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Biowaste derived volatile fatty acid platform for biopolymers, bioactive compounds and chemical building blocks


Quality requirements and recommendations report

The deliverable will compile product quality requirements for the anticipated end-product to be considered during process development.

Report on State-of-the-Art of biowaste valorisation in the test regions and beyond

Analysis of the current biowaste valorisation strategies used in the test regions and beyond

"Up-date of ""VOLATILE at a glance"" brochure"

Up-date of VOLATILE brochure taking into account project developments to be used for disemination and exploitation activities.

“VOLATILE at a glance” brochure

Volatile brochure including general objectives of VOLATILE as well as partner description for general dissemination and communication purposes

Second Questionnaire Evaluation Report

Analysis of 2nd Questionnaire send to stakeholders about stakeholder/public acceptance and determination of opportunities and bottlenecksto implement VFA platform.

Initial Situation analysis of Municipal Solid & Sludgy Biowaste treatment, valorization and bioproducts

Initial Life Cycle assessment analysis of the test regions identifying current environmental performance of the implemented biowaste valorisation or treatment strategies to be used as baseline for the VOLATILE developments.

Dissemination & Communication portfolio designed - first 18 month

Compilation of all dissemination & communication tools designed and activities performed during the first 18 months

First Questionnaire Evaluation Report

In order to develop appropriate support actions for stakeholders at different places on the value chain, questionnaires will be prepared to assess the stakeholder 7 public acceptance and to determine where lie opportunities to implement the VFAP and what are expected bottlenecks. This will help to develop the exploitation strategies.

Set-up of VOLATILE stakeholder platform

Report on the initiation of the Volatile stakeholder platform.

Report on Market Demand for Biomolecules coming from biowaste valorisation

Market analysis for biomolecules using biowaste as feedstock via valorisation strategies

Report on Stakeholder Platform activities

Summary of stakeholder platform activies since initiation.

Agent-based analysis of Initial Situation in Test regions

Agent-based Modelling of the current situation in the test regions to be used as baseline for the further project implementation in the test regions

Set-up of a regular, biannual newsletter

Set-up of the first newsletter for dissemination activities to be send around to stakeholders informing them about the status of the developments.

Initial Cost Situation Analysis on Municipal Solid & Sludgy Biowaste Treatment

Economic analysis for implemented waste treatment technologies such as incineration, composting, anaerobic digestion and MBT to be used as baseline to be compared with the VOLATILE treatment approach.

Report on EU legislative barriers/stimuli´s to VFA based value chains

Analysis on legislative issues on European level supporting or hindering implementation of VFA based value chains.


Utilisation of Volatile Fatty Acids resulting from anaerobic fermentation of the municipal WWTP sludge for the production of high added value compounds

Author(s): Csaba-Laszlo Bauer, Filip Velghe, Bianca Pop, Carlota Peral, Thomas Dietrich
Published in: DANUBE – Eastern Europe Regional Water Forum / International Conference Efficient Use and Management of Water 2018 Conference Proceedings, 2018, Page(s) 198 - 210

VOLATILE Bio-waste derived volatile fatty acid platform for biopolymers, bioactive compounds and chemical building blocks

Author(s): Sebastian Hiessl, Jochen Michels, Filip Velghe, Thomas Dietrich
Published in: Biobasierte Chemie im Fluss, 2017, Page(s) 49

Integration of a dark fermentation effluent in a microalgal-based biorefinery for the production of high-added value omega-3 fatty acids

Author(s): Angelina Chalima, Angeliki Hatzidaki, Anthi Karnaouri, Evangelos Topakas
Published in: Applied Energy, Issue 241, 2019, Page(s) 130-138, ISSN 0306-2619
DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.03.058

Utilization of Volatile Fatty Acids from Microalgae for the Production of High Added Value Compounds

Author(s): Angelina Chalima, Laura Oliver, Laura Fernández de Castro, Anthi Karnaouri, Thomas Dietrich, Evangelos Topakas
Published in: Fermentation, Issue 3/4, 2017, Page(s) 54, ISSN 2311-5637
DOI: 10.3390/fermentation3040054