VALORGAS

Valorisation of food waste to biogas

 Coordinatore UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON 

 Organization address address: Highfield
city: SOUTHAMPTON
postcode: SO17 1BJ

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Sonia
Cognome: Heaven
Email: send email
Telefono: 442381000000
Fax: 442381000000

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Totale costo 4˙657˙517 €
 EC contributo 3˙485˙462 €
 Programma FP7-ENERGY
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Energy
 Code Call FP7-ENERGY-2009-1
 Funding Scheme CP
 Anno di inizio 2010
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2010-03-01   -   2013-08-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

 Organization address address: Highfield
city: SOUTHAMPTON
postcode: SO17 1BJ

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Sonia
Cognome: Heaven
Email: send email
Telefono: 442381000000
Fax: 442381000000

UK (SOUTHAMPTON) coordinator 855˙012.00
2    MAA JA ELINTARVIKETALOUDEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS

 Organization address address: Building O - Humppilantie 14
city: JOKIOINEN
postcode: FI-31600

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Tuomo
Cognome: Varvikko
Email: send email
Telefono: +358 3 4188 3635
Fax: +358 3 4188 3661

FI (JOKIOINEN) participant 507˙434.00
3    ANDIGESTION LIMITED

 Organization address address: SUMMERLEAZE ROAD 7
city: MAIDENHEAD
postcode: SL6 8SP

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Jason
Cognome: Prior
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1409 253861
Fax: +44 1409 254888

UK (MAIDENHEAD) participant 401˙336.03
4    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA

 Organization address address: VIA DELL ARTIGLIERE 8
city: VERONA
postcode: 37129

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Franco
Cognome: Cecchi
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 45 8027964
Fax: +39 45 8027965

IT (VERONA) participant 320˙876.00
5    AEROTHERMAL LIMITED

 Organization address address: New Town 52
city: UCKFIELD
postcode: TN22 5DE

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Ian
Cognome: Toll
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1202 625636
Fax: +44 1202 625863

UK (UCKFIELD) participant 215˙645.00
6    GREENFINCH LIMITED

 Organization address address: MILTON PARC - MILTON ERNEST
city: BEDFORD
postcode: MK44 1YU

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Rebecca
Cognome: Arnold
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1584 877687
Fax: +44 1584 878131

UK (BEDFORD) participant 209˙238.00
7    FOUNDATION FOR INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

 Organization address address: HAUZ KHAS NEW DELHI
city: NEW DELHI
postcode: 110016

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Virendra Kumar
Cognome: Vijay
Email: send email
Telefono: +91 11 26596351
Fax: +91 11 26591121

IN (NEW DELHI) participant 198˙874.00
8    UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA

 Organization address address: DORSODURO 3246
city: VENEZIA
postcode: 30123

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Paolo
Cognome: Pavan
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 4223 21037
Fax: +39 4223 26498

IT (VENEZIA) participant 189˙594.00
9 Metener Oy FI participant 179˙922.00
10    VALORSUL - VALORIZACAO E TRATAMENTO DE RESIDUOS SOLIDOS DAS REGIOES DE LISSBOA E DO OESTE S.A.

 Organization address address: PLATAFORMA RIBEIRINHA DA CP ESTACAO DE MERCADORIAS DA BOBADELA
city: LOURES
postcode: 2695 709

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Susana
Cognome: Costa Araújo
Email: send email
Telefono: +351 219535900
Fax: +351 219535935

PT (LOURES) participant 143˙958.00
11    VEOLIA ENVIRONMENTL SERVICES (UK) Ltd

 Organization address address: VEOLIA HOUSE - PETONVILLE ROAD 154 A
city: LONDON
postcode: N1 9PE

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Keith
Cognome: Riley
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 20 7812 5000
Fax: +44 20 7812 5111

UK (LONDON) participant 140˙019.00
12    JYVASKYLAN YLIOPISTO

 Organization address address: SEMINAARINKATU 15
city: JYVASKYLA
postcode: 40100

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Jari
Cognome: Ylänne
Email: send email
Telefono: +358 14 260 2240
Fax: +358 14 260 2321

FI (JYVASKYLA) participant 111˙772.00
13    ECO-SOLIDS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

 Organization address address: OLD MILTON ROAD 16 CHESHIRE HOUSE
city: NEW MILTON
postcode: BH25 6DX

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Peter Anthony
Cognome: Barratt
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1425 627136
Fax: +44 1425 627137

UK (NEW MILTON) participant 11˙781.96

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ed    pre    recommendations    generation    small    environmental    food    anaerobic    nutrient    biosecurity    efficiencies    ad    data    digestion    scales    fuel    energy    india    waste    recycling    odm    upgrading    biogas    recover    gaseous    team    valorgas    material    gains    collection    benefits    conversion   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Food waste constitutes around 20% of the domestic waste stream in the EU, with approximately equal quantities arising from food manufacture and catering outlets: if food wastes from agro- and food industries are included an estimated total of 200 Mtonnes/year is available, at around 30% organic dry matter (ODM). Because of the high water content of this material, energy can only effectively be gained through biochemical conversion. The approach best suited to this is anaerobic digestion where yields of 400-450 m3 methane per kg ODM can be achieved. The research explores the ways in which this energy potential can be realised through effective collection, pre-processing and optimisation of the fuel conversion technology, and considers how integration of these aspects with improving conversion efficiencies can maximise the net energy gains. It expands our rapidly-developing fundamental knowledge of syntrophic anaerobic microbial interactions, and applies this to the manipulation of reactor conditions in order to achieve stable operating conditions at high loading rates and volumetric efficiencies. It considers methods of upgrading the gaseous fuel product to extend the range of end user applications and the scales at which this technology can be exploited. It takes into account issues of biosecurity when using this material, and quantifies the environmental benefits associated with nutrient recycling which contribute significantly to indirect energy gains. The research combines techniques of waste audit, feasibility study, laboratory scientific investigation, technical-scale trials, plant monitoring, process modelling, life cycle assessment and energy footprinting in order to deliver recommendations for the valorisation with maximum benefit of this energy source as a second-generation biofuel.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Food waste from homes and restaurants makes up a large fraction of municipal waste. An EU-funded project used state-of-the-art technology to recover and reuse this material.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

The project, 'Valorisation of food waste to biogas' (http://www.valorgas.soton.ac.uk/index.htm (VALORGAS)) , took advantage of fuel conversion technology to recover a second-generation gaseous fuel product. The project was able to overcome many challenges related to collection, handling, pre-treatment, and the anaerobic digestion (AD) of food waste.

Researchers set out to evaluate the efficiency and yield of food waste collection scheme. They also determined the energy and carbon footprint of the conversion process. Finally, they wanted to better understand how AD works.

The work began with data collection of food waste in selected regions in Europe. A small project was also conducted in India. The aim was to gain information about the properties of food waste and to identify any regional differences. The team then conducted a survey on food waste collections and carried out case studies on appropriates scales for AD in public and private communities.

The project resulted in an increase in biogas production. This product may be used in combined heat and power plants and as a fuel for vehicles. Throughout the project, the team considered biosecurity issues and quantified the environmental benefits of nutrient recycling.

This research has the potential to help the EU meet its long-term energy goals. By overcoming many problems associated with the AD technology, the team has opened the doors to more widespread use. In India, the work resulted in 22 recommendations for the development of small-scale biogas upgrading for the bottling industry.

The data characterising food also has tremendous value. The information can help with planning for waste-processing facilities. Furthermore, the research and findings have contributed to the development of European guidance in the field of energy and the environment.

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