First project phase of innovation partnership project completed in Paris

GICON and its partners present the results of almost two years of research in Paris

After almost two years of research and development within the framework of the project Innovation Partnership for the Joint Treatment of Sewage Sludge and the Organic Fraction of Residential Waste, the first results were presented on 14 November 2019 in Paris.

The four participating members of the consortium had the opportunity to present selected results to more than 200 participants at an event jointly organized by the associations SIAAP (Water Association of Greater Paris) and Syctom (Waste Association of Greater Paris). During the event, the process concept developed by GICON/France Biogaz Valorisation (FBV) in consortium with Tilia, Fraunhofer IGB and DBFZ was explained and the topics of nutrient recovery and biological methanization were presented to the visitors over two lectures.

By the end of the year, the clients are expected to decide which of the four process concepts will be implemented in the next project phase within the framework of a pilot plant.

Project ongoing since 2018

Since the beginning of 2018, GICON and its French affiliate FBV, as part of a Franco-German consortium, have been tasked with developing an innovative technological concept for recycling the organic fraction of residual waste and other organic residual materials from the greater Paris area. Special development goals were the highest possible yield of the energy source biomethane, the best possible utilization of the resulting by-products and the achievement of a positive overall energy balance. In addition, the use of synergy potentials at the planned project site, one of the wastewater treatment plants of the municipal wastewater company SIAAP, was investigated. Within the consortium, GICON contributed its extensive know-how in biogas technology and, among other things, carried out laboratory tests for waste characterization and process engineering-related  tests for waste treatment.

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