CARTIF PROJECTS

LIFE VALPORC

Sustainable alternative to the management of pig carcasses and manure

Description

Current processes to manage animal by-products from the pig sector, specially animal carcasses and manure, involve a serious environmental problem, as they represent high amounts and they are not valorized since they are mostly disposed in landills or incinerated.

The goal of the LIFE + VALPORC is to demonstrate a sustainable alternative to the management of pig carcasses and manure, focusing on the environmental problems derived from its current management and valorizing these wastes by transforming them into biofuels (biogas and biodiesel) and organic fertilizers, with the corresponding environmental and socio-economic added value.

 

Objectives

  • Treatment of pig carcasses for efficient meal and fat production
  • Production of biodiesel from category 2 animal fats, by cavitation technology.
  • Use of meat and category 2 bone meal and glycerin as new substrates for biogas production by their co-digestion with pig manure.
  • Implementation of ultrasonic technology, to improve anaerobic digestion.
  • Obtaining a high quality organic fertilizer.

Actions

  • A. Preparatory actions
  • B. Implementation actions
  • C. Monitoring of the impact of the project actions
  • D. Communication and dissemination actions
  • E. Project management and monitoring of the project progress

Expected results

  • Design and construction of a prototype for the treatment of 1 t/day of pig carcasses to optimize the meal and fat production process and promote the later valorization of these by-products.
  • Adaptation of a biogas pilot plant with the integration of an ultrasonic pretreatment,
  • Design and construction of a biodiesel production prototype of 100 l/h based on cavitation technology, for the the production of biodiesel from animal fats from category 2.

Partners:

LIFE PROGRAMME

LIFE13 ENV/ES/001115

Programa LIFE

Total budget: 1.986.312€

Contribution: : 992.456 €        

Project period: 01/09/2014 – 1/09/202O

Team

David Díez

Division of Agrifood and Processes

davdie@cartif.es

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