The project includes the following beneficiaries:
TI is a RTD organization working in the areas of applied re
search, consultancy, testing, manufacturing and productivity development, and transfer of technology to both private and public enterprises, especially SMEs. TI is not an IPR holding or exploiting business, but a non-profit self-owned private foundation. It has technological and scientific expertise in the areas of process technology, environmental technology including water and wastewater management that includes advanced treatment technologies, electrochemistry, advanced material technology, as well as testing and verification, electronics, process design, control and optimization as well as construction of prototypes. TI has well equipped laboratories and test facilities, and is able to perform scientific and technological development needed in our core areas of expertise, Our laboratory for water quality analysis is accredited for analysis of both chemical and bacteriological parameters and is used by both internal and external clients. The laboratory of material technology has a leading position in Scandinavia especially in analysis of material properties and corrosion. The institute is currently involved in several international R&D projects including projects in FP7. In the past 10 years, the institute has participated in more than 60 EU funded projects, most of them related to development of environmental technologies.
Landberatung GmbH. is an independent association whose goal is to secure and promote a productive and sustainable agriculture in Germany.
Landberatung GmbH consults farmers in Germany in the fields of livestock and crop farming, renewable energy and business economics. It was first founded in 1924 and supports today about 10.000 farmers in Germany with approximately 1.000.000 ha of agriculture land. Landberatung GmbH has currently about 110 consultants and a very useful network all over Germany.
Nobio, the Norsk Bioenergiforening, is an independent association whose goal is to promote a rational utilization of bioenergy in Norway.
Since it was founded in 1985 it has worked to increase the use of bioenergy in exciting markets and introduce it in new sectors. Nobio has approximately 350 members of whom 200 are companies of different sizes and 150 individual members. The members represent a broad range of enterprises producing and providing bioenergy, equipment and machinery for producing and converting biofuels, consultants and scientists. NoBio also have members from environmental and energy related organizations, and politicians with special interest of energy and environmental issues. Nobio also operate in a very useful International network, cooperating with the other Scandinavian bioenergy associations (SVEBIO, FINBIO and DANBIO) and other European bioenergy associations through the membership in AEBIOM.
Set up in 2006 as an industry producers' organisation for the Scottish salmon farming industry, the SSPO encompasses >95% of the tonnage of Scottish farmed salmon production and in 2010,
the industry produced approx. 150,000 T of farmed salmon. SSPO is run by 7 employees, serving 14 members, most of which are SMEs. All members participate in and adhere to the industry's code of good practice. The organisation plays a central role in representing the industry in the political, regulatory, media and technical arenas in Scotland, the UK, EU and Internationally. Business activities include representation of the Scottish salmon farming industry in the areas of political, regulatory, communication and technical interest in a national and international context.
The British Trout Association, BTA Ltd IPS, represents 86 member SMEs, and approximately 85-90% of trout production in the UK.
The BTA plays a pivotal role in the continuing development of the industry on four fronts: (1) By ensuring that the UK trout industry has a reasonable legislative framework within which to operate, in terms of both EU and domestic legislation; (2) By maintaining a structured and relevant programme of research and development; (3) By generating an appropriate level of generic promotion to underpin the marketing activities on-going within the industry; (4) By administrating the industry’s quality assurance scheme, Quality Trout UK Ltd. Established 29 years ago, the BTA is a limited company but operates on a non-profit basis, re-investing any surplus into either research and development or promotion activity. Through FEAP (Federation of European Aquaculture Producers), BTA takes part in a number of projects and are committed to continuing work in the subject area of improvement and innovation of aquaculture effluent treatment technology to the benefit of trout aquaculture.
Association europeenne pour la biomasse
The Association europeenne pour la biomasse, AEBIOM, is a non-profit Brussels based international organisation (under Belgian law) founded in 1990 whose aim is to promote the sustainable development of the bioenergy sector in the EU.
It is a network of 33 national biomass associations, and as each national association has its own members AEBIOM currently represents a network of more than 4000 companies, organisations or individuals. It should be noted that AEBIOM covers Europe and is not restricted to EU-27. Starting from 2007 AEBIOM is also open to direct membership of companies as associated members. So far, AEBIOM has more than 70 associate members - companies working in various bioenergy sectors. AEBIOM activities cover networking among its members, lobbying European institutions, communication activities, information dissemination and event organisation. AEBIOM also manages various European projects.
