The WASTEred project, co-financed by the European Commission through the Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (AECI), proposed the LODOred product as an effective, environmentally friendly, sustainable, innovative and profitable solution for the reduction of excess sludge generated by the meat and dairy industries.
“Promote the market introduction of the LODOred eco-innovative product for the reduction of excess sludge in the meat and dairy industry.”
The WASTEred project arose from the need to launch the LODOred product on the European market as an eco-innovative solution to reduce waste generated during wastewater treatment in meat and dairy industries. Both sectors are among the largest generators of sludge within the food industry and their management can account for up to 50% of operational costs and 65% of the total environmental impact derived from the treatment of said waste.
Furthermore, sludge generation in Europe is increasing substantially as environmental policies become more restrictive, and fewer management and disposal alternatives are available, further increasing the value of LODOred.
LODOred was applied on a large scale in industrial plants in Poland, Germany and Spain. For the selection of the case studies, the consortium developed a questionnaire that was sent to more than 400 end users. In addition, a protocol was developed to monitor the parameters of the plant during the study period. Once selected, LODOred was used for 9 months. In addition, several promotional activities aimed at multipliers and potential customers were developed and a marketing strategy was developed.
Contract nº: Eco/08/239048/SI2.535244
Duration: June 18, 2009 – October 17, 2011 (28 months)
Budget: 643.750,00€ (EC funding: 430.927,00€)