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Replacing the production of meat-bone-meal with the production of biogas/energy and organic fertiliser

Using organic and slaughterhouse waste to produce electrical and thermal energy, and to create a high quality bio-fertiliser that can replace meat-bone-meal on the world market.

The goal of this international scientific research project is to replace meat- bone-meal on the world market with organic fertiliser and the production of biogas, which will be converted into electrical and thermal power. The project involves three partners: 1. Faculty of Agriculture UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB, CROATIA 2. ENTEC - Environmental Technology Company, AUSTRIA 3. WRE - Waste Reduction Europe Company, UNITED KINGDOM. The Faculty of Agriculture will carry out all laboratory testing of anaerobic fermented material and, from that material, a team of experts will create liquid and solid fertiliser. Results of the research will be applied directly in the rendering plant in CROATIA - Agroproteinka - with a capacity of 100,000 ton/year of organic waste. ENTEC will prepare slaughterhouse remains or liquid material from alkaline hydrolyses for fermentation and create the best conditions for the production of biogas with laboratories testing biogas quality (% of methane). WRE will make research of biohazards waste, infectious waste and laboratory animals testing waste and will prepare the waste for anaerobic digestion. The project will be driven on the basis of the Animal by-products regulation (EC) 1774/2002, which will be enforced on April 30, 2003 in E.U. countries. The main objective of this project is to use organic waste several times. This means producing electricity and thermal power, and returning this material to earth in the form of high quality solid and liquid fertiliser, which will be available on the market. Keywords: meat-bone-meal to fertiliser, biogas, electricity.
Acronym: 
MBM TO FERTILISER
Project ID: 
3 113
Start date: 
01-08-2003
Project Duration: 
36months
Project costs: 
1 900 000.00€
Technological Area: 
Recycling, Recovery
Market Area: 
Water, sewerage, chemical and solid waste treatment plants

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