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VARESI -Valorisation of industrial residues for a sustainable industry

Project Leader
Gabauer Wolfgang, Project Leader
ERA-NET Bioenergy - Kooperative F&E-Projekte - Industrielle Forschung
Type of Research
Technological Development
Project partners
AAT Abwasser- und Abfalltechnik GmbH & Co, Weidachstraße 6, 6900 Bregenz, Austria.
Contact person: Johanna Bogner;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Fachhochschule Wädenswil, Switzerland.
Contact person: Hajo Nägele;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Pröll Tobias, Sub Projectleader
Pfeifer Christoph, Sub Projectleader
Fuchs Werner, Project Staff
Gabauer Wolfgang, Project Staff (bis 07.02.2022)
Beer Bianca, Project Staff
Petritsch Florian, Project Staff
Mohamed Amr, Project Staff (bis 31.12.2024)
BOKU Research Units
Institute for Environmental Biotechnology
Institute of Chemical and Energy Engineering (IVET)
Valorisation of industrial residues for a sustainable industry (VARESI)
Funded by
Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Sensengasse 1, 1090 Wien, Austria
After the European Union climate and energy package (“the three 20 targets”), the zero carbon economy in the European Union by 2050 was suggested in 2018-19 to reach the reduction of climate change. The proposal “VARESI” aiming to valorise industrial residues onsite the production plant and to integrate the energy vectors, mainly into the production process. To realise this target the consortium combines anaerobic treatment technologies, hydrothermal carbonisation and energetical process integration including exergy analysis. In addition to energy efficiency, water recovery plays an important role during the project. The project is completed by a techno-economic assessment. The focused industries are breweries, dairies, meat processing industry, pharmaceutical industry, pulp and paper industry and sugar industry.
Environmental Biotechnology; Energy saving; Energy technology;
anaerobic digestion; biochar; energy recovery; industrial residues;
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