
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 549 600
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Vandepitte (Ms.)

Participants (13)

SOLTUB TRADE AND SERVICE PROVIDING LIMITED LIABILTY
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 231 600
Address
Pava Utca 40/A
9028 Gyor
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gyurkovics Zsuzsanna Hajduné (Ms.)
AGRAREN UNIVERSITET - PLOVDIV
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 226 800
Address
Mendeleev Street 12
4000 Plovdiv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anna Aladjadjiyan (Prof.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 260 652
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gerard Pitlo
EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR LANDBOUW- EN VISSERIJONDERZOEK
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 174 800
Address
Burg. Van Gansberghelaan 92 Bus 1
9820 Merelbeke
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ludwig Lauwers (Prof.)
UNITED EXPERTS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 194 222
Address
Koolmijnlaan 201
3582 Beringen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Filip Raymaekers (Mr.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 330 372
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
ENECO BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
Wilhelminakade 955
3007 AD Rotterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stephan Maertens (Mr.)
NACIONALNA ASOCIACIA PO BIOMASA
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 64 800
Address
Ulica Antim Parvi 22
4000 Plovdiv
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Nikolay Kakanakov (Dr.)
B.T.G. BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY GROUP BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 226 029
Address
Josink Esweg 34
7545 PN Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bert Van De Beld (Dr.)
DEPARTEMENT DE L'AISNE
France
EU contribution
€ 182 400
Address
Rue Paul Doumer
02013 Laon
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fabrice Marcovecchio (Mr.)
SISACKO-MOSLAVACKA ZUPANIJA
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 118 800
Address
Stjepana I Antuna Radica 36
44000 Sisak
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tatjana Puškarić (Ms.)
BVBA INNOVA ENERGY
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 171 290
Address
Tempel 19
9572 Sint Martens Lierde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Evi Michels (Ms.)
IZES GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 230 259
Address
Altenkesseler Strasse 17
66115 Saarbruecken
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claudia Ziegler (Mrs.)