Project FUBAF (From Urban Bio-waste to Animal Feed) is a pilot-scale project that will enable the Danish industry to demonstrate its research, expertise and technology in the environmental and wastewater sectors. FUBAF is a spin off from the VARGA project.
The aim of the project is to produce protein from urban bio-waste in a quality that can substitute traditional protein for animal feed, such as soybeans and fishmeal. Thus, FUBAF contributes to the frame of circular economy.
The future treatment plant
BIOFOS, with the support from MUDP and in collaboration with ARC, EnviDan, UniBio, Liqtech and DTU Environment, is starting a spin off project that will take the next step towards transforming a conventional wastewater treatment plant into a recycling plant (Water Resource Recovery Facility). This transformation will be demonstrated in full scale at Avedøre wastewater treatment plant in Copenhagen, Denmark. The future WRRF will clean water and utilize excess renewable energy together with the resources of waste products. The production of animal feed in the form of single cell protein from biogas and nutrients from waste water contributes to circular economy of a future treatment plant.
The following new technologies are part of the overall concept:
- Upgrading biogas by means of hydrogen
- Increased biogas production from source separated organic waste, as well as use of residual products in ecological farming
- Ammonia recovery from ammonia-rich waste water using microbial desalination cells
- Single cell protein for animal feed via fermentation of upgraded biogas and nutrients using a U-Loop process.