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The progress report of LIFE-VALORLACT project was sent to the European Commission in late October. It reflects all activities carried out to date; latest advances in the development of food prototypes, animal feeding tests and biogas pilot plant activity. Furthermore, the dissemination activities carried out in journals and conferences, and the establishment of the collaboration […]

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In the context of the Collaborative Network that is being established with other centers and companies to exchange information and ideas of possible collaborations, last Friday, November 7, came to the facilities of AZTI, representatives of the mechanical engineering unit of TEKNIKER technology center (IK4). The aim of the visit was to know the generation […]

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During these months, several centres and companies were identified for potential future collaboration and an e-mailing campaign was launched to contact those who are most interested in exchanging information about the different projects and initiatives. Some of the organisations contacted included: Universities Waste managers Cheesemakers’ associations Dairy and drink industry Technology & Research Centres Consultant […]

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On 18th June 2014, a new follow-up meeting including all participants was held covering progress of tasks and an on-site visit to the pilot plant installed in VASCOLAC.   Several meetings between the Basque Government, AZTI-Tecnalia and the other participants, IBERLACT, NEIKER and BM Ingeniería, have been held throughout the entire project to discuss specific […]

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Tests for biogas production from whey and permeate have been completed in April.  These laboratory-scale tests were carried out for a bit more than one year, enabling the discovery of the most appropriate configuration to maximise methane production for reactor installation at pilot scale. Finally, a two-phase configuration with two CSTR reactors was selected to […]

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In July 2013, VASCOLAC cheese farm pilot plant planning started. During the following months, different tasks were carried out: searching for the most suitable location; definition of whey, permeate and concentrate flows; different module and equipment arrangement at the plant; electricity and tap water connections and needs; pump power; type of hose; auxiliary material, etc. […]

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On 27 November all the project partners (Basque Government, AZTI -Tecnalia, Iberlact, BM Ingeniería and Neiker) gathered at AZTI-Tecnalia to hold the annual project meeting. In parallel, the European Commission also performed its monitoring activities through its representative at ASTRALE. At the meeting, a technical and economical summary of the project’s advances during the past […]

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  AZTI-Tecnalia researchers presented the VALORLACT project and other breakthroughs accomplished to date at the WASTES congress which took place in Braga (Portugal) in September. Other innovation techniques, tools and strategies aimed at recovering by-products to reduce the industry environmental footprint were also introduced in this congress.   Work presented is available to download from […]

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    During both meetings, the current status of the project activities was presented to the Artzai-Gazta and the Idiazabal Designations of Origin, as entities closely related to the cheese-making sector, and their opinion on this project’s goals was received. Some points to be highlighted from these conversations are: They think that it is positive […]

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