OÜ (ltd.) Kalaveski is a EU certified fish establishment. With personnel of 6 employees Kalaveski is
specialized in the processing, packing, storage and handling of fresh and frozen fish and seafood. The company has been established in the beginning of 2012 and is operating in modern facilities built the same year. Kalaveski is also financing a PhD study in the University of Tartu, Estonia with a focus on fish waste as a substrate for biogas.
AWITE develops, manufactures, sells and maintains individually designed process analysis systems
which can be used in industrial and agricultural biogas plants, sewage plants, combined block heat and power plants (CHPs), desulphurization plants, waste water treatment plants, dry fermentation systems as well as for monitoring the feeding of biogas into the natural gas network, for fuel cell applications and in various areas of research and development. AWITE's process analysis systems can also take over different control tasks in pilot and industrial plants. Moreover AWITE supplies sensors for pressure, temperature, fill level or gas flow measurement. Another important aspect of AWITE 's work is the automation and visualization of biogas and biodiesel production plants using state-of-the-art components and methods. The automation software AwiControl and the visualization AwiView have been specifically designed for those fields. AWITE was founded 2000 as a spin off of the Technical University of Munich by Dr. Martin Grepmeier and Dr. Ernst Murnleitner. AWITE was growing constantly and has a staff of 23 persons now (2012). AWITE has installed more than 1350 measurement devices and 105 control systems. AWITE systems are sold world-wide and are installed in more than 30 countries. AWITE devices combine economical sensors with excellent control technology to achieve robustness, low maintenance effort and competitive prices. AWITE also uses methods of artificial intelligence (i.e. Fuzzy Logic). Such systems incorporate expert knowledge and can be used for supervisory control. Integrated expert systems and remote control will facilitate the handling of control systems and open new markets. AWITE was partner in the FP6 Integrated Project HYVOLUTION and is also currently partner in the FP6 Integrated Project HYTIME (both about non-thermal production of hydrogen from biomass).
AQUA & WASTE INTERNATIONAL GmbH
aqua & waste International is specialized in the design and realization of industrial and municipal wastewater and sludge treatment systems. aqua & waste is since 2002 on the market, starting with the turnkey delivering of an aerobic wastewater treatment for a juice factory in Spain. The main focuses of the company today are biogas projects, using industrial residues and/ or the co-fermentation of sludge from wastewater treatments with industrial residues. In one currently running project aqua & waste is responsible for the design and erection of a co-fermentation plant in China, using the wastewater surplus sludge from the wastewater treatment and the residues from the pharmaceutical industries. The volume of the anaerobic reactors is totally 30,000 m3. In the field of municipal wastewater treatment, aqua & waste is involved in the construction of a municipal wastewater treatment plant in Srinagar/ India using the patented H-Batch system. In another research project, aqua & waste is responsible for the execution of analyses at three municipal anaerobic full stream treatment plants in India, Brazil and the Emirates. aqua & waste will develop the market segment of biogas plants for industrial residues in all scales, also using co-fermentation and using the organic solid waste fraction for the biogas production. Because of the current projects, aqua & waste expects a relevant growth in India, China, the Emirates and in Brazil.
Founded in 1881, the University of Liverpool has an impressive history of pioneering education and research, with a particular emphasis on 'education for the professions'.
UoL is a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive institutions in the UK. It attracts collaborative and contract research commissions from a wide range of national and international organisations valued at more than £108 million annually. The University’s investment in innovative research has seen the development of interdisciplinary research centres including the Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy focused on research into renewable energy. The University also brings together industry, policy-makers and the research community to develop the knowledge, expertise and techniques required to address food security and sustainability issues: increased competition for land and water, declining fish stocks, climatic and economic change. UoL is globally recognised for its research in health and life sciences, science and engineering, and humanities and social sciences and for the provision of an outstanding teaching and learning experience within a culture of research excellence, which keeps staff at the cutting edge of knowledge and ensures student talent is nurtured and celebrated. Over 100 nationalities are represented among our 15,000 full-time students.