Date: Monday, 26 April 2021
Time: 17:30 - 18:30 CEST
Session code IAV.7
Sustainable Resources for Bio-Based Industrial Processing
Alleviating Pollution to Create New Biomass for Animal Feed
Short Introductive summary
The ALG-AD INTERREG North-West Europe project is developing algal technology to convert excess nitrogen produced from the anaerobic digestion of food and farm waste to produce protein for animal feed. In this presentation, I will give background to the ALG-AD project (2018-2021) and cover progress to date regarding the successes and challenges on the project and our plans moving forward. Within this circular economy ALG-AD project, three 5 tonne photobioreactors (UK, France and Belgium) incorporating up and downstream membrane processing were constructed and operated by the cultivation of microalgae on a semi-continuous feed of concentrated digestate. Produced biomass had the processing of hydrolyzation prior the animal feed development. The animal feed trials (pigs and fish) will confirm the circular economy concept, combining waste management and new product services creation.
Swansea University, Biosciences Dpt.
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Session reference: IAV.7.11