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After the fulfillment of the actions foreseen in the the project VALORLACT they have been edited and published several documents summarizing all the results and conclusions that were obtained during the four years Project.   LAYMAN´S REPORT: This report describes the basics of the project (background, objectives, proposed technologies …), activities and results obtained throughout […]

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On 15 December 2015, the 2nd Expert Panel of the VALORLACT project was held at the Basque Government facilities in Vitoria-Gasteiz, involving various actors from the dairy, livestock, feed manufacturing and academic sectors, as well as representatives of the Administration. At the meeting, the project results concerning the demonstration and validation of recycling technologies; data […]

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In order to demonstrate the feasibility of the collection proposal, a demonstration test was carried out at the end of July 2015, in 7 cheese factories of the Basque Region Autonomous Community. To do this, 2 collection routes were planned (Bizkaia-Araba and Gipuzkoa-Araba) in an isothermal tanker truck, finally unloading the whey at the Aldanondo […]

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At the beginning and end of summer, 2 lectures were presented at two International Conferences. Lectures focused mainly on the results of biogas generation tests. Conferences attended were: Lecture at ORBIT 2014. 9th Conference on Organic Resources and Biological Treatment, 26th-28th June, Godöllo (Hungary).  Lecture at III Progress in Biogas, 10th-11th September, Stuttgart (Germany).   […]

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During the first four months of the year, the pilot plant assembly and connection were finished with an application for electrical installation supply, hose connection to different tanks and pilot filter equipment transfer. In May and June, several operating tests and water equipment checks were also carried out. In the anaerobic digestion plant, some changes […]

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During the first months of the year, work has been undertaken to adjust each prototype formula to achieve the desired quality and organoleptic properties in each case. Moreover, several formula adjustments were implemented on the one hand to enable maximum whey content usage, while minimising processing needs on the other, for transfer to cheese farms […]

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Regarding the use of dairy whey in animal fodder, the following tests were carried out: Laying hens farming: 10 week test Meat chicken (broiler) farming: 1 x 42 days cycle In-vitro tests for dairy ewes formula In general, results obtained to date show a positive impact from dairy whey addition to different fodder. Adding 6% […]

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From different sheep and mixed whey fractions obtained from concentration and drying tests (concentrate by Reverse Osmosis (RO), concentrate by Ultra Filtration and powder or liquid dairy whey) 4 food prototypes are being developed:   Cheese sauce Dairy whey drink with fruits   Cheese bar for slicing Soluble powder product   These prototypes contain different […]

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Several tests were developed at a laboratory, pilot and industrial scale to develop food and animal feed prototypes and biogas production tests. At laboratory level, whey and protein concentrates were obtained by reverse osmosis and ultrafiltration, respectively, which can be used both wet and dry to produce 4 food and 6 animal feed prototypes. These […]

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