The main results achieved in this project are:
of the integrated plant’s operating costs compared to a traditional bio-digestion plant and a thermo-chemical reactor operating independently.
valorisation of the digestate generated in the anaerobic process.
Recovery of more than 90%
of the phosphorus contained in the digestate as a slow release fertilizer (struvite), which offers as advantages the reduction of toxicity to plants and nitrogen losses to the soil.
valorisation of sub-products generated during pyrolysis of non-recyclable wastes as carbon pellets and bio-fuels.
energy valorisation of gaseous streams (biogas and syngas) in a co-generator engine.
reduction of the environmental impact associated with landfill disposal of non-recyclable fraction proceeding from waste treatment plants.