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

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.
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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)

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EUROPEAN BIOMASS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 166 706,50

EUREXCEL MEMBERSHIP PROJECTS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 20 249,25

VALIDEX SARL

France

EU Contribution

€ 3 000

MAISONNEUVE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 276 174,87

ADS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CONSULTING SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 22 600

ETA - ENERGIA, TRASPORTI, AGRICOLTURA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 29 114,40

CAND-LANDI SA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 25 600

OILEAN MARA TEORANTA

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 20 800

FASTNET MUSSELS LTD

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 22 317,75

MURPHY'S IRISH SEAFOOD LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 22 600

HAUTE ECOLE SPECIALISEE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 15 610,98

INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 14 697,60

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 17 860

CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 11 721,14

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH WALES PRIFYSGOLDE CYMRU

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 13 255,20

ASSOCIATION NATIONALE DES INDUSTRIES ALIMENTAIRES

France

EU Contribution

€ 674 734,48

TUERKIYE SUET ET GIDA SANAYICILERI VE UERETICILERI BIRLIGI DERNEGI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 479 113,75

HELVACIZADE GIDA VE IHTIYAC MADDELERI SANAYI VE TICARET AS

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 22 600

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF GREEN REGION ASSOCIATIONS

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 899 242,40

DIGESTO SARL

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 9 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 282693

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 August 2012

  • End date

    31 July 2015

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 880 500,55

  • EU contribution

    € 2 978 002,49

Coordinated by:

BANTRY MARINE RESEARCH STATION LIMITED

Ireland