Innovations for optimal use of organic sidestreams and waste

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Duration: 30 months

Leader and partners

• Finland: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (leader)
• Switzerland: University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland  
• Finland: Roal Oy   
• Switzerland: Bionactis
• Finland: St1 Biofuels

Funding organisations

• Switzerland: Bundesamt für Umwelt (BAFU)
• Finland: Teknologian ja Innovaatioiden Kehittaemiskeskus (TEKES)

Ecoefficient management of organic waste is a worldwide growing issue. Great attention is raising toward the exploitation of sidestreams and bio-wastes as raw material sources for novel bio-based products. Side streams from the beverage industry are here used as feedstock resources to produce fuel and valuable bio-molecules.

The aim of the project is to develop a process concept based on suitable fractionation and by which the biochemical content of the material flow is utilised for the production of new, valuable molecules. In close cooperation with the industry the sustainability of the innovation is shown and brought to the market. 

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