Agriwaste Process Plant Design

LLEIDA- SPAIN AND PALMA- ITALY
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LLEIDA- SPAIN AND PALMA- ITALY
Pilot Plant design

As part of the Agrimax project, Exergy was responsible for the design and set up of two biorefineries, in Italy and Spain for the production of high-value bio-compounds with application in packaging, ingredients for the food industry and manufacturing of agricultural materials.

The locations in Palma, Italy and Lleida, Spain were chosen because of their close proximity to large amounts of crop and food processing waste; tomato and wheat in Italy and olive and potato in Spain.

Service

The project integrated a range of technologies, into a fully flexible and efficient biorefineries, some of the technologies utilised included mechanical pre-processing of biomass, thermal and chemical treatments, ultrasound-assisted extraction; solvent extraction, Ion-exchange resin,  filtration, ultrafiltration and diafiltration.

Challenge

Exergy played a pivotal role working with scientists, industrial partners and technology providers, understanding the individual challenges as well as commercial challenges for the design of a demonstrator plant based on a cascade design strategy.

Outcome

Final designs and figures were presented to Oneida, supporting a business case for initiating improvements to the building including:

KPIs

The proposed design established cost and environmental improvements of implementation:

ENERGY EFFICIENCY INCREASED
38%
ANNUAL OPERATIONAL SAVINGS INCREASED
50%
CARBON EMISSIONS REDUCED
60%

Interested in this project or want to find out more?

Get in touch with our specialist in this area​
Jose Molto

Chemical Process Engineer