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European Collaboration on Development of Renewable Energy

02 December 2013

EU - The aquaculture, agriculture and biogas sectors are working together on a new three-year research project to develop renewable energy.

The project team known as “BiFFiO” will look at new ways to increase industry sustainability by managing by-products more effectively, working towards the EU's goal of supplying 20 per cent of the European energy demands from renewable energy systems by the year 2020.

BiFFiO will investigate how waste can be used to create renewable energy, and examine what nutrients can be recovered for other uses. 

A key objective is to shrink the current state-of-the-art technologies to farm-scale so that efficient and economical biogas energy can be produced locally on or near a farm site.

Over the next three years, the project team plan to address the challenges faced by industry by looking at new ways to meet regulatory requirements, and to develop best practice for by-products.

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