On the 15th and 16th of January the BioBIGG project held a successful cross-border Mapping Lab in Lund and Alnarp in Sweden. The mapping lab was arranged by RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden) and SLU (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) and focused on knowledge sharing and creating a common understanding of the approach for mapping of material flows of residues from woody and agro-food value chains. The Mapping Lab also included a study tour to SYSAV, a regional waste treatment facility with and its innovative pre-treatment plant for municipal organic waste and industrial food waste, as well as a presentation by Region Skåne on the development of the regional bioeconomy.
On the 6th and 7th of December the BioBIGG project hosted two succesfull workshop in Gdańsk. The two were hosted by Gdańsk University of technology at focussed on the State of play for bioeconomy in the South Baltic Area and Development of a common framework for a sustainable bioeconomy with participants from all project partner and also several associated partners.
On the 20th of October RUC visited Lyndgården Biogas to learn about their experience with utilization of straw for biogas production. From 2015 to 2016 Lynggården Biogas and Euromilling A/S have together in a demonstration project partly funded by the Danish EUDP program been testing an innovative pre-treatment technology at the biogas plant. In a hammer mill the straw is grinded into a particle size of 2 mm and afterward it is premixed with the slurry before being feed to the reactor tank. The very fine milling of straw is expected to improve the biogas yield for the feedstock with 10-15 percent. Peder Andersen that owns the farm based biogas plant hopes that he can utilise 3.000 tons straw per year and that it will improve the total biogas yield per ton going into the plant that today can handle 30.000 tons per year in total.