|Client:||European Commission, Technical Research Centre of Finland, VTT|
|Involved Companies:||TÜV Rheinland, VTT, Technofi, NEF, HT-Food, Preseco, Vahterms, ECC, RCEE, AFI|
|Project location:||Finland, Germany, Vietnam|
|Timeframe:||10/2008 – 12/2012|
|Main services:||Measurements and analysis of input materials for a biodiesel generation from fish waste - L0 Environmental Impact Assessment Study Energy and mass flow balancing of biodiesel generation as well as freezing/cooling process|
Initial situation and requirements
The research contribution focuses on optimisation, simulation, validation and planning of piloted concepts. An energy integration auditing and optimisation tool is developed to carry out feasibility studies for the fishery industry.
The advanced CO2 - L0 based freezing/cooling system requires optimization and control system planning of special high-pressure equipments. The final biodiesel will be tested in appropriate engines.
With a view to marketing possibilities the demonstration takes place in Vietnam. In the demonstration case, the main product of the fish processing plant is catfish filet (about 40 t/d). The fat content of 22 per cent in the fish cleaning waste results in a production of biodiesel of about 13 t/d. A part of biodiesel is used to produce electricity for the locally needed cooling/freezing (0.3 MW) and heating (1.3 MW) energy. In addition, a power surplus (0.8 MW) is generated for the local industrial use.
Benefits for the Client
This project included piloted concepts. The client’s innovative approach was stated by the ENERFISH programme. TÜV Rheinland contributed with technical input and wide expertise on renewable energy from first hand. As a result the biodiesel could be taken into use locally and directly. Additionally, a power surplus could be achieved as well as.