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PILOT ABP
Jesús Martínez
sábado, 25 de marzo de 2017

The overall objective of the PILOT-ABP project is to provide the animal by-products processing industry with technology for higher economic returns while lowering environmental impact, improving the manufacturing process with lower energy inputs, and producing high-quality end products.

Project details:

Funding body: 7th Framework Programme of the European Union.

Start year: 2014

Completion year: 2017

Project name: Pilot plant for environmentally friendly animal by-products industries.

Project goal:

The overall objective of the PILOT-ABP project is to provide the animal by-products processing industry with technology for higher economic returns while lowering environmental impact, improving the manufacturing process with lower energy inputs, and producing high-quality end products. The specific project goals are as follows:

  • Application of pyrolysis to animal by-products to mainly obtain bio-oil as fuel or as a source of higher purity grade oils and fats. During the process, two by-products are obtained: a char and a liquid phase that could be used as a liquid fertiliser.
  • Application of new extraction technologies based on the process of using animal by-products to obtain high-value animal oils.
  • Obtaining gelatines and collagen by-products for the manufacture of functional and biodegradables biopolymers that are more sustainable and environmentally-friendly based on the process of using animal by-products.

Expected results:

The expected outcomes from the three pilot plants are:

  • A bio-oil as the main product of the innovative pyrolysis process, suitable as fuel and/or for obtaining specific oils or other value-added products.
  • A small amount of char that may be recovered for power generation in gasification plants.
  • An aqueous phase with various soluble substances that can be used as liquid fertilizer.
  • High added-value oil and fatty acids obtained from separating animal by-products. These new oleic acid-based products will be used in the cosmetics, food and pharmaceutical industry.
  • Proteinaceous materials for generating multiple value-added products:
    • Functional products in growing demand, such as microencapsulated active substances or stabilised nanoparticles.
    • Biodegradable products, such as bio-adhesives for the wood, bookbinding and footwear industries, amongst others.
    • New bio-flocculants, emulsifiers or foaming agents for the chemical industry.
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