Sources of practical information service providers professional bodies EC projects and networks

Service and advice providers

DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK) ( and especially energy/index.htm).

SEPA (Scottish Environment Protection Agency) (

European Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Bureau, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies producing BREFs (Best Available Techniques (BAT) Reference Documents) ( FActivities.htm).

ADAS, Insight and Solutions, Woodthorne, Wergs Road, Wolverhampton, WV6 8TQ, UK, Tel. +44 (0)845 7660085 ( html).

Centre for Process Integration, CEAS, The University of Manchester, PO Box 88, Manchester, M60 1QD, UK, Tel. +44 (0)161 306 4380, Fax +44 (0)161 236 7439 ( centreforprocessintegration/).

Linnhoff March-KBC Advanced Technologies, Targeting House, Gadbrook Park, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 7UZ, UK, Tel. +44(0)1606 815100, Fax +44(0)1606 815151 ( and www.

COWI A/S, Parallelvej 2, DK-2800, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark. Contact: John J0rgensen, Communication Manager (DJ), Tel. +45 4597 1494, Mobile +45 2030 6494 ([email protected],

Some EC-supported projects

• AWARENET (Agro-food Wastes Minimisation and Reduction Network): provides valuable and comprehensive information on various aspects of waste minimisation, including energy minimisation. EC GROWTH, GRD1-CT2000-28033 (de las Fuentes et al., 2002a,b) (www. dD0Ceq154ndTBLeqEN_PR0J.htm; accessed 10 December 2005).

• Project SUCLEAN: research on minimisation of energy and water use in sugar production by cooling crystallisation of concentrated raw juice. IC15960734 (Klemes et al., 1999b) ( projects/ACTI0NeqDndSESSI0Neq6118200595ndD0Ceq42ndTBLe qEN_PR0J.htm; accessed 3 January 2006).

• AVICENNE: integrated concept for the fermentation of sewage sludge and organic waste as a source of renewable energy and for use of the fermented products as a hygienic fertiliser and soil improver. AVI*94005, Universität Stuttgart, Germany, 1997.

• ANDI-P0WER-CIFRU: an anaerobic digestion power plant for citrus fruit residues. FP5 EESD NNE5/364/2000, Envisec S A, Greece, 2004 ( 0595ndD0Ceq1ndTBLeqEN_PR0J.htm; accessed 14 March 2006).

• BI0GAS BY BI0AUGMENT: optimised biogas production and resource recovery through bio-augmentation in a joint plant treating poultry and pig waste. NNE5/46/1999, Centro para a Conservagao de Energia, Estrada de Alfragide, Praceta 1, 2720-537 Amadora, Portugal ( 0595ndD0Ceq4ndTBLeqEN_PR0J.htm; accessed 14 March 2006).

• DEP-PR0JECT: power plant based on fluidised bed fired with poultry litter: FP5 NNE5/75/1999, 2003, Energy Systems BV, De Vest 51, Postbus 218, 5555 XP Valkenswaard, Netherlands ( PR0J_EESD/ACTI0NeqDndSESSI0Neq7826200595ndD0Ceq13nd TBLeqEN_PR0J.htm; accessed 14 March 2006).

• Development of a CHP process using grease and oil waste from plants and animals. FP5 EESD ENK5 CT-2000-35008, Sud recuperation Sarl, France, 2001 ( 0Neq26119200595ndD0Ceq216ndTBLeqEN_PR0J.htm; accessed 14 March 2006).

• WREED: development of an energy efficient to reduce the cost of drying food and feed waste. FP5 EESD ENK6-CT2001-30002, Ceramic Drying Systems Ltd, UK, 2004 ( I0NeqDndSESSI0Neq3155200595ndD0Ceq440ndTBLeqEN_PR0J. htm; accessed 14 March 2006).

• Efficient drying of by-products in starch production from wheat. ENG-THERMIE 1/IN/01013/91, Cerestar Deutschland GmbH, Germany, 1994.

• Development of a new process for energy efficient protein extraction from cornstarch production effluents. FP6 LIFE QUALITY/QLK1-CT-2001-42103, Umwelt- und Wassertechnik GmbH, Nienhagen, Germany, 2002 ( 482005919ndD0Ceq634ndTBLeqEN_PR0J.htm; accessed 14 March 2006).

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