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Adaptation of renewable energies technologies for the olive oil industry

Adaptation of renewable energies technologies for the olive oil industry

Objective

The European olive oil sector is nowadays facing several stresses that push towards a new approach to production. Despite worldwide consumption rises; new producer countries enter the markets and increase competition, threatening European producers’ position. Besides, the high polluting character of its residues, poses serious problems to the olive mills, especially in the case of small and medium ones. All the groups involved agree on the need for a more sustainable approach to production, where environmental conditions are taken into consideration without damaging productivity. Even though efforts have been made so far for bringing the results obtained to practice, many local producers associations still lack a clear guidance adapted to their needs in specific fields, resulting in giving up the implementation of these activities after the institutional support is over. The proposing IAGs intend to take an integrated and more proactive approach to the problem: This polluting charge of olive mill waste (OMW) can be taken as an advantage to produce energy: OMW has many uses in renewable energy: it can, for instance, be gasified to obtain hydrogen, digested in an anaerobic process to obtain methane, or directly used in combustion. RESOLIVE will also explore other processes to obtain a valuable outcome from olive mill residues: solar distillation, composting, etc. The main objectives of the proposed project are: - To define the needs for the implementation of renewable energy solutions specific to the olive oil industry and proceed to test in practice their performance. - To create a comprehensive set of guidelines that will advice the associates of olive oil producers’ cooperatives deciding which of the available options for the implementation of renewable energy suits their conditions best. - To summarize the existing knowledge in olive waste valorisation and transfer this knowledge to its end users, supporting them in the further implementation.

Coordinator

PANHELLENIC CONFEDERATION OF UNIONS OF AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES SOMATEIO

Address

Arkadias Str & Mesogion Avenue 26
11526 Athens

Greece

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 259 811,13

Administrative Contact

Ioannis Tsiforos (Mr.)

Participants (11)

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SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA ANDALUZA UNION DE UBEDA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 399 741,69

CENTRE OLEICOLA DEL PENEDES SCCL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 75 431,19

UNAPROL CONSORZIO OLIVICOLO ITALIANO SCR - (UNIONE NAZIONALE TRA LE ASSOCIAZIONI DI PRODUTTORI DI OLIVE )

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 180 578,94

COOPERATIVA AGRICOLA DOS OLIVICULTORES DE VILA FLOR E ANSIAES CRL

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 135 285,19

ENOSY AGROTIKON SYN SMON PEZON - (UNION OF AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES OF PEZA PEZA UNION)

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 49 375,20

SABINA AGRICOLA SOCIETA AGRICOLA COOPERATIVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 38 695,44

MELABIANAKIS G. EVRIPIDIS KAI SIA OE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 38 695,44

UNIVERSIDAD DE JAEN

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 46 885,94

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 37 465,94

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 29 241,94

VEREIN ZUR FORDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 126 583,94

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 218453

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2009

  • End date

    31 March 2012

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 037 219,80

  • EU contribution

    € 1 417 791,98

Coordinated by:

PANHELLENIC CONFEDERATION OF UNIONS OF AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES SOMATEIO

Greece