Description: the first DEEP PURPLE biorefinery based on the used of Purple Phototrophic Bacteria (PPB) has been implemented at the waste water treatment plant located in Linares (Jaén Spain), see Imagen0. This wastewater treatment plant is operated by Aqualia and owned by Linares Council. This plant uses conventional activated sludge technology and has a treatment … Continue reading “Demo Site 1 WWTP Linares”READ MORE ››
DEEP PURPLE proposes an integrated treatment of urban bio waste in a novel Multi-Platform concept as a key option to implement a synergic treatment of relevant waste streams of urban origin (mixed waste streams, separately collected organic waste, wastewater and the organic fraction of sewage sludge).
To demonstrate the innovative DEEP PURPLE concept, two DEEP PURPLE Multiplatform Biorefineries will be constructed in representative real bio-waste treatment facilities in Spain and the Czech Republic. These processes will be used to recover resources from urban bio-waste to provide a secure and sustainable supply of biomass feedstock to be further transformed into high added-value products for different industrial sectors.
A biomethanation facility of Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste (OFMSW), run by Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC SA) and a Wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), run by AQUALIA in Spain and a Wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), run by SmVaK in the Czech Republic.
The performance of these biorefineries will be assessed under real conditions with different characteristics in terms of composition of waste streams, environmental conditions, logistics and/or business models.
DEEP PURPLE DEMO SITES
Description: the second DEEP PURPLE biorefinery based on the used of Purple Phototrophic Bacteria (PPB) will be implemented at the waste water treatment plant “Rincón de Caya“ located in Badajoz (Spain). It is operated by Aqualia and owned by Badajoz Council. This plant uses conventional activated sludge technology and has a treatment capacity of 32,000 … Continue reading “Demo Site 2 WWTP Rincón de Caya (Badajoz, Spain)”READ MORE ››
BIO-BASED MATERIALS & PRODUCTS DEMO SITES
Activatec develops and scales up processes for the production of biobased chemicals, materials and ingredients. Enriched PPB biomass will contain PHAs among others. In order to get a biopolymer that can be used for other industries, it must be extracted and purified. Activatec is developing new purification steps to be used in the demo plant … Continue reading “ACTIVATEC BIOMASS PURIFIER”READ MORE ››
AII-RG will produce and test the slow-release fertilizer with enriched biomass and biodegradable PHA/cellulose coating. An industrial pilot plant with a capacity of 5,000 T/y will be used. AII-RG can produce different batches (from 25kg to 3 tons) as scale-up. AII-RG can adjust production parameters (temperature, humidity, debit, etc) at different stages of the process … Continue reading “AGRO INNOVATION INTERNATIONAL-RG FERTILIZER PRODUCTION PLANT”READ MORE ››
ITENE is the reference research centre in packaging, transport & logistics. Founded in 1994, currently employs 165 people and provides business solutions with an integrated view of the supply chain, from raw materials to the design and development of packaging, optimization of logistics and distribution of goods until the products reach consumers and are ultimately … Continue reading “ITENE FACILITIES”READ MORE ››
At Las Dehesas municipal solid waste treatment plant the organic fraction of the municipal solid waste (OFMSW) will be pretreated. It will be treated by means of thermal hydrolysis with steam explosion process in order to solubilize the content of organic matter and nutrients. Demo-scale thermal hydrolysis of the OFMSW is going to be optimized … Continue reading “LAS DEHESAS BIOMETHANATION PLANT”READ MORE ››
Novamont group will validate the use of alternative sources of sugars originated from urban biowaste as feedstock for the production of building blocks through direct fermentation. This biobased monomer will be then processed at progressively increasing scales to validate its use into polymerization and reactive extrusion with the final objective of obtaining biodegradable and compostable … Continue reading “MATER-BIOTECH DEMO FACILITY”READ MORE ››
NaturePlast is a distributor and a compounder of bioplastics. The plant is currently equipped with a 27mm twin-screw extrusion and various compounds are produced on demand according to customer’s requests. Current production rates: 6 tons/year (equipment bought in November 2017), production capacity 100 tons/year Expected production rate: new equipment to be bought in 2 years, … Continue reading “NATUREPLAST BIO-PLASTIC”READ MORE ››
Novamont group will validate the use of alternative sources of sugars originated from urban biowaste as feedstock for the production of building blocks through direct fermentation. This biobased monomer will be then processed at progressively increasing scales to validate its use into polymerization and reactive extrusion with the final objective of obtaining biodegradable and compostable biomaterials … Continue reading “NOVAMONT”READ MORE ››
RNB will produce 2 cosmetic products with ectoine obtained from urban waste streams in the RNB laboratories located in Valencia (Spain).READ MORE ››
The biogas produced from anaerobic digestion will be converted in ectoine in 2 m³ fermenter using the design and operational guidelines optimized at pilot scale at University of Valladolid. The ectoine will be produced to manufacture cosmetics by RNB.READ MORE ››