Project - Opportunities for bio-refining of bio-wastes


Description (EN): OPTION project in a main project will demonstrate opportunities a newly-developed biorefinery mobile pilot plant with a multinational team at sites.The biorefinery operations model and technology that will be tested, refined, and optimised for each location, climatic condition and waste types. The Biorefinery pilot plant will be transported to each NPA partner region, typically for three to six months at each testing site. The proposed transnational and multidisciplinary approach will enhance and act to transfer of best practice between regions. Relevant biowastes and biomasses will be utilised in practical cases in the partner regions, and technology companies, producers of waste materials, and local authorities and other stakeholders will be involved in practical cases. Target group for testing sites are SME’s within food and forest industry, farms, fisheries, and other sites where biowaste and biomass streams from industry, municipality, agriculture or marine environment are generated or collected. Based on the testing and optimization results the new opportunities for refining waste into valuable products will be reported technically and economically and presented in each region for all stakeholders in seminars, workshops and study visits. Special emphasis in each region during the demonstration period will be put in co-operation with local and regional equipment developers and supplier SME’s. Based on the transfer of best practises as well as competence building relating to the biorefinery operations model and technology to partner regions, partners and above mentioned stakeholders will be able to consider the related opportunities from their regions’s point of view. The ultimate aim is that full scale biorefinery plants will be established in NPA regions, which can therefore capitalize the biorefinery operations model and technology’s diverse positive effects.
Expected Results (EN): Preparedness of responsible authorities in remote, sparsely populated areas for environmental management in relation to climate change and impacts of new investments in exploitation of natural resources

Thematic Information

Thematics: Infrastructure  Renewable energy  
Specific Objective: Increased innovation and transfer of new technology to SMEs in remote sparsely populated areas
Thematic Objective: (1) strengthening research, technological development and innovation by:
Investment Priority: (1b) promoting business investment in R&I, developing links and synergies between enterprises, research and development centres and the higher education sector, in particular promoting investment in product and service development, technology transfer, social innovation, eco-innovation, public service applications, demand stimulation, networking, clusters and open innovation through smart specialisation, and supporting technological and applied research, pilot lines, early product validation actions, advanced manufacturing capabilities and first production, in particular in key enabling technologies and diffusion of general purpose technologies

Project Summary

Project name (EN): Opportunities for bio-refining of bio-wastes
Project acronym: OPTION

Period: 2014-2020
Date of latest update: 2019-09-10


Project start date: 2016-03-07
Project end date: 2016-11-30
Project status: Closed

Total budget/expenditure: EUR 44.879,20
European Union funding: EUR 28.424,10

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Partners Data

Lead Partner (EN): Savonia University of Applied Sciences
Lead Partner: Savonia University of Applied Sciences
Department: School of Engineering, Business and Hospitability / The Environmental Technology RDI unit
Address: Microkatu 1 C, P.O.Box 6, 1, Kuopio, Finland
Legal status: public

Department: Sustainable Agri-Food Sciences Division
Address: AFBI HQ, Newforge Lane,, Belfast,, UNITED KINGDOM
Legal status: public
Department: School of Biological Sciences
Address: School of Biological Sciences, MBC, Queen’s University Institute for Global Food Security, Belfast, UNITED KINGDOM
Legal status: public
Department: InnoTech Centre
Address: InnoTech Centre, SWC Cookstown Campus, Burn Road,, Cookstown, Co Tyrone, UNITED KINGDOM
Legal status: public
Department: Division of Biotechnology and Biomolecules
Address: Vínlandsleið 12,, Reykjavík, Iceland
Legal status: public
Address: TCBB/RESOURCE, c/o Ryan Institute, Rm 121 Orbsen Bldg, NUIG, University Rd.,, Galway,, IRELAND
Legal status: public
Address: P.O. Box 262,, Kuopio,, Finland
Legal status: private

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