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2016-04-13 Spain: Sustainable Valorisation of Pig Slurry by Microwave Pyrolysis into Biofertilizers and Biofuels

Sustainable Valorisation of Pig Slurry by Microwave Pyrolysis into Biofertilizers and Biofuels

Description of the project offered:
Environment impact of intensive farming activity is huge. In the EU more than 1,000 Million m3 of pig slurry are produced every year. Its uncontrolled discharge polluted land, rivers, aquifers, and produce smells and greenhouse gases emissions when they cannot be treated properly. Current technologies for the treatment of pig manure includes biomethanisation & cogeneration, direct spread in farming land as fertilizer (limited), thermal evaporation and composting. Unfortunately, any of these technologies is able to solve the generated problem for SMEs which do not count with high incomes.

The project proposes a holistic system to efficiency valorise on-site pig slurry produced by small and medium enterprises using a microwave furnace adapted to carry out pyrolysis of the pig slurry solid fraction. A heat recovery unit to produce electricity from the synthetic gas (syngas) will be coupled to the microwave pyrolysis furnace. By-products from liquid fraction will be also recovered and used as fertilizer, while solid residue could be applied as organic amendment.
Project proposer:   Francisca Sanchez Liarte (Spain)
Partner role:  Project coordinator 
Partner organisation:  Technology transfer
Call for proposal title:  N/A 

Description of the collaboration sought: 
We are a consortium formed by a research group working into the microwave pyrolysis process, a fertilizer company and a farm, among others. We are looking for an engineering company able to construct the microwave pyrolysis furnace at TRL 6. We would like to apply for LIFE+ 2016 call to start with. 
Any company able to construct the system and willing to go for Life+ call will be wellcome. 
Expertise sought: Waste management, Biofuels, Renewable sources of energy, Industrial biotech, Industrial manufacture, 
Roles sought: Project participant, Project coordinator, 
Organisation types sought: Industry, 
Countries sought: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom