Periodic Reporting for period 1 - EGGR (EGGR - becoming the Eggspert in egg based bioreactors)
Reporting period: 2017-09-29 to 2018-09-28
Proof of principle studies identified one clear application for egg waste: generation of a biocidal agent for a specific parasite, with huge animal welfare and production efficiency impacts. This new focus led to two research fields: optimisation of production of that agent and testing of its efficacy against the parasite. Both proved successful and preliminary technoeconomic analysis shows that on an industrial scale this process should be both technically feasible and will be financially viable.
This project yielded a successful collaboration with the University of Nottingham’s School of Life Science and Department of Chemical Engineering, providing full technoeconomic analysis and efficacy assessments, results of which will be available in November 2018.
We are currently looking to secure patents for the process of generating the biocontrol agent and its used against parasites. Following this, we look to publish our research, showcasing the first real valorisation of hatchery waste to generate a product with huge impact.
As well as the process being beneficial to the hatcheries financially, its end product is expected to have huge impacts. Our product is not only sustainable in its production process, but it will have no negative health implications to birds or humans consuming their eggs and will avoid the environmental impacts for which many pesticides come under criticism for.
We hope this project will act as a beacon for circular biobased economy, showcasing how well thought through innovation management can provide genuine impact.