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ORganic waste management by a small-scale Innovative automated system of anaerobic digestION

Objective

Restaurants, hotels, markets, fisheries and other small to medium size agro-food industries have to manage 239 million tonnes of organic waste in Europe per year. The specific management of such waste, with respect to the legislative regulations of EU, involves costly treatment for SMEs and potential hygiene issues on site. ORION aims at allowing a vast majority of SMEs to manage their organic waste by themselves in order to decrease their treatment costs (storage, transport, landfill or incineration) and increase on-site hygiene conditions. Wastes will be also valorised as biomass to produce energy and increase SME autonomy and profitability.
ORION main objectives consist of:
Ø Developing for the first time anaerobic digestion machine at the SME scale (1 m3 to 50 m3)
that will combine effectiveness for a large range of organic wastes and reduced capital and
operating costs.
Ø Developing advanced control tools and sensors to reach an optimum reliability
Ø Increasing know-how on the impact of nanostructured surfaces on bacterial growth and
increase waste throughput in the digestor
Ø Developing a dissemination and training strategy in order to address a vast community of
SMEs and offer them a personalized service
Ø Contributing to the implementation of EU policies on waste management and renewable
energies production.
A maximum autonomy, adaptability and reliability are targeted. The digester is expected to be very cost-effective for users. ORION partnership is composed of European and National IAG representing the targeted sectors: fishery/aquaculture, hotel-restaurants, small agro-food industries and a Core Group of representative SME partners involved in the pilot design ND testing with various waste qualities and quantities. They will rely on a interdisciplinary group of research centers in order to achieve the technical goals of the project.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Coordinator

BANTRY MARINE RESEARCH STATION LIMITED
Address
Gearhies
P75 AX07 Bantry
Ireland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 211 004,17
Administrative Contact
Julie Maguire (Dr.)

Participants (20)

EUROPEAN BIOMASS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 166 706,50
Address
Rond Point Schuman 6
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Giuliano Grassi (Mr.)
EUREXCEL MEMBERSHIP PROJECTS LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 20 249,25
Address
Granard Business Centre, Bunns Lane 7
NW7 2DQ London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ian Harding (Mr.)
VALIDEX SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 3 000
Address
Chemin De La Boisiere 692
73420 Drumettaz Clarafond
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Vajda (Mr.)
MAISONNEUVE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 276 174,87
Address
Rue De La Gare 59
50510 Cerences
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Severine Le Roux (Mrs.)
ADS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CONSULTING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 22 600
Address
Calle Minerva 9 Piso 1 Puerta 3
08006 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jordi Vila I Martinez (Mr.)
ETA - ENERGIA, TRASPORTI, AGRICOLTURA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 29 114,40
Address
Via Antonio Giacomini 28 Stradario M2192
50132 Firenze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Angela Grassi (Mrs.)
CAND-LANDI SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 25 600
Address
Chemin Du Grandsonnet 3
1422 Grandson Vaud
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claude-Alain Roulet (Mr.)
OILEAN MARA TEORANTA
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 20 800
Address
Tir An Fhia Lettermore
Conamara Galway
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sean Gavins (Mr.)
FASTNET MUSSELS LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 22 317,75
Address
Gearhies
1 Bantry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Murphy (Mr.)
MURPHY'S IRISH SEAFOOD LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 22 600
Address
Gearhies
Bantry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David O'neill (Mr.)
HAUTE ECOLE SPECIALISEE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 15 610,98
Address
Route De Moutier 14
2800 Delemont
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jean-Bernard Michel (Prof.)
INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 14 697,60
Address
Ctra C-59 Km 12 Torre Marimon
08140 Caldes De Montbui Barcelona
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Rodrigo De Oliveira (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 17 860
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)
CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 11 721,14
Address
Rue Jaquet Droz 1
2000 Neuchatel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Martha Liley (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH WALES PRIFYSGOLDE CYMRU
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 13 255,20
Address
Llantwit Road Treforest
CF37 1DL Pontypridd
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Steve Wilcox (Prof.)
ASSOCIATION NATIONALE DES INDUSTRIES ALIMENTAIRES
France
EU contribution
€ 674 734,48
Address
9 Bd Malesherbes
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francoise Gorga (Ms.)
TUERKIYE SUET ET GIDA SANAYICILERI VE UERETICILERI BIRLIGI DERNEGI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 479 113,75
Address
Mustafa Kemal Mahallesi 2125 Sok A Blok 6/8
06510 Ankara
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Melek Us (Mrs.)
HELVACIZADE GIDA VE IHTIYAC MADDELERI SANAYI VE TICARET AS
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 22 600
Address
Fevzi Cakmak Mah Ankara Yolu 6 Km
42050 Konya
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zeliha Ustun (Ms.)
INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF GREEN REGION ASSOCIATIONS
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 899 242,40
Address
Escaliers Du Marche 2
CH-1002 Lausanne
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Maurice Jutz (Prof.)
DIGESTO SARL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 9 000
Address
Rue De Fremis 61
1241 Puplinge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
François-Régis Mahrer (Mr.)