After solving different technical problems that where related to the small size of the pilot plant, we have now successfully completed most of the planned test scenarios that include:
The BiFFiO pilot plant consisting of the pre-processing unit, the anaerobic reactors and the process monitoring system was installed at the University of Liverpool at the beginning of 2015.
January 2015 is the end of the 1th of three periods in the BiFFiO project, durring the period there have been high activity and good progress in the project. In the beginning of November a Management Board Meeting were held in Liverpool at School of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool. Partners from UoL, TI, ACl, SSPO, BTA, OU Kalaveski and Awite where represented.
The BiFFiO pilot plant are now contructed and the reactors are these days inoculated with a starting agent. It is expected that the test trail starts in february.
In the photo June Vastveit, Iain Young, Paul Myers, Sven Bollmeier and Lelum Manamperuma are inspecting the pilot plant.
University of Liverpool participated in the 2014 International Festival of Business, attending several open meeting including the Irish Sea Maritime Forum ( http://www.irishseamaritimeforum.org/) and The Atlantic Action Plan: Finance Opportunities for Projects, Chances for SMEs http://www.ifb2014.com/The-Atlantic-Action-Plan-Finance-Opportunities-for-Projects-Chances-for-SMEs-e309.html (both attended by DG Mares or representatives). At both of these the BiFFiO project and the market potential of Anaerobic Digestion of fish, cattle and mixed waste, as well as the possible co-products and value chain were discussed in workshops and in open symposia.
UoL also occupied the University of Liverpool Pop-up-shop during the International festival of Business presenting posters (banner attached) and information from the BiFFiO project.
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Currently,the RTDs in the project are working on Work Packages 1, 2 and 3 in order to accomplish logistical plans designing the process to be developed and facilitating installation of systems. Waste samples are collected and waste composition are being analyzed for the important parameters. The consortium is mapping legislations and end-user needs in the three European countries (Germany, UK, and Norway). Relevant technologies for pre-treatment and anaerobic digestion (AD) are assessed. A technology for AD is already decided and facilities are under construction.
The first technical RTDs meeting was held at School of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool on 11thNovember 2013; And the kick-off meetings for the project was held on 12th November at the same location. The following pictures show partners representing TI, UoL, ACI, SSPO, BTA, Landberatung, Awite, a&w during at Dairy Farm Centre of Excellence next door to the meeting location.